On 7th November 2019, experts from the hotel and tourism industry will meet at the International Hotel Investment & Design Conference at Hotel Andaz Vienna am Belvedere.
This conference is the leading annual meeting place for the CEE region’s most senior industry leaders. The programme will focus on developments and trends and on the impact of design, architecture and branding on the value of hotel real estate. Sustainability matters, the conference will also focus on establishing the economic value of green initiatives in hotel investments.
There is also plenty of time to meet potential partners, one-to-one, and to enjoy legendary Vienna hospitality.
The focus on Central and Eastern Europe is important since forecasters see lots of growth potential in this fast-developing part of the continent. Hence the new motto: ‘Global Trends – CEE the difference’.
Keynote speaker this year is Steven Kuhn, a decorated United States army veteran, author and consultant, who will share his view on ‘The Social Transformation in the 21st Century’.
Over 40 experts will be joining in the discussion from the fields of Design and Architecture, Development, Operation and Consulting from Hyatt, Accor, GBI, Signa Real Estate, Fauchon Hospitality, Hilton, Christie & Co, Arbireo Hospitality Invest, Erste Group, Radisson and Louvre Hotels.
It is also the place where young professionals and students have a voice, since they will shape the future.
Already for the 4th time students of the Modul University Vienna will present the findings and final results to the audience of the conference. The Award Presentation has become an integrated part of the conference and shows the capacity of the University to combine academic studies with current demands of the industry.
The leading question for the 2019 project is related to the travel habits and the requirements for the perfect luxury stay for this generation:
What is the most attractive luxury hotel brand for Millennials?
The top-level advisory board includes Ben Martin, Principal of HKS Advisory Services, Thomas Emanuel, Director of STR, James Dilley, Head of Interior Design & Hospitality at Jestico + Whiles, Marloes Knippenberg, CEO of Kerten Hospitality, Uli Widmer, Managing Director Development of Hilton and Roger A. Allen, Group CEO of Resources for Leisure Assets.
The conference is organised in 2019 by M + G Eventorganisation GmbH. This newly-created partnership allows Tanja Millner and Brigitte Gruber – both longstanding members of the organisational committee – to deliver an unbiased event.