The sector's view
In this section we will be posting interviews with people specializing in the sectors of Hotel Trade so that Hostelco can serve as an informative platform before, during and after the show.
Founder and CEO of Marcó & Asociados
"If employees feel that they are part of the company, the good service is guaranteed".
Vice President Grupo Posadas Mexico
"Latin America has a huge growth potential"
Ronald J. Friedlander
President of ReviewPro
"Nowadays, customers' reviews are more decisive in the choice of a hotel than its location or price".
Álvaro Carrillo de Albornoz
General Director of the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero (ITH)
"Being sustainable is as important as communicating it".
Purchasing Manager - Accor
"What I'm really looking to do at trade fairs is make the best possible use of my time and my visit. To achieve this, I prefer the "one on one" meeting format, as it's the only one which guarantees you get the best quality information in the least possible time". [Read +]
The president of ABIH (Brazilian Hotel Industry Association)
"I think that there are many investment opportunities for Spanish groups in Brazil due to the huge increase in consumption within the domestic market, and for the enormous volume of Brazilians who want to get to know Europe and who see Spain as their gateway." [Read +]
Laurent Terrasson, rédacteur-chef
Mass catering in France provides a service for a large number of social groups, from children through to senior citizens and from schools to hospitals, not forgetting companies. [Read +]
Richard Warnick, hotel consultant and founder
Warnick + Company
"Teach your children Mandarin" [Read +]
José Mª Porta, managing director
"We must pay attention to opportunities generated in the market." [Read +]
Peter Joehnk, managing director and co-founder
"One design for all', that was yesterday, today we want to personalize" [Read +]
José María Rubio, president
FEHR (Federación Española de Hostelería y Restauración)
Outlines the current situation of the sector and explains which problems employers must address in order to confront the economic crisis. Some of the critical factors to promote competitiveness in the hospitality industry are knowing your customer, management learning and remaining informed and updated. [Read +]
Jordi Roure, president
FELAC (Federación Española de Asociaciones de Fabricantes de Maquinaria para Hostelería, Colectividades e Industrias Afines)
He explains to us in this interview of the industry's efforts to promote the quality of Spanish machinery at an international level and the sector's fine performance due to an increase in foreign demand. [Read +]
Lucas Vidaller Hediard, managing director
Master en Restauración Comercial y Colectividades, EUHT CETT (Universidad de Barcelona)
"I believe there is no real need to mention again the continuous stream of negative figures surrounding us in recent years, both in the commercial catering sector and in a more generalised context. It is no easy task to deal with circumstances." [Read +]