Associations Update - middle-east
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HSMAI ROC Middle East Launches December

For the first time in the association's history, the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will host its renowned Revenue Optimization Conference (ROC) in Dubai. As one of five ROCs held in international locations this year, Dubai's conference will convene hotel revenue executives for education, collaboration, and innovation at the Madinat Jumeirah on December 4, 2018.

HFTP and Naseba Announce HITEC Dubai 2018 Advisory Council

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) and Naseba are bringing back HITEC Dubai this year from December 5-6 at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE. A regional extension to the world's largest hospitality technology conference brand, HITEC Dubai 2018 will feature 30+ speakers, 600+ hospitality stakeholders and 60+ solution and service providers.

What Happens After Something Happens?

By Marianne Varkiani - Social Media & Communications Specialist at GBTA

The coordination of response and recovery efforts is one of the most complex situations an organization can face and reiterates the critical importance of being prepared and having a plan in place. GBTA Risk Committee Chair Erin Wilk was recently joined by iJET International's George Taylor and Carnival Corporation & plc's Nina Markowitz, two industry leaders who were involved in response and evacuation efforts during the recent hurricanes.

HFTP and Naseba Set New Standard in The Middle East with HITEC Dubai

Co-produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) and Naseba, more than 600 hospitality technology professionals came together for the inaugural HITEC Dubai. The event served as a regional, Middle Eastern counterpart to HFTP's 45-year-old Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) - the world's largest and oldest hospitality technology exposition and conference brand.

Her future will be tougher than my past

By Carson Booth - CEO of Berlin-based SnapShot GmbH

We humans have always dealt with new technologies, and for the most part, we have welcomed them because they have made our lives easier, better, longer, healthier, more enjoyable.... But 17 years into 21st century, the sheer pace of technological change is absolutely dizzying - and only likely to accelerate even more, causing disruptions and upheavals in every part of our lives.

Personal data, privacy and identity

By Alvaro Hidalgo - Managing Director, FIRST LOGIC Consulting - Chair HFTP's GDPR Task Force

The collection of personal data is inherent to the hotel industry; it is what allows us to tailor guest experiences, market our hotels effectively, and foster long-term loyalty. The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force soon, and it has the potential of turning all of this, and more, on its head.

HITEC Dubai, Officially Endorsed by DTCM, Aims to Facilitate Tourism Vision 2020

To help realize this vision, HITEC, the world's largest hospitality technology exposition and conference brand is debuting in the Middle East, with Dubai as the host city.HITEC Dubai, co-produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) and Naseba, will feature an expo floor with over 40 technology providers showcasing the latest innovations; and a summit for hospitality decision makers and technology providers to conduct business.