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Met new business partners

Meet buyers and increase your bookings

Make new business connections by scheduling up to 30 one-on-one business appointments with buyers and grow your business. A selection of our 2020 buyers:

Attend educational sessions

Gain the latest hospitality and youth marketing insights by attending seminars, workshops and Keynotes led by industry experts.

Network at social events

Network in a relaxed environment at the Welcome Reception and the Networking Reception. Our 2020 events:
Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception
Venue: Stayokay
Time: 19:30 – till late on Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Address: Timorplein 21, 1094 CC Amsterdam

Registered conference delegates are invited to the official conference hostel and generous sponsor, Stayokay, for an evening of networking and socialising to kick-off STAY WYSE. Drinks and food will be provided.

Sponsored by Stayokay

Networking Reception

Networking Reception
Venue: Generator
Time: 19:30 – till late on Thursday, 30 January 2020
Address: Mauritskade 57, 1092 AD Amsterdam

Join us at the Networking Reception, hosted by Generator, and further discuss business collaboration opportunities, catch up with industry friends or meet new industry peers.

Sponsored by Generator


“STAY WYSE is the most valuable independent hostel industry conference at the moment in the world, which combines business and fun.”

Pieter van der Zeeuw

Managing Director, Hans Brinker

“This was our first time attending STAY WYSE as a company and we were blown away by the conference. From start to finish the organisation was top-notch.”

Sam Axon

Contracts Manager, Halsbury Travel

“Incredibly smooth organisation, but really a fantastic balance and mix of business meetings / social events / educational talks. The business appointments are a really great system.”

Becky Jay

Sales Consultant, Onestage

2020 Sponsors

Some of our 2020 delegates

Naveet Bali
Meininger Hotels
United Kingdom
Janine Bunte
Schweizer Jugendherbergen
Yaron Burgin
CEO and Co-founder
Abraham Hostels and Tours
Alysia Cardinal
Safety Manager UK, Ireland & USA 
a&o Hostels
Valentina Ciherean
Sourcing & Contracting Manager
EF – Ultimate Break
Fabio Coppola
Chief Visionary Officer
Anne Dolan
Founder and Owner
Clink Hostels
United Kingdom
Maria Jesus Guirado
Sales and Marketing Director
Amistat Hostels
Russ Hedge
USA United States
Patrick Lomsdalen
CEO & Founder
Guðmundur Þór Magnússon
Chief Operations Officer
Kex Hostel ehf
Agathe Mariette
Sales & Events Manager
Nick Pound 
Director of Partnerships
World Nomads
Catherin Quirin
Deputy Manager
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof
Jordan Schack
Hostel Partnerships Manager
USA United States
Tracie Sharp
Head of Sales
Safestay PLC
United Kingdom
Allie Singer
Area Director of Sales
Life House Hotels
USA United States
Stefanie Steinberger
Account Manager Groups
Wombat’s The City Hostel
Alastair Thomann
Generator Hostels
United Kingdom
James Williams
Director of Sales – Travel
Culture Trip
United Kingdom
Take a look at the highlights from STAY WYSE Amsterdam 2020: