As part of WIT Hospitality 2018, scheduled for 20 March in Hong Kong, WIT will launch a Future Leaders Series aimed at nurturing outstanding individuals to become future leaders in the digital travel space.
The half-day forum from 2:00 – 5.30pm, to be held the day before WIT Hospitality begins, will focus on inspiring and encouraging talent to build better careers in the hospitality and travel industry.
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The Series will feature industry leaders and coaches who will share insights on the latest trends and issues impacting travel, and spark ideas and offer tips to executives on how to remain relevant in their careers, with lots of time for coaching and brainstorming activity in between.
The by-invitation forum will be open to 50 hospitality and travel executives under 35 and will be held at The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, the key flagship hotel under Wharf Hotels opening in January 2018, a high-profile preservation project by British international studio for architecture and integrated design, Foster + Partners.
Held as part of the group’s branded Niccolo Lectures Series, WIT Future Leaders will blend seasoned minds and fresh voices to create two-way learning and encourage fresh thinking for a fast-changing industry. The Niccolo Lectures reflect the brand’s mantra of New Encounters, Timeless Pleasures in every Niccolo property. Since it launched in 2015, Niccolo Lectures have curated programmes of inspirational talks featuring innovative thought leaders and creative thinkers.
Philip Schaetz, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Wharf Hotels said, “Nurturing is an instrumental part of our DNA in ensuring our associates’ success, whether it is taking on a new role or working on a new project. The success of our Management Trainee Programme is testament to how we nurture young generation, providing them with guidance and support throughout their learning journey and groom them to be the future leaders in the hospitality and travel industry.”
“Last year, the WIT Hospitality Thinktank 2.0 (held as part of WIT Hospitality 2017) identified four opportunities facing the industry at a time of digital transformation and one of these was the nurturing of future talent,” said Yeoh Siew Hoon, founder, WIT.
“With the return of the third WIT Hospitality to Hong Kong, we felt it timely and relevant to actively engage with young talent in a format designed for them. As part of their participation in the forum, they will also be invited to attend the main WIT Hospitality event the next day.”
WIT Hospitality 2018 will be held for the third year at Hotel ICON, and its one-day programme will revolve around the theme of “Better Hospitality”.
“The fact that we’ve chosen to hold WIT Hospitality at Hotel ICON, a hotel-teaching school, for the third year shows our commitment and belief in the nurturing of future talent. We’re delighted to partner with like-minded hotels who believe that a big part of creating “Better Hospitality” is through Better People,” added Siew Hoon.