2nd Biennial Conference - Beijing, 26 to 28 October 2011

The curtain of the conference was raised by our H.E. Swiss Ambassador Blaise Godet. Delegates of Lausanne-Certified Schools had the opportunity to meet, discuss and benchmark their respective Learning Programmes. The Changing World of Hospitality and its impact on Hospitality education were discussed.

Industry professionals engaged in education

Among honorary guest speakers, Mr Zhang Rungang, President of China Tourist Hotel Association, presented the topic of the role of China in the future of the hospitality industry. Mr Zhang is a graduate of the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. A panel of discussion represented by industry professionals raised the debate of the role of hospitality education institutes. One of the main conclusions was that hospitality institutes and the industry must partner and develop the right talent for the future of hospitality.

The next Biennial Conference in 2013

A highlight of the closing ceremony of the event was the Passing of the Ball to Centro de Estudios Superiores San Angel (CESSA) in Mexico, who will be hosting the next Biennial Conference in 2013.

Every 2 years, this important meeting offers a unique opportunity to the participating schools to meet and network, learn about al other school members achievements, share new ideas and projects, liaise and establish stronger links with EHL and other members and especially expecially exchange best practices.

First Biennial Conference, 2009, Lausanne

The First Lausanne-Certified Schools Biennial Conference, held on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 October 2009 at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, was a great success.

Delegates representing 10 countries and 10 different schools had the opportunity to meet, discuss and benchmark their respective Learning Programmes.

Please click on the links below to see pictures of the event:

- Conference

- Gala Dinner

- Closing Ceremony