Understanding the trends and advancements in the international hospitality industry is crucial for anyone working in the hotel or hospitality sector. For these, attending a conference can be beneficial for you.
In 2023, expect to see new technology that emerged during the pandemic that aims to assist hoteliers in reducing their direct physical interaction with customers and automated solutions to help them deal with a difficult labor market.
Many business experts in the industry are unsure of what to anticipate from the best hospitality conferences in 2023 after 2021. Therefore, we have compiled a list of the top hospitality conferences you can attend in 2023.
Why Attend Hospitality Events?
The hotel sector is continually changing as a result of shifting consumer demands. It’s essential for hotels to continually learn about best practices for running more effectively and satisfying changing guest demands.
Industry experts will discuss best practices, advice, and tactics at hospitality conferences that you can use in your own company. At these events, you can browse hundreds of booths filled with the most cutting-edge technology to identify the best solutions for your particular company’s needs.
To grow your business and advance your profession, networking is essential. At a conference, exchanging business cards or email addresses might assist you in creating contacts that can later result in business successes or long-lasting peer relationships.
Hospitality Conferences for Hotel Professionals in 2023
|Name||Date & Venue||About||Why should you attend?||Register|
|Cvent CONNECT||April 11 - 14, 2022 /|
Las Vegas & Virtual
|In 2022, Cvent CONNECT will be a hybrid event that attendees can join online or in person in Las Vegas. The annual hospitality conference hosted by Cvent brings together industry experts interested in learning more about the newest developments in hospitality technology.||During CONNECT, attendees can concentrate on networking with other professionals in their field, creating long-lasting professional relationships, learning how to arrange contemporary meetings or events, and learning how to incorporate new cutting-edge hospitality ideas into their businesses. Additionally, participants will discover how Cvent's end-to-end event technology platform is redefining hospitality and event planning.||Click here to register|
|HFTP Mid-South Atlantic Regional Conference||February 23 - 25, 2022 /|
|The North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia branches of HFTP collaborated to organize the 15th Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of the organization. A nonprofit organization dedicated to provide vital education for industry professionals, low-cost strategies to grow your company, and access to the best event experts and hospitality technology thought leaders, HFTP is a global organization for the hospitality industry. The Mid-South Atlantic Regional Conference was organized by the HFTP to promote networking. Attendees spend three days at the conference getting to know their industry counterparts and advancing their professional education.||The HFTP Mid-South Atlantic Regional Conference, formerly known as the Carolina's Conference, offers two days of learning and networking with peers at the regional level. For the Mid-South Atlantic Regional Conference, they have assembled eminent speakers who are well-known in national hospitality conferences. The conference offers attendees networking opportunities and high-quality instruction, as well as the ability to discuss issues of regional concern.||Click here to register|
|HFTP Club Summit||March 14 - 15, 2022 /|
|The professional, not-for-profit organization known as HFTP represents IT and financial staffers who work in hotels, clubs, casinos, resorts, and other hospitality-related establishments. The HFTP Club Summit, now in its fourth year, offers two full days of advanced education aimed at club professionals that covers industry strategy, trends, and engagement. This year's event will take place March 14–15 at The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio is a city rich in history, culture, and modern attractions, and it is the location of the Alamo, the Tower of Americas, and the breathtaking San Antonio Riverwalk.||In addition to providing members with outstanding professional development seminars, unrivalled networking opportunities, and a venue for the newest hospitality technology, HFTP produces a range of industry-leading events. Don't miss your chance to network with subject matter experts at our hotel industry conference, which features events all over the world and throughout the year.||Click here to register|
|Mountain Travel Symposium||April 3 - 8, 2022 /|
Vail, CO, United States
|The Mountain Travel Symposium, also referred to as the SXSW of skiing, is the world's largest and longest-running annual gathering of mountain travel experts. Representatives from more than 35 nations forge connections, expand their businesses, and fortify the mountain business community. The Exchanges and the Forum make up the two primary parts of MTS. Meeting a wide range of vendors, purchasers, and mountain tourist suppliers in person is a key component of exchanges. The Forum, in contrast, is jam-packed with peer-to-peer sessions and is meant to encourage conversation among those working in the ski business.||Attending MTS can benefit mountain-related hospitality workers by teaching them how to connect with target customers, learn about new goods, increase brand recognition, and forge connections with well-known figures in the mountain travel sector. After so many years of only communicating digitally, attendees will be able to catch up with old acquaintances and develop ties with new coworkers. MTS's Skier Networking Day, where guests can do business on the slopes, is a highlight for event participants. Following that, networking will continue all throughout the following week at receptions, themed parties, and dinner events.||Click here to register|
|HD Expo + Conference||April 26 - 28, 2022 /|
|"The latest products, services, and innovative breakthroughs from the industry's leading manufacturers" are displayed at the Annual HD Expo + Conference. The 2022 Expo + Conference in Las Vegas will cover all topics relating to hospitality and will have over 100 speakers and more than 30 different educational sessions. The Design Well Pavilion in the expo hall, where visitors can find out about the value of wellness and sustainability as well as how to incorporate sustainability into their goods and projects, will also be highlighted at the event.||Attending HD Expo + Conference is a wise decision for many reasons. The list includes research, exchanging information, networking, creativity, invention, and many other things. And even though your schedule for business travel might not be as full as it once was, HD Expo + Conference ought to be at the top of your agenda. You'll get the same in-person, multi-sensory product experience that visitors have. In addition, there are other channels you can use to find your next business opportunity (all it takes is one chance meeting). You'll leave Las Vegas feeling inspired and educated thanks to our conference sessions.||Click here to register|
|International Hotel Technology Forum 2022||April 27 - 28, 2022 /|
|The event will bring together hoteliers, management companies, OTAs, and solution providers to discuss the learnings and challenges of 2021 and how technology is helping to transform the hotel industry by improving the guest experience to increase revenue and operational efficiency. Hospitality was one of the industries most severely affected by the pandemic but is now on the mend. It will bring together more than 200 C-suite representatives to talk about the newest issues and technical innovations in the hospitality industry||Leaders in the hospitality sector have a fantastic opportunity to network here. The top hotel technology event in Europe is where you can interact with like-minded colleagues in the hospitality sector, forge important business relationships, and discover answers to your problems. Over the course of three days of panel discussions, seminars, and keynotes, take part in their interactive activities to learn best practices from prominent industry professionals. Participate in 1:1 business meetings that have been set up in advance so that hoteliers may choose the technological solutions that will offer them a competitive edge.||Click here to register|
|The Hotel Show||May 24 - 26, 2022 /|
Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai
|The Hotel Show Dubai has offered a crucial platform for business and networking for 23 years, enabling international providers of hospitality products to connect with and get access to thousands of engaged customers from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Face-to-face encounters, where trust and quality can be communicated more quickly than through any other medium, are where long-term commercial connections are formed. You can directly reach the thousands of buyers attending The Hotel Show Dubai and help them diversify their supply chains by displaying your products there.||For more than 20 years, The Hotel Show Dubai has connected local buyers with suppliers from around the world. Each year, thousands of serious buyers attend the event, giving hospitality professionals an unrivalled chance to network, learn, and do business. The Hotel Show Dubai, the longest-running and most significant face-to-face trade event for the hospitality industry in the region, enables buyers to purchase thousands of products from exhibitors both globally and locally and to learn the most recent information on regional developments in the industry.||Click here to register|
|TTRA Annual International Conference||June 14 - 16, 2022 /|
|The Victoria Conference Center will host the TTRA 2022 Annual International Conference from June 13–16, 2022. The Fairmont Empress, which is conveniently connected to the Conference Centre, will serve as the conference hotel. Regenerative Tourism: Building Resilience is the conference's theme for this year. The conference will concentrate on recovery efforts of the global tourist and hospitality sector and communities to regenerate tourism in the post-pandemic age while also increasing resilience to crises, maintaining resources, and distributing tourism benefits more fairly.||The program of TTRA 2022 will feature both the well-liked Ideas Fair and customary Oral Presentation sessions. The Ideas Fair interactive session brings together academics and industry professionals to participate in immersive and interactive multimedia presentations as leaders in their respective fields. Additionally, they will include the engaging Qualitative Research Workshop and Graduate Student Colloquium (both fully online). Practitioners in the hospitality and tourist sectors are asked to submit ideas through email for round-table discussions focused on pressing issues affecting the sector, both strategic and tactical.||Click here to register|
|HITEC ORLANDO||June 27 - 30, 2022 /|
|Join HFTP, the HITEC organizers, for the biggest hospitality technology conference's return to live events. After a difficult year, HFTP is excited to bring back the top venue for showcasing the most cutting-edge technological solutions for the sector. HITEC Orlando, which attracts thousands of hospitality technology specialists from over 60 countries, gives exhibitors the chance to present their goods and services to senior experts and important decision-makers in the market, increasing brand recognition and international visibility.||By obtaining sponsorships, web advertising, speaking engagements, and a digital enhanced listing, you can increase your visibility outside of the show floor. In order to support exhibitors' marketing initiatives and raise awareness of their company's attendance at HITEC, HFTP offers exhibitors a comprehensive toolset of free promotional resources. Confirmed Exhibitors will have exclusive access to this upgraded one-stop resource for monitoring company profiles, reviewing financial statements, and carrying out duties for effective exhibition preparation. With the largest show floor of hospitality technologies in the world, HITEC Orlando will be our industry's first chance to meet up in person.||Click here to register|
|National HR in Hospitality Conference||June 14 - 16, 2022 /|
|Join them at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on June 14–16, 2022, for the National HR in Hospitality Conference! The National HR in Hotel Conference, which combines the legal and practical facets of human resources within the hospitality business, is the leading HR conference in the sector.||The seminar will include tried-and-true HR tactics from hotels of different sizes, important legal counsel from seasoned professionals with knowledge of the nuances of hospitality labor and employment law. Leading professionals discussing the hottest issues affecting the sector right now. Hear from top business professionals from hotels of all sizes, including Hilton Worldwide, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, and Loews Hotels.||Click here to register|
|Hotel Data Conference||August 10-12, 2022 /|
Omni Nashville Hotel
|The 13th annual Hotel Data Conference will include professional evaluations, fresh approaches, and practical best practices. Such insights are more necessary than ever, given the current context. The conference this year just so happened to be scheduled to coincide with a crucial period of industry recovery as we move from the summer tourism boom to the hoped-for rebound of business demand and events. Nashville, Tennessee hosted the event from August 11–13, 2021, with opportunities for both in-person and online attendance.||The attendees of this hospitality conference will receive forecast reports on the most important must-know hospitality trends as well as summaries of useful data from 2021. Attendees will get the chance to collaborate with top professionals to examine the current hospitality landscape and create practical best business practices that they can apply at home.||Click here to register|
|The Lodging Conference||September 19 - 22, 2022 / The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge||One of the most important conferences for the hotel business ever is the Lodging Conference. Tens of thousands of influential hotel owners and executives from all around the world have taken part over the past 27 years. The most powerful owners, operators, presidents, CEOs, investors, and dealmakers in the hotel sector convene at this meeting to discuss development, financing, franchising, management, construction, design, and operations.||It's not surprising that our attendees say they make more contacts and initiate more deals at The Lodging Conference than at any other industry event given the three days of nonstop networking opportunities, gourmet food, leisure activities, a casual dress code and atmosphere, and a who's who of senior-level industry developers and executives in attendance. With around 2000 attendees, TLC was the biggest business conference in the world in 2021.||Click here to register|
|The Annual Hotel Conference||October 3 - 4, 2022 / Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester, UK||The annual hotel conference is quite unique. The top minds in UK hospitality congregate there to exchange success-oriented ideas and aspirations for the future. As they link you to the capital and the capital to you, it's also a fantastic chance to network with the UK investor community. Each sector of the UK hospitality investment market is represented, including asset managers, tourism boards, investors, and hotels.||AHC is a gathering you shouldn't miss. Reserve your space at: Over the course of two days of engaging educational sessions, hear from eminent speakers and the leading innovators in our field. At our renowned networking events, meet key decision-makers. Meet with top businesses in our exhibition hall to learn about their newest projects and developments.||Click here to register|
|ILTM North America||19 - 22 September 2022 /|
Riviera Maya, Mexico
|Their Riviera Maya-based show is the perfect marketing and sales opportunity in paradise, whether North America's HNW tourists are your personal clients or potential buyers. They have planned Meetings that have been carefully crafted with the region's most prestigious and sought-after travel designers, influential members of the luxury media, and the best hotel chains in the world. This is the place to be for business, friendship, and new trends, regardless of your plan or demands.||Whether you represent a global travel company or a local travel agency, ILTM North America offers you the chance to network with a select group of hand-selected luxury travel experts and discover new business opportunities. Additionally, the customized pairing tool allows you the freedom to decide. Discover the future through the famed Opening Speech and find fresh ideas. Their program keeps you informed of the most fascinating and commercially significant developments. Throughout the show, enjoy amazing networking opportunities and parties to create new acquaintances.||Click here to register|
|Stay Wyse||April 7 - 8, 2022 /|
Amsterdam and online
|The STAY WYSE Hostel Conference brings together companies in the youth travel lodging industry for two days of networking, trading, and education. In 2019, STAY WYSE Miami made its debut with a focus on North, South, and Latin America, continuing the success of STAY WYSE Amsterdam, which is currently in its fifth year. The Conference has quickly made a name for itself as a venue for networking with potential business partners, including operators, suppliers, investors, and purchasers.||Set up to 30 one-on-one meetings with buyers to establish new business relationships and expand your enterprise. Attend seminars, workshops, and Keynotes presented by professionals in the field to learn the most recent trends in hospitality and youth marketing.||Click here to register|
|AAHOA||Multiple dates and venues||The ideal place for you to meet local hoteliers and vendors in the hospitality sector is at the 2022 AAHOA Regional Conferences & Trade Shows. Local hoteliers and vendors get together for a day of networking, a trade fair, education, and unique information that you can only find at this well-liked yearly series.||You will get the chance to network with hotel owners and vendors in your area. Learn the most recent AAHOA and business news. At the trade show, discover innovative and fascinating products and services related to industry. Hear from local political figures and other interesting guests. A networking reception and dinner are held at the conclusion of their regional conferences and trade shows, allowing you to meet other hotels and business partners.||Click here to register|
|International Hospitality Investment Forum||May 3 - 5, 2022 /|
|The IHIF is where the world's hospitality industry congregates and unites as one. IHIF is usually distinguished by and stands out for this reason. On September 1-3, almost 1,200 top leaders attended this year's event, which was held at the InterContinental Berlin and may have been more significant than previous ones. It demonstrates how, as a sector, we can inspire people throughout the world to travel and meet in a secure manner.||At the premier annual conference and exhibition for the global hotel industry, connect with forward thinking financiers, owners, and developers. Over the course of three days, 180 top industry speakers will present in energizing instructional sessions. At their networking events, you can meet brilliant people from the whole hotel industry. Sign agreements with 400+ international investors: 86 percent of their attendees said that going to IHIF led to business opportunities. Meet with top businesses as they unveil their newest projects, investments, and innovations in our exhibition hall.||Click here to register|
|Tianguis Turístico||May 22 - 25, 2022 /|
|This time, Acapulco, Guerrero, will serve as the grand setting for this momentous occasion. Tianguis Turistico Mexico is an occasion that was established 46 years ago that promotes and offers only one travel destination: MEXICO!||Don't pass up the chance to take part in this 46th Tianguis edition and familiarise yourself with the enormous range of tourism products that MÉXICO has to offer all at once, under one roof. Utilize the pre-scheduled appointment system to make the most of your time by choosing the Exhibitors that most interest you and setting a priority for your appointments.||Click here to register|
|NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference||June 5 - 7, 2022 /|
|One of the industry's most notable yearly conferences, the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference draws the best real estate and hospitality executives from across the world. Leading hotel executives, financiers, developers, analysts, and economists engage in talks on a variety of current international industry themes over the course of the two-day conference.||The NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, which was held by the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, provided general sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities that offered information, analysis, viewpoints, insights, and opportunities. Attend the annual NYU Hospitality Conference with over 2000 worldwide experts in hospitality, development, investment, and finance.||Click here to register|
|Hotec||June 19 - 22, 2023 / Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa,||For three days of pre-arranged, 1-on-1 meetings and exclusive networking possibilities, Hotec Design gathers senior decision-makers from major design firms, hotels, resorts, casinos, cruise lines, purchasing and management businesses, face-to-face with innovative suppliers. The ideal environment for meetings, engagement, and conducting business with exceptional ease, effectiveness, and speed is a tranquil, opulent, private atmosphere.||Save time with two days of targeted one-on-one sessions at Hotec Design. To make the best use of your time, choose in advance the clients or suppliers you want to meet. Experience countless opportunities for relationship development at outdoor cocktail parties, meal functions, and more. Experience keynote talks from thought leaders in your business and be motivated to overcome obstacles.||Click here to register|
|Phocuswright Europe||June 12 - 14, 2023 /|
|The foremost expert in travel, tourism, and hospitality market research is Phocuswright. They are the most frequently cited and relied-upon source of facts, figures, and analysis. They organize a number of prestigious conferences in the US and Europe and collaborate on occasions in China, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. Phocuswright's research is brought to life by industry titans and business experts who debate topics, exchange ideas, and define the constantly changing realities of travel commerce.||You may anticipate beneficial in-person networking events, cocktail receptions, chances to collaborate and catch up, and the constantly-active Exhibitor Showcase. MAKE INTERESTING CONNECTIONS. No other conference gives attendees access to such a prestigious and powerful group. REMAIN WITH THE BENEFITS. Despite just lasting four days, the meeting has long-lasting benefits.||Click here to register|
|No Vacancy Hotel & Accommodation Expo||September 7 - 8, 2022 /|
|The largest and most significant annual event for experts in the hotel and lodging sector is the NoVacancy Expo & Conference, which will be held at the world-class ICC Sydney on September 7-8, 2022. Gain access to significant advancements in new product and brand launches, vital education and industry insights, crucial networking, and serious deal-making. Everything is present and ready to be discovered.||Maximize occupancy, boost revenue, streamline operations, improve your property and guests' experience, learn about new goods and services, form new relationships, and gain free access to the greatest training available in the sector! Give your business the chance to be seen, taken into account, and chosen - during the purchasing process. Meet the individuals who determine spending limits, choose suppliers, and list merchandise for each type of lodging facility.||Click here to register|
|Equiphotel||November 6 - 10, 2022 /|
|The premier worldwide trade event for those working in the hotel and restaurant industries is called EquipHotel. It is held every two years to assist you develop and polish new projects as well as support you in managing your business on a daily basis. Over the course of 5 days, join us alongside hotel managers, cooks, chefs, restaurant owners, architects, designers, decorators, investors, and more to learn about a variety of product and service innovations, network with industry experts, and get a wealth of feedback.||Through a comprehensive and innovative program of presentations, workshops, masterclasses, contests, and more over the course of five days, professionals learn about the most recent trends in their industry as well as learn about brand-new technologies. At EquipHotel, each sector has interiors created by a variety of renowned architects, including pop-up eateries and immersive or solution-driven areas. They provide inspiration, highlight the goods of their exhibitors, and provide experts useful solutions.||Click here to register|
|The Glamping Show UK||September 15 - 17, 2022 /|
|You may network with other business owners while learning about the newest trends and best practices for business growth at The Glamping Show.||Get motivated by the group of suppliers, professionals, and seasoned glamping business entrepreneurs. Discover answers to the problems you keep pushing to the side and ideas that will help you grow your company.||Click here to register|
|Wystec||September 27 - 30, 2022 /|
|The largest international trade show for the youth, student, and educational travel sectors is the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC). For both senders and recipients working in the lodging, work and travel, au pair, volunteer, and study abroad sectors, WYSTC offers a distinctive business development opportunity. The WYSE Travel Confederation's annual event, which was started in 1992, has brought together youth and student travel professionals every year to network, trade, and participate in seminars and workshops.||Is it possible for you to afford not to? Attending organizations gain new clients worth, on average, EUR 77,000. Professionals involved in youth, student, and educational travel must attend WYSTC. Members of the WYSE Travel Confederation receive discounts to the events, exclusive promotional opportunities, the most recent business news, and a variety of educational resources.||Click here to register|
|Independent Hotel Show London||October 4 - 5, 2022 /|
|The only industry gathering specifically catering to the requirements of luxury and boutique hotels is the Independent Hotel Show. We're confident you'll find the answers you're looking for, whether you're looking for inspiration from sublime designers, innovation from top technology suppliers, or simply something new for your hotel. They work hard to provide a guest experience above and beyond that of the typical trade show.||Over 200 innovative product and service companies from across the hotel supply chain are included at the show. The Independent Hotel Show is made to meet the needs of hoteliers devoted to growing their business by providing expert insight through their lecture program and numerous networking opportunities. The Independent Hotel Show will assist you in boosting daily productivity and profitability. Make the most of fresh ideas and training opportunities, spot important trends, and stay one step ahead of the competition. Expand your professional network and build enduring business connections||Click here to register|
|Hotel 360 Expo||October 19 - 20, 2022 /|
|The Hotel360 Expo is the top hospitality event in the UK with a focus on boosting hotel profitability and making sure hotel staff members keep on top of the rapidly evolving sector. The Hotel360 Expo event brings together the most ambitious people in the sector with the products, services, and innovations they need to excel and stay on top of the game. A variety of creative hotel suppliers will present the solutions addressing the problems of the new playing field, while hospitality specialists will share their success secrets with approximately 4–5,000 ambitious visitors.||Each industry-related topic is specifically covered in their seminar sessions. You're sure to find that nugget of wisdom that will advance your plan, whether you're a big chain or an indie. This is a fantastic chance to locate over 500 of Europe's finest suppliers all under one roof, as well as to benefit from free consultations and product demos that will give you a key competitive edge. Their panel debates provide our visitors with a unique opportunity to hear hotel business experts take on a plethora of the industry’s most pressing topics.||Click here to register|
|TIS Tourism Innovation Summit||November 2 - 4, 2022 /|
|The TIS - Tourist Innovation Summit gives the industry's top decision-makers a forum for discussing business plans, technical advancements, and strategies for the tourism sector's future course of action. Where the bravest and strongest will come together to spearhead the sector's revival The "Tourism Innovation Summit" is a platform for professionals to innovate, use technology, and revolutionize the tourism industry. Any creative firm that wants to benefit from the most revolutionary technologies in the travel and tourism sector should use it as their business platform.||The industry's premier event, the Tourism Innovation Global Summit, will feature presentations of trends, tactics, and success stories. We will bring together the top tourism industry experts to exchange knowledge, wisdom, and perspectives on the direction of travel. An agenda with various panels that have been especially created to give C-level executives more influence is available. The Global Summit on Tourist Innovation will assist CMOs, CSOs, and CIOs in implementing digitalization in their tourism organizations.||Click here to register|
|New England Inns & Resorts Association Annual Conference||November 2 - 4, 2022 /|
Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, NH
|More than 300 independently owned and operated hotels make up the New England Inns & Resorts Association (also known as NEIRA), which is comprised of the six New England States. After more than a century of helping visitors choose the best hotels, resorts, and inns in the area, NEIRA has earned a reputation as one of the most prestigious and powerful hospitality organizations in New England. Our primary goal has always been to increase the number of customers that enter our members' establishments while also assisting them in doing it in a more efficient and successful manner.||The NEIRA Annual Conference provides the Association's membership with a chance to learn about emerging trends from industry experts, an opportunity to network and share best practices with colleagues in the hospitality industry, as well as an opportunity to view the goods and services of over 50 suppliers to the industry. Avoid missing it. We strive to raise visibility, boost profitability, and eventually put heads in beds by utilizing powerful alliances, contemporary marketing methods, and proactive programs.||Click here to register|
Many hospitality events are available, but not all are the same. Some answer your questions in more detail, while others are geared toward specific needs. You must conduct thorough research before going to any event.
But whatever your requirements, you can network, complete some business, and gain more knowledge about your sector at these conferences on hospitality.
These conferences are crucial to hospitality businesses’ strategic positioning and financial success. Therefore, be sure to go to one of them.
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