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Unlock Your Leadership Potential at HSMAI Europe’s Commercial Summer Camp 2024

The Commercial Summer Camp is back in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal! This year’s program promises to be an incredible experience that you won’t want to miss. Join us for the HSMAI Region Europe Commercial Summer Camp 2024 and take your career to the next level.

The Summer Camp will take place for the fourth time, and the second time in Lisbon Portugal at the Nova School of Business and Economics. This highly successful program has received enthusiastic support from attendees over the past few years and we’re thrilled to once again offer this unique opportunity for individuals looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in commercial strategy, digital marketing, revenue optimization, and more. 

Target Group: Sales, Marketing, Revenue Management Experts or General Managers

The Commercial Summer Camp focuses on developing cross-functional strategic thinking and leadership skills, to enable tomorrow’s commercial leaders in the hospitality industry. The ideal candidate is already a sales, marketing, or revenue management expert or a property leader like a General Manager with the ambition and desire to understand all of the specific disciplines and what it takes to keep them all running smoothly together.

The program runs from Sunday evening kicking off with a welcome dinner, to Friday evening. 

The program includes a two day ‘Leader Development’ training. This 2 day program will be delivered by NOVA School of Business & Economics, which is the leading business school in Portugal and one of the best business schools in the world. The remaining 3 days will be delivered by experienced leaders and experts from the industry.

The importance of knowing the industry

Getting to know other professionals personally opens you up to a network of support, always willing to give advice and offer guidance whenever possible. That is one of many benefits of being a member of HSMAI and at the HSMAI Europe Commercial Summer Camp you will experience that in person.

Lecturers

We will have various different industry experts covering all the disciplines. This section will be regularly updated with the latest additions to the program. Nadim Habib, Faculty Member at NOVA School of Business & Economics, is already confirmed for a 4 hour teaching session, and more will come soon!

In the meantime, please see the lecturers from the Commercial Summer Camp 2023 below.

Filipa Rodrigues
Assistant Professor Adjunct at NOVA School of Business & Economics


Filipa holds a PhD in Management from Nova SBE, specialised in HRM. Her thesis received an award for the “best dissertation in the PhD in Management in the academic year of  2019/2020”. Filipa is currently the Head of Human Capital at Eurogroup Consulting. She has been working for more than 20 years as a management consultant, advising national and multinational boards. Additionally, she is the lecturer in People Management and in Performance Management. Her research in ageing and well-being at work has been published in top scientific journals.

Filipa holds a PhD in Management from Nova SBE, specialised in HRM. Her thesis received an award for the “best dissertation in the PhD in Management in the academic year of  2019/2020”. Filipa is currently the Head of Human Capital at Eurogroup Consulting. She has been working for more than 20 years as a management consultant, advising national and multinational boards. Additionally, she is the lecturer in People Management and in Performance Management. Her research in ageing and well-being at work has been published in top scientific journals.

Nadim Habib
Faculty Member at NOVA School of Business & Economics


M.Sc. and B-Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics; Renowned specialist in strategy, innovation and creativity and a born communicator. Frequently asked to be an inspirational speaker; Visiting Professor at Nova SBE and Professor at Nova SBE Executive Education; Previously CEO of Nova SBE Executive Education in Portugal and Angola Business School; Worked for several multinationals as a Senior Director in Belgium, England and Portugal; Solid experience as a business consultant supporting strategy and innovation development for more than 15 years.

Anabela Figueiredo
Chair MindAlliance Portugal at MindForward Alliance

M.Sc. and B-Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics; Renowned specialist in strategy, innovation and creativity and a born communicator. Frequently asked to be an inspirational speaker; Visiting Professor at Nova SBE and Professor at Nova SBE Executive Education; Previously CEO of Nova SBE Executive Education in Portugal and Angola Business School; Worked for several multinationals as a Senior Director in Belgium, England and Portugal; Solid experience as a business consultant supporting strategy and innovation development for more than 15 years.

Sham Moodliar
Chief Executive Officer at Datonomy Solutions


M.Sc. and B-Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics; Renowned specialist in strategy, innovation and creativity and a born communicator. Frequently asked to be an inspirational speaker; Visiting Professor at Nova SBE and Professor at Nova SBE Executive Education; Previously CEO of Nova SBE Executive Education in Portugal and Angola Business School; Worked for several multinationals as a Senior Director in Belgium, England and Portugal; Solid experience as a business consultant supporting strategy and innovation development for more than 15 years.

Anant Vithlani
Vice President Sales at Strawberry (Formerly Nordic Choice Hotels) and Member of the HSMAI Europe Sales Advisory Board


Anant has a MBA in Business Administration and Management from Stockholm School of Economics and he boasts a long and varied career in sales, including printer toner sales, marketing services, health care products, banking and finance, prior to his first Nordic Choice Hotels commitment as Director of Sales at Stockholm’s Clarion Hotel Sign eleven years ago, after which he has remained in the hotel group, with the exception of a two-year break, which included serving same hotel group now called Strawberry.

 

Remy Merckx
Sr. Advisor – Travel, Leisure & Hospitality


Remy is a Travel and Hospitality expert (some call it veteran) with 25+ years of solid background experience in the industry. After an extensive 11 years’ experience with Radisson Hotel Group and Accor, in digital operations, marketing, customer experiences, and transformation functions, he is today a Senior Advisor Travel, Leisure and Hospitality freelance. With this advisory role, Remy supports international brands with their Digital Strategy based on Customer Experience, Digital Marketing optimization and automation, Content Marketing Management, Data Management, and Analytics with one objective to increase conversion rate, and customer lifetime value and drive the cost of acquisition down. Remy is also an expert in Online Distribution after 10 years spent at Expedia managing Hospitality Partnerships with big hotel chains. The objective here is to optimize this distribution by channel impacting the profitability of the distribution. In the last years of his experiences, Remy is also involved in new innovative technology like blockchain, NFTs, cryptos, and metaverse and how this will positively impact hospitality. Data Privacy Is for him the new golden criteria for more sustainable digital marketing. In this role, Rémy is a non-executive board advisor to Chain4Travel and Takyon.io.
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Jonathon Liu
Chief Commercial Officer at Corinthia Hotels Limited


Jonathon Liu brings a wealth of experience from across the world, spanning the continents of Australia, Asia and Europe. Prior to joining glh Hotels UK (now called Clermont Hotels Group), Jonathon was with Accor Hotels for over 10 years overseeing Sales & Distribution in Greater China, then Pricing & Revenue Management across the UK & Ireland before leading the Revenue Strategy team at Accor’s largest integrated hotel complex in the world; The Fairmont & Swissotel hotels & Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore. With a background firstly in hotel operations, then moving through to all facets of commercial strategy, Jonathon has a holistic approach to revenue strategy championing customer centricity across the entire guest journey.

Shumi Khan
SVP Business Intelligence & Revenue Management at Accor Hotels and Chair of the HSMAI Europe Revenue Optimization Advisory Board


Shumi brings a wealth of experience in the field of analytics from previous roles across multiple industries. Within the hospitality sector she has worked in the revenue and analytics space at JAC Travel and Expedia.

She has many years of experience of addressing business problems and taking actionable recommendations gained through a combination of consulting and in-house roles within industry covering areas such as pricing, loyalty, innovation, new market evaluation, M&A advisory and digital migration.

Highly numerate with the ability to use analytical tools and techniques in order to make sense of data and drive business strategy. Strong communication skills and commercially focused. Experienced at leading teams.

Siri Løining
Concept and Development Director at Møller Eiendom


With over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and hotel industry, including managing the famous Grand Hotel in Oslo for four years, Siri developed the successful “Ladies Floor” concept there. She also worked as a project manager and concept developer for THE THIEF hotel in Oslo, which received numerous awards and was listed among the best hotels in the world.

In 2016 and 2017, Siri founded Story Days, a consultancy where she helped clients with communication, marketing, and PR strategies. Since 2017, her focus has been on developing two exciting hotel projects in Oslo: Amerikalinjen (opened in 2019) and Sommerro (opened in 2022), with Siri being responsible for the full concept development, branding, and establishing cultural programs.

She possesses a unique blend of creativity and project management skills that have been valuable in developing independent hotels for Petter Stordalen. Her experience in operations complements her design expertise. Additionally, her background in PR and marketing allows her to shape the brand’s image through various strategies.

Gil Mulders
Founder at The Talent Network & Member of the HSMAI Europe People & Culture Advisory Board


A visionary architect in business known for solving complex problems, building exceptional teams, and delivering outstanding service. Renowned for talent development, Gil created IHG’s global graduate program, established a successful training department for 55,000+ employees in Europe, and devised a digital transformation plan. Collaborating globally, Gil empowered General Managers to become Brand Managers, inspiring teams to new heights. With 8 years of Training & Development experience, Gil engages with operational leaders and uses Neuro-Linguistic Programming to help others conquer fears and nurture self-confidence.

Program

The 2024 program is under planning and will be published as soon as we get things confirmed.

In the meantime, please click below to view last years HSMAI Europe Commercial Summer Camp 2023 program for Portugal.

Pricing

HSMAI Europe members:

2.900 Euros ex. VAT  per person

including welcome dinner on sunday evening, full week programme, material, coffee, lunch and dinners.
Travel and accommodation is not included.

Prices for non-HSMAI Europe members, and more information about pricing and costs involved, please reach out to:

postbox@hsmai.eu

There are limited spots available for the Commercial Summer Camp, since it is a classroom setup and some of it will be very interactive.

Contact us at postbox@hsmai.eu

Travel & Accommodation

We encourage you to book your flight and hotel reservations in advance to avoid disappointment.

HSMAI Europe has reserved some rooms and also secured a reduced price for the participants at a nearby hotel. Please kindly let us know if you would like us to arrange your accommodation. HSMAI Europe can assist you in reserving a room for your stay. However, you are responsible for the payment of the accommodation. The reservation and payment for accommodation will go directly to the hotel.

📌 Riviera Hotel Carcavelos, Portugal
(25 mins walking distance, 6 mins by car from Nova SBE)

Single Room:   € 130.00 per room, per night
Double Room: € 165.00 per room, per night

*The room rates are inclusive of breakfast

Please note: Tourist Tax – € 2.00 per night, per person (maximum of seven nights) children under 13 years old are exempt.

For more information, please contact us at postbox@hsmai.eu 

About HSMAI Region Europe

HSMAI – Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International – is a global organization founded in the US in 1927. HSMAI Region Europe is the European arm of the organisation. HSMAI Europe aims to be a key influencer, pioneer and the go-to industry resource for professional development, commercial strategies and sustainability in the hospitality, travel and tourism industry. 

For more information about HSMAI Europe, click here.

About NOVA School of Business & Economics

Nova School of Business & Economics is a leading business school in Portugal and one of the best business schools in the world in the areas of Economics, Finance and Management. Nova SBE is on the list of the 30 best business schools in Europe with about 3000 students from more than 70 different countries. Its programs are recognized by a wide range of academic rankings, such as the Financial Times Ranking, The Economist, Eduniversal, Times Higher Education and QS World Rankings. 

For more information about NOVA SBE, click here.

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