QUALITY, HOMOGENEITY AND DYNAMISM: THESE ARE THE INGREDIENTS FOR THE PERFECT MIX OF HOSTYS CONNECT, THE B2B NETWORKING EVENT DEDICATED TO HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY THAT TOOK PLACE IN BERLIN
63 suppliers of the hospitality industry and 70 buyers (fairly divided into designers, hotel groups and boutique facilities, developers and procurement experts) Confronted each other for two days in the cozy (and a little bit naive) environments of the Nhow in Berlin , in hotel designed by the renowned Karim Rashid. The world of b2b networking is full of proposals and raising the bar of quality and making the difference were the challenges that Yumna Chabrol and Jenny Bachelot faced, with great results, by focusing on a fast and dynamic format, but above all high-end buyers, and took part in the event.
But there was more. The hostess to the event will be the host of the second edition of Hostys Connect : the ability to intercept and to present the group of buyers while keeping the level.
This is the reason why we are not the usual design brands that are already investing in communication, but we are marketing investments.
The presence of the French branch of QNB , an important Qatari-based bank, Which includes among its assets, the development of residential and luxury hospitality and of the Land Union , a family company in Berlin, very active in the mid-range residential sector and owner of the 3-star Ming Hotel chain.
20 minutes to the meeting of the participants in the event of free networking alternating with rhythm, the 20 minutes dedicated to the meeting of the perfect measure to break the ice (when necessary) or to be practical and concrete (when the relationship was already strong).
On the morning of the last day (28th), participants were offered a mini-panel of 45 minutes (in line with B2B hours) moderated by IFDM and attended by Matteo Bernocchi (sales and marketing manager of H & H Procurement Dubai), Richard Garvey ( associate director of QNB Capital) and Lutz Strangemann (founder of the Land Union Group): an hour of discussion on the great theme of Dubai.
The comments were very positive both from buyers and suppliers.
IFDM has collected several opinions starting from a newcomer buyer, architect Davide Cumini director of Iarchitects: “Very interesting meetings, from the beginning we have discovered companies that revealed useful for some projects we have in France”; Giovanni Fassi, who represents Tetris in Italy (and who is working on the restructuring of the St. Regis in Rome) underlined the general quality and the opportunity to discover niche producers for special projects; Matteo Bernocchi said “for our procurement activities in Dubai, discovering new companies is essential , this way we can offer customers the best in the shortest time possible, here at Hostys I discovered very specialized entrepreneurship that I didnt knew before”; Christine Borella (Parisian architect who is finishing at the Black Sea and 2 hotels in Paris) expressed her satisfaction with the quality of the participant companies and for the perfect lighting solutions for her projects.
The Fall Winter edition of the IFDM Book Contract & Hospitality was a media partner of the event, each participant received a copy of the publication.
Hosting Connect confirms its position as B2B Networking, a relationship platform that follows the market, keeping an eye on its evolution and opportunities.
The 2018 edition of Hostys Connect will take place from November 25 to 27 in Sintra, Portugal.