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Window to the Future, Monday April 30th 2018 at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

An exclusive think-tank summit by hospitality leaders who will discuss issues that will impact the entire industry.

“Window to the Future” is a Swiss Knowledge initiative of Lausanne Hospitality Consulting (LHC) and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL).

The mission of Window to the Future (W2F) is to identify, assess and anticipate changes in the future of the Hospitality Industry. This exclusive Summit is connecting hospitality leaders, global thinkers and experts to jointly develop ideas on issues that could impact the future of our industry.

Foundation for the Summit is the Lausanne Report which was launched and published during the 1st edition of W2F in 2016. The Lausanne Report strives to identify key trends and drivers that will inspire professionals and leaders of the global hospitality industry to take appropriate and innovative strategic decisions needed in order to meet the challenges of the future.

LHC’s first bi-annual W2F Summit hosted at EHL focused on major issues in the hospitality industry such as technology, talent management, hospitality soft skills, sustainability, and the growth of the Asian market. Industry leaders and experts were brought together during a day’s worth of panel discussions, presentations, and round tables where these topics were discussed at length.

Workshops on “diverging scenarios” introduced critical uncertainties that could have a dramatic effect on the political and social climate of the world. Each scenario focused on key issues at present, including immigration and the refugee crisis, political changes in the USA, the growth and rise of China as a world power, European instability and the potential of a disbanding of the European Union; and tensions between the USA and other large world powers like China and Russia.

The presented scenarios pushed boundaries to change the landscape that hospitality professionals are used to thinking in, and forced participants to view the industry in entirely new surroundings.

In the 2018 edition of W2F, we will address the topics of High Tech vs High Touch and Sustainable Development in Hospitality.

The 1-day Summit will feature key-note speeches followed by panel discussions integrating digital panels from all over the globe. Panels include members of EHL’s International Advisory Board which is composed of international hotel, education and hospitality leaders.

For the afternoon Workshops, participant can pre-register to attend 2 inspiring sessions.

Window to the Future aims to empower the global hospitality community to share knowledge and ideas on future trends and scenarios. We are looking forward to have you with us on Monday April 30th 2018 at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL).


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