Friday, April 17th, 2015

  • 9:00 a.m. - noon Management Council meeting Le Richemond
  • 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Press conference Le Richemond
  • 12:30 p.m. Standing Lunch Management Council / Press Le Richemond
  • Arrival of participants All Partner Hotels
  • 3:00 – 6:15 p.m. EHMA General Assembly (for members only) Mandarin Oriental, Geneva

    Ordinary General Meeting

    Extraordinary General Meeting

    4:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Coffee break

    Susanne Kraus Winkler President HOTREC

    Presentation EHMA Cyprus 2016

    Candidatures EHMA 2017

    Open Forum

    Members’ Hour

    Closing remarks

  • 8:00 p.m. Welcome reception under the Jet d’Eau

    Dress Code: Dark Suit

Saturday, April 18th , 2015

  • 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Opening Educational Day Mandarin Oriental, Geneva

    Welcome address by Geneva Mayor Sami Kanaan

  • 9:00 - noon Morning Session Mandarin Oriental, Geneva

    9:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Key Note Speaker Dr Kjell Nordström

    10:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Coffee Break

    11:00 – 11:45 a.m. – StringCan presentation on “Communication revolution”

    11:45 – 12:00 p.m. – Verena Forstinger & Markus Conzelmann “Women in Leadership”

  • 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Accompanying Person Morning Excursion

    Visit of the old town Carouge and discovery of a chocolate factory

  • 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Swiss Lunch Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues
  • 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Afternoon Session Mandarin Oriental, Geneva

    2:00 – 2:45 p.m. – Olaf Slater – CPO Trust International

    2:45 – 3:30 p.m. – Jean-Claude Biver – President LVMH Watches Division

    3:30 – 4:15 p.m. – Coffee Break

    4:15 – 4:45 p.m. – Karthik Namasivayam – Associate Dean
    Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne
    Presentation of EHL/LHC prizes

    4:45 – 6:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion on “Communication revolution” moderated by Michael McKay

    Closing remarks

  • 2:15 - 4:15 p.m. Accompanying Person Afternoon Excursion

    Introduction to watchmaking / Watches and jewels presentation

    Note: Tours are available on a half day or full day basis including lunch

  • 8:00 p.m. Gala Dinner Grand Hotel Kempinski

    Dress Code: Black Tie

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

  • 9:00 a.m. Departure by bus from Grand Hotel Kempinski to Lausanne Visit/guided tour of the Olympic Museum
  • 11:30 a.m. Farewell Brunch

    Beau-Rivage Palace Lausanne/Ouchy

  • 2:00 p.m. Bus back to Geneva & individual departures


Dr. Kjell A. Nordström
Dr. Kjell A. Nordström Keynote Speaker
Olaf Slater (Keynote speaker)
Olaf Slater (Keynote speaker) Trust International, CPO
Jean-Claude Biver (Keynote speaker)
Jean-Claude Biver (Keynote speaker) LVMH Watches Division, President
Jay Feitlinger
Jay Feitlinger StringCan Interactive, CEO
Jason McDonald
Jason McDonald StringCan Europe, President
Susanne Kraus Winkler
Susanne Kraus Winkler President HOTREC
Dr. Karthik Namasivayam
Dr. Karthik Namasivayam Ecole hotelière de Lausanne, Associate Dean

Panel discussion "Communication Revolution"

Michael McKay - Moderator
Thomas Di Giacomo
Thomas Di Giacomo

CTO Swisscom

Cyril Ranque
Cyril Ranque


Alexander Fritsch
Alexander Fritsch

Servus Tourismuspartner

Mario Jobbe
Mario Jobbe

Brand Karma

David Sadigh
David Sadigh

Digital Luxury Group

Mrs/Dr Ilham Kadri
Mrs/Dr Ilham Kadri

President Diversey Care,
Vice President & Officer Sealed Air

Geneva Information

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Organizing Committee

Thierry Lavalley
Thierry Lavalley Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva
Lars Wagner
Lars Wagner Mandarin Oriental, Geneva
Nicolas Meylan
Nicolas Meylan Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva
Klaus Kabelitz
Klaus Kabelitz Le Richemond
Stefan Winistörfer
Stefan Winistörfer Swissôtel Métropole Geneva
Jacques Mayer
Jacques Mayer Beau Rivage Geneva
Marc Olivier Raffray
Marc Olivier Raffray Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues