The Hosco Summit is a unique hospitality event, carefully designed to provide the perfect space for hospitality schools and employers to learn from each other and find new ways to work together.
The video is a sneak peek of the great times we had at the previous Summits. From making great connections over cocktails or dinner, to the 'aha moments' after insightful keynote speakers and workshops.
Each Hosco Summit has been remarkable on its own. And if you have come to all six editions, you know what we are talking about.
When Will the Next Hosco Summit Take Place?
Like most local and international events, due to COVID-19, we had to postpone the 7th edition of the Hosco Summit – planned for June 2020 – until summer 2022.
‘Why not run it online?’, you might be wondering. The answer is simple. Like hospitality itself, the Hosco Summit is about first-hand experience. The human interactions, and the connections you make during this three-day event – at the welcome cocktail, the lunches and dinners, the speed meetings, workshops, or at the closing party – can’t be replicated through Zoom.
We are keeping the Hosco Summit as a face-to-face event. We can’t wait to welcome you back next year.
From 8 School Representatives to 150 Attendees!
The Hosco Summit started in 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland, to bring hospitality schools together to discuss their placement challenges over the next academic year. That first Summit, with 8 attendees, was so fruitful and insightful that year after, in 2015, it became a group of 25 attendees – from career center managers to deans and lecturers.
Fast forward to 2018, with 120 attendees, the event has transformed into a global meeting point for hospitality schools and employers. It became an event where industry experts, from academics to leaders, met to discuss the issues and trends shaping the future of our industry.
The last Hosco Summit took place in 2019 in Barcelona at the emblematic modernist complex Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. More than 150 attendees from 60 hospitality schools and 50 companies, coming from more than 20 different countries, met to celebrate hospitality.
The 6th edition was one for the books! Here’s what some of the attendees said about it:
"Hosco is putting hospitality on the map, on a BIG map, and the Hosco Summit is just a confirmation of how well they're doing it. What they are achieving by uniting the education side of hospitality with the industry itself is amazing and will continue to inspire others to join and stay in the hospitality world we all love so much."
Mayra Quintero, Career Consultant (until Oct. 2020)
"It was my first time at the Hosco Summit! It was amazing to make new connections and learn more about how we can improve our recruitment process and work with other partners. It was a pleasure to finally meet the people we spent hours emailing and calling. I can't wait for the next edition!"
Victoria Monterrubio, People Development Specialist
"It was a very inspirational and powerful Summit! It's amazing how Hosco managed to bring together so many hospitality professionals from all over the world and made us feel at home. Fantastic learning experience, already looking forward to the next Summit in 2020!"
Giovanni Odaglia, Senior Career Counsellor & Project Leader
Want to Join Our Next Hosco Summit?
We carefully craft the Hosco Summit agenda to maximize your time and opportunities to build solid connections with top schools and other HR experts. Expect engaging and hospitality-relevant debates, keynotes, and workshops that will help you tackle future challenges and stay up to date with the latest trends.
Stay tuned! Pre-register for the Hosco Summit and receive updates about the event directly to your inbox. Join us!
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