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Hotel 2019 Startup Village

Disrupt the hotel industry!

Disrupt the hotel industry!

You have a new solution for the hotel industry? Then the “Hotel 2019” is the trade show for you. Be one of the exhibitors at one of the leading B2B exhibitions with a success story reaching back over 40 years.
Use the chance to capture new customers and add opinion leaders and leading companies to your network!

Spots are strictly limited!

14. – 17.10.2019

Applications closed

Bolzano, South Tyrol

Fiera Bolzano, Piazza Fiera, 1, 39100 Bolzano

  • Mobility & Transport
  • Food & Beverage
  • Sustainability
  • Sports & Adventure
  • Wellness & Fitness
  • Customer Service
  • Booking & Rating
  • Wine
  • Winter Tourism
  • Rooms & Interior
  • Software & Tools
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Disrupters of the hotel industry wanted! Become part of the Hotel 2019!

Questions? Contact us

Johanna Zauner

Johanna Zauner +43 660 9386 527

+39 349 389 4184

Become part of the Hotel 2019

Exhibition Zone – New tech and innovation at the Startup Village

The Hotel 2019 has long become an established meeting place for hoteliers, gastronomers, associations and other key players of the ecosystem. Exhibit your solution next to market leaders of the hotel industry and +600 other exhibitors at the Hotel Startup Village. Spots are strictly limited!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet potential customers, partners, and investors! Apply here!

Future Zone – The future begins here

This year we will host a unique new format – the Future Zone. We will bring the most innovative and radical solutions in the hotel industry to Bolzano. Learn more about the key trends that are reshaping the hotel industry and explore innovative solutions and disruptive technology in our showroom.

Do you think your technology or innovation must be part of this showroom? Reach out to us for more information and send us an email!

Who are we looking for?

Boost your business & get exposure at Hotel 2019! We are looking for startups and technology providers active in the hotel and gastro industry offering an innovative product, service or technology in the following categories:

Sports & Adventure
Food & Beverage Trends
Jobs at Rubner
Mobility & Transport
Wellness & Fitness
Customer Service
Booking & Rating
Winter Tourism
Rooms & Interior
Software & Tools
other solution
Other smart solutions...?

Show us your solution & convince us that you are the perfect fit for this year!

What’s in it for you?

The Startup Village is a dedicated area for startups and companies with innovative products or services. At the highly sought-after event, we provide you with an exclusive area in a memorable design. Moreover, we offer you a list of benefits that make the Hotel 2019 a highly beneficial and successful event for you! All this and more are included in our Startup Exhibition Package for only 500 EUR (+VAT):

4-day booth:

Get an exclusive startup discount of over 50%  and pay only 500 EUR  (+ VAT)! This booth includes a pre-arranged stand (incl. desk with your logo and electricity) in the Hotel Startup Village, Wi-Fi and a parking lot.

Networking Event

Grow your network at our special Startup Village Networking Session – a great opportunity to meet other startups, future business partners, or to simply enjoy the sound and bespoke cocktails.

Meet leading players

Be part of one of the largest meet-ups in the hotel industry in a leading tourism region of Europe. We will help you to meet leading players in your field during the exhibition.

Pitch your solution

Present your product or service to a mixed crowd of opinion leaders and investors within our Startup Award featuring two pitching sessions.

Media coverage

Receive press coverage, get mentioned in the exhibitor catalog and on our website.

Win a free booth

And last but not least: the winner takes it all! The winner of the startup award gets a free booth at the Hotel Exhibition for 2020 in the value of more than 1,800 EUR!

About the event

South Tyrol & Tourism belong together: with more than 33 million overnight stays per year, the region is ranked 3rd in Italy by the number of overnight stays (only Venice and Rome have more). The tourism sector is constantly striving to refine its facilities and services to meet the needs of the modern tourist and to offer authentic places and experiences. The results of this effort are not only recorded in annual tourist turnover (over 3 billion Euros) but also through many awards on national and international guides. Today, South Tyrol is more than just a popular tourist destination – it is a renowned brand and conveys a certain lifestyle.

South Tyrol & Tourism in numbers:

  • 27 Michelin stars
  • +10,000 accommodation facilities
  • +7.3 million arrivals
  • +222,000 beds

The Hotel trade show plays an important role in this field: for more than 40 years, the Exhibition has been the meeting point & information exchange place for hotel owners and managers, restaurant operators, entrepreneurs, innovative startups and tourism associations. Hotel covers the full spectrum of products, services, equipment and technologies for the hotel and food sector and offers an overview of the latest trends in this industry. It is a must for all companies that want to present their products to leading hotel and gastronomy players in the region and beyond.

The success of Hotel in numbers:

  • 600 exhibitors
  • 22,000 trade visitors
  • 25,000 square meter exhibition space
  • 12,300 newsletter subscribers

Startups, get your spot at Hotel 2019!

Present your startup at the leading B2B trade show in the hotel industry. Spots are strictly limited.


What is the difference between the Exhibition Zone and the Future Zone?

How do I apply?

To apply for the Exhibition Zone, please click the “Apply now” button above and fill in the application form. After evaluating your application, we will get in contact with you. The spots are limited. Deadline: 11.8.2019 (Rolling Admission).

If you have a disruptive solution but are not able to travel to Bolzano on your own, write us a message! We are happy to learn more about your innovation and see whether it would be a worth-seeing exhibit for the Future Zone!

Who can apply?

We are looking for startups in the B2B as well as B2C field in the categories mentioned above. If you want to be part of the exhibition, it is important that you already have a first prototype to demonstrate at the Hotel exhibition. You should also have first (pilot) customers. If you want to exhibit your solution in the Future Zone, you should have a demo or prototype to display in the showroom.

What happens after my application?

A selection committee will choose up to 10 startups out of all applications received. The committee will take its decision by 24th August 2019. The selected startups will be granted to get the Startup Exhibition Package and will make up the Hotel Startup Village, an exhibition area at the center of Hotel 2019.

Is it free?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer you everything for free. But you will get a highly attractive offer which contains the full Startup Exhibition Package for only 500 EUR for all 4 days. All benefits included are listed under “What’s in it for you?”.

If you want to exhibit your solution in the Future Zone, we will also take care of exhibition setup (e.g. podium, display case, screens, etc.). You will only have to pay for the shipping, if any.

Do I have to take the full package?

You need to be at your stand for the whole exhibition time of 4 days. It will be a pleasure for us having you there.

What is the Startup Award?

Hotel 2019 will also host the “Hotel Startup Award”. This award features two pitching sessions, one where the public audience is invited to vote on the best pitch and one where a selected jury of investors and key stakeholders will vote and honor the best and most innovative startup at the Hotel 2019. The winning startups will win a free booth at the Hotel Exhibition for 2020 in the value of more than 1,800 EUR!

In which language do I have to pitch?

The event and the pitches will be held in English/Italian/German. You are free to choose in which of these languages you want to pitch.

Ready to disrupt the hotel industry?
Contact us for more information.

Johanna Zauner Johanna Zauner +43 660 6919 614

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