Delegates have begun arriving at the International Hotel Investment Forum, this year hosted by the InterContinental Hotel Berlin.
Returning for its 16th year, leading delegates from the hospitality sector were welcomed to the event by Kerry Gumas, chief executive, Questex Media Group, and Jonathan Worsley, chairman, Bench Events.
The conference programme this year includes interviews with leading hoteliers, forecasts from top economists, and panel discussions on the latest developments, trends and best practice in the hotel and investment industry.
Kerry Gumas, chief executive, Questex Media Group, left, joins Bench chairman Worlsey on stage
Also on the agenda are a range of inspirational keynote speakers, with more than 180 scheduled to appear over the three-day event, all leaders in their field, making for an interesting and diverse programme.
They will address the 1,924 delegates expected to attend event, whom have travelled from 71 countries.
Jumeirah chief executive Gerald Lawless, left, debates with Leading Hotels of the World president Ted Teng during IHIF 2013
More information about the event on the official website.