Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) is set to take place from 10 to 12 May at the Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina where delegates will hear from more than 20 speakers, many of who are hotel CIOs and other C-level executives in the industry.
Industry CIOs and senior vendor executives alike use HTNG events as one of their most important sources for understanding key tech trends, learning about emerging technologies, networking with peers and viewing new product offerings from vendors.
“With content that drills down on industry challenges and addresses technology solutions for hotels, our conference this year will be better than ever,” said Mike Blake, CEO of HTNG.
HTNG creates conference agendas that focus on emerging and on-going business issues that technology can address for hotels.
Session items on this year’s agenda include:
- Hotel Asset Managers Speak Out – Hear from hotel asset managers about the challenges and opportunities they face between brand standards and value engineering.
- IT Leadership Panel – Top-level hotel IT executives discuss their biggest challenges, issues and concerns.
- Rethinking Guest-Facing Technology – This session will take a fresh look at the state of guest-facing technology and where, as an industry, we are headed in the coming years.
- Securing the Payment Ecosystem – This session will present the consensus of best practices for managing payment card data and how they are being used to reduce risk.
- Technology Enablers for Sustainable Operations – Learn about several different technology enablers for sustainable operations that improve guests’ image of the hotel, save money and help the planet.
- The Cloud Imperative – Oracle’s Perspective – Get Oracle’s perspective on the cloud, the types of the cloud services that are available for enterprises, security, expandability, scalability and key considerations as hotels consider moving operational platforms to the cloud.
- The Future of Hotel Meeting Space Technology – Learn about global trends and predictions for travel, meeting spaces and the hospitality industry and how technology impacts them all.
- Travel’s Innovation Imperative – Learn how hotels can leverage their scale to deliver innovative new experiences that cater to the diverse expectations of today’s traveller.
- Using Targeted Marketing Campaigns for Tomorrow’s Revenue Management – Hear how hotels can use guest knowledge and targeted marketing campaigns to attract the most profitable guest to your hotel and convert them for the lowest possible cost.
- Using Technology to Protect Your Hotel – This session will explore the ways that technology is playing a role in physical security and life safety and prepare you for this new responsibility.
The speaker line-up includes:
- Samir Abi Frem – Corporate Vice President of IT, Rotana Hotels Management Corporation
- Peter Agel – Global Segment Leader, Hotels, Oracle
- René Beil – Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC
- Floor Bleeker – CIO, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
- Donald Bremner – Managing Director, Stirling Capital Management
- Stuart Etherington – Director Hotel Asset Management, Dubai Properties Asset Management
- Florian Gallini – CEO, Interel
- Hamza Hasan – Director – Digital Solutions, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
- Fraser Hickox – Managing Director, The Conceptual Group
- Ted Horner – Managing Director, E. Horner & Associates Pty Ltd
- Harry Johnson – Chief Asset Management Officer, Omran
- Sandrine Le Biavant – Director of Consultancy, Sustainability, Energy, Farnek
- Michael McCartan – Managing Director, Duetto Research
- Ram Parimi – Vice President, International, Social Tables
- Maarten Plesman – VP/GM, EMEA, Revinate
- Lijeesh Rajan – Director of Centralized IT Services, Rotana Hotels Management Corporation
- Sajid Raza – Advisor and VP, Butler Engineering
- Douglas Rice – Managing Director, Hospitality Technology Strategic Advisors
- Kees van Donk – Director Hospitality EMEA, NEC Corporation
- Roy Verrips – Director of Information Systems, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
- Nancy Wolff – VP Information Technology, Hotel Systems, Jumeirah Group
- Steve Woodhead – Senior Consultant, Control Risks
Registration: Conference registration is open to any full-time employee of a hotel owning, managing or franchising company. For all other industry participants, HTNG membership is required. Technology providers, consultants and others who are not HTNG members should check with HTNG’s membership department to ensure eligibility. For more information or to register, visit www.htng.org/page/MEC