International Hotel Technology Forum

20th-22nd April 2016, Dusseldorf, Germany

Arena International is delighted to announce the launch of the International Hotel Technology Forum 2016. 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 3 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.

The IHTF Welcome Drinks and Dinner


All IHTF attendees will be invited to attend the drinks reception’s on the evening of Wednesday 20th April and Thursday 21st April 2016, both to be hosted by M3Connect.


Following the drinks reception, all attendees will be invited to attend the IHTF welcome evening dinner on Wednesday 20th April 2016 hosted by Trustwave.


The second evening will be hosted by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. All IHTF attendees will be entertained in a thriller-themed evening on Thursday 21st April 2016. Attendees will have an opportunity to extend personal networks and continue day time discussions, before sitting down for dinner amongst peers and colleagues.


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Why Attend IHTF 2016

See who attends and what you can expect to gain at IHTF 2016.

3 Hotel Technology Trends for 2016

The International Hotel Technology Forum have looked into their crystal ball to predict the top 3 trends we expect the hospitality industry to embrace in 2016.

The BIG IHTF Interview

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.


HOSPA and IHTF join forces

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.


Delighting guests in a Digital Hotel era

Delighting guests in a Digital Hotel era 

Marketing Stream

2014 saw the introduction of a marketing stream running alongside our technology focused programme. Chaired by David Bowie, from Oxford Brookes University, sessions featured the Senior Director, TripAdvisor; CIO, Mandarin Oriental; Senior Vice President, Kempinski Hotels; Vice President,Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts; Senior Vice President, MICROS; Director of E-Commerce and Revenue, IHG, ...


Advisory Board 2016

Ted Horner Picture

Ted Horner

CEO, E Horner & Associates Pty Ltd

Advisory Board Chair

Steve Waldron

CIO, The Grange Hotels

Samir Abi Frem

Corporate Vice President – IT, Rotana Hotel Management Corporation