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Hotel Conferences and Trade Shows 2024 | Hospitality Events

Hotel Conference and Trade Show

Welcome to the world of hospitality. In 2024, the hospitality sector is preparing for transformative experiences at hotel conferences and trade shows. These events offer knowledge exchange, networking, and showcase cutting-edge technologies. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the unmissable events.

Events in the US

1. Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast

Date: January 23 to 25

Location: Myrtle Beach Convention Center, SC

This is a 48-year-old trade show in the hospitality industry that provides owners and managers of hotels, motels, and restaurants from all over the Southeastern USA and beyond with full access to the latest products and services available. The exhibitor space, which covers an area of 100,800 square feet, offers a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of new products and services.

2. Independent Lodging Congress (ILC)

Date: February 13 to 14

Location: Palm Springs, California

ILC is a global community of independent hoteliers and hospitality professionals. ILC hosts various events throughout the year, exploring aspects of the hospitality industry, such as design and sustainability.

3. ALP Conference & Marketplace

Date: March 02 to 06

Location: Orlando

The ALP Marketplace brings together dozens of exhibiting companies with common goals. It's the best place to meet them face-to-face and find hospitality products and services.

4. AAHOACON 2024 (Asian American Hotel Owners Association)

Date: April 2 to 5

Location: Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida

AAHOACON 2024 is the largest event in the US exclusively for hotel owners and operators. It is organized by the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), which represents over 60% of the US hotel market.

5. Hotec Operations

Date: June 11 to 14

Location: PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

This trade show connects hotel operators to vendors selling everything needed for hotels. Attendees can book 1:1 meetings to maximize their time.

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6. HITEC 2024: The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference

Date: June 24 to 27, 2024

Location: Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina USA

The event will feature over 50 industry education sessions, hundreds of industry solution providers, and thousands of industry minds in attendance. The event's theme is "Building the Future of Hospitality Together," and it will cover a wide range of topics, including commercial strategy, digital marketing, customer experience, ecommerce, and innovation. Pre- and post-event workshops, trainings, and roundtables will provide even more learning and networking opportunities for attendees.

7. Skift Global Forum

Date: September 17 to 19

Location: The Glasshouses 660 12th Ave, Floor 6 New York City

Skift Global Forum is a leading event that shapes the future of travel through innovative discussions, presentations, and networking opportunities.

8. Independent Hotel Show – Miami

Date: September 18 to 19

Location: Miami Beach Convention Center

The Independent Hotel Show is an exclusive event that caters to the specific requirements of luxury and boutique hoteliers. This event, which originated in the UK, expanded to the US in 2023. The show attracts general managers, owners, and executives of independent hotels who come together to exchange ideas and network.

9. ILTM North America

Date: September 23 to 26

Location: Baha Mar, The Bahamas

Held in the Bahamas, the International Luxury Travel Market trade show connects high-end North American hotels, destinations, and travel brands with travel agents and media professionals over this four-day event.

10. Boutique Hotel Owners Conference

Date: September 30th to the 1st of October

Location: Westlake Village Inn in Los Angeles, California

The Boutique Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA), organizes the Boutique Hotel Owners Conference annually to provide a platform for networking, learning, and inspiration to the boutique hotel industry.

11. The Lodging Conference

Date: October 7 to 10, 2024

Location: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, USA

The Lodging Conference is a highly-regarded event in the hotel industry, bringing together tens of thousands of influential hotel owners and executives from around the world over the past 29 years. This conference is a platform for the most significant owners, operators, presidents, CEOs, investors, and dealmakers to collaborate on development, finance, franchising, management, construction, design, and operations.

12. New England Inns & Resorts Association (NEIRA) Annual Conference

Date: November 12 to 14

Location: Cape Neddick, Maine, USA

The New England Inns & Resorts Association (NEIRA) is a network of over 300 independently owned and operated lodging properties located throughout the six New England States. With over a century of experience in connecting travelers with the region's finest inns, resorts, and hotels, NEIRA has established itself as one of the most reputable and influential hospitality organizations in New England.

13. Phocuswright Conference

Date: NOVEMBER 19 to 21

Location: PHOENIX, ARIZONA, U.S

Phocuswright, a travel data company, hosts this three-day conference that features speakers, networking events, and presentations by travel industry startups, as well as a Young Leaders forum and social events.

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Events in the Europe

14. ITB Berlin

Date: March 5 – 7

Location: Berlin, Germany

For over 50 years, ITB Berlin has been a popular event for hoteliers, featuring lectures, interviews, workshops, and an award ceremony every March in Berlin.

15. Independent Hotel Show 2024 Amsterdam

Date: March 12 to 13

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Independent Hotel Show is an annual event in the hospitality industry that caters to luxury and boutique hotel managers as well as independent-minded hoteliers throughout Europe. It provides a platform for attendees to get inspired by top designers, leading technology, and the latest hospitality trends.

Events in the UK

16. The Glamping Show

Date: September 19 to 21

Location: NAEC Stoneleigh Park, UK

The Glamping Show annually unites glamping suppliers, exhibitors, and industry experts to highlight the newest products, services, and trends in the glamping sector. Featuring more than 100 distinct exhibitors, a seminar program led by experts spanning three days, and free admission.

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Events in the Africa

17. ILTM Africa

Date: April 07 to 09

Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town

The International Luxury Travel Market event for Africa connects hotels with travel agents, tour operators, and destination marketing organizations.

18. WTM Africa

Date: April 10 to 12

Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre

WTM's Africa trade show hosts over 100 countries' travel suppliers and buyers, with dozens of educational sessions and nearly 200 speakers presenting on market trends, technology, and best practices.

19. The Hotel Show Africa 2024

Date: June 11 to 13

Location: Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa

The Hotel Show Africa 2024 will feature various sectors such as retail franchise, kitchens and bathrooms, interior design, fit-out and lighting, FM, cleaning and laundry, outdoor furniture, pool and spa, tableware, HORECA and food service, hospitality technology and security, furnishings and decor, hospitality franchise, and operating equipment and supplies. Exhibitors can showcase their latest products, ideas, and trends. A must-attend event for those in the hospitality market across sub-Saharan Africa.

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Events in the Middle East

20. Arabian Travel Market (ATM)

Date: May 06 to 09

Location: Dubai, UAE

Arabian Travel Market unlocks business potential for the global travel industry. For over 30 years, it has served as the single event that unites all travel sectors and generates $2.5 billion in deals. ATM covers MICE, leisure, luxury, and corporate travel, making it the perfect place to unlock your business's potential.

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21. ACE Hotel Tech Summit

Date: May 28 to 29

Location: Dubai, UAE

The 2nd ACE Hotel Tech Summit showcases the latest products, technologies, trends, and sustainability within hospitality. World-class speakers present keynotes, CEO panels, and sessions. Meet industry thought-leaders, investors, and experts for quality networking and conversation.

22. Hotel Show Dubai 2024

Date: June 04 to 06

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

Hotel Show Dubai 2024: Latest hospitality trends showcased. A trusted event for the industry in the Middle East, offering professionals a chance to connect and conduct business with influential buyers from around the world.

Events in the Australia

23. Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific ( HICAP )

Date: August 28 to 30

Location: Sydney, Australia

The Hotel Investment Conference is where the hotel and tourism industry of Australia and New Zealand gather.

24. NoVacancy Hotel & Accommodation Expo

Date: September 18 to 19

Location: Sydney, Australia

The NoVacancy Expo & Conference is the most significant event of the year for professionals in the hotel and accommodation industry. It takes place at the ICC Sydney on the 18th and 19th of September 2024. Attendees will have access to valuable insights into the latest developments in new brands and product launches, essential education, networking opportunities, and the chance to make serious deals.

Events in the Singapore

25. Travel Tech Asia

Date: October 23 to 25

Location: MARINA BAY SANDS, SINGAPORE

Travel Tech Asia is a three-day event where travel brands, startups, and executives meet to explore new possibilities in travel through the latest technologies and emerging trends. Connect with thousands of attendees and stay ahead of the curve in the world of travel.

Events in India

26. World of Hospitality Expo 2024

Date: January 23 to 25

Location: Hall No.1, Nesco, Goregaon (E), Mumbai, India

Global Market Place: 550+ brands showcase latest collections & tech solutions. 8000+ HoReCa pros attend for industry convergence. All-in-one sourcing experience. Focused buyer-seller meets. Exciting lineup of 100+ trend talks & live competitions.

27. HOPE Conference 2024

Date: February 29 to March 01

Location: Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Goa

HOPE 2023 will showcase India's global hospitality industry stature by bringing together international leaders, thought gurus, investors, hotel owners and operators for two days of knowledge exchange and networking. Over 80 global speakers will analyze the current and future state of the hospitality and travel sectors.

28. Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia 2024

Date: April 03 to 04

Location: JW Marriott Bengaluru Golfshire Resort & Spa

The Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia is a renowned event that brings together top brands, hotel owners, financiers, developers, and professional advisors from around the world. The conference is known for its content-rich sessions and great networking opportunities. HICSA anticipates welcoming delegates to the event.