The interest in italian hotel real estate investments returns to global growth: that’s why it becomes essential discover how the tourist real estate market is changing and in which direction it is going.

With this premise, an appointment is necessary to understand together what it means, today, to invest in Italy and what future scenarios we must expect in the italian hotel real estate.

Italian Hospitality Investment Conference, a training, exhibition and networking platform, wants to bring together the entire chain of the italian hotel real estate market and and offer access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital.

HOTCO 2020

HOTCO is an international hotel investment conference focusing on the hotspots for hotel development in Europe: Central and Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. It is in the forefront of presenting global trends to help attendees interpret their impact on their local markets. For the fourth time on 20-21 January 2020, HOTCO will bring together investors, developers, hotel companies and stakeholders from the region.

HOTCO founding patron, Horwath HTL Hungary will celebrate 30 years in 2019, having successfully completes over 1,000 engagements on four continents.

PHIST 2019: People.Planet.Phuket.

PHIST (Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism) 2019 is an innovative event rallying the hotel industry and its stakeholders to discuss both environmental sustainability and social impact and governance.

This FREE-to-attend conference day will feature an exhibition area, showcasing over 60 sustainability products and services exhibitors, and offer attendees a mix of short expert panels and thematic discussions, covering topics including destination development, ocean health and impacts, hotel sustainability governance, community tourism, and global trends on sustainability. Speakers include a mix of industry experts from both local and international organizations.

Mediterranean Hotel and Resort Real Estate Forum

A unique tourism and business destination, the Mediterranean is a major attraction for investors in search of new opportunities, but the diversity of market conditions across the region makes investment in real estate a challenging business. MR&H provides hospitality investors and key market stakeholders a complete overview of the region’s different investment climates, regulatory frameworks and development opportunities, as well as the chance to meet partners, to showcase projects and to do the deals that will help shape growth in the Mediterranean.

Whether you are an investor, developer, operator or advisor, MR&H is the perfect place for you to meet face-to-face with over 350 of your industry peers and form new partnerships that could transform your business. MR&H attracts an international audience of senior figures and decision-makers involved in all aspects of hospitality real estate and infrastructure investment in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean.

Top Hotel World Tour: New York

TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR is an exclusive one-day networking conference for leaders of the hospitality industry. Our innovative activities and schedules are geared towards catalysing quality interactions with the who’s who of the regional hotel market, and gets you up to speed on the latest trends and developments in the industry.

HICAP ANZ (Australia and New Zealand)

Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), the region’s leading industry event, announced at the 29th annual HICAP in Hong Kong that the HotelsWorld conference which is held each year in Sydney, Australia will be relaunched and rebranded as part of the HICAP group of events.

This newly positioned conference will be named HICAP Australia New Zealand (HICAP ANZ) and will serve the hotel investment, ownership and development markets in Australia and New Zealand. HICAP ANZ will be held from July 17-19, 2019 in Sydney at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and the offices of Co-Host, Ashurst.

“We are very excited to be bringing HICAP ANZ to Sydney in July 2019,” said Jim Burba, Co-founder of BHN. “Delegates can expect to see a reshaped and laser focused program, like HICAP in Hong Kong, designed to serve the needs of the hotel investment community in Australia/New Zealand. In addition to creating great content and business development opportunities at the event, we will also be aiming to bring new players to the market by shining a spotlight on the region throughout our extensive network in Asia, the Americas and Europe,” Burba added.

“I am delighted to see HotelsWorld become a part of the HICAP family of events,” said John Smith, CEO, HTL Capital Advisors and the founder/former owner of HotelsWorld. “It’s been an honour and a privilege to see this event grow over the years to become a must attend event for hotel operators, owners, developers and brands. Becoming part of HICAP will make it even more relevant to the investment community in the region,” Smith added.

Hotelier Summit Mena

The 6th Annual Hotelier Summit MENA is a hospitality B2B experience that consists of judiciously planned chunks of 20 minutes to procure the right partners for your projects, to learn about new innovations in the hospitality industry, to find a solution to a long running issue, to galvanize networking with peers in a structured way, or to simply inspire or be inspired.

Our goal is not to just host you at a gala business summit but to leave you with an experience that is beneficial, inspiring and above all memorable – it’s what we call a complete 20/20 event.


Part of the HOFTEL Hotel Investors’ Summit Series.

HOFTEL is the only global alliance of hospitality real estate investors. Our 80+ members and subscribers hold, we believe, around US$ 100 billion of hotel and serviced apartment properties, and range from industry giants like ADIA and Blackstone right through to developers building their first hotels.

HOFTEL exists to allow the diverse and disparate hotel owner universe to leverage our combined voices when dealing with our main business counterparties – the brands, OTAs, lenders, contractors and governments.

We arrange annual, private “Member Summits” in Europe, the Middle East and Asia; networking events at the main hotel investment conferences (and secure admission discounts for members at several of these); publish a quarterly “Hotel Owners’ Journal” for members, with relevant articles and original research; and join campaigns where the distinct voice of our sector needs to be heard. HOFTEL is also the driving force behind SEAHIS and its sister event in Abu Dhabi, GIOHIS (the Gulf and Indian Ocean Hotel Investors’ Summit). Our members receive a substantial discount when attending – and in practice, many of them are speakers at these events.

Members see the group as a valuable means of sharing best practices, solving problems, comparing strategies and meeting new and previously invisible players in their sector.

As Ricco de Blank, just retired as CEO of Hong Kong’s largest hotel owner, Sun Hung Kai Hotels says:

“As hotel owners there really is no other organisation that gets us together to discuss similar issues that benefit us all. HOFTEL is the place to be a member of, if you like to benchmark what other owners are doing.”

HOFTEL membership is open to any reputable hospitality real estate investor that pays management or franchise fees to third parties on at least some of its portfolio, or receives rent from them; and does not also collect brand-based fees from third parties.




International Conference on Hospitality, Wellness and Tourism (HOWELT) 2019 is pioneer of the biennial series commencing in 2019. This conference serves as a medium to bridge theories and practices.

HOWELT 2019 provides collaborative environment for academics and experts to present findings on wide aspects of Hospitality, Wellness and Tourism. This platform grant academics from various disciplines with discussion colosseum to debate about current issues as well as finding solutions for the surfacing problems. HOWELT humbly invites prospective authors to submit original research manuscripts on “Amplify Perseverance, Alleviate Sustainability” to HOWELT 2019.

Hotelex – Spa China

HOTELEX is a series of leading hospitality equipment, supplies and fine food trade fairs China, held in the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Guangzhou.

HOTELEX Shanghai covers the entire hospitality and catering value chain from Catering Equipment Supply, Tableware,to Food and Beverage, Bakery & Ice Cream, Coffee & Tea, Wine & Spirits, and more.

As the most international event of its kind in China with more than 26 years’ history, HOTELEX Shanghai attracts some 2,500 exhibitors, 146,267 visitors and 5,135 overseas buyers , creating an excellent platform for sourcing, procurement and industry exchange.

HOTELEX Shanghai also plays host to 30+ world-renowned special events, ranging from barista championships, cooking competitions, baking competitions, uniform shows and table art competitions to bring together an unparalleled experience for industry professionals and beyond.

Thailand Spa and Wellbeing summit

Bangkok : As Thailand is a spa lovers’ paradise, Thai Spa Association, an important spa organization in Thailand, has set the aim to enhance the potential of Thai spa industry and the world’s spa industry to meet the international standard. On 11 January 2018, Thai Spa Association will hold “Thailand Spa and Well-being Summit 2018” at The Peninsula Bangkok, in cooperation with spa associations from all over the world and spa lovers to create the international knowledge-sharing stage and to develop the world’s spa industry sustainably.

At “Thailand Spa and Well-being Summit 2018”, there will be important talk topics concerning spa innovations from many countries around the globe including “New Dimension of Thai Herbal Medicine” by Khun Preeda Tangtrongchitr, Director, WATPO Thai Traditional Medical School, Phon. Dr. Supaporn Pitiphon, Chaopraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital, Dr. Nidcha Samantarat, Naturopathic Doctor, Chiva-Som, and Dr. Bung-Orn Kietthanakorn, Assistant Managing Director, Thai-China Flavours & Fragrances Industry Co., Ltd. Other interesting topics are “Wellness Innovation” by Samantha Foster, Director, Destination Spa Management, and “What Chinese Spa Consumers Want” by Fifi Kao, Director & Chief Editor, SpaChina Magazine. In addition, there will be various activities and workshops for the participants.

Importantly, in the evening, the participants will surely enjoy Chaophraya crusing trip in the concept called “The River of Happiness”, on Chaophraya River, the main river of Thailand and the river of Thai civilization and beautiful scenery. Also, the highlight of the evening event is to announce the winners of the Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2018 in 20 different categories. In this event, Joachim Lieber Hon, Secretary General of the European Spas Association (ESPA), and representatives of leading European and Asia spas will join us to share their views and enjoy the award night.

The spa business in 2018 aims to have the mixture of various sciences and innovations of therapy for good health and wellbeing of both body and mind. Thailand, as the leader and center of spa business, and Thai Spa Association are determined to hold this summit to provide chances for spa business and spa-related products to develop with modern technology, innovation and mutual standard, and to create good image and branding, bringing confidence to the spa consumers around the world.

World Spa & Wellness Convention London

With separate streams focusing on the biggest issues in wellness and business, the World Spa & Wellness Convention 2019 will deliver the facts, figures and contacts you need to stay competitive next year. There’s a brand new format for the World Spa & Wellness Convention this year, designed to give delegates even more opportunities to choose the key information they need to grow their spa businesses in the coming months.

In addition to the new format, for the first time, the 2019 convention will also feature “situation rooms”, in which delegates will work together on strategies to solve common business challenges. Each situation room will each be hosted by a senior spa director, who will be joined by spa professionals at a range of levels, offering valuable networking and mentoring opportunities

Adria Hotel Forum (AHF)

Adria Hotel Forum (AHF) is the leading Southeast European hotel investment conference. AHF gathers all the relevant actors including international experts, presidents and members of the boards of the largest regional and global hotel companies, ministers, investors, institutional representatives, financial institutions, consultants, architects, lawyers and other experts.

Our participants say AHF is “the place to be”. Until now AHF has gathered more than 1800 attendees, 250 panelists, 100 round-table discussions and presentations, and more than 150 partners.

AHF partners’ names talk for themselves: Orbis Hotel Group/ Accor Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group, Colliers International, Savills, Falkensteiner Hotels & Resorts, STR, Zagrebacka banka-member of UniCredit Group, Erste&Steiermarkische bank, Valamar Riviera, Arena Hospitality Group, HRS, Hotel & Destination Consulting, Hrvatski Telekom and many others.

Hoteres Japan

With a history of over 40 years, HCJ is highly recognized by all professionals in the Japanese hospitality industry.
HCJ is a “must-visit” show, especially for those involved in opening new hotels, restaurants and commercial facilities.

Three events are held simultaneously, providing inspiring business matching opportunities, for hospitality & food service industry in Japan!

HIP (Hospitality Innovation Planet)

uring 3 days a year, HIP (Hospitality Innovation Planet) becomes the meeting point and innovation event for the HORECA sector. A creative epicenter that hotel and catering professionals shouldn’t miss. Innovation, trends, products and specific solutions for each of the industry segments are presented and at the same time an agenda for every business profile is provided.

The exhibiting companies will enjoy a single place where they can strengthen the loyalty with their customers and encounter new prospects. Invite your clients to a three-day event full of innovation, transformation, business cases, disruptive models, finance and a lot of Networking…

A place where you can meet the essential knowledge to need to improve your business.

World Spa & Wellness Dubai Convention

World Spa & Wellness Dubai coming to the Festival Arena, Dubai, on 17-18 February 2019, is a fantastic opportunity for trend spotting, inspiration, networking and learning. World Spa & Wellness Dubai will give you the opportunity to check out the latest developments, get your hands on new products, compare prices and develop your skills all under one roof!

A boutique networking and education event for senior spa and wellness professional from the Dubai region and beyond, World Spa & Wellness Dubai will bring together top-level spa and wellness operators with leading industry suppliers.

New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference

The only annual event dedicated to the country’s valuable hotel sector, the conference is co-hosted by Horwath HTL and Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA).

It is a must attend event for hotel managers, owner-operators, developers, investors and advisers involved in the New Zealand hotel industry.

The day ends with a gala dinner and the presentation of the New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards.

8th Annual Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF)

Thailand Tourism Forum 2019 – ‘MANAGING TOURISM– Ensuring Great Experiences and Sustainable Outcomes’

Bangkok is the most visited city in the world (Forbes, 25 September 2018). Thailand continues to soar as one of the world’s great tourism destinations and experiences for many reasons. Is Thailand on the right path and is the planning sufficient to address the many challenges of managing mass tourism? What are key variables and inputs to be managed to ensure Thailand’s tourism experience remains one of the best in the world and who should manage these? What are the shared responsibilities? How should they be measured in the short- and long-terms?

Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF) 2019 will zero in on how well Thailand is ‘managing tourism’ and what business and government leaders should be focusing on as an industry for long term sustainable success. While hoteliers and hotel investors are important, what about other key stakeholders in retail, high tech-innovative tourist attractions, sports, infrastructure, regulators for safety and others. What are the success factors, how do we improve as Thailand charges down the path to become the #1 tourist destination in the world.

Italian Hotels and Chains Event 2019

Horwath HTL are delighted to announce the date for the 2019 Italian Hotels and Chains report. The report, which has become the industry standard for the Italian market, looks at all of the major areas in the country and examines the relationships between branded and independent hotels. The report also look at new development in all of these cities, providing information that is invaluable to the investment and financial communities, shining a light on an industry that is hige, but also famously opaque.

The event will be held at Milan’s famous Bocconi business school for the third time on the 13th March and will feature presentations from the author of the report Giorgio Ribaudo, Zoran Bacic, Managing Partner of Horwath HTL Italy, and James Chappell, Global Business Director of Horwath HTL.

Horwath HTL will unveil and distribute the 6th edition of the Report, edited by Horwath HTL.

More details to follow!


Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain

Bench Events, the organiser of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is launching a new sister event, named le Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA), to focus on the markets of North and West Africa. The first edition of FIHA will take place early February 2019 in Marrakesh, with the support of our host partner, The Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development – SMIT.

FIHA unites North and West African countries in a bid to develop their economies and support hospitality investment. FIHA connects business leaders from the international and local markets, driving investment into tourism projects, infrastructure, entertainment and hotel development across the region.

MIPIM 2019

Horwath HTL is delighted to sponsor and attend Europes largest real estate fair, held every year in Cannes.

Established in 1990, MIPIM is A 4-day event to meet the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry.

It brings the entire value chain to together and gives unrivalled access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital worldwide.

MIPIM is A unique exhibition and networking platform to forge deals.

International Hotel Investment Forum 2019

The global hospitality market remains buoyant despite economic and geopolitical uncertainty, and customer behaviours and needs are changing. Hotel investors are looking more than ever at new strategies as they need to be adaptable to remain successful. Real estate investors specialising in other asset classes are now looking more closely at hospitality as an incubator for new investment opportunities: there is a potential for convergence of strategies, new thinking, new deals. In 2019, the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) is inviting the leaders and innovators of hospitality investment to build ever more opportunities by Partnering for Peak Performance.

The IHIF 2019 conference programme will look at new growth strategies for all stakeholders, whether they are to be found in traditional markets, emerging destinations, improved asset management or operational strategies, or alternative lodging concepts. Over three days, the event will bring together over 2,300 leaders of hospitality investment from 80 countries  to share their expertise, meet new partners and make deals. Until then make sure  to follow IHIF on Twitter @IHIF_News and use #IHIF2019 to stay up to date with the latest news from the leading annual meeting place for the industry. Also find us on Facebook, Instagram and join our LinkedIn group for industry insight and discussion

IHIF 2019 will take place 4-6th March 2019.


HOTCO is an international hotel investment conference focusing on the hotspots for hotel development in Europe: Central and Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.

It is in the forefront of presenting global trends to help attendees interpret their impact on their local markets.

For the third time on 21-22 January 2019, HOTCO will bring together investors, developers, hotel companies and stakeholders from the region.

  • 300+ attendees from 32 countries
  • 45% Investors, Owners, VPs and MDs
  • 50+ speakers from four continents

Sleep + Eat

Sleep + Eat is a conceptual playground for the hoteliers, restaurateurs and designers behind Europe’s leading hospitality projects.  It defines the evolution in hospitality design by curating a space to see vanguard hotel, restaurant and bar concepts and meet the people behind them.

Jamie Chappell, Global Business Director at Horwath HTL, unpicks the experience and knowledge of owners and investor panelists in this session diving into the hotel turnaround game. How can design help create value helping investors to see a significant uptick on their stake? Going full circle, this panel will focus on identifying opportunities, the elements of a successful turnaround (including design) and how an exit is achieved – the timing of when to hold and when to let go. A perfect complement to the development Round Table session that follows.


Now in its ninth year, Boutique Design New York (BDNY) is the leading trade fair and conference for hospitality design professionals, serving the eastern United States, Canada and Europe. Presented annually by Boutique Design at NYC’s Javits Center, BDNY has been ranked among the fastest-growing trade fairs in the U.S. for the past five years. For two high-energy days each November, it’s the creative nexus of the industry—bringing 8,000+ interior designers, architects, purchasing agents and owners/developers together with more than 750 manufacturers and marketers of exceptional design elements for hospitality interiors.

On Monday November 12th, Ingo Schweder, MD of Horwath HTL Thailand Health & Wellness will be part of a panel: “HIGH-PERFORMANCE DESIGN: SHAPING UP INTERIORS FOR TODAY’S FITNESS/WELLNESS-CONSCIOUS GUESTS” (1:45 PM – 2:45 PM)

Pump up your knowledge about the new FF&E offers, layout strategies and well-building technology that answer guests’ demand for health-enhancing hotel experiences. Exercise some fresh options for layering next-generation fitness and wellness elements throughout public areas, guestrooms and meeting spaces. Raise the bar for results-oriented spas and workout destinations that rival the coolest studios (sometimes because they’re run by the stars of those wait-list venues).

Mary Scoviak, executive editor, Boutique Design

Adam Glickman,principal, Parallax Hospitality
Sonya Haffey, vice president, V Starr Interiors
Kim Matheson, senior vice president, WTS Intl.
Ingo Schweder, founder and chief executive officer, GOCO Hospitality

Horwath HTL Hotel Event 2018

De stand van zaken in de hotellerie in Nederland wordt u gepresenteerd door Ewout Hoogendoorn van Horwath HTL. Daarnaast gaan we dieper in op Waarde en rendement van duurzaamheid in hotels. Wat betekent het begrip duurzaamheid voor hotels en wat is met name de financiële doorwerking ervan? Is er, buiten het evidente rendement dat het de samenleving oplevert en dat door menigeen (een enkele president daargelaten) wordt erkend, een duidelijk rendement aantoonbaar voor de exploitant? En voor de investeerder? Daarover willen we deze middag graag met u over in gesprek.

Canadian Hotel Investment Conference

For 22 years, the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference has established itself as the definitive source for information, insight and opinion on today’s Canadian lodging market. For senior executives from across North America this business conference delivers outstanding insight on where the industry is today, where its heading and the options it can deliver.


The 23nd Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show on July 24-26, 2019 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, Miami, FL is presented by the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD), Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine and Horizons International Group.

The summit will be exciting and packed with information to help you understand the many opportunities available in hotel ownership, investment and supplier diversity. The 3-day educational summit is designed to educate attendees on becoming a hotel owner or investor, share minority investment trends, explore supplier opportunities, learn how to market to minorities and discuss diversity issues affecting the industry.


CHICOS is tasked with showcasing the many different exotic islands and spectacular hotels throughout the Caribbean chain. The Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) is the region’s must attend hospitality and tourism investment conference. The event provides attendees with the opportunity to significantly expand their network while learning the most important trends that can impact their investment decisions.

Global Wellness Summit

The Global Wellness Summit is an international organization that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively impact and shape the future of the global wellness industry. The objectives of the Summit are to:

  • Establish a forum for dialogue among global industry leaders
  • Create community by fostering friendly relationships among stakeholders
  • Inspire a spirit of collaboration to solve shared problems
  • Facilitate healthy growth for the industry and its individual businesses
  • Support quality research
  • Encourage innovation
  • Cultivate leaders for tomorrow



SAHIC South America is the annual event of international level aimed at promoting the Hotel and Tourism business and related Real-Estate industry projects in the region, which has recently celebrated its 10th edition and has become a classic that continues to re-invent itself year after year.


ALIS is the leading and largest hotel investment conference in the world. ALIS in January 2018 had nearly 3,200 registered delegates. ALIS features numerous networking opportunities and an extensive array of seminars and panels by hotel industry experts, who discuss important trends and identify new opportunities for the year ahead.


Proparco, Horwath HTL and Radisson Hotel Group organized their first conference on tourism and hotel investment in Africa (CITHA) on June 26, 2018 in Abidjan.

The conference returns on 19th June 2019. Under the patronage of the Minister of Economy of Côte d’Ivoire, this event brings together hotel groups, donors, institutions, banks and investment funds, engineering firms, real estate developers, development companies, law firms and public finance consultants.

Hospitality Day

Hospitality Day is dedicated to owners, managers, consortia, chains, hotel groups and villages, but not only. It is also aimed at hotelier associations, architects and designers, builders, investors and developers of new projects. And to all those who are interested and want to know the latest news from the world of hospitality!

THINC Innovate 2018

THINC conferences is proud to launch its inaugural event in Bangkok, Thailand, in May 2018. Christened ‘THINC INNOVATE’, the conference aims to truly create a differentiation and establish itself as a must-attend hospitality event in the region. The two-day immersive event will feature power-packed knowledge capsules presented through a series of THINC Talks and master classes by thought leaders, innovators, and subject-matter experts; inspirational keynote addresses and interviews with industry stalwarts; stimulating debates and group discussions; and real-world case studies from across the industry spectrum.

Ingo Schweder, Managing Director of Horwath HTL Health & Wellness Thailand, will be speaking at the convention. To arrange a meeting with Ingo, please contact him him here.

World Spa & Wellness Asia Convention

World Spa & Wellness Asia, coming to the Phuket resort, Thailand, on 13-14 May 2019, is a fantastic opportunity for trend spotting, inspiration, networking and learning. World Spa & Wellness Asia will give you the opportunity to check out the latest developments, get your hands on new products, compare prices and develop your skills all under one roof!

A boutique networking and education event for senior spa and wellness professional from the Asia region and beyond, World Spa & Wellness Asia will bring together top-level spa and wellness operators with leading industry suppliers.