two women meeting at conferenceNow in its third year, the STAY WYSE Hostel Business Conference in Amsterdam is fast becoming the annual meet up for hostel businesses, tour operators, and specialists in the youth accommodation industry. If you’re still on the fence, here are a few ways to tell if this conference is for you.

  1. You are ready to grow your hostel business.

With more than 80 leading buying organisations in youth accommodation, the STAY WYSE Hostel Business Conference is the place to make key business connections. You will have up to 30 pre-scheduled business appointments and social events for meeting with your future business partners. Plus, since 91% of the 300 attendees are senior management, you don’t have to wait until you are back in the office to get your deals signed.

  1. You have an innovative idea to share with your hostel industry peers.
Reasons to attend 2018 Hostel Business Conference

BEDx speakers have fifteen minutes on the STAY WYSE Conference stage to share their best examples of innovative practices, partnerships, and products they’ve implemented in their hostel business. Applying to be part of this select group of speakers gives you the opportunity to become a thought leader in the industry. During one of the 2017 BEDx sessions, Michelle Hirschfeld of HI USA explained how hostels can create an impact far beyond an overnight stay by supporting sustainable tourism. Applications for BEDx speakers are being accepted until 15 December.

  1. You want to hear from global leaders in youth travel.

In addition to talks on the BEDx stage, the 2018 STAY WYSE Hostel Business Conference offers education sessions. Bruce Poon Tip, the founder of G Adventures and Social Venture Network Hall of Fame inductee will present the keynote address. Bruce’s first book, Looptail: How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business, a New York Times bestseller, was the first business book to be endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who penned the book’s foreword.

  1. You want to make data-driven decisions, based on the latest youth hostel industry insights and trends.

Patrick Mayock of benchmarking provider STR joins the 2018 STAY WYSE Hostel Business Conference to explore trends in hostel performance metrics, including occupancy, average bed rate, and revenue utilisation per square metre. WYSE Travel Confederation will also give an update on accommodation-related research findings from the New Horizons survey. This recent global survey gathered more than 57,000 responses from youth and student travellers.

  1. You don’t want to go to a boring business conference.
    Hans brinker party 2018 stay wyse

First of all, 2018 STAY WYSE Hostel Business Conference brings you to Amsterdam. And, in case the city isn’t exciting enough for you, the local party experts will be on hand to make sure everyone has a good time.

Hans Brinker is hosting us for a night we’ll ‘probably never remember’. In fact, all of our generous sponsors are ensuring that your experience at the 2018 STAY WYSE Hostel Business Conference is both productive and enjoyable.

If you’re in the hostel business, you’ve likely answered YES to the items on this list. Which means you’re headed to Amsterdam on 25-26 January, 2018, of course! But, don’t wait to register. The early bird discount ends 2 December, which means this is the last week to save more than 20% off a regular priced ticket.