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MTLHC - Most Talented Leaders in Hospitality: The semi-final!

Photo: ITHQ
Photo: ITHQ

Most Talented Leaders in Hospitality: The semi-final!

Compétition Hôtelière pour les Meilleurs Talents en Leadership 

Most Talented Leaders Hospitality Challenge

Montreal, January 10, 2022 - The MTLHC competition’s semi-final will be held on January 13, 2022, an online live event, three months after the launch of this international student competition, initiated by students from the Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ)! From then on, four (4) of the  seven (7) participating teams from schools around the world will be selected to compete in the final. The second case study will be presented to them by Marriott the next day. They will have until April 1 to compete for the Most Talented Leaders in Hospitality 2022!

The participants have been working since October 2021 on a primary case study presented by the independent hotel group Épik Collection. It emphasizes operational leadership and the creation of an extraordinary multi-sensory experience.

Remarkable collaborators

With the generous collaborators, speakers, ambassadors and panelists, the competitors live an experience that combines discovery, learning and new knowledge. The quality of workshops and activities offered to participants is unique to the MTLHC competition. Let us name, the conference on sustainable development given by Smart Travel Lab and ExperiSens; food and beverage workshops, offered by experienced chefs and restaurant owners, and case resolution support, provided by the Régie de l'Énergie, Hydro-Québec, Lab NCO, Traineroo and Desjardins. Not to mention, the personalized coaching session offered by the Épik Collection group.

An exceptional panel of judges:   

Bertil Fabre – General Manager at Le Centre Sheraton Montréal

Bill Stone – President of Knightstone Hotel Group

Christina Poon – General Manager at Hotel W New York - Union Square

Daniel Gallant – Vice President at Épik Collection | President at Iceberg Consultants

David Connor – RVP – Eastern Canada Accor Hospitality | GM at Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth

Edith Perreault – Founder & President - AFFIRMA Marketing & Communication & Executive Business coach

Ghani Kolli – Partner & Strategic Designer at Credo

Marie-Michèle Thibault – Vice-President at Lotus Marketing Inc. | Professor & Consultant at the ITHQ

Martin Lessard – General Manager at MT Lab

Olena Zamkova – Director of Innovation and Experience Design at Épik Collection

Dates to remember 

  • January 13 – Semi-finale (LIVE event on LinkedIn and Facebook, 08:00 a.m. EST) 
  • January 14 – 2nd case study presented by Marriott (W New York Union Square + Centre Sheraton Montréal)
  • April 1st – Finale and unveiling of the Most Talented Leaders

For more information

Visit the MTLHC website and social media platforms LinkedInFacebookYouTube and Instagram.

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Source :

Angèle-Charly M. Mukonde

PR, Communications - Marketing, MTLHC

Tel: 514 575-0374