About the STAY WYSE Conference

The STAY WYSE Hostel Conference brings together businesses involved in the youth travel accommodation sector for two days of trading, education and socialising. Now in its 2nd year the Conference has rapidly established itself as the place to meet new trading partners; from buyers, to operators, investors and suppliers.

Here are some of the key elements that make STAY WYSE so special:

Business Appointments

Pre-schedule up to 20 business appointments with hosted buyers, suppliers and accommodation providers through our business-appointment tool Marcom. This convenient piece of technology allows you to search for delegates that you would like to schedule an appointment with. The scheduler will allow you to search by name, destination, city, country, etc. Once you have your search results you can then click though to see descriptions of each delegate in the system. As soon as you have found someone interesting that you would like to meet with, you can then via the scheduler send that person an appointment request. If he or she accepts your appointment request, Marcom will automatically schedule you both an appointment slot. All your appointments will be provided to you in a schedule a few days before the conference starts.

Educational Sessions

To give delegates a bit of a break from the business appointments we line up expert industry speakers to keep delegates updated and informed on all the latest hostel trends. Why is data important for the success of your hostel business? What will the Internet of Things (IoT) mean for travel, hospitality and destinations? Where is the hostel industry headed in 2016-2017? How can you leverage reviews to generate more direct bookings?

This year we will be launching some interesting new concepts within the educational programme, so keep your eye out for what’s coming!

Social Programme

The social programme is a key component of the programme as it is where you both get to meet organisations that you have not met during the business appointments, but it also to continue conversations following on from the business appointments.

This year we have added one more evening event on the eve of the conference:

  • 1 February: Welcome Reception
  • 2 February: Boat tour followed by networking reception at Clink Hostels
  • 3 February: Kick off your weekend – closing drinks

Experience the sights and sounds of Amsterdam

Delegates will be provided with free tickets to a range of attractions, tours and museums. Delegates can also enjoy free Amsterdam walking tourscourtesy of SANDEMANs NEW Europe.

During the morning of Thursday 02 Feb a range of STAY WYSE member hostels will open their doors to fellow delegates to come and have a look around.