On Friday 18 January 2015 HSMAI Region Europe Sales Executive Advisory Board officially started its operation with a very successful first meeting.
The Chair of the HSMAI Region Europe Sales Executive Advisory Board Alexander Hoerner, Vice President of Sales at Steigenberger Hotel Group together with the rest of the Advisory Board members defined the top 5 priorities for the Advisory Board for 2016:
- Set up Advisory Board Sales with high profile individuals from our industry as well as externals
- Create profile of “Hospitality Sales Manager 2020” – Decide which skills will be necessary in the future
- Develop and offer training for future sales people
- Establish an annual HSMAI Sales Event in Europe – first of which to be held in 2016
- Support the growth of HSMAI in Europe, and Germany in particular
Ingunn Hofseth, President and CEO of HSMAI Region Europe, is very satisfied with this group of experienced and motivated individuals:
“We are very happy to witness the ideas and drive of this extremely competent and inspired group of high level sales professionals. HSMAI Region Europe is already strong in many sectors of the hospitality industry in Europe, and we are looking forward to an even greater 2016.”
The current Sales Executive Advisory Board members are:
Alexander Hoerner, Vice President Sales at Steigenberger Hotel Group (Chair)
Michael Simon, General Manager Distribution, EMEA & APAC, Marriott International
Brigitte T. Gruber, Founder and Managing Director, Reburg & Partners
Kerstin Gibert, Director International Sales, Robinson Club GmbH EMEA
Roland Elter, Group Commercial Director at Maritim Hotelgesellschaft mbH
Juliet Howie, Commercial Director Global Sales Force at NH Hotel group
Peter Schmidt, Vice President Sales Germany at Accor Hospitality Germany GmbH
With more advisory board members to be added in the near future.
2016 will bring many new HSMAI Region Europe events all over Europe. Sales will also be an area where HSMAI Region Europe members will see even more dedicated activities to participate in.
Photograph: Meeting. Stockphoto fra PhotoAlto™