HT-NEXT: Where the Hotel Industry Meets to be Obsessed With Tech

HT-NEXT 2019 is obsessed with authentic innovation. Just like you, we’re demanding technology that’s operationally viable today, and ready for tomorrow. HT-NEXT will empower hoteliers to deliver genuine experiences powered by bold solutions: authentic innovation.

As hotels face mounting pressure to provide personalized experiences to guests, technology offers endless promise. Make the choice that goes beyond the "what's cool" to "what's meaningful for the guest experience" to keep them coming back. HT-NEXT is your authentic experience.

NEW SECOND KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED! 
Gregory Forbes
Director of Above Wing Operations
Delta Airlines
HOW DELTA AIR LINES ELEVATES EXPERIENCE AND MEETS HIGH-FLYING EXPECTATIONS
 
Get insights from the point man for the Delta Airlines airport operations customer experience. What can you learn from one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies Worldwide (two years in a row)! 
 
Greg shares his experiences leading the launch of Delta's fully biometric airport terminal, first in the United States, allowing customers travelling internationally to go "curb-to-gate" without needing a boarding pass or passport. 
What's Real Today
  • Cultivating Loyalty in a Disloyal Culture 
  • Digital Disruption
  • Leadership and Innovation
  • Exposing Digital Ad Fraud
 
What Tomorrow Will Bring
  • Autonomous Driving Vehicles and the Impact on Hospitality
  • Reservations of the Future
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Duncan Wardle
Innovation & Creativity Catalyst.
Former VP, Innovation & Creativity,
The Walt Disney Co.
PUT DISNEY MAGIC INTO YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS 
 Building on his 25 years with The Walt Disney Company, most recently as vice president of innovation and creativity, Duncan Wardle will kick off HT-NEXT 2019 by presenting attendees with a set of easy-to-use tools for confronting today's innovation challenges in new and different ways that deliver tangible results.
 
Get the max for your participation - this event combines the very best of HTNG and HT for an action-packed, content-rich, right-sized event.
 
HTNG workgroups invite your participation in the standards that make our industry work.
Maximize your connections and get out of the hotel with built-in networking activities!
Get a glimpse of the future at Startup Alley and the Hotel Visionary and TechOvation Awards.
“HT-NEXT is my favorite US-based hospitality tech event. Its focus on innovation ensures that we always come back with great ideas for our own business and the event is intimate enough to have meaningful interaction with vendors and industry colleagues.” 
Floor Bleeker, President of HTNG, CIO Middle East & Africa and Global Accor Strategic Programs, AccorHotels
HT-NEXT provides hospitality professionals with an invaluable opportunity to come together, learn and collaborate around technologies relevant to our industry.  It’s a must-attend event for anyone looking to gain new knowledge and insights into what technologies matter, and how to stay competitive in this rapidly changing field.” 
Monika NergerGlobal CIO, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

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