How to make the most out of your STAY WYSE experience

Jan 31, 2024

As STAY WYSE gears up for its 9th edition, this time in Munich, Germany, professionals in the youth and student travel accommodation sector from around the globe will gather for two days of collaboration, networking and the latest industry trends.

We’ve put together a few tips for you to ensure you get the best out of STAY WYSE 2024.

Preparation is key

Before you even set foot in Munich, take the time to familiarise yourself with the conference schedule, exhibitors and speakers. Participating in STAY WYSE Munich offers you the opportunity to schedule over 25 business appointments. With limited slots available and a high demand, securing your appointments early is crucial to maximising your networking opportunities. Getting a head start on your appointment lineup is the initial step in ensuring that you get the most value from your time at the conference.

Don’t know what to do during your business appointments break?

Go and expend your knowledge with our educational sessions cover key trends and issues in the youth travel accommodation sector. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and engage in discussions – this is your chance to learn from the best!

Networking nirvana

STAY WYSE Munich brings together professionals from various corners of the accommodation and travel industry. Take advantage of this by actively networking with fellow attendees.

Tip: Bring plenty of business cards, engage in conversations and attend the evening networking events. On Tuesday, 6 February, get ready to rock and enjoy informal drinks with fellow peers – and meet new ones – at the networking party, sponsored by Wombat’s City Hostels. You can view all the social events here.

Reflect and implement

In just two days, you’ve conquered your business goals, navigated networking with finesse and absorbed a wealth of industry wisdom during your STAY WYSE experience.

Tip: Wrap everything up by taking some time to reflect on your experiences and the knowledge gained.

What can you do?

Identify key takeaways and actionable insights that can be implemented in your professional endeavors. Stay in touch with the contacts you’ve made and continue the momentum you’ve built at STAY WYSE

Nb: the appointment scheduling system, Marcom, gives you the ability to export your schedule, or even the entire attendee list, until 1 March 2024.

Stay social media savvy!

Always stay connected with the conference buzz. Follow the official event on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin; share your insights and engage with other attendees online. You could also be one of the first to find out about early bird pricing for STAY WYSE 2025.

Tip: If your company isn’t already a WYSE Travel Confederation member, contact our membership team to join and receive a discounted rate on all WYSE Travel Confederation events.

Balance learning and leisure

Whilst the main purpose of STAY WYSE is professional development, don’t forget to enjoy the cultural and social aspects of the city. Munich offers a rich tapestry of history, art and cuisine. Schedule some downtime to explore local attractions, taste traditional Bavarian dishes, and unwind after a day of conferencing.

We can’t wait to see you in Munich!

Join WYSE Travel Confederation

If you’d like to join WYSE Travel Confederation and benefit from new connections, free access to industry research, informative webinar sessions, discounts on industry events and brand exposure within the youth and student travel industry, click below to view our membership options and find out more.