The first conference, Hospitable Business, was dedicated to the 5th anniversary of the award and was held on February 24, 2019 as the opening event on the eve of the ceremony. The premium hotel Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park hosted the event.
The main aims of the Award, as the initiator of the conference, were to identify the necessary components for creating an informative and useful event. Thanks to the dialogue with the hoteliers of the country, burning issues were identified, speakers of interest were identified, and the format that would be most effective for business and personal development was identified. Thus, Hospitable Business conference became an event with leading international experts and practitioners of the HoReCa segment, which made it possible to go beyond one country, closer to cosmopolitanism in the hospitality industry.