Genio Worldwide Innovation Summit

We are very excited to announce the sixth edition of the Genio Worldwide Innovation Summit. This event will take place at our Amsterdam Campus. During this exciting student challenge, we will bring together students from 16 of the best hotel schools in the world and the current leaders of the hospitality industry. 

On 21 November the afternoon programme will be filled with the student presentations, inspiring key note speakers, amazing music arrangements, a surprise act and a CEO Forum. Since the beginning of September, students have been working on the case study, which they will present to a prominent jury - consisting of top CEO’s and Vice Presidents from the Hospitality Industry - on the final conference day. And the good news is that you can join! Register via the red button.

The Smart Travel Conference at the QO Hotel in Amsterdam
Hotelschool The Hague has decided to make Genio the platform for sustainability and innovation in the hospitality industry. To support this new platform, this year’s edition will feature The Smart Travel Conference at the QO Hotel in Amsterdam! As the focus during the student challenge lays on sustainability and innovations in technology, we couldn't think of a better place; the QO Hotel is all about sustainability. The conference will focus on bringing hospitality students and professionals to share innovative solutions to current environmental challenges.  Join us on 22 November in the QO Hotel in Amsterdam. For tickets use the red button.

The jury
We are proud to present you this year’s jury chaired by Milan Arandelovic (COO of Aroundtown)

  • Peter Cole (CEO of Design Hotels)
  • Wolfgang Neumann (Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hotelschool the Hague)
  • Marloes Knippenburg (CEO of Kerten Hospitality)
  • Dirk Bakker (Chief Executive Officer of Colliers Netherlands & Head of Hotels | EMEA)
  • Hans Meyer (Co-Founder & Managing Director of Zoku)
  • Caro van Eekelen (SVP Learning, Development & Transformation of AccorHotels)
  • Dimitris Manikis (President & Managing Director EMEA of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts)

The participants 
We are very proud to announce that 16! Hotel schools from all over the world will join the event:

  • Hotelschool The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Hotel Institute Montreux, Switzerland
  • Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
  • University of Houston Hilton College, United States of America
  • Modul Vienna University, Austria
  • Ryerson University, Canada
  • National Koahsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, Taiwan
  • Hotel Management School Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Les Roches, Switzerland
  • Haaga Helia, Finland
  • Florida International University, United States of America
  • Université de Cergy-Pontoise // Paris Seine, School of International Hospitality Management, France
  • Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec, Canada
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic, Hong Kong
  • École hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Shannon College of Hotel Management, Ireland

Join the event!
It is definitely going to be an unforgettable day! Are you just as excited as we are? And would you like to join this unique event? We only have a limited number of seats available; this always fills up fast. Are you interested in participating in the 2019 edition? Read the full brochure here. Please click the red button on the right to register.

Two precious partners 
An event like this would not be possible to organise, without great partners:


Yays is a new travel and stay concept that reroutes urban tourism. Yays offers concierged boutique apartments in historical buildings, restored with respect for the neighbourhood and hosted by local personnel. 

The mission of Smart Travel Lab is to turn the travel sector into one of the most sustainable industries within the next two decades.  

Read our brochure and meet all our valuable sponsors. 

About the Genio Worldwide Innovation Summit

Hotelschool The Hague has organised the Genio Worldwide Innovation Summit on an annual basis for the last five years. During the Genio Worldwide Innovation Summit, students from top international hotel schools will be challenged by an industry-related case, which will need to be analysed prior to the summit. Students will experience unique networking opportunities, as well as multiple chances to discuss the latest trends and news in the industry. In the last years, students have been working on cases for a.o. Schiphol and Ramada. The Student Challenge is always very educational and fun. The jury members not only inspire our own students, but also the students from the other hotel schools from around the world. The concepts that are developed by the various teams always inspire and impress the audience and the jury members. Please find the after movie of our 2016 event below:

If you have any questions related to this event send a message to Paul Griep via

Industry Events

With the establishment of the Industry Relation Office, Hotelschool The Hague chooses to actively encourage students, faculty and employees to adopt an outward focus and to further improve the fit between school and industry, research, theory & practice as well as align her curricula with the changing needs of the industry. 

Industry Exchange
The Industry Exchange is an initiative aimed at encouraging the exchange of knowledge between Hotelschool alumni, Industry and faculty in an interactive fashion. Four times per year we organise these Industry Exchange events, located alternated between our two campuses in The Hague and Amsterdam. The Industry Exchange events are meant to share trends, exchange knowledge and insights, and to network. The activities range from a conference with inspiring guest speakers to a career market, or a combination.  At career markets, companies can present themselves to the students and students get to experience the wide range of companies an industry has to offer. Guest speakers have experience and knowledge to share, the audience get the opportunity to ask questions and learn from them. 

Upcoming Events*:

  • Thursday 10 October 2019 - Industry Exchange Career Fair, AMS
  • Thursday 19 March 2020: Industry Exchange Career Fair, TH

* Dates and locations are subject to change

Global Citizenship Series

During 6 seminars, a stimulating mix of board level executives of major companies, young high-potentials of these companies and top performing students of Hotelschool The Hague will join to explore the concept of global citizenship. Lead by eminent guest speakers, they will discuss, debate and connect on the impact of democracy on various major topics, which influence our global society. The theme of 12 November 2019, will be “Meet the Future”, with a keynote presented by Siemen Cox. He will talk about his fascination with the Blue Economy and will share his experience in how potential food waste can be used to create successful businesses.

Visit the Global Citizenship Series page.

Student Events

Graduation Ceremonies
Hotelschool The Hague organises eight Bachelor Graduation Ceremonies per year, four in Amsterdam and four in The Hague. Once a year, Hotelschool The Hague hosts a Certificate Ceremony for the Preparation Summer Course (IFT) and one Master Graduation Ceremony.

For more information about the upcoming Graduation Ceremonies, please have a look at the Yearly Calendar.