Les Roches International School of Hotel management 60 anniversary

The event of the decade is happening today!

20 Nov 2014 | by Les Roches


After months of preparation the big day is here! As we announced last month, Les Roches is turning 60 this year and we are celebrating this milestone anniversary with the Global Summit on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Employability – a conference which promises cutting-edge insight into current and future industry trends.

You’re all invited to join the event, regardless of where you are in the world.  Thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can access the live stream on the 60th anniversary website and interact with the panellists via Twitter with the hashtag #lesroches60.



Suzan Levine, US Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

11.20 INNOVATION: Breaking boundaries, building new solutions

Omer Kaddouri, President & CEO, Rotana
Brian Payea, Head of Industry Relations, TripAdvisor
Nicolas Mayer, Parter & Industry Leader, PwC
Roger Allen, CEO, Resources for Leisure Assets

13.45 ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Redefining the business space

Susan Harmsworth, CEO, ESPA
Mei Zhang, Founder, Wild China
Rafael Micha, Chief Marketing Officer, Grupo Habita
Sébastien Tondeur, CEO, MCI

14.45 EMPLOYABILITY: Creating global opportunities

Dirk-Jan Rijks, VP Global HR, Accor
Michel Gehrig, VP Talent Development, Kempinski
Paula R. Singer, President and CEO, Laureate Global Products and Services


Guillermo Leal Llano, Apple Distinguished Educator Class 2012

Check out the agenda here, to find out more about the guest speakers. And don’t forget to ask your questions via Twitter.

MCI and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

Les Roches


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