2,000 senior figures from over 80 countries worldwide

The world's most influential hotel investment event

5-7 March 2018 | InterContinental | Berlin, Germany

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Reaching new heights

The global hospitality market is experiencing an unprecedented period of growth, made all the more interesting by new competition, innovative products, and disruption from new players. How are hospitality investors adapting to current market conditions to keep growing?

Every year over 2,000 senior figures from over 80 countries come together at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) for three days of educational panels, open debate, unrivalled networking receptions and ample opportunities to meet with colleagues, old and new. In 2018 the conference will be held from 5-7 March at the InterContinental, Berlin.

The theme for this year's event is "Reaching New Heights", providing the ideal backdrop for our attendees to identify new investment opportunities, improve profitability, and discover the tools needed to reach new markets.

As we work hard to build the 2018 programme, we are pleased to share with you the following highlights:

  • A record number of CEOs in the general sessions: 16 CEOs including the Global CEOs Panel with Geoff Ballotti of Wyndham Hotel Group, Keith Barr of IHG , Sébastien Bazin of AccorHotels, Chris Nassetta of Hilton Worldwide, and Patrick Pacious of Choice Hotels International
  • New topics covered in special focus breakout: F&B, Serviced Apartments, Resorts, Security & Crisis Management, Wellness, Innovative Deal Structures
  • Special focus on key regional markets: Germany, Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, Asia, Middle East & Africa
  • New Hotel Tech Hub: an area dedicated to teaching the industry about technology, and an opportunity for technology providers to educate the influential IHIF audience about tech products and services.

The full IHIF 2018 programme will be announced soon.

Yours Sincerely,

The IHIF Team

IHIF highlights


IHIF 2017 video highlights

IHIF is a dynamic and diverse conference - get an overview here of just what happened at IHIF 2017.


Networking events

IHIF's unrivalled networking opportunities are why so many of our delegates and speakers return year after year. IHIF is your opportunity to conduct more business meetings in three days than in a year's worth of sales calls - all in one place.


IHIF 2017 Photo Gallery

Captured moments from IHIF 2017.

Selected Speakers

Abhishek Agarwal photo
Abhishek Agarwal

Managing Director Real Estate, Blackstone

Cody Bradshaw photo
Cody Bradshaw

Managing Director and Head of European Hotels, Starwood Capital Group

Geoff Ballotti photo
Geoff Ballotti

President and CEO, Wyndham Hotel Group

Keith Barr photo
Keith Barr


 Sébastien  Bazin  photo
Sébastien Bazin

Chairman and CEO, AccorHotels

Federico J  González photo
Federico J González

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Megan Greene photo
Megan Greene

Managing Director and Chief Economist, Manulife Asset Management

Marloes  Knippenberg photo
Marloes Knippenberg

CEO of International Hospitality Development, Kerten Capital

Amar Lalvani photo
Amar Lalvani

CEO & Managing Partner, Standard International

Christopher J.  Nassetta  photo
Christopher J. Nassetta

President and CEO, Hilton

Patrick  Pacious photo
Patrick Pacious

President and CEO, Choice Hotels International

Sharan  Pasricha photo
Sharan Pasricha

Founder, Ennismore

Jay Stein photo
Jay Stein

Chief Executive Officer, Dream Hotel Group

Alejandro Zozaya photo
Alejandro Zozaya

President and CEO , Apple Leisure Group


Founder Patron

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