HONG KONG, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NEWH Inc.—The Hospitality Industry Network is heading to Hong Kong to attend HD Asia, June 18-20th, 2012, in hopes of garnering interest for a local chapter. "We have been looking at international expansion for a couple of years. After an amazing visit to the UK where many companies expressed an interest in the Asian market, we thought it was seriously time to consider it," explains Julia Marks, NEWH Inc. president. "HD Asia was excellent timing and our partnership with Hospitality Design gives us not only exposure and opportunity but a venue to showcase who NEWH is and what we do."
Both Marks and NEWH Inc. executive director Shelia Lohmiller will be in attendance, hosting a table at the conference where they will be available to answer questions and share the NEWH mission and vision. Says Marks: "I am looking forward to meeting a whole new group of people who may not have heard about NEWH in the U.S. and offering them a unique opportunity to build their network and give back to their community. And of course I am looking forward to exploring Hong Kong."
And it seems like perfect timing for the organization to expand to Asia. "NEWH has been in a continued state of growth over the last few years, add the increased international work and travel that our members are doing, we feel this is the perfect time to bring NEWH to Asia where our existing members and new members can benefit from networking there," explains Marks.
Adds Lohmiller: "HD Asia provided NEWH the perfect opportunity to take this step. As in other areas, NEWH has first fostered relationships. This is a very small industry that we are in, and one that is built around relationships. Remember, it is not only who and what you know, but who knows you!"
NEWH Inc.—The Hospitality Industry Network is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities. Members of NEWH, Inc. are professionals actively engaged in development, management/operations, architecture, communications, design, distribution, education, manufacturing, production, purchasing, and sales of the hospitality, foodservice, senior living, and related industries.
About HD Asia
Presented by Hospitality Design (HD) magazine and produced by Nielsen Expositions, HD Asia will take place June 18-20th, 2012, at the 5-Star Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. The two-day conference dedicated to hospitality design will feature an all-star lineup of speakers, including keynoter Tony Chi of tonychi and associates, local design impresario Andre Fu, and multiple panels on a range of topics, with expert insight from such leading firms and hotel companies as HBA, WATG/Wimberly Interiors, AvroKO, BBG-BBGM, Champalimaud, Sung Hung Kai Properties, Langham Hotels International, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
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