Under 30 at The International Hotel Investment Forum 


Investing in Tomorrow's Leaders

The International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) brings together over 2,500 of the most senior
hospitality and tourism professionals from across the industry every year for three days of
networking, discovery and debate.

In order to support the younger members of our industry who may not have the budget
to attend IHIF, we offer a special delegate package with a reduced level of attendance for
those younger professionals (anyone 30 or under on 2 March 2020). ‘Under 30 at IHIF’ allows
rising talent to join their senior counterparts at the industry’s most important investment
conference. With a reduced rate and access to a large portion of the key programming and
networking events held at IHIF, your young professionals can build the right connections and
develop the right skillset, directly impacting your bottom line.

What was included in IHIF 2019 for Under 30's

Details about the IHIF 2020 programme will be released soon.

  • Tuesday 5 March networking reception
  • Wednesday 6 March programme and networking reception
  • Use of the IHIF app to view all attendee profiles and set up meetings prior to the event
  • Access to the exhibition hall to meet with 100s of companies including hotel brands, advisers, financiers, destinations, technology services and more


Tuesday 5 March
17:00 Registration for 'Under 30 at IHIF'

18:30 - 20:30 Gala Networking Reception hosted by IHG

Wednesday 6 March  
09:00 - 11:30 General Sessions

09:00 - 09:10 Welcome Remarks

09:10 - 10:05 Alternative Players Interviews: Think Differently - The Companies Innovating in Hospitality and Real Estate 

10:05 - 10:40 CEO Panel: Evolving Hospitality – The Trends Shaping the Future of Hospitality 

10:40 – 11:10 Keynote: Partnering for Peak Performance

11:10 - 11:30 Networking Break

11:30 - 13:30 Breakouts & In-The-Rounds Sessions: 

  • Trend Setter: What’s New in the Lending Market
  • Mixing It Up: The Best Development Combination to Maximise a Mixed-Use Opportunity
  • Meet Me in the Middle: Aligning the Ambitions of Developers and Owners
  • Pitch your Brand: Innovation in Hospitality Brands
  • DACH: Hospitality Investment in Germany and Neighbouring Markets
  • Tech Start-Up Stage
  • Fair Game: Pursuing the Franchise Agreement That Keeps Both Parties Happy
  • Deal Me In: Getting Involved in the Round Table
  • A Closer Look: Focus on Key Hotel Markets

11:30 - 12:15 Tech Masterclass

13:30 Networking Lunch


Prices for 'Under 30 at IHIF 2020' are released soon. 

*Please note the 'Under 30 at IHIF' package does not include access to the event until 17:00 on Tuesday 3 March. Young professionals must be 30 years of age or younger on 3 March 2019. Upon registration, delegates will be asked to scan in a copy of their passport to show proof of age. This offer is limited to the first 100 applicants.

Please see the restrictions above - if you still wish to register an Under 30 Pass to qualify you will need to provide a scanned copy of your passport here.

Once verified you will be sent a code to register your Under 30 Pass.

Hosted by

Questex Hospitality Group

Our Other Events

The Annual Hotel Conference (AHC)

9-10- October 2019
Manchester, UK

Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H)

29-31 October 2019
Athens, Greece

Israel Hotel Investment Summit (IHIS)

20–21 November 2019
Location to be confirmed in due course

Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (APHIC)

25-26 April 2019
Bangkok, Thailand