If you always want to be updated with hospitality industry news, learn more, promote networking and close even more deals, this article was tailor-made for you. We’ve put together our list of the 10 must-attend Hotel Management Conferences that will take place all over the world in 2018. Check them out.
ITB Berlin Convention – March 7-10 (Berlin)
ITB Berlin Convention is dedicated to tourism associations, tour operators, hotels and other important industry players who take these days to share their services and latest products. In 2017, the convention brought together about 28.000 participants and more than 400 speakers in more than 200 sessions. The main topics in this convention are:
- Best practices and research findings;
- Innovative business models;
- International mega trends.
ICHTMM 2018 – May 14-15 (London)
From May 14 to 15, the British capital hosts the 20th International Conference on Hospitality, Tourism Marketing and Management (ICHTMM). This event invites leading academic scientists and researchers to exchange and share their experiences and results on hotel management topics. Check the International Scientific Committee here.
ITHMC BUDAPEST – October 17-21 (Budapest)
International Tourism and Hospitality Management Congress (ITHMC) is essentially focused on global tourism. The event is dedicated to academics, industry players, government, and other organizations, who share, exchange and challenge case studies and the state of the art in research. This conference also includes lectures that aim, for instance, to teach how to make a small hotel more appealing to travelers. The covered topics are, among others:
- Destination marketing and management;
- Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality;
- Sustainable tourism;
- Tourism management and marketing;
- Urban Tourism and Cultural Heritage.
National Hotel and Tourism Congress – (Portugal)
This three days event is organized by AHP – Associação de Hotelaria de Portugal, a Portuguese leading hotel association, whose members represent more than 60% of the number of rooms in the national hotel industry. Every year, it brings together more than 450 decision makers and tourism professionals, 6 panels on the most important topics for the sector, more than 25 reference speakers and 30 of the most innovative companies in exposure. The date and place for this year are not yet defined, but you can follow the news here.
Hotel Design Expo – May 2-4 (Las Vegas)
The Hotel Design Expo is perfectly designed for you to meet top hotel designers, architects, hoteliers, developers, purchasing firms, product suppliers, and more. Presented by Hospitality Design magazine, it offers a range of new products and services, inspirational themes, idea sharing for business and networking for any hospitality professional. Check the conference schedule here.
The Lodging Conference – September 24-27 (Phoenix)
The Lodging Conference is a three days event of networking – including dinner parties, extended refreshment breaks, golf and other leisure activities -, full of opportunities for meeting new important players. In 2017, the event had more than 1800 participants, bringing together the hotel industry’s most influential owners, operators, presidents, CEOs and dealmakers. Being an informal event, the dress code is always casual – there’s no place for suits and ties. Get to know more here.
Inspire Summit – December 13-14 (Las Vegas)
Las Vegas hosts, in December, the 7th edition of Inspire Summit. This conference is dedicated to the luxury industry and aims to promote and connect hospitality owners, executives, educators and trendsetters to inspire and discuss management, investment and development strategies on the topic.
IHTMM Conference – (Hong Kong)
Organized by Higher Education Forum, International Hospitality, Tourism Marketing & Management Conference (IHTMM) is considered an arena for international networking. This event is always on the cutting-edge, focusing current issues like the ecology of tourism and the effects of the technology advancement. The date and place for this year are not yet defined.
ICOHTM – September 14-15 (Kandy)
As it is essential to learn from the best practices around the world, the International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Management (ICOHTM) tries to find and discuss the best practical solutions to ever-evolving challenges in the hospitality and tourism industry – between industry leaders, researchers, educators and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world.
AHIC – April 17-19 (Ras Al Khaimah)
The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) is a global marketplace for the hotel investment community and brands. Here, you can join private introductions, online networking, roundtables and speed networking, which encourage relationships and new business opportunities. Check all confirmed speakers here.