Save the Date!
27-28 June 2022, Berlin
Sustainability & Digitalisation:
Again: Engage, Question, Gain Ideas
Hear the ideas and thinking from high calibre impulse generators, industry leaders and innovators!
Let’s find answers together!
HospitalityInside Think Tank (HITT)
A hybrid event
that opened up 2021 to live and virtual participants in a
Covid-19 safe environment
We were TALKING ABOUT
the foreseeable and measurable future:
Sustainability is leading it,
Digitalisation is enabling it,
Consumers are demanding it,
Governments are driven by it,
Law is enforcing it,
Investors are supporting it,
Economics is fuelling it,
Real Estate is embracing it,
Operators are implementing it.
“Great Event. Great exchange with industry peers and partners… very well structured program and line-up of great speaker providing the impulse for exchange and knowledge sharing.”
“The selection of speakers was excellent and of top level. It served as a perfect sharpening of the focus on the future topics… I found the dialogue in the round exceptionally enriching and inspiring.”
“Eye-opening presentations with a hopeful outlook. It was great.”
“All in all, extremely interesting and stimulating, especially with regard to ESG – I don’t want to be driven by politics.”
“A circle peppered with top international speakers and top participants who did not come from the usual filter bubble of the industry…
The idea that I will implement for all future projects of mine, for example, is the CaFoPaR – Carbon Footprint
Per available Room.”
“Renowned Wes Paul put the topics and their likely impact on global developments in the coming decades in a different
light once again, even if some of his predictions will hopefully not come to pass in such rigor.”
“The entire industry still has a very long way to go, especially on the topic of ESG, which can only be successfully tackled together.”
“We have missed a number of opportunities. We need governments to regulate. We need someone to say you can’t do something. Capitalism needs to be moderated. We need to think big here.
Stand up, don’t wait. Collobaration, yes! At the moment, everyone is just working in isolation.
The hospitality industry can be an example of change. For how to do it right. We can show how leadership works. But we have to start now.”
“Digitally, the event was also a win. I thought it was great that HospitalityInside dedicated two days to the probably most important future topic of sustainability. What I missed was the young generation, who will ensure that this topic is really taken seriously.”
“The HospitalityInside Think Tank has been an extremely exciting event for Accor from the very beginning, and in 2020 we were once again pleased to be a sponsor. We appreciate the high quality of the network and see the HITT as an ideal platform for qualitative exchange with colleagues from the industry. The burning issues and challenges of the future are addressed; last year, for example, the focus was once again on digitalisation – a topic whose relevance is greater than ever.”
“The global impact of Covid-19 will change our ways of living, working, trading and also traveling. The hospitality sector has to re-think its essentials and redefine many established business models, concepts and processes to be fit for the future.”
“The Think Tank 2020 has created many qualified contributions that provide an overview to the industry, especially in difficult times. Orientation through high-quality information is created by HospitalityInside not only through the weekly reporting – the HITT format also provides exceptional contributions for the hotel industry.”
„Corona accelerated existing trends. AI can help in rapid learning. Realize how important it is to be in a position to learn from short-term trends.“
“My participation in the HITT Think Tank in 2020 was extremely helpful. We were at the very beginning of the pandemic. The speakers provided valuable insights. This helped us to better assess the situation, if that was possible. Furthermore, I liked the content and the possibility of networking (afterwards). A very successful event in a time of radical change. Rethinking the hotel industry – this is what HITT does excellently!”
“My full respect for the conversion of this in the past completely analogue event into a new digital one! Certainly, compromises had to be made in terms of direct exchange with other participants, but the selection of topics and speakers was excellent and the view beyond the horizon to other industries was very inspiring. And the professional preparation and follow-up also helped to leave a lasting impression.”
„Covid-19 kills the city centers. How can I convince my customers to come to my hotel in prime location?“
Sponsor & Speaker 2020
“The HITT has always been a very good event to get information on the latest technical developments focused on hospitality. It is always interesting to think outside the box and see what other hotel groups are working on. In addition, the exchange among like-minded is good, among other things, to be able to discuss hurdles in the field of digitalisation.”
“The reality check did us all a lot of good and forced us to see that other sectors are facing much greater challenges. We have “the final mile”, i.e. in the end, we still have the guests in our hotels and can use this to our advantage!”
“The speakers and presentation at HITT were at a very high level, inspiring discussions among hospitality professionals and giving food for thought for our everyday challenges. However, for me the most important learning was how essential it is to take some time to sit, exchange, network and create a platform. We are already looking forward to meeting with the HITT participants again and to continue being part of this special hospitality community.”
Sponsor & Speaker 2019
“The HITT, Edition 2 was yet another step-up from the first version in 2018. The Hotel-Tech world has a love-hate relationship, and the legacy system landscape has still many hurdles to take without aligned industry standards. The input of ‘out-of-the-box’ speakers created an environment of active and open interaction. The 2020 HITT will be enriched with hotel asset owners and investors as well. Great prospects for deepened exchange.”
“2. HITT – next level. Very fruitful collaboration and helpful discussion with senior executive colleagues regarding a topic, all of us are putting a lot of efforts in. Let‘s face the challenge together. Very much looking forward to our upcoming workshops and next year’s meeting.”
“Not bullshit bingo, but a deep, forward-looking exchange of ideas.”
“The Think Tank stimulated me to open up to the discussed topics and to leave my personal comfort zone several times in the discussion, in an environment with like-minded, creative industry colleagues and carefully guided by competent moderators. The Think Tank has given me a valuable new perspective, something that inspires me in my daily routine.”
“For those who want to know which conference could be a useful investment of time: for me, the HITT is definitely one of them. Important topics; presentations with new contents worth knowing; panel discussions on a high contextual level; and a conference location and setting, which is an experience in itself and offers good opportunities for establishing new contacts.”
HITT – A serial event for the HITT community
Enjoy the events of the past:
HITT edition 4, 2021: “Sustainability & Digitalisation:
The Change Drivers.”
Video coming soon
HITT edition 2, 2019: “Digitalisation. The New Value Creator.”
HITT Premiere 2018: “Emerging Technologies. Friend or foe?”
The series of events also include post-events / one-day workshops with the HITT community, which deepen topics of the Think Tank (co-hosted by HITT sponsor partners).
Be part of it!
Join the HITT community!
PARTICIPATION FEES 2021
Ticket prices net plus VAT On-Site 980 € Virtual 490 €
Former Participants On Site 50 € / Virtual 25 €
HospitalityInside subscribers On-Site 100 € / Virtual 50 €
All discounts can be combined.
On-Site Tickets include:
- HITT Think Tank at the Smart Village Munich on September 13-14
- Food and beverages during the days (1x Lunch, 1x BBQ Dinner)
- Think Thank documentation & post-event communication for 1 year
Virtual Tickets include:
- Follow the presentations and discussions via video stream on Day 1 and Day 2
- Questions via chat
- Think Thank documentation & post-event communication for 1 year
The number of participants on-site is limited due to covid-19 regulations and hygiene measures.
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The story of HospitalityInside starts in 2005 when founder and Editor-in-Chief Maria Puetz-Willems, a specialized international hotel trade journalist, decided to focus on delivering quality content exclusively for the top management in the hospitality industry. Today’s online magazine hospitalityInside.com has become the opinion leader in the continental European hotel industry reaching out to readers in 20 countries.