International Hotel Technology Forum

28/30 April 2015, Barcelona, Spain

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.


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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, ...


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.

iRiS Software Systems to unveil new delegate app at IHTF 2014

As the countdown begins to April 1st we are excited to announce that iRiS Software Systems will be providing an impressive new delegate app at this year’s event.

David Bowie to chair IHTF Marketing Stream

David is an academic and author who, before moving into academia, worked for 15 years in hospitality management and was a hotel marketing consultant for 8 years. He mainly teaches marketing on the Masters programmes at the Oxford School of Hospitality Management and supervises/examines PhD students.


IHTF 2014 Advisory Board announced

The International Hotel Technology Forum is pleased to announce the 2014 IHTF Advisory Board

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.


Advisory Board 2015

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Ted Horner

CEO, E Horner & Associates Pty Ltd

Head of the 2013 Advisory board

Monika Nerger

Chief Information Officer, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Advisory Board Member

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Floor Bleeker

CIO, Movenpick Hotels

Advisory Board Member

Mark Rupert Read

Group IT Manager, Firmdale Hotel

Advisory Board Member

Alu Rodriguez Picture

Alu Rodriguez

CIO, NH Hotel Group

Advisory Board Member

Brian Garavuso

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Diamond Resorts International

Advisory Board Member

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