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Top hotel conferences and hospitality trade shows to attend this year

  Posted in Resources  Last updated 1/05/2024

What are hotel conferences?

Hotel conferences are professional gatherings that enable hoteliers to discover vital insights or solutions that can improve the performance of the business, hotel leadership, and staff.

Running a successful hotel demands networking, relationship building, and innovation.  Speaking to potential clients, suppliers and even competitors can lead to all manner of opportunities to grow your brand and increase performance. 

Some of the perfect places to do this are at hotel conferences and hospitality trade shows – where you can learn about new strategies, new technology, and listen to new perspectives.

Why are hospitality conferences important?

The purpose of hotel conferences and importance of hospitality conferences revolves around collaborative learning, discovering and unearthing innovation, building reciprocal partnerships, and establishing strong customer relationships.

In many cases, hospitality conferences are important for learning about new market trends, business strategies, or technologies that will help a business succeed.

This is why conferences are often a melting pot of the industry with attendees including hoteliers, technology providers, restaurant owners, consultants, developers, analysts, market experts and more.

Here are the best conferences and shows for hoteliers to attend in 2024, including those where you can catch-up and chat with SiteMinder!

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Top hotel trade shows and hospitality shows

There are few places in the world where hoteliers can’t find a great trade show to attend. Most major cities and markets have a number of conferences throughout the year.

Here are the top 7 hotel trade shows to put on your calendar:

1. International Hotel Technology Forum

Where: Barcelona, Spain

When: 16-18 April

2024 will be the 21st anniversary of this forum. With exclusive content, one-to-one business meetings, industry-led case studies and unprecedented networking, it’s the perfect show to learn about today’s challenges and innovations when it comes to hotel technology – something all hoteliers should be very invested in.

It will bring together OTAs, management companies, hoteliers, and solution providers across three packed days at the Hyatt Regency Tower.

2. Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC)

Where: Charlotte, North Carolina

When: 24-27 June

The world’s biggest and oldest hotel tech show comes to the US in 2024. 

With unique content, speakers, and tech showcases, it’s the perfect place to find much needed education and resources to help your business grow and thrive in a modern marketplace.

3. No Vacancy Hotel & Accommodation Expo

Where: Sydney, Australia

When: 18-19 September

Held at a world-class facility with globally recognised and respected figures in the hotel and accommodation industry, NoVancancy is an expo not to miss.

Come together with other hoteliers and experts to learn how to tackle challenges, explore new trends, and understand new technology.

4. Equipotel

Where: São Paulo, Brazil

When: 17-20 September

Across what will be 60 editions, Equipotel has become a key reference point for hoteliers and suppliers in Latin America.

It provides a wonderful opportunity to network, discover solutions, and discuss a wide range of challenges that need to be overcome.

5. Travel Tech Asia

Where: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

When: 23-25 October

A must-attend for travel professionals and tech suppliers, Travel Tech Asia is a chance for hoteliers to look at what they could be doing better with their tech investment to drive business growth.

Check out some of the industry’s leading suppliers and discover the latest technologies that can help drive your property to success.

6. WTM London

Where: London, UK

When: 5-7 November

A massive, world-leading travel event awaits you at World Travel Market. With four decades of history, the event now facilitates £2.8 billion in industry deals and has around 5,000 exhibitors from 182 countries and regions and more than 51,000 participants.

Come and hear from the best in the industry about how they have reshaped their businesses and data insights into trending destinations and products – and visit exhibitors to see if there’s a perfect tech solution waiting for you.

7. Phocuswright Conference

Where: Arizona, USA

When: 19-21 November

With a focused theme and an aim to inspire meaningful conversations and steps forward, Phocuswright has a great event set-up for all within the travel industry to attend.

Learn about what the future of travel holds as Phocuswright Conference explores the current state of the market in detail.

Make your conference learnings meaningful

Use SiteMinder’s platform to turn insights into action and maximise revenue at your hotel.

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Australia hotel conferences

Australia, headquarters of SiteMinder, has its own thriving tourism industry and accompanying hotel conferences.

Of course, we already mentioned NoVacancy which is a highlight but here are some others you may be interested in:

Maximum Occupancy

Where: Perth (Australia), Sydney (Australia), Auckland (New Zealand)

When: 16 April 2024, 23-24 July 2024, 25-26 February 2025

Maximum Occupancy is the place where the Asia-Pacific accommodation industry comes to meet. 

Taking place across three dates and locations, the conference features 100+ global experts divulging secrets on how hoteliers can maximise market share, direct bookings, and revenue.

It’s also a chance to network with both domestic and international attendees so don’t miss out!

VTIC 2024 Vision Summit

Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Victoria

When: 16 April 2024

Victoria Tourism Industry Council partners with Tourism Australia to produce a show that will be focusing on growth as a theme.

The summit will look at the key factors that will influence tourism growth in the region over the next four years, giving hoteliers an idea of how they can capitalise on the opportunities.

Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE)

Where: Adelaide Oval, South Australia

When: 1-2 May 2024

In its 15th edition, this conference sees leading industry experts speak to more than 1400 attendees about the most pressing topics that hoteliers are tackling.

It’s a time to learn, inspire, network, and succeed so make sure you book your spot!

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Best hospitality conferences to meet SiteMinder

Speaking of industry leaders, SiteMinder keeps itself busy as the industry’s leading tech provider too. There are plenty of conferences and shows throughout the year where you can come and meet us. Take a look at the following list:

Hospitality Indonesia Conference

Where: Jakarta, Indonesia

When: 30-31 January

Get the best of all worlds with a hotel investment and development summit running parallel with a hotel revenue summit at Hospitality Indonesia Conference.

Get an in-depth view of Indonesia’s travel and tourism sector, and why not chat to SiteMinder while you’re at it?

Gala Vallarta

Where: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

When: 8-9 February

The 28th edition of this unique show provides a platform for international and domestic wholesalers and operators to make pre-arranged appointments with hoteliers. Explore your opportunities to grow your business and say hi to SiteMinder to see how we can help.

Philippines Accommodation Industry Summit 

Where: Manila, Philippines

When: 21 February

Learn about new trends and technology products on the market, as well as expand your overall business management skills.

Make an appointment with SiteMinder and let us know how we can help you!

IHF Showtel

Where: Co.Cavan, Ireland

When: 26-27 February

Meet and network to discover the latest solutions and trends that your hotel can take advantage of.

SiteMinder will be in attendance so make sure you visit our stand and say hi.

The Asociación Colombiana de Agencias de Viajes y Turismo (ANATO)

Where: Bogota, Colombia

When: 28 February – 1 March

Catch SiteMinder at the most important tourism event in Colombia, operating since 1982.

Come and talk about current happenings in the industry and explore ways that technology can help you solve challenges and grow your business online.

Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa (BTL) 

Where: Lisbon, Portugal

When: 28 February – 3 March

One of the most popular and successful events on the calendar, BTL is the perfect place to network, meet new contacts, and learn about the latest innovations.

With experts like SiteMinder in attendance, you can bet all your burning questions will be answered and then some.

Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) 

Where: Berlin, Germany

When: 5-7 March

The world’s leading travel trade show is back live in 2024 for the second time since the pandemic.

Attend an exclusively B2B show and help shape the future of travel. This is where decisive trends are uncovered and analysed to provide a roadmap for hoteliers to follow towards success.


Where: Hamburg, Germany

When: 8-12 March

This leading trade fair for hospitality businesses and restaurants is a place to look out for the latest trends and products, while mixing with key players in the industry.

Don’t forget to speak with SiteMinder and see how we can help your accommodation business thrive.

CRH Pro Expo

Where: Corse, France

When: 10-12 March

This event is now in its fifth year and showcases a number of prominent exhibitors in the industry, providing hoteliers a chance to look at new products and solutions.

Come and see how SiteMinder delivers unbeatable revenue results for hotels.

Food Hotel Tech

Where: Paris, France

When: 3-4 April

Learn to master staff management, performance, and customer experience as a sustainable and eco-responsible business in our industry.

Chat to hundreds of exhibitors, including SiteMinder, to learn how to improve your business.

Hospitality Vietnam Conference

Where: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

When: 3-5 April

The seventh edition of this show brings together inspirational speakers on a number of topics including interior design, finance, property development, hotel revenue and more.

Catch SiteMinder in attendance and learn about our smart hotel platform.

Tianguis Turistico

Where: Acapulco, Mexico

When: 10-12 April

As Mexico continues to establish itself as an international tourism destination, come and join a conference that promotes all things Mexico.

You’ll also find some fantastic exhibitors on display, including SiteMinder, that can help your hotel overcome any business challenges you are facing.


Where: South Africa

When: 14-16 May

Discover one of the largest African travel and tourism events on the calendar which showcases the best travel and tourism products on the market.

Visit SiteMinder at the event and see how your hotel can grow using our platform.

Hospitality Thailand Conference

Where: Bangkok, Thailand

When: 15-16 May

A pivotal conference in the Thailand calendar, it will give hoteliers insights in the transformative nature of the industry and how to navigate accelerated growth.

SiteMinder will be on hand to chat and answer questions about the industry and our leading software solution.

Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA)

Where: Munich, Germany

When: 4-6 June

As the only global forum dedicated to distribution, HEDNA will help shape your strategies and tools as your hotel looks to optimise occupancy and revenue.

Visit SiteMinder to see how our platform delivers superior connection and control when managing hotel distribution.

ROC Americas

Where: Charlotte, North Carolina

When: 25-26 June

Get the lowdown on hotel strategies surrounding marketing, revenue optimisation, and other commercial functions. 

Check out workshops, training lessons, and roundtables and catch up with SiteMinder while you’re there!

Travel Meet Asia

Where: Jakarta, Indonesia

When: 3-4 July

A premium event for networking and thought leadership within the travel industry. Connect with big players and learn new perspectives on running your business.

Enjoy meeting with SiteMinder and see how we can help your property.

Hotel Data Conference

Where: Nashville, Tennessee

When: 7-9 August

Learn about the latest hotel performance trends, and be exposed to never-before-seen analysis that will drive results in your business.

Chat to SiteMinder and learn how our platform can generate revenue for your hotel.

The Hospitality Show

Where: San Antonio, Texas

When: 28-30 October

This brand new show focuses on helping hotels operate effectively and efficiently. Take the chance to network with industry leaders and learn how to optimise your business.

Chat to SiteMinder about how our smart platform can deliver unbeatable revenue results for your property.


Where: Paris, France

When: 3-7 November

The theme for this year is ‘time to dare’, which challenges businesses to be collectively audacious and innovative. Come together and see how you can take your business forward in a creative way.

Don’t forget to visit SiteMinder and see how a leading hotel platform can drive superior revenue results for your business.

By Dean Elphick

Dean is the Senior Content Marketing Specialist of SiteMinder, the leading technology provider delivering hoteliers unbeatable revenue results. Dean has made writing and creating content his passion for the entirety of his professional life, which includes more than six years at SiteMinder. Through content, Dean aims to provide education, inspiration, assistance and value for accommodation businesses looking to improve the way they run their operations achieve their goals.

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