The European
Hotel Development

hotelforum 2020

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The European
Hotel Development

hotelforum 2020

The 18th edition of hotelforum will be held once more on 7 October 2020. Decision-makers from the European hotel and real estate industry join up again for industry know-how transfer and networking.

hotelforum will be taking place in 2020 between 1 pm and 6 p. under the motto The ABC of XYZ – New generations, new rules”, and because of the constraints that still apply will be held as a hybrid conference with a limited number of people being able to attend in person. But even as a hybrid conference, the 18th hotelforum will be a highly-qualified communication platform for an exchange of information among hotel property experts.
We will be offering you a varied stage programme on a main live stage with live streaming, as well as digital breakout sessions accompanying them, concentrating on different aspects of hotel development such as investment, digitalisation and design. With the Techno-Pitch for start-ups we are particularly focussing on innovative technologies for the hospitality sector. This year for the first time the Hospitality UPGRADE Award will be presented in cooperation with GNERATOR by GIRA to the pitch winner. Five start-ups will be nominated for the stage by an advisory board of hospitality experts.

This year’s event too will culminate in the presentation of the “Hotel Property Award”. 40 hotels from 12 European countries have applied for this year’s award, ten hotels have been nominated by the jury. All nominated hotels will be presented to the specialist audience on 7 October!

We are using innovative, interactive formats to enable you and your company not only to be visible on 7 October, but also so that decision-makers and multipliers as well as speakers can make contact within an uncomplicated forum. We will presumably not be able to completely replace the magic of the personal contact that we have enjoyed in the past 17 years. That said, we will be using creative digital formats to shape an eventful, informative conference day for you, even in the virtual domain!

Schgaguler Hotel

Hotel Property Winner 2019 - Schgaguler Hotel //
Photo: Thomas Schgaguler


Hotel Property Award winner 2019
from left to right: Michael Widmann, PKF hotelexperts, Tobias
and Peter Schgaguler, Schgaguler Hotel Castelrotto, Andreas
Martin, hotelforum
// Photo: Walter Glück


from left to right: Michael Widmann, PKF hotelexperts, Harro Grimmer,
MPP (Speaker of the hotelforum jury), Tobias and Peter Schgaguler,
Schgaguler Hotel Castelrotto, Dr. Steen Rothenberger, LINDLEY
LINDENBERG (Finalist), Mario Maxeiner, IHG for the InterContinental
Lyon – Hotel Dieu (Finalist), Andreas Martin, hotelforum //
Photo: Walter Glück


Video of hotelforum 2019


We are looking forward to seeing you again at our virtual hotelforum conference on 7 October 2020 - take a look at the agenda 2020 & ticket registration is available!


hotelforum team

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This award honours hotel properties with a convincing overall concept - in terms of design, economic viability and innovation.

The award recipients are individuals and companies which greatly influenced the tourism and hotel industry

This award focuses on innovative start-ups with smart and digital technologies for the hotel market and...

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