Thank you for your participation and enthusiasm! The HITT 2021 was again a great success! Two absolutely content-rich days in Munich and virtually, with inspiring speakers of great expertise and international renown. Thank you to you and the knowledge-thirsty participants – the discussions were at a high level.
And with that, welcome to HITT 2022! The next HospitalityInside Think Tank, edition 5, will take place on 27/28 June. We plan to be back in Berlin/Potsdam and back on the event ship, whose unique atmosphere inspires the exchange among each other in a special way.
What remains constant? “Sustainability & Digitalisation! We will start planning HITT 2022 in November and are already sure: this topic will continue to change the world.
WE SHARE KNOWLEDGE. HospitalityInside as a trade medium and trade publisher will do its part to bring serious expertise, information and facts further into the hotel and hotel real estate world.
THE INDUSTRY’S MOMENTUM. Hotels have the greatest impact on the well-being experience during business trips and holidays. The shift towards more sustainability is the next big positive momentum for this industry! Join us!
Save the date: 27/28 June 2022 in Berlin/Potsdam.
We look forward to meeting you there.
Yours, Maria Puetz-Willems, editor-in-chief
& the entire hospitalityInside team
QUOTES on the HITT 2021
“A great event in a pleasant atmosphere, where very complex topics could be discussed in depth with top experts from the field. However, it also became clear that the entire industry still has a very long way to go, especially on the topic of ESG, which can only be successfully tackled together. It became clear that there is not much time for this. It is therefore all the more important to create awareness with events of this kind. Many thanks for the great organisation and implementation.”
Hans-Peter Hermann, Senior Director Asset Management Hotels, Invesco Real Estate
“Great event. Great exchange with industry piers and partners on the very important topic of sustainability and digitalisation. Very well structured programme and a number of great speakers who provided the impetus to share and exchange knowledge, supported by the Think Tank format.
It was good to learn and reflect on the work that many have done in this area, but it reminds me/us all that more needs to be done to meet the regulators’ objectives and meet the expectations of guests and staff to address and drive the ESG agenda.
Many thanks to HospitalityInside for providing this platform to pool knowledge, create transparency and stimulate possible actions and activities.”
Andreas Lackner, Regional Head Brand Management EMEA, Hilton
“Great Event. Great exchange with industry peers and partner on the very important topic of sustainability and digitalisation. Very well structured program and line-up of great speaker providing the impulse for exchange and knowledge sharing, supported by the think tank format. Good to learn and reflect on the work done in that field by many, still a reminder for me/all that more needs to be done to achieve regulators goals and to deliver on guest and employee expectation to address and drive the ESG agenda. Thank you very much to HospitalityInside to provide this platform to combine knowledge, create transparency and to stimulate possible action and activities.”
Dr. Michael Hartung, Managing Director & Development Director, Premier Inn Whitbread
“I am convinced that we will see a shift from mass tourism to meaningful travel. What this can look like and what this entails for owners and operators was discussed impressively over two days at HITT. A circle peppered with top international speakers and top participants who did not come from the usual filter bubble of the industry contributed greatly to the enrichment of this event. The idea that I will implement for all future projects of mine, for example, is the CaFoPaR – Carbon Footprint Per available Room. A quite wonderful way to measure your own activities and maybe compare them with others.”
Marco Nussbaum, Managing Partner, Next Hotel Accelerator
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire HospitalityInside team for an outstanding HITT experience. It was wonderful to be there live again. The selection of speakers was excellent and of top level. It served as a perfect sharpening of the focus on the future topics of technology and sustainability. I found the dialogue in the round exceptionally enriching and inspiring. Now I am looking forward to HITT 5th Edition.”
Wilhelm Luxem, General Manager, Baur au Lac Zurich
“A very special event with exciting presentations for these macro issues of sustainability and digitalisation, and how the two support each other to bring about change. The talk by the renowned Wes Paul put these topics and their likely impact on global developments in the coming decades in a different light once again, even if some of his views and predictions will hopefully not come to pass in such rigor.”
Philipp von Bodman, Managing Partner, Achat Hotel Group
“Virtually, 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.”
Matthias Niemeyer, Managing Director, Adina Germany
“Before the HITT, I was not aware that sustainability and digitalisation were already so important in architecture, urban planning and the redesign of buildings. The discussions confirmed that the pandemic will change a lot in the long term, but will also be the cause for the necessary change. Eye-opening presentations with a hopeful outlook. It was great.”
Caro Brauer, Management, QR Hotels
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE SPONSORS OF THE HITT 2021:
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