STAY Jan/Feb 2022

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The Most Talented Leaders Hospitality Challenge is an international competition where hospitality industry students from different schools have opportunities to learn by tackling real-world challenges. Partners of MTLHC provide study materials that present industry problems in need of solutions. The challenge is taking online over six months; from October 2021 to March-April 2022. Participants can network with industry professionals and take part in multiple activities to help develop their professional skills in leadership, communication, teamwork, creativity, time-management, project management and problem-solving skills. The MTLHC competition's Semi-Final was held on January 13, 2022, an online live event, three months after the launch of this international student competition. Four of the nine participating teams from schools around the world will be selected to compete in the Final, the participants will have until April 1, 2022, to compete for the title of Most Talented Leaders in Hospitality 2022! REMARKABLE COLLABORATORS The quality of workshops and activities offered to participants is unique to the MTLHC competition. Collaborations include the conference on sustainable development given by Smart Travel Lab and ExperiSens; food and beverage workshops, offered by experienced chefs and restaurant owners, and case resolution support, provided by the Régie de l'Énergie, Hydro-Québec, Lab NCO, Traineroo and Desjardins. And personalized coaching sessions offered by the Épik Collection group. PANEL OF JUDGES • Bertil Fabre – General Manager at Le Centre Sheraton Montréal • Bill Stone – President of Knightstone Hotel Group • Christina Poon – General Manager at Hotel W New York - Union Square • Daniel Gallant – Vice President at Épik Collection | President at Iceberg Consultants • David Connor – RVP – Eastern Canada Accor Hospitality | GM at Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth • Edith Perreault – Founder & President - AFFIRMA Marketing & Communication & Executive Business coach • Ghani Kolli – Partner & Strategic Designer at Credo • Marie-Michèle Thibault – Vice- President at Lotus Marketing Inc. | Professor & Consultant at the ITHQ • Martin Lessard – General Manager at MT Lab • Olena Zamkova – Director of Innovation and Experience Design at Épik Collection Save the date! April 1, 2022, the Finale and unveiling of the Most Talented Leaders INNSIGHTS The 2022 Most Talented Leaders Hospitality Challenge Since 1997, the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference has established itself as the definitive source for information, insight and opinion on today's Canadian lodging market. For senior executives from across North America, this business conference delivers outstanding insight on where the industry is today, where its heading and the options it can deliver. 2021 was the 25th anniversary of CHIC! Canadian Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) 2022 April 5-6, 2022 Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Toronto, ON 42 | | January February 2022

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