Hotel 2018 Startup Village

Disrupt the hotel industry!

Disrupt the hotel industry!

You have a new solution for the hotel industry? Then the “Hotel 2018” 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!

15. - 18.10.2018

Rolling admission. Deadline: 31.07.2018

Bolzano, South Tyrol

Fiera Bolzano, Piazza Fiera, 1, 39100 Bolzano

  • Mobility
  • Food & Beverage
  • Software Tools
  • Risk Management of Mass Tourism
  • Handicapped Accessibility
  • Hotel Structures
  • Recruitment
  • Positioning & Marketing

IDM Südtirol




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Disrupters of the hotel industry wanted! Join the Hotel 2018 Startup Village & become part of the leading B2B exhibition.

Questions? Contact us

Stefan Steinhauser
Stefan Steinhauser+43 660 6919 614

Get your spot at Hotel 2018

Present your startup at the leading B2B trade show in the hotel industry.

Spots are strictly limited.

Who are we looking for?

Boost your business & get exposure at Hotel 2018! We are looking for startups active in hotel industry offering an innovative product, service or technology to present to the audience in the following categories: 

Food & Beverage Trends
Dynamic structures for employees or room design

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. Besides the special media attention you will have the following benefits:

Exclusive discount

Get a 4-day booth for a special startup price of € 280 (+ VAT).


Be part of one of the largest meet-ups in the hotel industry in a flourishing area with more than 10,000 accommodations in the region.

Meet leading players

Meet leading players in your field during the exhibition.

Expose your startup

Expose your startup technology to a mixed crowd of opinion leaders and investors.

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 day gets a free booth at the Hotel Exhibition for 2019 in the value of € 1,870!

About the event

Pleasure and Hospitality – those are the main characteristics of the South Tyrolean region. South Tyrol is a popular all-year-around holiday destination, counting more than 7 million arrivals and more than 32 million overnight stays yearly. Tourists appreciate the South Tyrolean gastronomy, wonderful landscapes and the hospitality and enjoy a simple break from a stressful daily life.

Hotel plays an important role in this field: for more than 40 years, the Exhibition has been the meeting point & information exchange place for hoteliers and restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, innovative startups and 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 the hotel and food market in South Tyrol and Trentino and therefore establish valuable contacts.

Scope of the project

South Tyrol & Tourism belong together: with more than 30 million overnight stays per year, 10 thousand accommodation services the Region is ranked 3rd in Italy by the number of overnight stays (only Venice and Rome have more). This symbiosis is so successful that 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, familiar with the local culture and greater personalization of the trip. The results of this effort are not only recorded in annual tourist turnover (over 3 billion Euro) but also though many awards on national and international guides.

South Tyrol’s gastronomy is also highly celebrated: 26 Michelin stars for 19 chefs, with five restaurants holding two stars and one three-star restaurant.

This was the Hotel 2017 Startup Village:


Monday, 15.10.2018

9:00 – 18:00
Exhibit your startup

11:00 – 12:00
Official Opening Hotel 2018

Tuesday, 16.10.2018

9:00 – 18:00
Exhibit your startup

11:00 – 12:00
Pitch your startup with Jury

12:00 – 12:15
Input session

12:15 – 12:30
Announcement: Winner of the Day

12:30 – 13:30

Wednesday, 17.10.2018

9:00 – 18:00
Exhibit your startup

15:30 – 16:30
Pitch your startup with Jury

16:30 – 16:45
Input session

16:45 – 17:00
Announcement: Winner of the Day

17:00 – 18:00
Get together with HGJ

Thursday, 18.10.2018

09:00 – 17:00
Exhibit your startup

10:00 – 12:00
Guided visits to leading exhibitors: Get introduced to the decision makers from leading exhibitors on a guided tour through the exhibition

13:00 – 15:00
Visitors Matchmaking


(will be constantly updated)


(will be constantly updated)

Startups, get your spot at Hotel 2018!

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


What type of startups are we looking for?

How do I apply?

What's the event language?

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

Stefan Steinhauser Stefan Steinhauser +43 660 6919 614

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