Hospitality Innovation Summit

Hospitality Innovation Summit

Hospitality Innovation Summit


Top CEOs work with the top Hotel School students from around the world.

From 6 - 8 October 2015, Hotelschool The Hague will once again host an International Student Challenge. Students from several top Hotel Schools in the world will be able to work with and present their ideas in front of a group of top CEOs within our industry on the final conference day on 8 October.

Student Challenge: 6 - 8 October 2015
Final Conference Day: 8 October 2015
Location: Hotelschool The Hague, Campus Amsterdam

The Challenge

The international students will be given a challenging case, on which they will have to work before coming to Amsterdam. The case concerns the development of a new concept that is relevant and applicable to the Hotel chains that are present on the final conference day. Each participating school will send their 3 most excellent students to this challenge. The students will arrive a few days prior to the final conference day. During these days they will receive workshops, lectures and coaching from several Industry Professionals and Executives.

On the final conference day, the teams will present their concept in front of the line-up of CEOs, who will ask them challenging questions and who will select a winning team.


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A total of around 10 top Hotel Schools in the world will be participating, such as:
  • Les Roches International School of Hotel Management (Switzerland)
  • Haaga Helia (Finland)
  • Florida International University (FIU; USA)
  • Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (Dubai)
  • Hotel Management School Maastricht (The Netherlands)
  • Norwegian School of Hotel Management (Stavanger/Norway)
  • Hotelschool the Hague (The Netherlands)
  • Kaohsiun University of Hospitality (Taiwan)
  • AIMS (India)
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education (Switzerland)


A line up of several CEOs and Presidents will be present during the final conference day. Currently we have received intentions from the following CEOs/Presidents:
  • Gitta Brueckmann; EVP EMEA, Marriott
  • Michael Wale, Managing Director EMEA, Starwood
  • Michael Levy; COO; CitizenM
  • Puneet Chhatwal; CEO; Steigenberger Hotels
  • Remy Rein, Deputy Director, BNP Paribas
  • Steven Daines, CEO EMEA, Accor


  • For CEOs: 8 October, from 12-17 hrs, followed by a networking reception.
  • For Students: From 6 October to 8 October, from 09-17 hrs, followed by a networking reception.
Hotelschool The Hague will provide accommodation for the students in Amsterdam. Arrival date would be 5 October and for a total of 4 nights; students will share a room. Food and Beverage is provided by Hotelschool The Hague. Transportation to Amsterdam is at cost of the participating Hotel School. However, the organisation is working hard on securing sponsorship, which would potentially result in a compensation towards travel costs.

More info

For more information, please contact the organising team via