IMHI is 40 and keeps moving forwards

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Published on 03/03/23 - Updated on 08/03/23


AAIMHI, the official alumni association of IMHI, gathers more than 1,900 Alumni from 45 nationalities. Friday May 5th 2023 will be occasion to celebrate the 40 years old of the association.

More than a gathering, it will be the occasion to showcase conferences and panels with the leaders of the hospitality industry at the Pullman Paris Centre – Bercy.

Programm of the afternoon:

Welcome and News from ESSEC Business School : Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi, Dean & President ESSEC Business School - Sponsor

Keynote Speaker : Olivier Chavy (IMHI 1988), President Travel + Leisure Club & Panorama - Sponsor

Panel: “Growth During Challenging Times”: Developments in Hospitality Industry, the vision of the new brands, how profitable is our business today, branded vs independent hotels Moderator: Vanguelis Panayotis, CEO MKG Hospitality - Sponsor

  • Gabriel Matar (Exec M16), Managing Partner Sentinel Hospitality – Sponsor
  • Françoise Houdebine, Chief Marketing Officer, Louvre Hotels Group
  • Camil Yazbeck (IMHI 1999), Global Chief Development Officer, Accor – Sponsor

Panel : Entrepreneurship “Made by IMHI”: Success Stories from our alumni, challenges and thrills when building up your business
Moderator: Vanguelis Panayotis, CEO MKG Consulting – Sponsor

  • Pauline Billette (IMHI 2001), CEO RevUp Conseil
  •  Winoch Billette (IMHI 2001), Hotel Investments
  • Michael Levie (IMHI 1983), Co-Founder KUBE Ventures
  • Bani Haddad (IMHI 2000), Managing Director Alep Hospitality
  • Eric-Michel Omgba (IMHI 2005), Founding Partner Alboran & FirstName- Sponsor

Panel: “Imagine Hospitality in 2050”: Future CEO’s get us on the path to net positive hospitality Moderator: Michael Nowlis, Former IMHI Director, Programme Director Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL)

  • Johanna Wagner (IMHI 2013), Co-Founder La Belle EDuC, Guest Lecturer & Corporate Executive Associate IMHI
  • Florence Provendier (IMHI 1988), Director, Les Ombres
  •  Current Students

Panel : “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion”: Is a diverse workforce in the hospitality industry even possible?

  • Sabine Suire, Senior Vice-President Compensation & Benefit and International Mobility at Accor (Sponsor)
  • Prof. Stefan Groeschl, Department Management at ESSEC Business School, Responsible Leadership, Sustainability, Workforce Diversity & Sport
  • Anne Catherine Nielsen (IMHI 1996), Founder of EquaMagna

MKG Consulting is happy to support the common actions led by IMIH.

This afternoon of exchanges and common reflections, about the next steps in the industry, will be followed by a gala dinner.

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