The Premier Nordic Hotel Industry Conference

About the Hotel Investment Conference

The NHC Conference is the leading hotel investment and development conference focusing on the Nordic hotel market. The conference has successfully been organized since 2009 (previously the HotCop conference) and grown to become the premier Nordic hotel investment and development event. The conference offers extensive knowledge and information sharing with a combination of presentations, interview sessions and panel discussions with executives from the Nordic and international hotel market. It is the networking platform bringing together investors, developers, financiers and operators, creating a unique ”deal-making venue”.


Find information about the previous NHC Conferences here: 201820172016

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Proudly Sponsored By

We are proud that Radisson Hotel Group once again will be the key event sponsor in 2019. The 10th annual NHC-Conference will be hosted at the Radisson Collection Royal Copenhagen.

Furthermore, NHC Conference 2019 is sponsored by Krook & Tjäder, AI Gruppen, CitizenM and Marriott International.

We are grateful and honored for the support and involvement.

If you wish to be a sponsor at the NHC Conference 2019, please contact for more information.

Radisson Hotel Group

Main Sponsor

Krook & Tjäder

AI Arkitekter & Ingeniører


Marriott International

Bruun & Hjejle

Nordic Hotel Professional of the Year

The Nordic Hotel Professional of the Year Award is an award given to recognize leadership in our industry and for playing an essential role in developing the Nordic hotel market - an award from the industry, for the industry.

Previous winners:

  • 2018: citizenM
  • 2017: Strawberry Group
  • 2016: Midstar
  • 2015: Scandic Hotels

2018 nominees

Confirmed speakers 2019

Torgeir Silseth

Chief Executive Officer, Nordic Choice Hotels

Frank Fiskers

Demian Hodari

Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne & NHC Conference Chair

Kasper Basse

Chairman & Founder of JOE & THE JUICE

Thomas Willms

Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Hospitality

Jonas Stenberg

Founder, Chief Executive Officer ESS Group

Jens Mathiesen

President and Chief Executive Officer, Scandic Hotels

Florian Kollenz

Chief Development Officer, 25Hours Hotels

Mark Keiser

Chief Development Officer, SH Hotels & Resorts – Baccarat Hotels & 1 Hotels

Christoph Flügel

Chief Executive Officer, Arbireo Capital

Johan Johander

Owner/Partner and Head of Research, Benchmarking Alliance

Christin Schmidt

Regional Manager,

Program NHC Conference 2019

The NHC Conference will take place Thursday 9th of May 2019 at the Radisson Collection Royal Copenhagen

8:25 - 8:55

Registration & Coffee

Location: Radisson Collection Hotel Royal, Hammerichgade 1, 1661 Copenhagen

8:55 - 9:00

Welcome to the NHC Conference 2019

Christian Kielgast – Partner, Nordic Hotel Consulting

9:00 - 9:20

State of the Union - changing travel and tourism trends

How is travel and tourism changing the world?

Speakers to be confirmed 

9:20 - 10:00

Battle of the giants

How are the Nordic giants adapting to a changing landscape? Who will be the winners and why?


Torgeir Silseth - CEO, Nordic Choice Hotels

Jens Mathiesen - CEO & President Scandic Hotels

Thomas Willlms - CEO Deutsche Hospitality 

Moderator: Frank Fiskers

10:00 - 10:45

Coffee & Networking

10:45 - 11:30

Investment session - How to create value with developments

What are developers doing to create value? What hotel concepts and products drive superior return and is it still possible to generate high risk-adjusted return when developing hotels? What are developers in the Nordics looking for when doing hotel investments? What can the Nordics learn from investors in other cities?


Christoph Flügel - CEO Arbireo Capital

More speakers to be confirmed 

11:30 - 12:00

Hot Chair - The global trendsetter

Q&A Session

Speakers to be confirmed

12:00 - 12:15

NHC Conference Award Ceremony

The 2019 NHC Conference Award Ceremony preceded by a 5 min. Q&A session with 2018 award recipient as well as the 2019 award winner.

Moderator: Emil Lindvang Bentsen, Partner Nordic Hotel Consulting

12:15 - 13.30

Standing Lunch and Networking

13:30 - 14:10

The digital world

How are digital developments changing the hotel sector? What new opportunities of growth and return come along….

Speakers to be confirmed

14:10 - 14:40

Hot Chair - The passionate hotel investor

What makes the hotel sector so interesting to invest in and how attractive are the Nordics. Q&A session

Speakers to be confirmed

14:40 - 15:25

Coffee & Networking

15:25 - 16:05

The winners of tomorrow

What is the successful hotel of tomorrow? What will the importance of design, brand, F&B? how will the independent hotels compete? Some of the leading innovative hotel companies discuss how they create winning hotels that outperform the competition


Jonas Stenberg, CEO & Founder ESS Group

Florian Kollenz, Chief Development Officer 25h Hotel Group

Mark Keiser, Chief Development Officer, SH Hotels & Resorts – Baccarat Hotels – 1 Hotels

16:05 - 16:45

Setting the trends - other industries

What can the hotel industry learn from other segments? How will hotels blend in with other industries in the future to create unique hospitality experiences?


Kaspar Basse, Chairman & Founder JOE & THE JUICE

Moderator: Demian Hodari, Associate Professor of Strategic Management 

16:45 - 17:00

Closing Remarks


Networking, Wine and Snacks

At Radisson Collection Hotel Royal - Bar


Coffee & Registration


Radisson Collection Hotel Royal

Hammerichsgade 1, 1611 Copenhagen

14:30 - 16:00

Nordic markets performance and update

In-depth presentation and workshop on performance in the Nordic markets, supply/demand trends, new projects pipeline, capital city development trends, market forecast and transaction activity.


Radisson Collection Royal Copenhagen


Johan Johander, Owner/Partner and Head of Research - Benchmarking Alliance 

16:00 - 18:00

Hotel Tours

Visit to three of Copenhagen’s newest hotel concepts.

Buses depart from Radisson Collection Royal Copenhagen following Nordic update session


Moxy Copenhagen, Hotel Ottilia, CitizenM  


NHC Conference - Networking Reception

Cocktails and networking.

Venue: CitizenM Copenhagen Rådhuspladsen, H.C. Andersens Boulevard 12, 1553 Copenhagen

Advisory Board

It has been an essential part of the NHC Conference's vision to be the leading Nordic hotel investment and development conference, for the market directed by the market. The advisory board meets once a year in Copenhagen and is constituted of selected top level executives from the industry. With representatives from both leading Nordic as well as international industry players, the advisory board helps to shape the content and format of the NHC Conference. We are grateful and honoured for the time and effort the members dedicate to the event.

  • Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group
  • Trine Sundt, Senior Vice President, DNB
  • Pirjo Ojanperä, Partner, Head of Real Estate Hotel Fund, CapMan
  • Christopher Raanaas, Director of Asset Management, KLP Eiendom
  • Guy Pasley-Tyler, Senior Director of Global Business Strategy & Feasibility, Host Hotels & Resorts
  • Keith Evans, Vice President of Hotel Acquisitions, Starwood Capital Group
  • Anders Buchardt, Owner & Executive Chairman, AB Invest AS
  • Peter Haaber, Owner & CEO, Zleep Hotels & Core Hospitality
  • Torgeir Silseth, CEO, Nordic Choice
  • Demian Hodari, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
  • Frank Fiskers

Register now

To register for the NHC Conference 2019, please fill out the details below. After successful registration, a confirmation e-mail with payment details will be sent to the indicated e-mail address.

If you register several participants, the e-mail confirmation and payment link will be forwarded to the participant specified in the first row. If you wish to send the e-mail confirmation and payment link to a separate recipient, please indicate the e-mail address in the field "Billing e-mail".

Payment can either be done with credit card or via issued invoice and bank transfer.


Standard Registration Fee:         DKK 4.995,-  (€ 670,-)* 


Registration fee includes:

> Full access to the NHC-Conference (incl. lunch and coffee breaks at the main conference day - 9 may 2019)

> Full access to conference presentations** 

> Pre-conference networking event and activities (8 May 2019)


*Please note that all prices are excl. VAT. 

** The conference material and presentations will be shared with participants as possible, some presentations or videos might be regarded as confidential.


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If you have any questions regarding the registration process - please contact us here.

Nordic Hotel Consulting

Kongens Nytorv 3-5
DK-1050 Copenhagen
Tel. +45 4582 1172



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