International Hotel Technology ForumVenue to be announced soon
Arena International is delighted to announce the launch of the International Hotel Technology Forum 2015. We’ll be gathering hundreds of hoteliers working in technology, marketing and sales to offer a holistic programme of debate and insight. Over the course of 2 days, 50 presenters will address the core challenges impacting hotel performance, customer satisfaction and business growth, key sessions include:
Identifying the Next Disruptive Technologies – Bridging the Divide Between Technology and Marketing
Meeting the Wifi Challenge – High-speed, Reliable and Low Cost
Future of Data Analytics in Hospitality
Next Generation Payment Systems
The Future of Digital Marketing and Sales
Managing Distribution Channels
The Future of Hotel Search – Debating the Relationship between Hotels and OTAs
Alongside a comprehensive learning programme, delegates and suppliers will have an opportunity to take part in a series of pre-scheduled business meetings where we match hoteliers with solution providers.
We are delighted to announce that HOSPA and the International Hotel Technology Forum have agreed to a long term mutual media partnership agreement for IHTF 2014 and beyond.
Here at IHTF we not only wanted to find out what you felt makes IHTF successful but also what is also gathering pace within the Industry today. Thanks to the insight of some of the industrys most knowledgeable insiders we were able to put together the BIG IHTF Interview.Contributions from; Neil Tolley, Managing Director, Fourteen IP; Guest-Teks Sales Manager Charly Tomkys; iRiS; Knowcross and Eric Roger, Regional Head, FCS Computer Systems.
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