MTLHC Third Edition

Isabelle Leblond

Team Leader & Mentor

People often say I stand out especially for the quality of my work and my contagious passion. With my sharp interpersonal skills, I am a true outstanding team player. With over ten years of experience in the restaurant and hotel industries, I understand the needs of both industries very well, and am able to find solutions. I contribute significantly to the influence of the hotel industry and stand out through my social involvement, which has enabled me to be the recipient of numerous scholarships. In 2020, I won the student hotel award at the Prix Distinction evening organized by Tourisme Montréal. During my last year in the Advanced studies in International Hotel Management program at ITHQ, I initiated the project of creating an international competition in Montreal following my positive experience at the hotel competition in Amsterdam (Genio Worldwide Innovation Summit). As of today, I ensure the success of the project by taking over the management of it and its operations while helping my colleagues with their respective tasks.

Christofer Delisle

Co-President of Operations

I was raised in a family that owns a sugar shack, which means I have been immersed in hospitality since I was a child. Human relations and taking care of people is what I thrive for in my work. After over 14 years of professional experience in the aviation industry, I decided to take on new challenges and go back to school to study hospitality management. I aspire to bring change and vision in this extraordinary industry.

By being a leader in the MTLHC, I aim to learn how to organize this type of event, learn from my peers, exchange best practices, and improve my leadership within a team. In addition, this event is a way to give back to the hospitality community.

Victoria Najera-Huot

Co-President of Operations

I have always been immersed in the field of culture and the arts. It is when I obtained my first job in events that fell in love with the industry. I completed a first bachelor’s degree in political science, but my desire to learn more about hospitality and the customer experience encouraged me to pursue studies in the field.

I decided to become a leader in the MTLHC because I love new challenges. Having the opportunity to surpass myself and to work with a formidable team in the organization of an international competition greatly seek my interests. I have never assembled such an event and MTLHC represents a great opportunity to embark on such a project.

Élisabeth Salvail

Event Logistics Manager

When I completed my studies in interior design, I was left wondering what I should do next. Despite my passion for interior design, I was aware that something was missing from my school background. I found what I was looking for at ITHQ’s hospitality management bachelor’s degree. I was septic at first because I did not know much about the field, but now, after almost a year in this program, I discovered a wonderful industry through passionate teachers and enriching courses, and I’m proud to be part of the ITHQ community.

Joining the team of MTLHC and becoming a leader is an exciting new experience. I wish to welcome new knowledge and build my confidence in the professional world, all while allowing others to do the same.  

Anne Sibre

Communications Manager

I first started studying communications at university to answer the love I have for human relations. But after two years of studies, I still did not know which way to go when I thought about my future, until I heard about ITHQ and its hospitality management bachelor’s degree. It was an enlightenment to finally find a program that brings together all my passions and pronounced interests for people, and so I threw myself into this new world with a thirst for new experiences and discoveries. This field offers me an exciting, and dynamic future, all while remaining connected to my creativity and curiosity. 

I have never had the opportunity to participate in the organization of a project of this magnitude, so I see becoming a leader in the MTLHC as a challenge and an opportunity to learn. In addition, it allows me to venture into my career aspirations. 

Élouann Bleau

Public Relations Manager

After three years of studying Pure Sciences at CEGEP, and redoing the same physics course three times, I lost my motivation despite my love for science and life. I found myself faced with a pressing need to find what excites me. It was in 2017 that I discovered the ITHQ and hotel management. This gave me hope as I discovered a program that allowed me to combine several of my interests: cooking, culture, numbers, hospitality, management, sommelier, etc. I graduated from the GEHI program in 2020, at the start of the pandemic. I took a break from the field and a break from the city to return in 2022 and resume my studies at ITHQ in their hospitality management bachelor’s degree.

I am happy to be able to be a leader in the organization of this great project which allows us to put into practice what we have learned and develop our skills as future managers.