Start: May 7, 2019
4:00 pm
End: May 9, 2019
11:00 pm

About The Event

HDE is a 2 day forum that brings together annually the most important specifiers, designers, architects and owners from the international hotel industry to meet face to face with the manufacturers and suppliers of solutions for this industry.

The format of the event combines pre arranged individual face to face meetings with relaxed and enjoyable networking and team building activities.

Event Programme

All delegates will be met at the Airport for arranged transfer on VIP coaches.

16:00 Suppliers: ”Suppliers showcase” set up

20:15 Welcome reception

21:00 Welcome dinner

07:30 Networking breakfast
08:30 Check-in HDE Desk and final meeting schedule pick-up
09:10 Morning meeting programme
11:10 Conferences
12:20 Meeting programme

13:30 Networking lunch

14:45 Afternoon meeting programme
17:15 Networking and team building activities

21:15 Dinner

07:30 Networking breakfast
08:30 Morning meeting programme
10:20 Conferences

12:15 Meeting programme

13:00 Networking lunch

14:30 Afternoon meeting programme

17:30 Networking activities / Free time

21:30 Farewell dinner


Rolf W. Schmidt
Managing Director

Rolf has over thirty years experience in the international hotel industry and hotel supplier industry.

Before taking over the management of the TOPHOTELPROJECTS GmbH, Rolf W. Schmidt was managing director / owner for various companies in the areas of market research and consulting services focused on the global hospitality industry.

Rolf W. Schmidt is an expert of the international hotel market and the hotel industry – where he originally comes from. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at international congresses and events, the author of numerous articles in the international press as well as a book author.

He has an exceptionally international network at the management level inside the hospitality industry and its suppliers.

ALAN_MOORENo Straight Lines. What next for business?

Alan Moore – Author

Disruption in the last five years has arrived unexpected and unannounced at the door of every industry. So called Unicorn companies slay the business model of entire industries seemingly overnight, cheered on by slavering venture capitalists. We have buzzwords such as,“Big Data”,“IoT”, smart cities, 3D printing, drones and wearable tech. It leaves you stunned as to what exactly is going on. Then we get the tsunami of Artificial intelligence set to decimate 50 million jobs in a decade.

It has been in reality a two decade process of transformation of the business and social landscape. The final frontier Captain Kirk might say is in fact the financial sector. Fintech as it is known, combined with the mysterious blockchain technology is as revolutionary as Tim Berners-Lee’s invention of the www. If we would describe our industrial age as linear the world we now enter is non-linear. The world of No Straight Lines ushers in entirely new ways of thinking about how a business, an industry, an organisation works – what we make, and, who we make it with. So what does next for business look like?

We are presented with a design challenge – how can we make business not only more efficient, and more effective but also more beautiful? Human beings experience the world through their senses. It is to these we must now pay serious attention.

Designing experiences which delight, inspire, and salve the minds and bodies of travellers, explorers and anyone else that might turn up on the doorstep of a hotel for a few nights stay. This has always been the mainstay of the hospitality industry. In this world of No Straight Lines it will be the most innovative and most creative who design their businesses to be beautiful in every way that will thrive.

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