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196+ forum Vienna

Save the Date: 24 – 26 November 2024

The 196+ forum Vienna is an annual leading hospitality conference for hospitality investment & innovation. Together with the Vienna Tourist Board and Museum Booster we create an international platform that builds bridges and connected experts from various sectors, bringing tourism, culture and hospitality closer together.

During our three days event we provide endless networking opportunities, panel discussions and cross-industry learnings with the main question being: What can we learn from each other and how can we cooperate?

Focus in 2024: Technology

With our annually change in topic, this year will be all about innovation in technology. Together with our Advisory Board Members we are working on a unique programme to make 196+ forum Vienna as unforgettable and insightful as possible. We cannot wait to share our programme with you soon!

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This was 196+ forum Vienna 2023

With last year’s focus being on Sustainability and its three pillars Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) we aimed to create a dynamic event that facilitated cross-industry collaboration, fostered the exchange of innovative ideas and brought together experts from various fields to drive meaningful impact. We wanted industries to exchange best-practice examples through workshops and have our guests leave with tangible benefits.

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Highlight: The Hotel Innovation Award 2023

Just like innovations continuously change so does the focus of our 196+ forum Vienna and the criteria for winning the Hotel Innovation Award. While last year revolved around “Human Resources”, this year was all about “Sustainability”. Hotels or hotel groups were able to submit their innovative ESG concept and together with our jury we were able to look at over 18 submissions.

Out of all applicants, an independent jury nominated up to twelve hotels and shortlisted three finalists, which were presented at the 196+ forum Vienna. The award ceremony and the announcement of the winner took place at the Festive Dinner at the Weltmuseum Wien.

Winner of the Hotel Innovation Award 2022: Seminaris Hotels

Winner of the Hotel Innovation Award 2023: Kulturhotellet Højhuset

Submission for 2024 will be online soon! Curious to know more before?

Reach out to larissa.gruen@pkfhospitality.com for more information.

Hotel Innovation Award

Sponsors and partners 2023


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Gallery 2023

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