THE PROGRAMME

HITT – HospitalityInside Think Tank
Shaping your future in Hospitality.

HITT Programme 2019

Digitalisation – the new value creator.
Learn from others.

Sunday, May 19

19:00-22:00

Get-together at the Select Hotel Berlin Spiegelturm
Sky Tower Lounge Bar

Freiheit 5, 13597 Berlin

Welcome to Berlin and the HITT, Edition 2!

Monday, May 20

08:30-08:45

Boarding – Seminar Ship

The ship leaves and arrives again at the jetty “Charlottenbrücke” (Stresowstrasse 21b) in Berlin-Spandau.


09:00


Cast off! The journey begins.

The ship will leave.


09:15-09:30


Opening Address.

Defining goals and outcomes.

Listen! Question! Interact!

By Maria Puetz-Willems, Founder & Editor-in-Chief,
hospitalityInside.com & Tim Davis, Founder & Managing
Partner, PACE Dimensions


09:30-10:00


IMPULSE 1: Transition to digital.
Digitalisation meets Legacy.

Which sectors are more advanced, how is the hotel industry
positioned? The big picture. Where companies are gaining
most advantage from digital maturity, success factors and
biggest issues to overcome.

Impulse Generators: Holger Greif, Head of Digital Transformation, and Nicolas Mayer, Leading Partner of Lodging & Tourism Clients Group EMEA – PwC Schweiz AG .


10:00-10:30


Discussion.


10:00 -10:45


Networking and Motivating Coffee at the Upper Deck.


10:50-11:30


IMPULSE 2: Learning from others.

Retail. On the driving seat of digitalisation?

Both retail and hotels are customer-centric industries selling
their products offline (stationary) and online today. Which
levers does retail use to approach the customers digitally?

Impulse Generator: Dr Marc Schumacher, Managing
Partner, LIGANOVA The BrandRetail Company


11:30-12:00


Discussion.


12:00-13:30


Networking & Relaxing Lunch.


13:30-14:00


IMPULSE 3: Digital solutions for staff development.

Human Resources 4.0. The shift in thought leadership.

Align personal and professional development: How leaders empower the next generation and redefine relationships in a changing corporate culture.

Impulse Generator: Catherine Gaudry, Group Head Talent and Transformation, Scholz & Friends Group


14:00-14:30


Discussion.


14:30-14:45


Networking & Refreshing Tea at the Upper Deck.


14:45-15:15


IMPULSE 4: Watch out.

Feedback from the frontiers of digitalisation.

How to bring digitalisation to life. Listen to success stories and
challenges to overcome from companies on the move to
the new era.

Impulse Generator: Bill Kanarick, Global Customer Leader, EY and former Chief Strategy Officer, Publicis.Sapient

to be followed by an open DISCUSSION.
Dialogue between the experts and the audience.


17:30-18:10


Summary

Today’s learnings.

By Tim Davis.


18:10-18:20


The new HITT community

Shaping your future.

Let’s discuss the focuses of the next HITT, post-communication and the next networking activities.


18:20


Closing

Drop anchor!

The seminar ship is back at the “Hafenplatz” jetty at
Wröhmännerpark.


19:00-22:00


Farewell Dinner at Raymons – Das Fischrestaurant
on the banks of the Havel river

Frieda-Arnheim-Promenade 7, 13585 Berlin


(Programme subject to change)

The website www.hitt.world will be permanently updated.

Programme 2018 – HITT Review (PDF)