Vatel alumni, better known as “Vateliens,” now amount to over 25,000 throughout the world. Vatel Clubs* have been set up in key geographical zones in order to facilitate meetings and get-togethers. Each Club is headed by an Ambassador, who is a Vatelien elected by his or her peers.
Vatel Alumni Networking Tour, Act II
Just a year ago, Vatel Club Ambassadors met for their first conference at the Vatel Martigny Hotel in Switzerland. This year, they got together at the Vatel Nimes Hotel from May 16 to May 18, 2014. They came from all over the world to share their ideas and discuss ways of optimizing the network.
In the photo from left to right: Maxime Vaux, Potel & Chabot Aquitaine Manager (Vatel Greater South-West Club Ambassador) and Marine, his wife; Elodie Feydeau Veilleux, Worldwide Alumni Representative ; Susan and Antonio Wang, Director of Sales & Marketing Park Hyatt (Vatel Shanghai Club Ambassador); Alain Sebban, CEO and Founder of Vatel and his wife, Jocelyne; Anne-Maude Aguilar, Director of the Vatel Nimes Hotel & Spa (Vatel Greater South Club Ambassador); Elena Oganesyan, (Vatel Moscow Club Ambassador); Karine Benzazon, Vatel Lyon and Vatel Nimes General Manager; Florent Baudouin, Founder of FB Waton’s Investment LLC and Golden Keys (Vatel Club Los Angeles Ambassador) and Zora Dakir, his wife; Christophe Cogez, Consultant at Dehoux Conseils (Vatel Paris IDF Club Ambassador); Franck Sciessere, General Manager of the Cour des Loges Hotel (Vatel Lyon Club Ambassador).
A new look for Vatelalumni.com
On this occasion, Parag Joshi, the Vatel E-Marketing Manager and also a Vatelien himself, gave Vateliens a scoop when presenting the brand new look of this Internet site for Vatel alumni. “This new site, dedicated to Vateliens, students and companies, is a new professional 2.0 network. It is not only responsive, adapting itself to all supports and formats, but very easy to use. Our Ambassadors love it!” said Elodie Feydeau Veilleux, the Worldwide Alumni Representative.
As of the beginning of June, all Vateliens throughout the world can register in this new site to:
- consult job vacancies and career opportunities in the network,
- invite others to events organized by one of the Vatel Alumni Clubs,
- communicate with others and share their bests Success Stories,
- apply to be an Ambassador in the region they’re working in, etc.
* 8 Vatel Alumni Clubs plan to open in 2014: New York City, Barcelona, Hong-Kong, Bangkok, Manila, Marrakesh, Dubai and Singapore.