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Mr. Sayyadi

Mostafa Sayyadi

Management Consultant, The Change Leader Consulting Inc

As an international management consultant with over 10 years of experience in industry, Mostafa Sayyadi works with senior business leaders, mangers, and staff to effectively develop knowledge and innovation in companies.

Mr. Sayyadi has led change management initiatives and the development of enterprise strategic management frameworks to strategically manage organizational knowledge. Working in various countries assists global and domestic leaders to minimize the business risks of working across cultures and with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, enhance their intercultural effectiveness, deliver innovation and business results.

Mr. Sayyadi's research experience also developed analytical skills, logical reasoning, the ability to reflect and to use carefully reasoned arguments to present and defend insights. He has extensive writing experience, which includes his publications in academic journals, conference proceedings and research reports on a range of topics.

Mr. Sayyadi is a Business Book Author and a Columnist for Consulting Magazine (New York, US), HR.com (Toronto, Canada), Home Business Magazine (California, US), Industrial Management Magazine (Middle East & Western Asia) and his work has been featured in these top-flight business publications.

In recognition of his work with Australian Institute of Management and Australian Human Resources Institute, Mr. Sayyadi has been awarded the titles, "Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management" (AFAIM), "Certified Professional Manager" (CPMgr)" and "Certified Professional in Human Resources" (CAHRI)".

Please visit http://www.thechangeleader.com for more information.

Mr. Sayyadi can be contacted at +61 411273956 or inquiry@thechangeleader.com

Coming up in September 2020...

Hotel Group Meetings: Demand vs. Supply

It is a great time for hotel group meetings. It is expected that once again this sector will grow by 5-10% in 2020, partly due to the increasing value of in-person group meetings. Because people now spend so much time in front of their screens, face-to-face interactions have become a more treasured commodity in our modern world. Plus, the use of social media reinforces the value of engagement, discussion, conversation, and networking - all areas where group meetings shine. Despite this rosy outlook, there is a concern that demand for meetings far exceeds the supply of suitable venues and hotels. There are very few "big box" properties with 500-plus rooms and extensive conference facilities being built, and this shortage of inventory could pose a serious challenge for meeting planners. In addition to location concerns, the role of the meeting planner has also evolved significantly. Planners are no longer just meeting coordinators - they are de facto travel agents. Cultural interactions, local dining, experiential travel, and team-building activities are all now a part of their meeting mix. Plus, they have to cater to evolving tastes. Millennials are insisting on healthier venues and activities, and to meet their demands, hotels are making yoga breaks, fresh-pressed juices, plant-based diets, state-of-the-art gyms, and locally-sourced menus available. Millennials are also insisting that meeting venues practice Corporate Social Responsibility, which means upholding sustainable and ethical values; investment in the local community; health and well-being of employees; and general business practices that reflect being good citizens of the planet. Finally, there is a growing trend to merge meetings with other local events, such as music festivals, sporting events, and cultural attractions. The December Hotel Business Review will report on issues relevant to group meetings and will document what some hotels are doing to support this part of their operations.