Technology permeates every aspect of the hospitality industry.
To reflect that will widespread prevalence in addition to demonstrating their commitment to delivering a relevant in addition to topical event, the International Hotel Investment Forum is actually launching the IHIF Hotel Tech Hub, brand new for 2018.
The IHIF Hotel Tech Hub will be an immersive space where hotel owners, operators in addition to their partners can gain the tools to understand the latest technology trends in addition to how to use them to grow asset value, improve customer engagement in addition to gain competitive advantage.
Alexi Khajavi, managing director, EMEA, Questex Hospitality Group, said of the brand new initiative: “Every industry event comprises a significant technology component in addition to that will is actually to be expected in today’s high-tech world.
“However, the IHIF Hotel Tech Hub has been specifically designed to connect investors in addition to owners directly with technology providers in addition to suppliers.
“Our aim with that will initiative is actually to facilitate meetings, start conversations in addition to ultimately get deals done.
“I can’t stress strongly enough the value of that will unique proposition to suppliers in addition to investors alike.
“that will dedicated space will allow technology providers to speak directly to those contracting in addition to implementing technology into hotels.”
Over 20 expert speakers will present, debate in addition to live demo the latest technology innovations across the three-day event.
Rom Hendler, founder of InnoVel, is actually supporting the IHIF Hotel Tech Hub in addition to said of the brand new initiative.
He added: “The travel industry in general in addition to the hotel industry in particular are in a dire need of innovation in addition to brand new technology solutions to stay current, efficient in addition to attractive.
“Many of the technology innovations are already in existence in some other industries nevertheless fail to transfer to hospitality businesses.
“One of the main reasons just for that will is actually that will the decision makers are often leaving critical decisions around technology to their the idea leaders in addition to those in many cases are not interested inside the “additional work in addition to risks” that will come with the idea.
“The uniqueness of the IHIF Hotel Tech Hub is actually that will the idea is actually exposing the top leaders of the industry to those type of solutions.
“the idea is actually one of the first opportunities where tiny start-ups or technology providers can meet the owners, the management companies, the brands in addition to even the private equities, all looking for ways to make their businesses more profitable.”