Are you looking for top hospitality events? Look at these top events from the hospitality world to know more.

As a Hotelier or Hospitality professional, it is important to be aware of the trends and developments in the global hospitality industry. Moreover, these events are great for networking.

Do you fancy attending online hospitality events or a top hospitality fair of 2023 and beyond? If your answer is yes, then you’re in good company.

In this post, we’ve rounded up the top hospitality events – trade shows, conferences, online hospitality events, seminars, and much more.

The events are not ranked and are in no particular order.

Let’s begin.

Top Hospitality Event of 2019

1. HITEC Houston – Houston, Texas

Date- June (the event dates for 2020 and beyond have not yet been announced)

With lots of education, networking, and the latest in hotel tech, HITEC was a top hospitality fair of 2018.

It was organised in 3 non-US locations making it a grand hospitality technology event for all hospitality enthusiasts and hoteliers.

If you love technology, this is your place to be. There can’t be many better places to explore top hospitality innovation and technology.

Lots of great minds involved and lots of learning is what you can expect out of this event.

Look at HITEC Houston Website for more details and booking.

HITEC Amsterdam – Amsterdam, Netherlands

This top hospitality fair that got concluded in April 2018 is the oldest and the most prominent hospitality technology Expo and Conference in the northern hemisphere.

2. MAISON&OBJET – Paris, France

Location of the Event- Paris, France

Dates for the Fair- January 17-21, 2020 and September 4-8, 2020

Meet industry authority for hotel décor. Online hospital events will be live in tandem with the main event.

If you are into Hotel design, then this is a must place to be for you.

Some classy decor and super interiors are on display with over 600 brands available at the event.

In order to know more and the process to participate in this hotel design event, please check the Maison&Object webpage.

3. IFEX – Northern Ireland

Event date- March 24-26, 2020

Yes, the event returns on a bigger and better stage.

The event showcases the latest in catering equipment, food & drinks, technology, and interiors for the hospitality industry.

Over 200 companies would be exhibiting their products and will attract retain and hospitality buyers from England, Northern Ireland and adjoining countries.

This event is a must-attend for those in food service, retail and hospitality sector. The concluded event in 2018 say over 7000 visitors and was attended by 200 exhibitors.

4. HFTP Annual Convention – Orlando, Florida, USA

Dates- October 23-25, 2019

The event will be teaming with top-notch vendors, educational sessions, and networking opportunities for hospitality professionals.

We are all witnessing growing importance of technology in hospitality and this event showcases the achievements in IT, Finance, research etc in the hospitality industry.

HFTP Regional Conferences

Locations and dates will be announced in the course of the year. HFTP Regional Conferences offer the best networking opportunities for the hospitality industry.

5. EyeForTravel North America – Chicago, USA

Powerful keynotes by industry’s who is whos.

It is North America’s only Data summit for the entire Travel industry.

From Revenue Management to Data Analytics and everything in between, the event gets you closer to customers.

For those who would have loved to explore an event in analytics and Artificial Intelligence in travel and tourism might have just missed the one that happened in the month of October in 2019.

The next event for EyeForTravel America is delayed due to COVID-Pandemic.

6. North American Global Distribution Conference – Los Angeles, USA

Scheduled on January 27-29, 2020.

HEDNA has been held for the past 25 years, bringing together tops brains in the hospitality industry.

It’s certainly one of the top hospitality events to attend in 2020.

As they mention, it’s 3 days, 27 speakers and millions of opportunities.

This Global distribution conference is all about connecting the hospitality industry. Being a part of this event is no less than achieving a hospitality award. So, don’t miss it if you are in or around Los Angeles.

7. Hospitality Expo – Dublin, Ireland

When to attend- 25-26 February 2020

Perhaps the biggest among the top hospitality fair of 2020, Hospitality EXPO 2020 in Dublin aims to attract more industry experts than any other trade show in the country.

This Irish Hospitality Exhibition is one of the biggest.

in the 2018 event, almost 5000 visitors graced one of the biggest event held in Dublin. With over 250 exhibitors, it was a grand show and this is all set to get bigger in 2020.

With a tradition spanning over 4 decades, it is a not to miss event especially if you are in or around Ireland.

8. Boutique Hotel Investment Conference, Global Locations

This is for all those who love Boutique Hospitality. Organised by BLLA, this event showcases the best boutique concepts and more.

Boutique Hospitality Management is a key trend now within the Hospitality and Travel industry.

Learn more about investing in boutique hotels across the globe from the experts at this Hospitality event.

BLLA is the Boutique and Lifestyle Leaders Association and the event in 2019 has already been concluded in June earlier this year. And, we can’t wait for the announcement of the conference dates for 2020.

9. HotelsWorld Australia – Sydney, Australia

Check out what’s up and up in Australia’s hospitality scene. This is an annual hotel conference for top Hotel owners and investors in Australia and New Zealand.

Top CEOs and C Level executives are set to return for the grand event.

Over 500 Hotel owners participated in the recently concluded July event in 2019.

They are set to return in 2020 and it is going to get grander.

10. International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Africa – Cape Town, South Africa

This African Hospitality event is scheduled for 2nd-4th April 2020 in Cape Town.

ILTM launched the first luxury travel event in 2013 and has grown to become the leading luxury travel event in Africa.

This extremely popular travel event in extremely well attended and is set to gain more popularity and attendees in the years to come.

11. Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 

This one is set to be a Fabulous exhibition of services and products for the hospitality industry.

It is an extremely popular event in the USA that’s held at the Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.

The next event is scheduled to be held on January 28-30, 2020.

This supply show has been providing the hospitality professionals information about food supplies and new things of the industry from the past 4 decades.

12. HOTELYMPIA – London, UK

One of the top hospitality events geared toward foodservice.

It will be held in London from 2nd March to 4th March in 2020.

Hotelympia would be rebranded to Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Show in 2020.

Have a look at more of these at one of our earlier and popular posts on Best Food & Beverage Shows in the World.

13. HT-NEXT – Arizona, USA

This Hospitality Fair combines two top hospitality events – HTNG North America and Hotel Technology Forum.

The next event is scheduled to be held at the Hotel Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona, USA. The dates are scheduled for 27th April to 29th April 2020.

This is a must-attend technology and education event for all hoteliers and hospitality professionals and is an extremely popular event.

14. GRIF – Global locations

This amazing food service industry event showcases the most trendy restaurants’ concepts and designs from across the world.

This Global Restaurant Investment Forum holds multiple events every year.

Next major event of GRIF is scheduled to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 11th-13th February 2020.


Here you go. Some of the top events in the hospitality industry to be held in 2020.

There are a few more excellent events like Annual Hotel Conference, Global Wellness Summit, Hotelier Summit Africa and more.

We have tried to include hotel events, hospitality trade fairs and more from around the globe.

We have certainly missed a few and we will ensure that we cover more events in the upcoming updates.

So, please stay around and visit our other articles for all about the hospitality industry.

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