Network - progros & friends

Partnerships, sponsorships & social commitments of progros – progros was invented as a powerful instrument for the optimisation of supply chain management, by hoteliers for hoteliers. As a further consequence, this naturally also means strong networking with the sector. progros is therefore a passionate & very committed supporter of the most important and most innovative industry associations and institutions. We champion research projects that have a direct connection with our core mission. Furthermore, since 2017, 100% of our fee revenue from keynote speeches and specialist presentations has been given to charity.


In 2014, progros supported the “Alpen Future Hotel Y” research study. The focus of the research work, which was produced in collaboration with the Fraunhofer institute and under the direction of Explorer Hotels Entwicklungs GmbH, was the question of how the hotel landscape and hotels even in the Alpine region will develop and change in the coming years.

Alpen Future Hotel Y

As a premium sponsor, progros supports the German hotel prize for young talent, which has been awarded since 2012 by Hoteldirektorenvereinigung Deutschland e. V. (German hotel managers’ association – HDV) together with AHGZ – Allgemeine Hotel- und Gastronomie-Zeitung (General hotel and catering newspaper, published by Deutscher Fachverlag). The award is aimed at young managers in the hotel and catering industry, and it encourages exceptional performance and talent.

German hotel prize for young talent
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Since 2017, progros has supported the FAIR JOB HOTELS initiative as a partner. The society, which was founded in 2016 by 16 big players in the hospitality sector, has set itself the objective of establishing binding values and standards for dealings in the working world.

Fair Job Hotels

Every year since 2006, together with other expert judges, progros has assessed the best ideas & concepts of innovative “visionaries” from the catering scene, as the basis for awarding the Gastro Vision sponsorship prize.

Gastro Vision
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progros has been a member of HDV (hotel managers’ association) since 2006 and the exclusive partner since 2017. HDV creates a platform for hotel managers to interact on an equal footing. The main function of HDV is constructive pooling of the professional skills of hotel industry managers.


Since 2012, progros has supported the Heilbronn Hospitality Symposium, which is hosted by Heilbronn University as an industry get-together, networking and dialogue platform for the hotel industry and especially for young talent in the sector.

Heilbronn Hospitality Symposium

Since the winter semester in 2015, “Supply Chain Management in the Hotel Industry” has been a permanent element in the area of hospitality management. As part of his teaching position, progros Managing Director Jochen Oehler introduces the practical components of supply chain management, such as negotiation, strategy and more besides.

Heilbronn University

progros is a supporter of Hotalents, the first hotel conference for young talent, which was created in 2018 by talented young hoteliers from Best Western Plus Palatin conference hotel.


Since 2004, progros has regularly given guest presentations on the subject of supply chain management for Heidelberg school of hotel management and especially for the “start-ups” course there.

Heidelberg School of Hotel Management

Since 2002, progros has been a partner and sponsoring member of the German Hotel Association (IHA). IHA is the trade association of the hotel industry in Germany, with around 1,300 hotels in the mid and upper market segment from the private, partner and chain hotel industry.


The aim of the Cloud Services Made in Germany initiative, which was launched by AppSphere AG back in 2010, is to ensure greater legal certainty in the use of cloud services. Since 2021, progros has been a partner of this initiative.


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Social & committed: Since 2017, 100% of fee revenue from keynote speeches, motivational and specialist presentations as well as lectures “buy” progros has been given to sponsor charitable causes. As such, for example, we support the Neven Subotic Foundation, which undertakes important well construction projects in Africa, and – for the first time in 2017 – the Til Schweiger Foundation.

Neven Subotic Foundation

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