Pandox’ hotel market day – one of the sector’s most important meeting places
Pandox arranges a hotel market day each year, where current issues that affect the industry and sector are presented and discussed. The event has been held every year since 1997 and interest is constantly growing. Recent years have seen a full house with around 300 people taking part, of which a large part is composed of international guests.
The hotel market day is a dynamic meeting place where hotel owners, operators, brand names, banks, public opinion lobbyists, construction companies, politicians and media come together. They can listen to interesting presentations that increase knowledge and insight about the sector’s conditions, and are given the opportunity to network and obtain a forecast and prognosis for next year. The evening always closes with a banquet in a pleasant and relaxed environment. The event is held in November at the Hilton Stockholm Slussen, which apart from being owned by Pandox is a conference hotel of the highest class. In recent years, items taken up have included the effect of low-price airlines on the hotel industry, the significance of shopping tourism for a destination, as well as the signification of the term “brand profitability” and the business models it offers. In 2010 the topics were the economic trend and its consequences for the hotel industry, and how social media works in the hotel business.
The speakers are top-quality. This year, the seminar was all about CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility and, more specifially, how the hotel and hospitality industries can take responsibilty. In November, we had the honour of presenting our main speaker Lars H. Thunel, formerly the CEO of SEB and now in a top international position as Executive Vice President of the World Bank Group and Chairman of IFC, the International Finance Corporation.