YHS 2022 virtual summit themed, sales begin 

The Young Hoteliers Summit (YHS) from the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne Hospitality Business School will take place online from March 7-9 with the theme “Breaking Through the Tide.” This year’s focus will be on how individuals, companies and governmental bodies embraced the change brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – and the countless waves of economic, social and environmental problems that followed – to discover new shores of hospitality.

Four panels and a lineup of keynotes and fireside chats tackling various topics have been scheduled for the event. To start, industry experts will delve into the concept of B-Leisure and how humanity had to re-think the concept of a static workplace. This panel, The Future of You, will attempt to discuss how hospitality providers are innovating and reinventing themselves to blur the lines between business and leisure.

To follow, Reconstructing Leadership, a manager’s roundtable, will analyze how leaders with a 360-degree view of business can help navigate a crisis while investigating how they are tackling the industry’s most pertinent problems.

The third panel of YHS 2022, Before Breaking Ground, will focus on destination management and how it is impacted by political implications, infrastructures, environmental studies, and accessibility. Just as how the pandemic has forced people to start looking at their backyards, discussions will revolve around YHS’ home ground: Switzerland.

Finally, The Only Way Forward will showcase how trailblazers in our industry are reinventing themselves for a better future that fights for people, planet and profit all the same.

Marriott International will be by YHS’ side as the Challenge Provider for the 2022 edition of the summit. As the 2022 Challenge Provider, Marriott will construct a practical scenario, the YHS Challenge, that the student delegates will have to solve in randomly selected teams. The student delegates are encouraged to engage in cross-cultural thinking, are pushed to innovate, and are pressured to propose viable solutions under intense time constraints. On the final summit day, all teams will present their solutions to a jury of hospitality experts.

To attend this year’s virtual Young Hoteliers Summit, tickets are now available for sale. Each ticket costs only CHF 5 at the Early Bird price and gives access to three days of keynotes, interactive panels, and a pool of students and industry experts with whom to interact through live Q&A sessions.