Pack Your Bag – 7 Upcoming Hotelier Conferences

The end of the year is near. The holiday season is just around the corner, but there are still a lot of great conferences coming up.

In addition to opportunities for learning, conferences also offer a chance for you to get away. Routines are valuable in work, as they facilitate steady and predictable results. But it’s also important to take some time away from the regular grind, whether it’s to rest up or to come away feeling inspired, motivated, and ready for another year.

Not sure where to go? No problem – we’ve hand-picked seven upcoming hotelier conferences that are sure to pique your interest. Have a look.

1. 1st International Conference Of Lean Six Sigma In Hospitality Industry

The Lean Six Sigma conference is coming up fast on December 1 and 2, 2016 in Morocco.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from 16 speakers on the topics of operational efficiency, processes, improving the standards of services, and generating more revenue.

Act fast if this sounds like just the getaway you need. Registration closes soon. But there is always next year.

2.  Hotel Technology Trends To Capitalize On In 2017 [Webinar]

This is a bit of a different kind of conference, but an important one if you want to learn about upcoming trends in hotels and how to take advantage of them.

The webinar will be held on December 6, 2016 from eight to nine Pacific Time, and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.

The panelists include Jos Schaap, CEO and founder of MICROS, Dai Williams, Managing Director EMEA of SiteMinder, and Dan Yacker, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Duetto.

3. Travel Industry Exchange

The next Travel Industry Exchange conference will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront from December 13 to 15, 2016.

If you attend, you’ll have the chance to hear from a large stable of speakers on specialization and revenue generation. The main topics include: romance, cruise, millennial, luxury, and family travel, as well as social media and building your brand.

4. HEDNA 2017 North American Conference

HEDNA’s (Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association) 2017 conference will be held at the Omni San Diego Hotel from January 10 to 12, 2017.

This event offers networking opportunities, workshops on content, mobile, revenue management, payments, and much more.

5. Agilysys Inspire 2017

The Agilysys conference is essential for anyone looking to better understand technology in the hospitality industry, and how to leverage it to outmaneuver competition.

The conference will be held at the M Resort in Las Vegas, from January 23 to 25, 2017.

6. Great Hospitality Show

UK’s largest exhibition for food service and hospitality, the Great Hospitality Show is scheduled for January 23 to 25, 2017, in NEC Birmingham.

From networking opportunities to the latest in catering equipment and technology, there will be plenty to discover and learn in Birmingham.


HOTCO (Hotel & Resort Investment Conference CEE) will be taking place in Budapest Hungary, from January 30 to 31, 2017.

From world-class speakers and sponsors to networking opportunities, HOTCO is an open forum where ideas are shared, and investments are made.

Final Thoughts

Looking for other conferences to attend? Don’t worry – there are plenty of others. Have a look at this list, and discover other events of interest.

If you’re hungry for growth, and you’re looking to move your business forward, there is no better way to achieve this goal than to invest in your most valuable resource – you and your team. Even if you don’t attend any of the above conferences, make a list of events you’d like to go to in 2017, and start planning.