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IAHGM International Retirement Plan

The IAHGM International Retirement Plan ("the Plan") is a low cost, portable and tax efficient retirement plan that has been developed in conjunction with the International Association of Hotel General Managers specifically to address the unique needs and requirements of their membership of international hotel general managers.

Balancing New Technologies With Guest Experience

I was fortunate to chair a CEO panel at the recent Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) in Dubai, an event that brings solutions providers together with hotel decisionmakers. The panel in particular was focused on how tech is transforming the hotel business and the various threats and opportunities it represents.

Vale John Cameron

It is with great sadness that we inform industry colleagues and friends that our CEO John Cameron has passed away after a short and sudden illness. John has been an incredible asset to the Association and he will be dearly missed as a leader and as a friend

The Bulletin - Issue # 7 - June 2017

It’s time to tell us what else you want

Welcome to the latest issue of The Bulletin. We enjoy using the newsletter to share all our news and developments with you and there has certainly been a lot to update you on in recent months. This month we wanted to do something a little bit different and

The Bulletin - Issue # 6 - April 2017

Welcome to this month’s issue of The Bulletin. Things have been developing well for IAHGM since the start of the year and we’re now in a strong position as an established, credible Association, with a membership base in the hundreds.

As well as serving our members, IAHGM was also designed to benefit the hotel GM sector as a whole. Recognising and rewarding industry talent...

Press Release - IAHGM to offer independent Advisory Services

The International Association of Hotel General Managers (IAHGM), which includes Middle East hospitality veterans in its Board of Governors, has launched an advisory services offering, to provide support to hotel general managers, hotel executives, hotel companies and owners within the industry.

The Bulletin - Issue # 5 - February 2017

Welcome to the latest issue of The Bulletin. I am very pleased to begin our first newsletter of the year by telling you about the launch of IAHGM’s new Advisory Services. This is a time of significant growth for the hospitality industry and the global project pipeline is showing a robust increase year-on-year...

The Bulletin - Issue # 4 - December 2016

Welcome to this latest issue of The Bulletin. As we approach the end of 2016, I can’t help but look back and reflect on all the things we have achieved in the Association’s first year since launching in February. When we began, myself and the team firmly believed that IAHGM was in a position to offer something unique to hotel General Managers and provide a level of industry support that had been missing for some time...

The Bulletin - Issue # 3 - November 2016

Welcome to issue 3 of The Bulletin featuring all the latest news from The International Association of Hotel General Managers. It’s been a busy time, with the focus firmly on increasing value for our members...

GM Interview: Leon Larkin

While there isn’t an authoritative figure on the number of hotels that are in operation across the world, Leon Larkin tells us it’s estimated there are more than 500,000 people across the world who are, or have been, general managers.

The International Association of Hotel General Managers Hosts UAE Launch Event

The International Association of Hotel General Managers hosted its UAE launch event last night (Tuesday 26th April) at the H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road. The Association, which launched recently at the end of February 2016, is the first of its kind dedicated exclusively to hotel GMs, offering a wide range of tangible professional and personal membership benefits.

Message from The President

Welcome to the first edition of The Bulletin, a monthly newsletter designed to keep you up to date with all the latest news and developments from within the International Association of Hotel General Managers.

In the Pipeline

Once we have completed the Career Management Centre and it is up and running, our next priority is to begin building the foundations of our Academy for Professional Development.

ITB Berlin

In March the team visited Berlin for ITB, the world’s leading travel trade show. President and Founder Leon Larkin attended the exhibition to meet with media and colleagues, before hosting an exclusive networking session during the evening at the historic Hotel Adlon.

HOIHGm To Be Renamed International Association of Hotel General Managers

The Honourable Order of International Hotel General Managers will now be known as The International Association of Hotel General Managers. Launched in February 2016 as the world's first global association dedicated exclusively to the international hotel general management community, the organisation aims to provide members with access to a broad range of portable benefit plans, including medical and retirement/pension planning options. A Career Management Centre, as well as an accredited academy for professional development is also in the pipeline.