International Herald Tribune Launches First Exclusive Think Tank for Luxury Hospitality Leaders

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Hotel in Lausanne, SwitzerlandThe International Herald Tribune launched its first Luxury Hospitality Summit, an exclusive think tank for industry leaders, taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland on June 6, 2013. The one-day conference, organized with the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), will gather senior representatives worldwide to discuss and rethink the concept of luxury hospitality.

Luxury Hospitality 2013 will offer limited places to a delegation of chief executives in the luxury hospitality industry including hotel owners and directors, travel operators and agents, brand directors, developers and investors, consultants, suppliers and heads of tourist boards.

The event will feature five sessions led by high-profile and influential speakers, including senior figures from St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Collection & W Hotels Worldwide, Nobu Hospitality Group and Yoo Hotels. The panel will share what they think the future holds for luxury travel. They will also reveal the latest research and forecasts for the next decade and engage with participants to exchange insights.

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Topics for discussion include the new luxury consumer, applying innovation and technology to service, new design concepts, business models and hospitality trends.

"We identified that there was a gap in the market for a think tank limited to decision-makers in the luxury hospitality industry," said Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, publisher, IHT. "With the launch of the Luxury Hospitality Summit we have created an exclusive event, bringing together carefully selected delegates who are tired of sales-driven events and want to learn from and network with inspiring thought-leaders."

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