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Press Release 6 November 2015

Hotel Technology Summit provides a glimpse into the future of hospitality

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The Hotel Technology Summit

Today's hotel industry is one in which hoteliers strive to combine quality with cutting-edge technology in order to ensure the ultimate guest experience. This is often a difficult task to accomplish while maintaining the pursuit of a healthy profit margin. The marriage of hospitality and technology can be a rocky and expensive one, if navigated without guidance.

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The Hotel Technology Summit aims to provide hoteliers with this guidance, by introducing them to a range of options to improve guest experience through cost effective, yet innovative technology solutions.

The summit will take place November 22nd to 23rd at Sofitel the Palm Resort and Spa in Dubai, and will gather 150 global hoteliers, decision-makers and major stakeholders within the hospitality industry, including CEOs, Heads of IT, Heads of Technology, Heads of Sales and Marketing, Revenue Directors, Procurement Directors, Managing Directors and General Managers. These qualified buyers will be introduced to global solution providers and project holders within hotel technology. All delegates and attendees are present by invitation only, and have been pre-screened by the summit organisers to verify their legitimacy and viability for the summit.

The summit is organised in partnership with Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP), organisers of HITEC – the world's largest hotel technology show – and will feature contributions from distinguished industry leaders within hospitality, tourism and leisure. Over the nine years since the summit's inception, it has brought innovative solutions to the attention of hospitality heavyweights from across the world, and given them access to exclusive opportunities that are only available through this unique business platform.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts in interactive panel discussions and keynote speeches, build valuable business relationships with each other, and learn about the newest developments in hotel technology.

The summit will be focused around three central points of discussion: leveraging technology, enhancing guest experience, and increasing productivity. Tech talks over the course of the two days will cover a variety of relevant and current topics, ranging from the top technologies that will drive the industry in 2016 to the rise of smart hotels, the specifics of marketing a hotel brand to Generation Y, and the use of mobile apps and services in hotels.

Hideo Sadawa, Chairman of Japan's largest travel agency (H.I.S.), President of Huis Ten Bosch Co and owner of Henn na, the world's first robot-staffed hotel, will be addressing summit participants on the topic of the "robot revolution". His talk will revolve around the provocative question, "Are robots the future of hospitality?"

Speakers at the summit will also discuss the viability of hotel automation, centralising IT and embracing disruptive technologies. Talks focusing on e-procurement and technology's edge on revenue management will bring the practical uses of technology in hotel management to the forefront.

One of the interactive panel discussions at the summit will examine the topic "Rise of the smart hotels: Catering to the GenX and upgrading to the needs of the GenY millennial travellers". Distinguished panellists include Amine Moukarzel, President and CEO of Golden Tulip MENA.

Commenting on his summit participation, Mr. Moukarzel said: "Through the Hotel Technology Summit, Naseba updates industry leaders on the latest hotel technology trends, strengthening the knowledge and relationships of attendees from guest speakers to suppliers and participants. The networking opportunities and content is second to none, especially in regard to addressing the needs of modern hoteliers."

Naveen Bharadwaj, Senior Producer at Naseba commented: "The Hotel Technology Summit will gather some of the hospitality industry's best and brightest in a networking environment designed to facilitate deals and business relationships. Naseba is proud to be producing yet another edition of this unique event."

"It is an opportunity to exchange ideas between IT leaders and industry peers about the latest IT trends and innovations for future", noted Roger Tabbal, Cluster IT Director of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.

The Hotel Technology Summit is being sponsored by well-established organisations like Pagero, RateGain, DigiValet, Alcatel Lucent. Other sponsors include American multinational conglomerate Honeywell. The summit is also generously supported by Idiso Hotel Distribution, Assa Abloy Hospitality, Xn Hotel Systems, Infor, SharaDG, Ruckus and MCOM Media Communications. Cetis and Terunt are the summit's supporting partners, while media partners include eHotelier.com, Hospitality News, TTG MENA and HSyndicate.

For more information, please contact Madhukar Dudda at [email protected].

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