Hospitality Industry Titans Converge in Athens for HSMAI Europe’s Groundbreaking Event

By Ivan PetrenkoMay 27, 2024 18:34 PMNews
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Athens hosted top executives for hospitality trends discussion. Source: pixabay

HSMAI Europe held a press conference in Athens on May 23, bringing together 75 top executives from the hospitality industry to discuss current trends and challenges.

The event, hosted at the InterContinental Athenaeum, featured prominent figures from Greek hotels, technology companies, hotel services, industry organizations, tourism education entities, and the Greek press. This gathering marked a significant moment for HSMAI Europe, an organization dedicated to the professional development of hospitality, travel, and tourism professionals since its founding in the USA in 1927.

During the conference, Frederic Toitot, Founder and CEO of Hotel Games and a member of the HSMAI Europe Revenue Optimization Advisory Board, presented global certification and training opportunities offered by HSMAI. This initiative aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of professionals in the industry.

An interactive discussion moderated by Frederic Toitot was the highlight of the event. The panel included Dimitris Manikis, President EMEA at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts; Kostas Ioannidis, Sales Director at IHG Hotels & Resorts; Sybil Hofmann, President of International Programs at the Swiss Alpine Center; and Nikos Giokas, Business Development Director EMEA at Plusgrade. The experts shared insights on the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the hospitality sector, engaging in a dynamic dialogue with the audience.

The conference concluded with a networking session, allowing attendees to connect and build relationships in a relaxed atmosphere. HSMAI Europe expressed gratitude to all participants, emphasizing its commitment to supporting and promoting the hospitality sector through education, certification, and community engagement.

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