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Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Student to Anchor 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Global Broadcast

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Sixtine Consigny, a French student completing her Master degree in hotel management at Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) was selected as one of three student anchors for the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting.

Students at Blue Mountains School in Australia

She will travel to New York City to participate in a live broadcast Sept. 21–24, which will be transmitted by Laureate International Universities (LIU) and watched by thousands of LIU students. As part of the webcast, Consigny will conduct interviews with CGI participants on the floor and in the Laureate Live studio.

“Sixtine demonstrated exceptional skills in her interview and beat out applicants from all over the world,” said Guy Bentley, CEO of BMIHMS. “It is a unique opportunity for a student in hospitality to participate in one of the most important events in the world, thanks to the Laureate International Universities network’s sponsorship of this event.”

The competition to become a student anchor was limited to institutions within LIU. More than 50 applications were received from students at 19 institutions. The selection criteria included academic achievement, engagement in campus life and/or professional internship, global mindset, maturity and leadership skills, and social responsibility and business orientation. Shortlisted students were invited to participate in a video conference interview with the selection committee. Sixtine will be joined by Emilio Jaliel Díaz Ortiz from Universidad del Valle de México and Nyiko Nenita Mthembi from Monash University South Africa.

Laureate International Universities is the first-ever outside organization to broadcast CGI’s Annual Meeting. This is the third year of the webcast, which is transmitted in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Student anchors are given unparalleled access to CGI participants and provide an in-depth look at the event for peers watching online. Sixtine and her two partner anchors will also receive public speaking coaching and mentoring prior to the meeting.

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (Australia)

BMIHMS has been ranked No. 1 in international hospitality management in Australia and Asia Pacific (TNS Survey 2013). The school has campuses in Leura and Sydney in Australia, as well as a campus in China. It combines strong academic programs in management with internship opportunities and practical training in the best hotel groups around the world. BMIHMS offers Bachelor of Business degrees in International Hotel & Resort Management and in International Event Management, as well as Masters in International Hotel Management and Global Business Management, which are accredited by the Australian Higher Education national regulator ( BMIHMS has a three-pillar approach, which combines professional and personal development, practical skills and academic achievement and is not only recognised by the hospitality industry, but has also proven essential to the success of BMIHMS graduates, many of whom are now leaders in their field. For more information visit

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