European Mise en Place Cup

The EMCup is the annual competition between the best European Hotel Management Schools that takes place in Maastricht. In 2024, we welcome you on Sunday, February 4 and Monday, February 5 for the 16th edition of the EMCUp. The competition, an initiative of HotelloTOP and co-creators Mise en Place & HRC International , was founded in 2009.



The EMCup is aimed at ‘I-do-dare-students’, those who stand out from the crowd and show courage, entrepreneurship and a great level of commitment to the hospitality industry. It offers students the chance to make a difference with their vision and ideas, and challenges them to think out of the box about a real life topic.

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In a nutshell

Who, what, where?

EMCup 2023

Take a look at last years theme!


Have a look at the assignments

Past editions

The EMCup history