David Turnbull
David Turnbull
Hospitality Advisor & Entrepreneur

Based in Berlin, David is an established hospitality, travel and technology leader, supporting a variety of media and technology companies as an investor and advisor.

Having been involved with hotel revenue management, distribution and data analytics for more than 20 years, David has worked to develop from grassroots some of the most forward thinking hotels and hotel companies such as designhotels, citizenM and 25hours to name a few.  This work led to the founding of SnapShot, the hotel industry’s first independent data platform, acquired by Shiji Group in 2018.

In addition to speaking at events around the world, David’s passion for education has led him to work with various universities including ESSEC, University of Surrey and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) as well as take an active role with industry associations including HEDNA (Co-Chair Hotel Analytics Workgroup) and HSMAI (Revenue Management Advisory Board).
Originally from Glasgow, David was appointed as a Global Scot in October 2018, in co-ordination with Scotands’ newly launched investment & innovation hub in Berlin, contributing to a worldwide network of entrepreneurial and inspirational business leaders, dedicated to supporting Scotland’s most ambitious companies.

Speaking at International Hospitality Investment Forum

Proptech: What You Need to Know As a Hotel Investor

A presentation on the key trends in proptech will be followed by a panel discussing tech disruption, how proptech impacts investment, and how hotel investors/developers/operators should build partnerships with proptech companies.