2,000 senior figures from over 80 countries worldwide

The world's most influential hotel investment event

4-6 March 2019 | InterContinental | Berlin, Germany

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Reaching new heights

Over 2,300 delegates from over 80 countries gathered at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin for the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF). This marked the largest delegation in the events 21-year history and feedback from delegates as they left was that this was the best and most productive IHIF to date. This year also brought 80 sponsoring companies supporting and exhibiting during the event and over 800 companies represented across the conference.

Over 200 speakers shared their expertise at IHIF, including 36 hospitality CEOs. The programme content gave insights on all aspects of hospitality investment and management, with 3 general sessions, a pre-conference workshop, 23 breakout sessions, 6 in-the-round sessions, and a brand new programme of discussions, masterclasses and demos in the Hotel Tech Hub. New themes covered on the programme included F&B, serviced apartments, wellness, security, data management, as well as the key markets of Italy, Germany, France and Greece.

The theme for this year’s forum; Reaching New Heights, was present throughout the conference programme and the exhibition space, including the new Tech Hub. The Tech Hub was created to reflect the consistently changing nature of the industry and provided an innovative space for the hospitality industry’s leading minds to discover the latest in technology and data solutions to progress their business.

 As always, emerging talent and commitment to the hospitality industry was recognised and the IHIF 2018  Young Leader award was presented to Tina Yu, Senior Vice President at KSL Capital Partners and we were honoured to present the IHIF 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award to Adrian Zecha.

Continue to follow IHIF on Twitter @IHIF_News and use #IHIF2018 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.

Yours Sincerely,

The IHIF Team

IHIF highlights


IHIF 2018 video highlights

IHIF is a dynamic and diverse conference - get an overview here of just what happened at IHIF 2018.


Networking events

IHIF's unrivalled networking opportunities are why so many of our delegates and speakers return year after year. IHIF is your opportunity to conduct more business meetings in three days than in a year's worth of sales calls - all in one place.


IHIF 2018 Photo Gallery

Captured moments from IHIF 2018.

Selected Speakers

Abhishek Agarwal photo
Abhishek Agarwal

Managing Director Real Estate, Blackstone

Cody Bradshaw photo
Cody Bradshaw

Managing Director and Head of European Hotels, Starwood Capital Group

Geoff Ballotti photo
Geoff Ballotti

President and CEO, Wyndham Hotel Group

Keith Barr photo
Keith Barr


 Sébastien  Bazin  photo
Sébastien Bazin

Chairman and CEO, AccorHotels

Federico J  González photo
Federico J González

President & CEO, Radisson Hotel Group

Megan Greene photo
Megan Greene

Managing Director and Chief Economist, Manulife Asset Management

Marloes  Knippenberg photo
Marloes Knippenberg

CEO of International Hospitality Development, Kerten Capital

Amar Lalvani photo
Amar Lalvani

CEO & Managing Partner, Standard International

Christopher J.  Nassetta  photo
Christopher J. Nassetta

President and CEO, Hilton

Patrick  Pacious photo
Patrick Pacious

President and CEO, Choice Hotels International

Sharan  Pasricha photo
Sharan Pasricha

Founder, Ennismore

Jay Stein photo
Jay Stein

Chief Executive Officer, Dream Hotel Group

Alejandro Zozaya photo
Alejandro Zozaya

President and CEO , Apple Leisure Group


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