A career in hospitality management can take a variety of paths. It involves managing employee and guest experiences along several categories, including food service, maintenance and event planning.

Earning a degree in hospitality management can allow you to gain the skills and experience necessary to work in diverse settings, such as hospitals, hotels, restaurants and cruise ships.

Increase your knowledge and network with other professionals in the industry at one of these hospitality management conferences in 2016.

Hospitality Law Conference

Not just for attorneys, this year’s Hospitality Law Conference takes place in Houston, TX, from February 22 to 24. It’s important for hospitality managers and employees to familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations that guide their profession. At this conference, attendees can select from more than 40 sessions to learn about the ins and outs of the industry. Break-out sessions in a variety of categories will provide opportunities for professionals in similar areas to discuss the particular challenges and solutions in their fields.

Mountain Travel Symposium

Those in the ski industry get together once a year at the Mountain Travel Symposium, the largest conference of its kind in North America. Hospitality managers and other professionals at mountain resorts join to plan their upcoming seasons. The conference runs from April 3 to 9 in Keystone, CO. The conference attracts more than 1,100 professionals from across the globe to work on building their brands, reaching their target market and creating a cohesive mountain community.

Global Hospitality, Tourism Marketing and Management Conference

GHTMM will take place in Seoul, South Korea, from July 5 to 7. Professionals in marketing, tourism and hospitality management will get together to learn about industry developments, challenges and resolutions. At the conference, sessions will go over how the Internet is changing the industry, how to provide more sustainable, environmentally services and how globalization is affecting tourism. Guests will get a chance to meet professionals from all over the world and gain well-rounded knowledge of the field.

Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations

The ESTO will be held at Waldorf Astoria’s amazing Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida from August 27 to 30. The conference provides valuable information for tourism and hospitality professionals in the United States to grow their businesses. Created by the same people that the conference serves, this is one of the only conferences targeted only to industry professionals. With no one trying to sell their products or services, at ESTO, professionals can focus on sharing best practices and learning the ideal ways to increase their profits and help their businesses succeed.

World Travel Market

This conference, which will take place in London from November 7 to 9, allows more than 50,000 hospitality workers to network and conduct business with each other. Exhibitors in categories such as luxury travel, travel technology and others share their products and services with hospitality managers, hotel owners and travel agents. More than 100 events provide networking and learning opportunities for attendees.

You can find out about other hospitality conferences using Hospitalitynet’s online events directory. These conferences allow professionals to gain insight into what’s working for others and share ideas about what’s working and what’s not working when it comes to growing the business. You’ll learn about industry trends, marketing strategies and financial practices that will set you up to expand your opportunities for success.