Portugal’s aspiring hoteliers will be meeting at the first Portuguese Future Hoteliers Summit, which will take place this weekend (November 28-29) at the Monte da Quinta Resort in Quinta do Lago.
Bringing together professionals and students, the event aims to “create a platform where the future generation of Portugal’s hospitality industry can exchange ideas, take part in discussions with industry leaders, widen their horizons and gain insightful knowledge about the industry”.
There will be a number of key speakers, including Loulé mayor Vítor Aleixo, resident manager of Altis Belém Hotel & Spa Pedro Pinto, marketing director of Tivoli Hotels & Resorts Rita Machado and administrator of Vila Galé Hotéis Gonçalo Rebelo de Almeida.
João Fernandes, the vice-president of the Algarve tourism board (RTA), will be attending the event’s opening ceremony.
Also on the agenda is a ‘Hospitality Challenge’, a competition between Portugal’s main higher education hotel schools. The winners will win the right to take part in the Young Hoteliers Summit, which will be held in the prestigious École Hôteliére de Lausanne school in Switzerland in March 2016.
Tickets cost between €10 and €15 for just one day and between €20 and €30 for two. Doors open at 10am on Saturday and at 8.30am on Sunday.
The summit is organised by Terra International, the group that manages Monte da Quinta.
More information is available online at www.portugalfuturehoteliers.pt