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More than just a competition!
Factsheet & Contact information
MORE THAN JUST A COMPETITION! We are proud to introduce the EMCup. During the past 9 years, this prestigious competition amongst the best Hotel Management Schools in Europe has evolved into a well-established event.
Participating students not only represent their school while working on academic assignments, the main focus is on making a difference with their vision and ideas. The EMCup challenges them to think out of the box about a real life topic and is the perfect possibility to meet, share visions, and build relationships with industry professionals. Ask well respected hotel management school alumni how they have been able to accomplish their success, and the majority will include ‘network’ in their answer. Therefore, an important focus of the competition is creating networking moments, not only for students, but also for deans, coaches, and hospitality professionals. That is why the true value of the EMCup lies not in the competition itself, but around it. Each year, a large variety of companies join the EMCup Business Jury to experience the motivation and innovation of the participating students first hand. And each year, their enthusiasm grows! Because by sharing ideas, and by feeding them with ideas and input of others, valuable business ideas are born.
“Networking is not about just connecting people. It's about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities.” Welcome to the 9th edition of the EMCup, and best of luck! Hospitable regards,
CHARLES VAN GOCH Mise en Place
STEPHANIE VAN OORSCHOT HotelloTOP
FLORIS DRABBE HRC International
ORGANISATION Each year the European Mise en Place Cup is a big success. Not only the quality, knowledge and creativity of the students are the reason of this success. Networking is also a large contributor!
“It’s not what you know, but who you know that makes the difference”
The organizing team, Servicecenter 4Hospitality (S4H), manages and supports a variety of international networks and events for companies and professionals that are active in the European hospitality industry. We continuously strive to improve and connect the industry, with hospitality as our foundation. With this competition we aim to create and build long-lasting relationships, provide hands on experience, build a bridge between schools and companies and connect young professionals to the industry. With this Yearbook we offer you a starting tool to build, expand, and support your network. We wish you the best of luck with the EMCup and are ready to answer any questions that you might have during these days. May the best team win! Kind regards, On behalf of team S4H,
PROGRAMME Sunday February 12th
Hotel Management School Maastricht
11.00 Welcome lunch & registration 12.00 Opening EMCup 2017 12.50 Keynote speaker - Adjiedj Bakas 13.40 Break 14.00 MapsTell training 15.30 Students Jury Members, Coaches, Special Guests & Advisory Council Interactive session - Personal branding Interactive session - Theme EMCup 2018 16.30 Briefing Best Idea 16.45 Break 17.00 Students Jury Members & Advisory Council Preparations Best Idea Briefing assessment process 17.45 Pitches Best Idea 18.30 Networking drink 19.00 Networking dinner Assessment Introduction Movies 22.00 Closing EMCup Day 1 Transport to Stayokay & Hotel NH Maastricht Optional: Final drink at Stayokay or Hotel NH Maastricht
Monday February 13th
Maastricht Exhibition & Conference Centre | Rebelle Maastricht
09.00 Students, Coaches & Special Guests Jury Members & Advisory Council Opening Day 2 Preparations in Juryroom 09.15 Pitches Assignment 3B, Pitch Paper 10.00 Break 10.20 Briefing Assignment 4, Case 10.30 Students Jury Members, Coaches & Special Guests , Advisory Council Preparation time Case Interactieve session - Follow-up theme EMCup 2018 11.20 Pitches Assignment 4, Case 12.15 Lunch 13.30 Knock out Phase - Debates 14.50 Break 15.10 Top 8 students Rest of the group Briefing & preparations Final Assignment Interactive session - Talent Talks 16.15 Pitches Final Assignment by Top 8 Wrap-up Transport to Stayokay & Hotel NH Maastricht Time to refresh 19.30 Award Dinner @Rebelle 22.30 After party
ARIE VAN DER SPEK
Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne
Flanel - Executive Communication
CEES VAN DER KLIP
CHARLES VAN GOCH
Mise en Place
NHTV University of Applied Sciences
Stenden University of Applied Sciences
& Business Analysis in Hospitality
InterContinental Hotels Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Pursang Events & Support
Regional Skills Forum Dublin
Hotelschool The Hague
STEPHANIE VAN OORSCHOT
Institute of Hospitality
Council for Hospitality Management Education
Marriott Hotels International
MODERATOR: Q-STAFF Q-staff believes in the development of people in hospitality. To secure development in organisations, we put people first. Talented employees are the key to any successful business. As a specialist in hospitality we aim for a change in behaviour, as hostmanship is already in each of us. Q-staff inspires to get the best out of you and your team with hospitality trainings, leadership programmes and empowerment. Q-staff delivers customized programmes and strives to always exceed your expectations. As entrepreneurs and trainers at Q-staff, we like to practice what we preach. This is the reason why we learn from every day-to-day situation. We are always students and teachers at the same time. Developing Q-staff is exciting and brings so much challenging situations that our personal development is guaranteed. The rewarding energy comes from all the people we see in all kinds of development programs, such
DIMITRI TOPS Managing Director & Senior Trainer
as the Mise en Place Academy. This Academy focuses on the development of the employees of Mise en Place. Seeing their growth and realising that we have the opportunity to contribute to their development, gives us all the inspiration to continue developing people in hospitality. WWW.Q-STAFF.EU
WOUTER HOLTKAMP Partner & Senior Trainer
HOTEL MANAGEMENT SCHOOL MAASTRICHT The Hotel Management School Maastricht offers a four-year study programme in hospitality management at higher professional level and in both Dutch and English. We also offer two master's degree programmes. Our alumni take up management and consultancy positions in hospitality or service sector organisations, such as hotels, restaurants, catering companies, facilities services in institutions for healthcare and the care of the elderly, businesses in the leisure and tourism sector, and in conference and congress centres. SINCE 1950 After it was established in 1950, Hotel Management School Maastricht has become an educational institute with an international recognition and reputation. Currently, enrollment stands at approximately 1,100 students, and we welcome about 320 first year students, from various countries within and outside of Europe every year. The School employs about 130 staff members. CAMPUS The campus of the Hotel Management School Maastricht is set in a wonderful old park, and includes the student flats, the education building with the library and restaurant, the Teaching Hotel, the student association home and a sports field. The educational facilities are housed in the education building, which comprises one wing for theory and another for practical work. There are four blocks of student flats with a total of 259 rooms. All first-year students live on campus. All students have their own rooms, which are fitted out to look like small hotel rooms. TEACHING HOTEL In 2010, the school collaborated with 12 Dutch designers to convert ChĂ˘teau Bethlehem, a castle dating back centuries, into a magnificent 'designer hotel'. This Teaching Hotel has 26 unique hotel rooms, a restaurant, a bar and a range of meeting rooms. It is here that our students indulge their guests. Thanks to its Teaching Hotel,
Maastricht is able to provide a unique and inspiring learning environment for both students and tutors. 12
MECC MAASTRICHT MECC Maastricht’s product is success. With our flexibility, high level of service and entrepreneurial attitude we offer organisers, participants and visitors to trade fairs, congresses and events maximum success. As a modern exhibition and convention centre, MECC Maastricht contributes strongly to the (economic) attractiveness of Maastricht. We offer a successful partnership. MECC Maastricht exceeds their partners’ expectations by excelling on an operational and commercial level. This leads to achieving or exceeding intended goals. Our team is hospitable and service oriented, specialised in organising (inter)national conferences, expos, and events. We are proud to be “The Best Congress Location of The Netherlands”. BBB & FOLIE CULINAIRE: 9-11 OCTOBER 2017 The hospitality industry exhibition BBB at MECC Maastricht (9-11 October 2017), which is held together with Folie Culinaire, offers visitors and exhibitors alike a guarantee for innovative products, interesting activities, inspiring industry colleagues, all characterised by the hospitality Limburg is famous for. The largest hospitality industry trade exhibition in the Euregio provides you with a complete overview in four worlds: Beverage Beach, Food Forest, Variety Valley, and Folie Culinaire. Workshops, tastings and exciting competitions will be held at special theme ‘squares’. You can enjoy a lunch worthy of a Michelin-star at affordable prices in the pop-up restaurant, or try various dishes at the Food Trucks. At the end of each exhibition day, culinary activities will be held in the evenings in the lovely city of Maastricht, where you can also profit from various BBB special offers. After all, there’s a good reason that 14,000 visitors of BBB Maastricht in 2016 gave the event an average review score of 7.9!
NH HOTEL GROUP Hotel NH Maastricht is great for both business travelers and those who are here to enjoy the shops and sights. The hotel is right next to a major conference center, and you can easily walk or get a bus to the heart of the city.
• Next to the Maastricht Exhibition and Conference Center • A 15-minute walk to the center for shops, museums and restaurants • Bus stop in front of the hotel The hotel has 275 rooms. They’re either classically styled in warm colors or have a more modern, fresher touch. And our range runs from Standard right through to Suites and Apartments. • Upper-floor rooms have great city views • Suites have a dining table • Triple and connecting rooms available In its time, our hotel has had its fair share of famous guests, from Audrey Hepburn to Helmut Kohl and U2. It’s our privilege to look after everyone who stays here - whether they’re dining in one of our two restaurants or enjoying the spa and gym. • Health club with Turkish bath and whirlpool • Cozy bar that’s open until late • Terrace for al fresco drinks 14
STAYOKAY The hostels of Stayokay are established in special buildings and have a great variety of rooms to their disposal. Stayokay is the number one hostel in The Netherlands. In this hostel, you won’t find any exaggerating luxury, but just the things you need, so we can keep the prizes for accommodation as cheap as possible. You will spend the night in a bunk bed and you have the choice between two-, four-, six- or more person bedrooms. All rooms have their own sanitary facilities and linen are always included. You have the opportunity to enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner in the restaurant.
LOCATION The hostels of Stayokay are divided over three different locations: • City center • Green environment • Coast and water surrounding Guests, who stay at Stayokay, are open to meet other guests and explore the surrounding together, experience new travel adventures to share with each other. A perfect fit for the EMCup!
REBELLE What could you possibly do with an empty church? Well.. convert it to an awesome party location! Because how can you celebrate life more than with loads of beer, wine and tasty goods? (We are not talking about the guests of course!) Welcome to the Rebelle, where her parents also have their roots at Mise en Place. We hope you will enjoy your EMCup experience and have an amazing night at the Rebelle. Unique, versatile and Rebellious. Are we talking about us or you guys? Always a pleasure, Team Rebelle
M-DNA CENTRO SUPERIOR DE HOSTELERÍA DE GALICIA
“Great effort, greater result”
DIT Horizons DUBLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
LARA BROUGHAN SCHEFMAN
“We all can work, but together we win!”
The Brusseleirs ERASMUS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE BRUSSELS
SARAH DE RIDDER
THALIA DE BACKER
MAARTEN DU BOIS
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
"Teamwork makes the dream work"
Millennials Wave ESCOLA UNIVERSITÀRIA DE TURISME I DIRECCIÓ HOTELERA UAB
“The wave of the essence and energy of Young talent”
Catch the Y ESH PARIS HOTELSCHOOL
JEAN-AXEL PASDELOUP firstname.lastname@example.org
“Building Innovation is up to us!”
VIEchange FHWIEN DER WKW
“Because VIE are worth it!”
VIEcreate GAFA - GASTGEWERBEFACHSCHULE DER WIENER GASTWIRTE
RAPHAEL HUBER email@example.com
“Manage the damage”
G-Power GLION INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
ASSEM ABDRAKOVA firstname.lastname@example.org
“We believe in the power and greatness of diversity in moving the world”
GenY HOTEL MANAGEMENT SCHOOL MAASTRICHT
“We are Team GenY, Representing the newest young professionals!”
TINA MASKOW email@example.com
Bearlins HOTELFACHSCHULE BERLIN
“Grow better with us!”
Waterkant Warriors HOTELFACHSCHULE HAMBURG
“Work hard, play harder”
LinkedGen HOTELSCHOOL THE HAGUE
“Your worth is not measured in likes, comments, notes or followers; but in your ability to love, keep comments to yourself, take note and lead.”
The Board Legacy HTMI - HOTEL AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
“Embrace the future, get on board!”
The Keepers INSTITUT PAUL BOCUSE
“We are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust, and care for each other”
BelowZeroSuperHeroes LAPLAND UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
MATTI-PETTERI LEHTINEN firstname.lastname@example.org
MINH HIEU NGUYEN
“With great responsibility comes great hospitality”
FINNISHers LAUREA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
HANNA SCHRODERUS hanna.schroderus1975 @gmail.com
“There is no angry way to say bubbles”
E=MCSquares LES ROCHES GLOBAL HOSPITALITY EDUCATION
WOLF MAGNUS GERSTKAMP email@example.com
THOMAS DANIEL MCLEAN
RYAN THOMAS LUCAS firstname.lastname@example.org
“Believe - Achieve”
unDKatchables LILLEBAELT ACADEMY UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
HJALTE BRØNDUM MANSA
MARIA FERNANDA IBANEZ LIMA
MIHAI ARTHUR GHEORGHE
“Cheer up, the best is yet to come!”
F.O.[U].R. M.E. NHTV UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
MISCHA VAN DAALEN
BRITTA VAN MARM email@example.com
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it - Einstein, n.d.”
Geckos SAXION UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
RALPH VAN DIJK
DIENEKE DIJKSTRA firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVIO ALBERT RÜSSLI email@example.com
“Climb and stick!”
The Futeliers SHANNON COLLEGE OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT
VIJAY RAJ SOORA
“We’re not here to take part, we’re here to take over - Conor McGregor”
SHUtality SHEFFIELD BUSINESS SCHOOL - SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
“Genuine Hospitality begins with a Genuine you!”
SHL (A)MAZE SHL - SCHWEIZERISCHE HOTELFACHSCHULE LUZERN
MICHAEL ZELLWEGER firstname.lastname@example.org
“Yes, we can and we will!”
Love birds STENDEN UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is a progress. Working together is a succes” 29
Embrace TIO UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
RACHELLE WAUTHLÉ email@example.com
LUBBERT DE BOER
“Embrace the future”
UnitedCreativeNations UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NORTHERN DENMARK
PERNILLE VERWOHLT firstname.lastname@example.org
ALEXA HARTAGANU-CHINCISAN email@example.com
METTE YDE LARSEN firstname.lastname@example.org
LOUISE STORGAARD NIELSEN
“Let creativity lead the way”
TRA HUONG HO
Magic ForEST UNIVERSITY OF TARTU PÄRNU COLLEGE
“There is magic in everything"
The FUNdamentals VERN’ UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
IVANA TRUŠČEK PRENKPALAJ email@example.com
“Spread The Magic”
Y.M.C.A. VIVES UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
CÉDRIC MEURISSE cedric.meurisse@ sgsintpaulus.eu
SIMON VAN HOLSBEKE
THIBAULT COVEMAEKER thibaultcovemaeker@ hotmail.com
“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to”
Wanted VSGT VOCATIONAL COLLEGE FOR CATERING AND TOURISM MARIBOR
“This is how we got caught”
VITO ZAKRAJŠEK ČAHUK firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay-Inn Hospitality Rocks WESTMINSTER KINGSWAY COLLEGE
JUAN JOSE ORTIZ ZUNIGA
“Engage – Retain – Succeed”
Hospitality Rescue Team WIHOGA - WIRTSCHAFTSSCHULEN FÜR HOTELLERIE UND GASTRONOMIE
RAFAEL TARGAN email@example.com
"Catch the fire!"
ADINA APARTMENT HOTELS Adina Apartment Hotels is part of TFE Hotels (Toga Far East) with over 70 hotels in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Adina operates 9 hotels in Europe, featuring fully equipped apartments and 4-star hotel services with 24h reception, bar, restaurant, conference and wellness facilities. Known as “Can Do Company”, TFE’s philosophy is based on a lean management strategy. “Companies Don’t Succeed – People Do.” Recruitment and development within the team is our top priority growing our own people.
"What are you looking for at the EMCup? Young talents welcome! Adina is an attractive employer with future potential: Our expanding company offers exciting work and training opportunities for young professionals, one of them is the unique fast track Future Leadership Program."
GEORGIOS GANITIS Regional General Manager
AMERICAN EXPRESS SERVICES EUROPE
MAARTEN REUSERVAN SEVENTER Manager Partnerships
American Express Global Corporate Payments provides the Business Card, Corporate Card, Corporate Purchasing Solutions, and other expense management services to small and midsized companies and large corporations worldwide. It is a leading issuer of commercial cards, serving more than 70% of the Fortune 500, as well as tens of thousands of small and mid-sized companies. For more information, visit www.americanexpress.nl/corporate
What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup? Think outside the box, be vulnerable and try to learn from other people and businesses. - Maarten Reuser-Van Seventer What do you expect of the EMCup? I expect a lot of enthusiastic students with fresh ideas. Hope to learn from their viewpoint on doing business and where and how they see opportunities. - Evert-Jan Makkinga firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
EVERT-JAN MAKKINGA Manager Business Development
BILDERBERG At Bilderberg, we have been providing the best possible service for 100 years. Personal attention, expertise and outstanding locations make every stay a wonderful experience. Our 17 hotels are in splendid locations all over the Netherlands. Bilderberg is distinguished for its devotion for, and passion towards, her guests and employees.
What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup? First of all: Have fun! What a unique experience. Be open minded, be curious, search for connections and be inspired.
JOLANDA HOEVE Personnel Officer
YVON HOES Operations CoĂśrdinator
BLYCOLIN Blycolin is the international specialist in linen services for the hospitality branch. Blycolin offers complete solutions in linen management for hotels, restaurants and wellness centers and contributes greatly to the optimization of quality perception of hospitality guests. Blycolin is... More than 40 years of reliable linen service for the hospitality branch.
JOHN WILKES Commercial Manager
We take care: - Complete linen service without any worries - Top quality linen and spotless industrial laundry processes - Relief of investments and risks - Variable costs and tailor-made operational solutions So.... Blycolin, pleased to meet you!
What are you looking for at the EMCup? Even though I belong to the older generation (it feels strange writing this down), I can still learn a lot from the younger generation and try to implement ideas, visions and strategy in my daily work. If you stop learning, you wonâ€™t be able to improve! firstname.lastname@example.org
CARLSON REZIDOR HOTEL GROUP In January 2012, Rezidor joined forces with the US-based Carlson company to create the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest, most dynamic hotel companies with 1,400 hotels and 220,000 rooms in operation or under development in 115 countries around the globe. Together, we offer an impressive portfolio of well-defined, global brands, including Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson Red, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites by Carlson. Globally, some 90,000 inspiring hoteliers collectively deliver bright spots for our guests. Our geographic coverage expands to more than 80 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with approximately 475 hotels in city centres and key suburban locations, at gateway airports and exclusive resorts. We have approximately 104,000 rooms in operation or under development and more than 35,000 team members.
JOANNE MURPHY Manager, Talent Management and Development
What do you expect of the EMCup? Creativity & Innovation! - Joanne Murphy What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup My passion for the hospitality gives me energy every day professionally and privately… I want to see and feel your passion! Make us believe in your passion! - Veerle Swennen email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
VEERLE SWENNEN Front Office Manager
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON AMSTERDAM CENTRAAL STATION
LOTTE DIJKMANS VAN GUNST Front Office Manager
Begin your visit with our freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies. The hotel offers 557 guest rooms. Each one luxuriates in floor-to-ceiling windows, an iMac and free Wi-Fi. For easily accessible meetings, the hotel is within walking distance of Amsterdam Central Station. The public garage ‘de Oosterdok’ is located underneath the hotel. Enjoy spectacular views over the city from SkyLounge Amsterdam or an intimate dinner at Eastwood Beer & Grill. What’s better than a Starbucks® on every corner? Starbucks at your hotel!
What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup? Enjoy the experience; you are a winner for participating already! Content wise: surprise the jury with your creativity and fresh ideas based on facts. - Lotte Dijkmans van Gunst What are you looking for at the EMCup? The EMCup can be a huge boom to your career and I am looking for new connections that can spark creativity and think outside the box. - Nienke Duisdeiker NIENKE DUISDEIKER Human Resources Supervisor
ECOLAB A trusted partner at more than 1 million customer locations, Ecolab Inc. is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. From restaurants and hotels to refineries and manufacturing facilities, Ecolabâ€™s 47,000 associates work to deliver comprehensive solutions, expertise and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries.
What are you looking for at the EMCup? I am excited to represent ECOLAB in this new edition. I am looking forward to meeting this yearÂ´s diverse group of jury members and to sharing my experience and background with highly motivated students. I am looking forward to enjoying these 2 intense days!
DIDIER PALACIOS Senior Marketing Manager, Institutional Europe
FALKENSTEINER HOTELS & RESIDENCES
JAN HEIN SIMONS Chief Operating Officer
Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences is an owner-operated company with strong family roots and many years of experience in tourism. Our portfolio contains over 30 hotels & residences in the 4* and 5* segments. Falkensteiner is located in six countries in Central and Southeastern Europe and employs an average of 1800 employees from 29 countries during the year. The secret of our success is heartfelt hospitality combined with excellent team leadership and the unique charm of South Tyrol.
What are you looking for at the EMCup? The EMCup is a great opportunity for us to establish new contacts with innovative and motivated students, expand our network on a European level and gain inspiration by exchanging ideas. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
CARINA RATH-BACHMANN Director of Human Resources
GCH HOTEL GROUP With more than 120 hotels in Germany, Belgium, Austria, Spain and Cyprus, the GCH Hotel Group is one of the leading hotel management companies in Europe. The international company, which has its headquarters in Berlin, Germany, currently holds an AAA TREUGAST Investment Ranking.
What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup? To the students I would like to say, that this is a great opportunity to showcase your skills, motivation and especially attitude, which is the secret ingredient to success. - Tilman P. Möller
TILMAN P. MÖLLER People Development & Training Expert
What do you expect from the EMcup? I expect an inspiring event with ambitious talents. I look forward to meet them as well as many teachers, suppliers and colleagues who love hospitality. - Maike Kunze email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
MAIKE KUNZE HR Manager Swissotel Neuss
HARVER Harver's TalentPitch predicts exactly who will perform best. Do you need to make sure you are hiring the best people in the most effective way? Let each applicant experience the job in a fun online environment, while Harver scientifically measures their chances of succeeding in you organization.
SIERT AKEL Co-founder
What do you expect of the EMcup? We as Harver expect to create and build new long-term relationships. We also want to support and help create a better match between talented young professionals and organisations. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
JEROEN VAN ZUIJLEN Accountmanager
HILTON WORLDWIDE Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focusedservice hotels. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,500 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 745,000 rooms in 97 countries and territories.
What do you expect of the EMCup? Besides two days of fun? Meet a broad variety of talents, get to know their stories and be inspired with the students’ vision on the future. And maybe some love at first sight :-) ? - Kirby van der Aa
BJÖRN OLTHOF Graduate Recruitment Manager Europe, Middle East & Africa
What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup? The EMCup is an unique opportunity to network, connect and interact with industry partners. Take advantage of this momentum and start building your network. And above all: ENJOY!! – Björn Olthof email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
KIRBY VAN DER AA Learning & Development Manager Benelux
MELISSA SLOETJES Corporate Recruiter
HMSHost is a world leader in creating shopping and dining for travel venues and is a part of Autogrill Group, the world's leading provider of food & beverage and retail services for people on the move. HMSHost operates international brands and proprietary concepts in more than 100 airports around the globe, including the 20 busiest in North America. Through its HMSHost International division, the company has F&B operations in 18 European and another 21 airports across the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific.
What are you looking for at the EMCup? Our goal? To keep the work challenging and exciting - and help our associates to move up the career ladder and energize their journey. Ready to share your goal? email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
DENISE OORTWIJN Human Resources
HOSCO Hosco is the world’s leading hospitality network bringing together the industry’s top players and the best hospitality talents into one place. A Swiss company launched in October 2011, hosco is designed to improve the way hospitality talents, employers and schools meet and interact. Talents use hosco to get hired, make connections and keep learning. Employers use hosco to strengthen their brand, hire talents and optimize resources. Schools are partners of hosco and use the network to boost their visibility as well as to place and guide their talents. In addition, schools also use hosco to manage their alumni, career, and support centers. Today, over 80,000 talents, 1,500 employers and 110 top schools make up the hosco community.
ANDREA KLEIN Director of Industry Relations
What are you looking for at the EMCup? Gathering the best inputs from hospitality talents and employers email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
SOPHIE NAVARRO School Relations Manager
HOTEL ADLON KEMPINSKI BERLIN The Hotel Adlon Kempinski is a luxury 5-stars superior hotel, featuring 385 rooms and suites, one 2-Michelin Star gourmet restaurant Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer, the restaurant Quarré, the lobby lounge, a spa and fitness area, an event area for up to 1,100 people split in two exclusive ballrooms with 500 square meters each, two ballroom foyers, two winter gardens, five conference rooms and six individual salons. DANIELA WELTER Director of Human Resources
What do you expect of the EMCup? An interesting and exciting exchange among colleagues of the hospitality world. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
JAN BIALUSCHEWSKI Director of Rooms
HOTELCAREER Our three main online career websites HOTELCAREER, GASTRONOMIECAREER and TOURISTIKCAREER have made YOURCAREERGROUP an expert and reliable recruiting partner since 1999. Each month more than 1.5 million job seekers trust in us to help them make the next career step. You can currently choose from more than 17,000 jobs and employers are adding new and exciting jobs daily. Make your next career step with HOTELCAREER.
PIERRE-EMMANUEL DERRIKS Managing Director
What do you expect of the EMCup? I expect to see bright hospitality students who like to compete and who want to be part of shaping the hospitality industry of the future. - Pierre-Emmanuel Derriks What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup? You can only win as a team. The team experience is what makes the EMCup so valuable. As in the Olympics the most important thing is not winning but participating! - Jochen Leopold email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
JOCHEN LEOPOLD International Sales Manager
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP
Head of Learning & Training Delivery
With more than 5000 hotels in just under 100 countries, IHG is a global company with a broad portfolio of brands, meaning a world of opportunity for you. Our success flows from the thousands of people around the world who form part of the IHG team. It’s their ideas, inspiration and effort that make us who we are. It’s their individuality that we love.
What tip would you give to a student in the EMCup? Be yourself. At IHG we celebrate difference, come as you are and show us your genuine personality. LAURANNA GARDEY
Graduate Programme Manager
GIUSEPPE VINCELLI Area GM Lisbon
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
LEONARDO HOTELS LEONARDO HOTELS is located with 75 hotels in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Hungary, the UK, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. The hotel group has over 13,000 rooms and more than 22,000 m² of meeting rooms for individualized ambience, regional character and individual approach. The company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. In the companyowned Leonardo Academy, the 2,500 employees have the opportunity to expand their personal skills in development programs.
What do you expect of the EMCup? Creative ideas and new perspectives. – Anke Maas
ANKE MAAS Human Resources Director of Europe
What tip would you give to a students participating in the EMCup? Be yourself and passionate in everything you say and do! – Dorothee Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
DOROTHEE MEYER Operations Manager
LOUVRE HOTELS GROUP Louvre Hotels Group is a major player in the worldwide hotel sector, with 1,175 hotels and a capacity of 100,000 rooms in 51 countries. It features a comprehensive hotel offer ranging from 1- to 5-star including 6 brands: Première Classe, Campanile, Kyriad, Tulip Inn, Golden Tulip and Royal Tulip. Louvre Hotels Group is a subsidiary of Jin Jiang International Holdings Co., Ltd., one of China’s largest tourist and travel conglomerates.
MARIEKE VAN BAAL Assistant Manager
What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup? Make the most of participating in the EMCup! You learn about this year’s topic. You meet students from various countries and share experiences. You meet professionals working for various companies which might be interesting for you in the future! firstname.lastname@example.org
MAPSTELL MapsTell believes in the power of visual and shareable information. For this reason, we literally have put human behaviour on the map. Not lengthy reports with incomprehensible graphs, but accessible and interactive products that are understandable and available to everyone. We move towards success together with our MapsTell Guides, a professional network of accredited trainers and coaches who can make use of MapsTell’s products and applications.
SEBASTIAAN ROMPA Founder
What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup? The EMCup is a unique platform, so show your ideas, talents, share your ambitions and create a network. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
RICHARD HAECK Managing Partner
MELANIE MÜLLER Ass. Head of Human Resources Development
For more than 45 years Maritim has been a professional partner when it comes to travel, events and holidays in 33 hotels in Germany and 14 hotels abroad. Knowing that an integral part of customer loyalty is continuity, Maritim has been investing heavily in advanced vocational training and internal promotion strategies since the company’s founding in 1969. As a result, Maritim Hotels can provide guests and customers with experienced, competent hosts and consultants they know and trust.
What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup? Go on! If you can´t answer a question – go on to next one. If you have the feeling that nothing will work – go on! When some discussion seems to be hopeless – go on! You can´t be wrong. email@example.com
MARRIOTT HOTELS INTERNATIONAL Marriott International is a leading global lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 5,700 properties in 110+ countries and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2015. Its heritage can be traced to a root beer stand opened in Washington, D.C., in 1927 by J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 30 brands and has more than 500,000 people working worldwide.
What do you expect of the EMCup? 3 things: meet excellent and motivated talents from different hotel schools â€“ understand the perception of younger generations â€“ get connected in person with schools, tutors and students. - Michael Seidel
MICHAEL SEIDEL Area Director of Human Resources Central Europe
What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup? Grasp the opportunity to broaden your horizon, embrace who you are and demonstrate your talent. This event gives you an amazing forum for building relationships and expanding your network. - Nicole Sturm firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
NICOLE STURM Senior Rooms Operations & Retail Manager, Europe
Talent Acquisition and Development Manager
MEININGER is a unique hotel product that combines the service and comfort of an international budget hotel with extra facilities, such as a guest kitchen and a games zone. The central location, high quality furnishings and fair prices appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. With the right dose of MEININGER humor and an enthusiastic team, MEININGER Hotels become a real home away from home.
What are you looking for at the EMCup? Students who are passionate about the hospitality industry. This is about innovation, creativity and taking hotel management to the next level. We want students who are prepared to take a risk, learn from those experiences, share their learnings, implement, modify, improve in order to create value for the hotel and enhance their own career prospects by always adapting and learning. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
MARKUS PETTINGER Regional Manager
MISE EN PLACE Talent grows where people play, have fun and are happy. This is the foundation on which Mise en Place is built since 1994. A community in which excelling within the hospitality industry and making friends are seamlessly connected. Being not just an ordinary staffing agency, we offer a playing field where hospitality is continuously reinvented. We are proud to make a difference, by believing in the talent of our employees.
What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup? My tip to you is be yourself, make fun, enjoy every moment, YOU are here! Meet other students and the interesting people of the jury. Be creative and think out of the box, nothing is impossible, surprise the jury! And do not forget to visit our beautiful city Maastricht.
LISETTE VAN ASTEN Chief Happiness Officer
NH HOTEL GROUP
PETER VAN PUTTEN Director of Human Resources
NH Hotel Group is one of the top 25 chains in the world and one of the main ones in Europe. It operates almost 400 hotels with around 60,000 rooms in 26 countries across Europe, America and Africa. The Company stands out in quality, with carefully thought out decoration, intended to please all tastes and making the guest feel comfortable. Our establishments are equipped with the most advanced technology to facilitate communication, work and entertainment for its clients. The gastronomy is another priority for hotels in the Chain, offering guest first-rate cuisine.
What do you expect of the EMCup? I expect to meet and catch the Talents of the future. â€“ Peter van Putten What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup? Think about what you really want to achieve in your career and have Fun. â€“ Evert van der Waal firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ERNST VAN DER WAAL Director of Operations
NOVUM GROUP NOVUM is one of the largest family-owned hotel companies in Germany, based in Hamburg. At present, NOVUM operates a portfolio of over 127 hotels in the 3 and 4-star segments with more than 14,000 rooms in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Hungary. NOVUM plans to expand its hotel portfolio throughout Germany, European hotspots, in particular in the UK, in the upcoming years. MARIO MICHIELIN Operations Manager
What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup? Be yourself, take the chance to get in touch with the professionals and to receive some useful tips from them, use this event for your future career, try to build/extend your network. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
BERND BITTKOW Hotelmanager Novum Select Hotel Handelshof
POSTILLION HOTELS Postillion Hotels is a Dutch hotel chain with branches in Amersfoort-Veluwemeer, Arnhem, Deventer, Dordrecht, Haren-Groningen, Utrecht-Bunnik, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. With the overall concept Meet Work Stay, Postillion Hotels meets all needs of todayâ€™s business traveler. All locations have been awarded a gold level by Green Key for their efforts in the field of sustainability and Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship. ERIK-JAN GINJAAR Director Postillion Hotels The Netherlands
Follow us at: postillionhotels.com - twitter.com/postillionhotelÂ - facebook. com/postillionhotels
What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup? Dear participants: please surprise us and yourself, by keeping it short and simple. Close to who you are and where you stand for! See you in February! - Erik-Jan Ginjaar What are you looking for at the EMCup? I'm looking forward to meet new talents and discuss the upcoming challenges and developments in the industry! - Lodewijk van Grootel LODEWIJK VAN GROOTEL General Manager Postillion Hotel Utrecht Bunnik
PPHE HOTEL GROUP PPHE Hotel Group Limited is a Guernsey registered company and through its subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities and associates, owns, leases, operates, franchises and develops full service upscale and lifestyle hotels in major gateway cities, regional centres and select resort destinations, predominantly in Europe. The group has an exclusive licence from Carlson, a global privately held hospitality and travel company, to develop and operate Park PlazaÂŽ Hotels & Resorts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The art'otelÂŽ brand is fully owned by the group. The group owns a controlling interest in the Arenaturist group, one of Croatia's leading hospitality companies.
JAKLIEN VAN STERKENBURG VP People Development & HR
What are you looking for at the EMCup? To meet young talents who are passionate and are looking for an opportunity to realize their growth potential with PPHE Hotel Group! firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
NIESKE VAN KLINKEN Regional General Manager the Netherlands
STENDEN UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
SJOERD GEHRELS Lecturer
The Academy of International Hospitality Research (AIHR) is the research unit of Stenden Hotel Management School (Stenden HMS) at Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden. With its 2.500 students and campuses in The Netherlands, Qatar, South-Africa, Bali and Thailand, Stenden HMS is the one of the biggest and most cosmopolitan hotel schools in the world. This profile and position of Stenden HMS offer AIHR a truly international platform for undertaking research. Dr. Sjoerd Gehrels started in Stenden UAS in 1989, after 10 years in the hospitality industry. He is course leader for the MA/MSc Dual Degree programme in International Hospitality & Service Management. In December 2014, Sjoerd was appointed by Stenden HMS as UAS Professor (Lector), Innovation in Hospitality. Sjoerd holds an MSc (University of Surrey), MBA (Oxford Brookes University) and a Doctorate (University of Stirling). His research focusses on innovation in hospitality with the emphasis on HR (Employer Branding) and value creation. Sjoerd is the Research in Hospitality Management journal co-editor and editorial board member for the European Journal of Tourism Research. firstname.lastname@example.org
RUSSELL PARTNERSHIP TECHNOLOGY The Russell Partnership Collection is a consultancy specialising within the Business and Industry, Education, Conference Arenas and Hotel markets delivering creative solutions and commercially viable results from strategy creation to concept origination and implementation. We produce industry leading simulation programs for the hospitality & restaurant industry. We partner with the world’s leading hospitality schools and with Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Wyndham, Expedia and Accor. Our programs enable students to enter the industry well equipped to deal with business priorities.
PETER RUSSELL Operations Manager
What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup? Get as much experience as you can to boost employability, such as certifications and work experience. All experience is good and be prepared to work up from entry level positions.
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org JAMES NICHOLS Hospitality and Retail Consultant
TUI HOTELS & RESORTS TUI Hotels & Resorts’ leading leisure brand portfolio includes over 350 hotels with more than 245,000 beds in 30 destinations. The facilities run by our brands are located in top-class settings mainly in leisure holiday destinations – offering a variety of hotel formats with high standards of business performance, service quality and environmental management. The Group’s hotel portfolio includes RIU, ROBINSON Clubs, TUI BLUE and TUI Magic Life. MICHAEL BELLUT Director of Operations
What do you expect of the EMCup? To meet ambitious talents who are looking for a career in the international leisure hotel business. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
AHMED FARRAG Head of Operations
VIENNA HOUSE Vienna House is all about travelling, exploring and rediscovering that there is nothing more refined than the simple things in life. Vienna House represents hotels each with its own individual character but with shared values and one aim: to inspire guests. Austria's largest hotel group owns and manages individual city and resort hotels, as well as the down-to-earth smart casual hotels "Vienna House Easy". The company currently employs 2,200 staff members in nine countries.
What do you expect of the EMCup? We expect great and interesting ideas. Developing new initiatives and connecting them to the industry, especially coming from the respective target group – namely by and for dynamic and international students – will give great impulse to us.
MARTIN YKEMA Chief Operating Officer
KATHRIN GOLLUBITS HR Director
WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP
ERIK JANSEN Area General Manager Managed Hotels Europe
Wyndham Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies. We currently have over 8000 hotels with presence in 73 countries worldwide. It is our goal to be the World’s leading Hotel Company to be with and stay with. We have a broad portfolio of exciting hotel brands ranging from the budget to the luxury sector including Wyndham, Wyndham Grand, Wyndham Garden, TRYP, Wingate, Hawthorn, Microtel, Baymont, Days Inn, Ramada, Ramada Encore, TRYP, Howard Johnson, Dolce, Super 8 and Travelodge. It is our objective to continue to delight all of our customers with our signature Count on Me! Service based on the principles to be responsive, be respectful and delivers a great experience.
What are you looking for at the EMCup? Students who are thinking outside the box with an excellent understanding of current trends and anticipation of future trends. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNA MUNTHE Regional HR Manager
YAYS Yays is a new ‘travel and stay’ concept that reroutes urban tourism. Yays offers comfortable concierged boutique apartments in historical and industrial buildings or sites, restored or build with respect and love for the neigbourhood and hosted by a concierge recruited from the local area. A concierge that gives you personal service, to make sure you are welcome and informed. The buildings are situated in vivid quarters, outside the touristic city centre where there is an opportunity for the creation of a high degree of interaction with the particular quarter, its residents and local businesses. With Yays you have the opportunity to unlock the hidden treasures of a city neighbourhood. Yays makes visitors feel like a resident. Yays is now open with 3 buildings in Amsterdam; Yays Bickersgracht, Yays Oostenburgergracht and Yays Zoutkeetsgracht combined offering of more than 100 apartments. Yays will open its first building outside Amsterdam in Sagrera, Barcelona in 2017. www.yays.com.
PETER HEULE CEO
What do you expect of the EMCup? To meet new people and hear great stories from students! – Robbert Laus What tip would you give to a student participating in the EMCup? Be curious and just go and chase your dreams! - Peter Heule email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
ROBBERT LAUS City Manager
HOW TO REACH THE ORGANISATION? Vera Wissink M: +31 6 37 00 63 78 Sharida Wattilete M: +31 6 174 432 67 E: email@example.com
STAYOKAY MAASTRICHT Maasboulevard 101 6211 JW Maastricht +31 (0) 43 750 1790
HOTEL NH MAASTRICHT Forum 110 6229 GV Maastricht +31 (0) 43 383 8281
HOTEL MANAGEMENT SCHOOL MAASTRICHT Bethlehemweg 2 6222 BM Maastricht +31 (0) 43 352 8282
MAASTRICHT EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE CENTRE Forum 100 6229 GV Maastricht +31 (0) 43 383 8383
REBELLE MAASTRICHT Kesselskade 43 6211 EN Maastricht +31 (0) 6 22 69 21 46
EUROPEAN MISE EN PLACE CUP Jeruzalemweg 2 • 6222 NG Maastricht • The Netherlands tel: +31(0)43-3561091 • fax: +31(0)43-3264263 • firstname.lastname@example.org www.emcup.eu • t #emcup2017 • f emcup.eu