The 17th edition of hotelforum, the European Hotel Development Conference, will be held again alongside the International Trade Fair for Property and Investment EXPO REAL on 9 October 2019 at Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich and welcomes anyone from the European hospitality and real estate industry.
hotelforum 2019 starts with new formats to give more space to Start-ups and digitalisation: two masterclasses will be held on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) as well as a Business Speed Dating. Afterwards the conference focuses on innovative hotel project showcases to be followed by the Techno Pitch for start-ups with smart and digital technologies and a CEO workshop (by invitation only).
The afternoon begins with a dialogue with Otto Lindner, CEO of Lindner Hotels and a pulse lecture Drivers of change in Hospitality by Prof. Christopher K. Anderson, Director Center for Hospitality Research, Cornell University, School of Hotel Administrationpulse lecture. The following panel discussion is dedicated to this year's motto Hotel & Co. Respecting and rethinking boundaries. The conference program ends with the CEO presentation with Liam Brown, President and Managing Director Europe, Marriott International and the prize-giving of the UPGRADE Award to the pitch winner by Gastgewerbe-Magazin and DerProfitester in cooperation with hotelforum.
During the hotelforum gala evening, the two industry awards Hospitality Innovation Award and the Hotel Property Award will be presented. More than 400 guests are expected to celebrate with the winner, the finalists and representatives of all nominated European hotels for the Hotel Property Award 2019. The attendees of the conference benefit from ample networking opportunities with leading experts within the hotel development sector throughout the day. See more details: conference programme 2019.
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The winner and finalists of the Hotel Property Award 2019 // Photos: Walter Glück