In 2024 the 16th edition of the European Mise en Place Cup (EMCup) will take place which is the most renowned competition between (36) leading European Hotel Management Schools. We kindly invite you to Maastricht to be part of the Business Jury of the EMCup 2024, taking place on February 4th and 5th 2024. If you want to become member of the Businness Jury 2024 go to the registration form.

This annual competition for European Hotel Management Schools offers a unique opportunity to connect future leaders to your brand and to gain inspiration and ideas.

The main goals of this competition are:

  • Building a bridge between hotel management schools and the industry
  • Connecting young professionals to the industry
  • Creating and building long-lasting relationships
  • Providing hands-on experience for students

This year 36 European hotel management schools participate with a team of 4 or 5 students and maximum 2 coaches. With the theme ‘Tradition vs Trend – #BreakTheMould’ we challenge students to think about how our industry will be future proof again with the changes we have had in the world. Prior to the competition days, each team prepares multiple assignments. During the competition days (4th & 5th of February, Maastricht), the students pitch their ideas and findings in various rounds in front of the Business Jury. This Business Jury is composed of international hotel chains who send one HR representative and one operational representative not only to assess these students, but also to cherry pick the best students for your companies. The competition is a great recruitment tool for you.

To get a good impression what the competition is about, please watch 2022’s  aftermovie and have a look in last year’s brochure:

Do you want to become member of the Business Jury in 2024? Click on the button to get in touch with the organisational team and they will contact you as soon as possible.

Do you still have some questions left e.g. about costs? Click on the button to ask all your questions to the organisational team, they will answer these questions as soon as possible.

Get in contact with the organisation

If you would like to have more information, please get in contact with our Industry Relations Officer Joris Eyck


Or the EMCup organisation

Tel: +31(0)43-3561091E-mail: