Our founder and CEO Richard Lindberg is headed to Istanbul next week to participate in a conference conducted by I Meet Hotel. Richard will take part in the discussion on how the hospitality industry can lessen its environmental footprint. Of course, we were interested in knowing more about I Meet Hotel, the organizers behind the conference. This Krakow-based setup prides itself in being the first global industry event organizer connecting hoteliers to the future of hospitality. We caught up with Kristian Lupinski from I Meet Hotel for a quick chat about the organization and its objectives, ahead of its third global event.
The idea behind I Meet Hotel
Through global conferences, I Meet Hotel aims to give hoteliers insights on how to achieve higher revenues. It also seeks to give them access to knowledge about new technologies, innovative business models, trends in marketing and media, and customer loyalty. It does this by bringing together influential names in the hospitality industry for direct interactions with the hoteliers who make the decisions. Simply, I Meet Hotel serves as a channel to build networks, create business opportunities and partnerships and conceive sustainable services for the hospitality industry.
A look at past events
The previous two events took place in Poland – Warsaw and Krakow to be specific. After the success of these events, I Meet Hotel now takes the form of a traveling conference. Within Poland, it has already built partnerships with over 27 hospitality and travel services.
The focus of these events is to kickstart the discussion about new sustainable business models within hospitality with the aim to maximise revenues.
A peak into 2020
The Istanbul event is set to be the biggest event hosted so far. The conference brings together experts within the industry and promises to be an engaging and intellectual discussion around topics such as AI, the environmental impact of hotel chains as they look to scale up, and so on.
I Meet Hotel has planned four additional stops in 2020. While the events aim to engage the local hospitality community, the organization is also keen to go beyond Poland. They now have partners across Europe as well as internationally and you will see a lot more in that space.
Sustainability: a sustained focus for the hospitality industry
Since it keeps a close tab on the pulse of the industry, I Meet Hotel notes a visible shift in the focus on sustainability among stakeholders. From hotels to service providers, there is a growing interest in adopting sustainable measures within the sector. And as enablers, I Meet Hotel strives to bring experts in sustainability together to share best practices cases and tips.