It’s time for us to tell you about the best hotel management conferences taking place throughout the year, both in the UK and internationally. If you want to keep updated with news about the hospitality industry, learn more about hotel management, and do lots of networking, this article is for you! Check out the list we’ve put together:

In the UK

The Annual Hotel Conference (AHC)
9-10 October

The AHC is considered the leading event for the UK hotel industry. Now in its 16th year, the 2019 event will take place at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate. The two-day event includes a programme of world-class keynote speakers, interactive workshops, debates and panel discussions with industry experts. Lots of networking opportunities will be available, including speed networking sessions.  Bring plenty of business cards!

Independent Hotel Show
15-16 October

The Independent Hotel Show will present a collection of over 350 of the finest suppliers and service providers to the hotel industry, helping your business to increase profitability and day-to-day efficiency and stay ahead of the competition. You’ll also be able to grow your industry networks and establish new business relationships through multiple networking opportunities, and get expert insight from the event’s great Seminar Programme.

World Travel Market
4-6 November

WTM London is the leading global event for the travel industry to meet industry professionals and conduct business deals. The event creates loads of personal and business opportunities, providing attendees with quality content and insights, contacts and communities. Around 51,000 global trade professionals will be present and looking to do business. Don’t miss out!

28 November 2019

HOSPACE is a one-day annual conference and exhibition hosted by HOSPA, UK’s leading educational organisation for professionals involved in financial management, revenue management, asset management, marketing and IT within the hospitality industry. HOSPACE is supported by a great exhibition of technology solutions covering all eventualities of any hospitality business.


Multiple dates and locations (including the UK)

The TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR is a series of one-day conferences in multiple locations around the world, for leaders within the hospitality industry. The event’s activities are geared towards catalysing quality interactions and getting attendees up to speed on the latest trends and developments in the industry. Speed-networking sessions, panel discussions, and keynote presentations make these events unmissable for any hospitality professional.

The locations and dates of these events are as follows:

London — 7 February
Singapore — 14 March
Los Angeles — 13 May
Barcelona — 27 June
Dubai — 16 September
New York — 12 November
Shangai — 5 December

ITB Berlin
6-10 March
Berlin, Germany

ITB is dedicated to tourism associations, tour operators, hotels and other important industry players who use these 4 days to share their services and latest products. Attendees will be able to find out about new tourism trends, acquire in-depth industry knowledge, establish new contacts and ultimately close new deals!

Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC)
9-11 April
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

The AHIC is a global marketplace for the hotel investment community and brands. Here, you can join private introductions, online networking, take part in ’roundtable’ discussions and speed networking all of which encourage relationships and new business opportunities.

The Lodging Conference
23-26 September
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

The Lodging Conference is one of the top hotel industry events in the world. The event has been sold out for the last six years, with attendance of over 1900 in 2018. The hotel industry’s most influential owners, operators, CEOs and dealmakers will be there to discuss various aspects of the hospitality sector. Attendees will be able to make more contacts and more deals at the Lodging Conference, given the continuous networks opportunities it offers.

2-6 October
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 5th International Tourism and Hospitality Management Conference will take place in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This conference focuses on global tourism and is dedicated to academics, industry players, government and other organizations who will share, exchange and challenge case studies and state-of-the-art research. There will also be several field trips to some of the rich natural heritage and cultural monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Inspire Summit
3-4 December
Miami, USA

This is an event by the International Luxury Hotel Association. It is dedicated to the luxury industry and aims to promote and connect hospitality owners, executives, educators and trendsetters to inspire and discuss management, investment, and development strategies.