Genio Worldwide Innovation Summit

In 2019, Hotelschool The Hague is once again hosting the Genio Innovation Summit at our Amsterdam Campus. The official date will be announced soon. During this exciting student challenge, we will bring together excellent students from 15 of the best hotel schools in the world and the current leaders of the hospitality industry. The afternoon programme is filled with the best international student presentations, an inspiring key note speaker, some amazing music arrangements and a CEO Forum. During the Genio, students will work on a case, 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.

Last year's jury consists of the following CEOs:

  • Ricco de Blank; CEO Sun Hung Kai
  • Hans Heijligers; CEO IHG/ANA Japan
  • Thomas Willms; CEO Deutsche Hospitality (Steigenberger)
  • Milan Arandelovic; COO Aroundtown SA
  • Wolfgang M. Neumann; Chairman, Former CEO Rezidor
  • Frank Lavey; Senior Vice President Global Operations Hyatt Hotels
  • Gerrit Graef; General Manager, Nominated GM of the year 2018, Ritz Carlton Riyadh

Last year, the following Hotel Schools participated:

  • Hong Kong Polytechnic, Hong Kong
  • National Kaohsiung University, Taiwan
  • Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Les Roches, Switzerland
  • Haaga Helia, Finland
  • Florida International University, USA
  • Hotel school Zuyd Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Stenden, The Netherlands
  • Institut Hoteliere Quebec, Canada
  • Hilton College Houston, USA
  • Hotelschool The Hague, The Netherlands

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; so this always fills up fast. Are you interested in participating in the 2019 edition? Please send a message to Paul Griep via

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:

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.

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.