Embrace ESG
for people, planet
and prosperity.
Back on the ship!
27-28 June 2022, Berlin
The HospitalityInside Think Tank >> Register now!

Be inspired

HITT – the HospitalityInside Think Tank – is an unconventional, English-speaking
networking event on a solar-powered ship launched in 2018.

Casual, but with high-calibre experts from inside and outside the industry.
Limited in number, not in quality.
Inspiring deep thoughts instead of shallow PR talk.
Personal, direct, interactive and off-the-record.

The floating forum is a place to share knowledge, exchange ideas and develop solutions
for the industry’s most pressing issues: digitalisation, sustainability and human resources.

Senior executives and experts from hotel operation, hotel real estate, finance, sustainability,
digital transformation, legal and HR are most welcome.

Let’s take this journey to find answers together!


The HITT Advisory Committee

We thank the members of our Advisory Committee for their inspiration and support.

Tim Davis &
Louise Burns


M. Neumann

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HITT 2022

PROGRAMME in progress

Embrace ESG for people, planet and prosperity.


Day 1, Monday 27 June

HITT ON THE SHIP anchoring at the quay wall

Start in the early afternoon, boarding the event ship Orca Ten Broke
in Berlin Alt Moabit 91, next to Ameron Hotel Abion Spreebogen

14.00 Register

14.45 Welcome on board

15.00 Key note
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions.

15.45 Break

16.00-18.00 Impulse 1
Sustainable Finance & New Ways to ROI. Where’s the hoteliers’ access to monetary resources?

  • Ross Petar, Head of EMEA Hotel Valuation Advisory, JLL London

19.00 Relax! Get-Together at Restaurant Ship PATIO (5 min. walk)

Day 2, Tuesday 28 June

HITT ON THE SHIP floating across the waterways

8.30 Boarding the event ship Orca Ten Broke

9.00 (sharp!) Departure of the floating think tank.Welcome on board!

9.30-11.30 Impulse 2
Make Sustainability the best choice! How can operators offer sustainable choices and encourage sustainable behaviour on- and offline? And how do they line up with suppliers?

This session will include three topics: Nudging Behavior, Supply Chain, Franchise

11.30 Lunch on board

12.30-14.30 Impulse 3
Eliminating Emissions. How to construct, convert and operate properties that pay off for the environment and stakeholders.

  • Anthony Williams, Program Director Tourism & Sustainability Development, Buro Happold
  • Thomas Kraubitz, Director and Head of Sustainability & Climate Europe, Consultancy Buro Happold
  • Patrick Lüth, Architect, Managing Director & Partner, Snøhetta

14.30-15.30 Break

15.00-17.00 Impulse 4
Social, the “S” in ESG. The importance of social sustainability for corporate structures. Talk labour mobility, search for talent, working conditions, fair compensations and equality.

17.00-17.15 Break

17.15-18.00 Summary & Preview HITT 2023

18.00 Planned arrival with the ship in Moabit

Followed by a farewell dinner nearby. Relax!


A serial event

HITT edition 4, 2021: “Sustainability & Digitalisation:
The Change Drivers.”

See Programme / Video / Summary

HITT edition 3, 2020: “Boost your Service Delivery.”

See Programme / Summary

HITT edition 2, 2019: “Digitalisation. The New Value Creator.”

See Programme / Video / Summary

HITT Premiere 2018: “Emerging Technologies. Friend or foe?”

See Programme / Video / Summary

Be part of it!

Join the HITT community!



Ticket prices net plus VAT                  1,150 €


Former Participants                                 50 €
HospitalityInside subscribers                100 €
Early Bird until 15 April 2022                 100 €

All discounts can be combined.

On-Site Tickets include:

  • HITT Think Tank participation in Berlin on June 27-28
  • Coffee breaks and Lunch including drinks
  • Kickoff Dinner including drinks
  • Farewell Dinner including drinks
  • Think Thank documentation & post-event communication for 1 year

The number of participants is limited due to capacity of the ship.

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Michael Willems

Managing Director, HospitalityInside GmbH

phone +49 821 885 880 20


Maria Puetz-Willems

Editor-in-Chief, hospitalityInside.com

phone +49 821 885 880 10


About us



The story of HospitalityInside starts in 2004 when founder and editor-in-chief Maria Puetz-Willems, a specialized international hotel trade journalist, and her husband Michael Willems, a business economist, consultant and today’s Managing Director of the publishing house decided to focus on delivering quality content for the top management in the hospitality industry.