Progros and Top Supply
Event photography using the example of progros. Documentation of the No. 1 Congress for Purchasing Strategies and Management – Top Supply
We give everything that you buy better, that you invest properly, that you have more money left. We give everything for that. Every day. With success !
This is the mission “buy” progros and this mission was again realized with the Top Supply Congress at the Kameha Grand Hotel in Bonn.
As a photographer, I also give my all every day and am pleased that I also have customers like Progros who have placed their trust in me over the years and for whom I was once again able to photograph this top event this year.
progros, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year 2016 and aims to increase purchasing sales to 250 million euros and grow to 1,000 hotels by the end of 2020.
Event Photography Top Supply with Progros
On September 13, 2016, for the fifth year in a row, progros hosted Top Supply, the No. 1 congress for purchasing strategies and management. The congress took place at the Kameha Grand Bonn and was attended by 550 decision-makers, who also learned about and exchanged information on strategies, concepts and trends for the hospitality industry.
First-class speakers, a GRAND Market with around 100 exhibitors and the presentation of the latest progros trend study “Purchasing in the Hotel Industry 2016” were among the items on the agenda. Top Supply 2016 focused on the three topics of “Strategy & Concepts,” “Food’ure & Trends” and “Interior & Design.
I was allowed to document this congress, which takes place every 2-3 years now for the 2nd time in a row as a photographer and I am pleased that I received again also the confidence of the customer.
My task was to document both the entire congress and two evening events. Furthermore, photos should also be taken of the exhibitors who showed their products and services during the day in the GRAND Market.
My assignment as a photographer began with the arrival in Bonn from Frankfurt and the first preliminary discussion of the schedule and walk-through of the Grand Market. Already the first evening started with a highlight, the reception of the participants and hosting of a Bavarian evening, which also took place on the outdoor terrace in best weather. The majority of the guests came in Bavarian costume
The second day started with the congress and top speakers. Since there was also an evening event in the old Bundestag in the evening, 15 hours of photography were on the program.
AHGZ with a partner of the event needed at short notice still on the first day immediately some pictures of the opening event . So I was then asked to provide selected press pictures at short notice still after the first presentations.
Anke Cimbal and Jochen Köhler opened the congress.
The Grand Market with around 100 exhibitors is also a special highlight from my point of view, as the most diverse service providers for the hotel industry advertise their products here in a very confined space. Great food and special drinks were of course included.
Key Note Speaker at the Congress:
Prof. Dr. Christian Buer presented the latest facts in the latest study “Purchasing in the hotel industry 2016”.
HOT – Hot gastro trends were presented by Jean Georges Ploner and Tim Plasse. For me as a photographer also super exciting, because I also have food themes in the portfolio.
Jörg Hidding showed which new Future Fitness concepts also generate additional sales in the hotel sector.
Michael Todt from Lindner Hotels AG presented the new brand strategy for “Me and all”, individual hotels in urban locations with high quality equipment and design. Thus then the topic : Successful lowering of the Foodcost, “Case Study Schindlerhof was presented as video transmission by interviews of Jochen charcoal burner (managing director progros) and Rolf Westermann (editor-in-chief AHGZ).
The architect Corinna Kretschmar Joehnk has specialized in hospitality design with her company JOI-Design and showed on the basis of international design trends for the hotel industry and gastronomy what is currently in vogue.
At the end of the event, Harry Wijnvoord took to the stage and used sales examples and anecdotes from his professional life to show how purchasing and sales also depend on each other.
The congress was concluded by the Grand Evening event in the “Old Bundestag”. Cabaret artist Simone Solga parodied Angela Merkel’s politics.
Finally, there was a thank you from Jochen Köhler to his entire team and a look back at 30 years of progros followed by a Grand Party with the Urban Club Band – Germany’s No. 1 club band with guest star Dante Thomas.
Top Supply is one of the best events that takes place every 2 years and is not only excellently organized, sets new impulses with top speakers, but also with exhibitors in the trade fair format was a special highlight for me as a photographer this year.
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