It’s that time of the year again, where hoteliers and customer service experts from all over the world meet for the most prolific hospitality event of the year: The Independent Hotel Show 2019!
The conference strives to deliver a guest experience above and beyond that of the typical trade show so whether you’re looking for inspiration from a set list of sublime designers, innovation from leading technology suppliers, or simply to discover something new for your hotels across the planet.
Independent Hotel Show is the only industry event dedicated entirely to the need of luxury and boutique hoteliers.
A firm fixture in the calendar of independent hoteliers and industry professionals alike is guaranteed, the show presents a curated collection of over 350 innovative product and service providers from across the hotel supply chain.
Together with expert insight from the Seminar Programme and multiple networking opportunities, the Independent Hotel Show is designed to satisfy the demands of hoteliers committed to improving their business.
The Independent Hotel Show will present over 350 of the finest suppliers and service providers to the hotel industry, helping your business to increase profitability and day-to-day efficiency, identify key trends and stay ahead of the competition, maximize new ideas & training opportunities, and grow your industry network and establish strong business relationships
The event will feature a number of themed sessions aimed to connect professionals in the field on a more one-on-one level such as the Social Business Space, which is a relaxed environment where knowledge can be gained and shared. These tailored campfire-esque sessions provide a unique mix of presentation and problem-solving for independent hoteliers.
Another session will focus on female representation in the hotelier industry; since Only 25.5% of senior executives in the hotel industry are female and until we reach 50%, women-only conversations are essential.
The conference invites attendees to come and meet women from across industry to share ideas, stories and plan how to smash the glass ceiling no matter what your career goals are!
While other sessions will focus on championing eco-consciousness; since Due to the nature of the industry, sustainability is a touchy subject, but as environmental concerns and the popularity of eco-friendly practices increase, it’s one that’s important to discuss.
Explore the options for green initiatives - from aspirational to easily attainable – alongside hoteliers who’ve already put them in to practice.
The event, which will be held on 15 and 16 October 2019 at Olympia London, also features its yearly Independent Hotelier and Hotel Innovation awards.
The awards celebrate the luxury and boutique hotel sector’s independently spirited hoteliers and the most innovative properties, the impressive collection of nominations judged by an esteemed panel of top hoteliers and hospitality experts.
The Independent Hotelier Award recognizes an excellent hotelier with a reputation for pushing boundaries and creating exceptional guest experiences. The winner must be committed to the development of their team, the success of the establishment and the industry at large.
New for 2019 is the GM of the Future Award, created in partnership with the Master Innholders to recognise rising stars in the hotel industry, their ‘extra mile’ attitude and commitment to becoming a future leader to inspire others.
This award will be judged by the Master Innholders and the shortlist will be announced w/c 9 September. A fourth and final Independent Hotel Show Award is a long-time achievement award, which will celebrate a brilliant career in this exciting industry.
The winners of all four awards will be announced on 15 October at the end of the first day of the Independent Hotel Show.
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