11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Registration Open
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Little Havana Tour Networking Outing

Join us to taste some of the best Cuban bites in Miami! The Little Havana Food Tour explores the rich history and culinary delights of this lively community in one of Miami's oldest and most vibrant neighborhoods. During this guided, edible journey you'll enjoy traditional and rustic Cuban cuisine prepared by countless generations of the same families through age-old recipes, as you taste your way through the must-visit street in the area–Calle Ocho. Meet local artists, watch cigar rollers, and take-a-peek at Domino Park––all while exploring the unassuming, Cuban culture nestled within Miami’s big city glam. This guided food tour is a cultural and a culinary experience that you don't want to miss!

Open to hotel executives and operators and select HT-NEXT sponsors. Pre-registration is required.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Open
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
CIO Firechat
9:35 AM - 10:20 AM
Explore Alternative Revenue Streams

Rather than “Location! Location! Location!”, a hotel’s new mantra should be: “Diversify! Diversify! Diversify!” Learn how your peers are finding new ways to make more money via creative uses of reservations, subscriptions, kitchen space and in-room sales.

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
Coffee & Networking Break
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
How Kasa Uses Tech to Prevent a Labor Crisis

During this firechat, Jeff McConathy, head of engineering at Kasa - a tech-enabled flexible accommodations brand - will discuss how the brand is using tech to create “hospitality that is always felt but rarely seen.” From emphasizing contactless tech to creating its own task management system, Kasa is able to do more with fewer staff.

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Industry Data: Insights From HT’s 2023 Lodging Technology Study

Join us as we discuss how current findings from 2023 Lodging Technology Study point to the future of hospitality.

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
Featured Speaker: Ocean Builders’ CEO and Co-Founder Grant Romundt

Romundt will discuss where the vision for his floating eco-restorative homes came from, the process that has gone into building them, the technology that powers them, and why he thinks they’ll change the way we live and travel in the near future.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
General Session 6 & Interactive Workshop
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Open Networking
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Happy Hour Networking Reception
9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
HT-NEXT Official After Party
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Registration Open
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
Morning Remarks
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
General Session 7: Keynote
9:50 AM - 10:30 AM
How Tech and Sustainability Go Hand in Hand

ESG may not be sexy but it is becoming more important with every passing day. Hear from your peers on how they’re using technology to do good for the planet.

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Coffee & Networking Break
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
General Session
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
ForWard @ HT-NEXT – Fireside Chat with Vanessa Ogle

As AHLA’s ForWard strives to advance women leaders in hospitality, listen in as founder of Enseo, Vanessa Ogle, captivates you with her story as a female tech entrepreneur serving the hospitality industry. She’ll discuss building a company whose products serve 100 Million guests each year, the obstacles she faced along the way, and her advice for fellow women in the hotel tech industry.

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
General Session
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Bringing Technology to the Table: Fighting Human Trafficking Together

In this session, Chip Rogers, CEO, AHLA will bring to life the global impact of human trafficking alongside public and private partners in the hotel, and other related industries, that are working to eradicate it. Innovative strategies that leverage the power of technology will be highlighted, so we encourage all to attend to be inspired and motivated to drive change within the industry for true community impact.

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Awards Presentation & Closing Remarks
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Happy Hour Networking Reception
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
GMs Tell the Truth About Tech

As we enter the post-pandemic era, hotel GMs have become an invaluable source of information - especially for IT leaders. Learn what works and what doesn’t among frontline staff members from local members of the Miami hospitality community.

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Visionary IT Leaders Share The Secrets Behind Their Wins

Hear from our Visionary Award winners as they discuss their winning innovations and what led them to create these innovative technologies in the first place.

10:15 AM - 10:20 AM
HT-NEXT Closing Remarks