Global Perspectives Series: a world of opportunities in hospitality

Global Perspectives Series

Hotel management leaders from across India, Singapore, Dubai & China discuss how their hotels are planning for a busy 2022 in our Global Perspectives Series.

Get unique industry insights

2022 and beyond looks to be an expansive year for the hospitality industry. As countries begin to open their doors for business, hoteliers are preparing for an explosion in demand across the board.

The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School at Torrens University Australia (BMIHMS) is thrilled to welcome senior leaders from across India, Singapore, Dubai and China to discuss how their destination and hotels are planning for a busy and exciting 2022 in our Global Perspectives Series.

In this unique five-part series, we’ll explore the roadmap for the future ahead of the hospitality industry within the context of their countries. We’ll also explore what they look for in the next generation of hotel leaders, the rising career opportunities and how you can find a rewarding career in hospitality.

Check out the impressive line-up of special guest speakers below.

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Special Guest Speakers 

Episode 1: Amit Rana, General Manager Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini and BMIHMS Alumnus  

Wednesday 6 October – 3:30pm AEDT 

Amit Rana

Get unique insights into the thriving hospitality climate in India from industry champion, Amit. 
After graduating from BMIHMS in 2000, Amit’s impressive career has taken him around the world to countries, including the USA, India and more. His passion has also seen him awarded the “Most Enterprising Hospitality Professional” from the India and North India Travel Award publication. Amit brings a wealth of knowledge across the hospitality sector, specialising in revenue management, sales and marketing strategies and more. 

Episode 2: Sophie Mougel, Head of Development Planning & Performance IHG, BMIHMS Alumna 

Wednesday 13 October – 1pm AEDT  
Sophie Mougel
Hear from hospitality industry leader Sophie on why regions across Asia expect a boom in demand. 

Sophie discovered her passion for hospitality at BMIHMS and has now gone on to have an exciting career spanning 20 years. In her current role, Sophie leads a team of experts in Singapore overseeing short-term and long-term business development and growth strategies. She brings with her a wealth of insights into regions across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. 

Episode 3: Lena Willoughby, Cluster Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development Manager Marriott UAE, BMIHMS Alumna 

Wednesday 20th October – 5pm AEDT  
Lena Wiloughby
Through Lena's expertise in customer experience, we’ll gain fascinating insights into the Dubai hospitality landscape.  

Lena’s career in hospitality kickstarted in 2002 in North Queensland on Daydream Island. Since then, she has uprooted and moved to Dubai to work with Marriott International overseeing 6 hotels in her portfolio.  

Episode 4: Gaylord Lamy, General Manager The Langham Jakarta 

Wednesday 27 October – 3:30pm AEDT  
Gaylord Lamy
Learn about what’s ahead for the Indonesian hospitality industry with expert guest speaker, Gaylord Lamy. 

Gaylord is a passionate advocate for the next generation of hospitality leaders. As the General Manager of The Langham in Jakarta, Gaylord is one of the industry’s heavy weights with his career taking him around the world to places like Hong Kong, Chicago and now Jakarta. His experience allows him to bring wholistic insights into the world of hotel operations. 

Episode 5: Mark Foxwell, General Manager of Hyatt The Bund, Shanghai

Wednesday 10 November, 3.30pm AEDT

Mark Foxwell
Discover the booming hospitality industry in China with special guest speaker, Mark Foxwell.
A 25-year veteran with Hyatt Hotels  & Resorts, Mark joined Hyatt in 1996 in his hometown of Adelaide in South Australia. Since then, he has had stints in a number of key Asia Pacific cities, including Melbourne, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, Hangzhou and most recently in his current role as General Manager of Hyatt on The Bund Shanghai for the last 4 years. Passionate about the People , Customer experience and business strategy, his international experience across China and the Asia Pacific Region allows him to bring a strategic insight into the market and what is to come for the region.

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