Hundreds of hostel business leaders are kicking off the new year by heading to the 2018 STAY WYSE Conference. The trading and education event takes place in the heart of Amsterdam on 24-26 January and is a prime opportunity to jump start your hostel business for 2018. Here’s how.

  1. Get new deals signed before returning to the office

The STAY WYSE Conference puts you in touch with your key business contacts with ease and efficiency.  Through the online scheduling tool, Marcom, you can pre-schedule up to 30 business appointments.

STAY WYSE business appointmentsMore than 80 representatives from leading global buyers of youth accommodation will be on hand during more than 15 hours of networking opportunities throughout the conference. And, since 92% of those attending the 2018 STAY WYSE Conference are upper management, you can solidify your new hostel business partnerships before the event wraps up.
  1. Uncover the latest industry trends from hostel business leaders and innovators

You don’t want the newest hostel business trends to pass you by. The 2018 STAY WYSE Conference will hit the ground running with an opening keynote by Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures and globally renowned thought leader in the travel industry. WYSE Travel Confederation Director General David Chapman and Patrick Mayock, STR Senior Director of Research and Development, will serve up the latest data insights for hostel businesses. You’ll hear from additional industry movers and shakers who have been hand-picked to share their innovative ideas on the BEDx stage. And, SnapShot CEO Stefan Tweraser will close the conference by sharing his experience and knowledge of the intersection of tech, data analysis and marketing.

  1. Showcase your business at a standout trading event

The STAY WYSE Conference is organised by WYSE Travel Confederation, the only global not-for-profit membership organisation representing the entire youth, student and educational travel industry. The conference is unique because it is a trading event specifically for the youth accommodation sector. That’s why many hostel businesses, such as Freehand, Generator, and Clink are choosing the 2018 STAY WYSE Conference to put their brand in the industry spotlight as sponsors. Opportunities are still available to join the conference as a sponsor.

  1. Have some serious fun
Hans brinker party 2018 stay wyse

In just three years, the STAY WYSE Conference has quickly become the annual meeting place for hostel business leaders. But, that doesn’t mean that the event is all about business meetings. This year, networking events are being hosted by Generator, SnapShot, and Hans Brinker Hostel. These gatherings are prime opportunities for you to connect with new business partners in a relaxed, and fun, setting. As an added bonus, SANDEMANs New Europe Tours is treating delegates to a walking tour of Amsterdam which will end at Hans Brinker networking event.

Would you like to learn more? Here are 5 reasons to attend the STAY WYSE Hostel Business Conference.