Hospitality Net, together with Travel Singularity, Olimiant, and HFTP is proud to announce the first First Travel & Hospitality Gathering in the Metaverse. Meta Meetup is being produced as an innovative and experiential event where industry thought-leaders discuss the digital transformation of travel & hospitality.
Traveling Without Moving, how Web3, Metaverse(s), NFT, crypto, DAO, and blockchain are changing the industry. The Meta Meetup will break new boundaries within the hospitality industry as visionaries, technology solutions providers, and hoteliers begin to embrace this new virtual landscape of human interaction.
11:00 ~ Event introduction by Henri Roelings, Lorenzo Mari and Simone Puorto
11:10 ~ Speaker: Lennert De Jong, citizenM Hotels
11:15 ~ Speaker: Tony Loeb, Experience Hotel
11:20 ~ Speaker: Thomas Yung, My Hotel Reputation
11:25 ~ Speaker: Alexander Edström, Atomize
11:30 ~ Speaker: Antonio Picozzi, Takyon
11:35 ~ Speaker: Celia Regina Guimaraes
11:40 ~ Speaker: Rita Varga, RAIZUP
11:45 ~ Speaker: Sébastien Félix, Influence Society
11:45 - 12:00 ~ Open Talk
12:00 - 13:00 ~ Social gathering with the participants
15:00 ~ Event introduction by Henri Roelings, Lorenzo Mari and Simone Puorto
15:10 ~ Speaker: Breandan May, Hotel Res Bot
15:15 ~ Speaker: Edoardo Colombo
15:20 ~ Speaker: Juanjo Rodriguez, The Hotels Network
15:25 ~ Speaker: Michael Robinson, Chainlink Labs
15:30 ~ Speaker: Stephen Burke, Robosize ME
15:35 ~ Speaker: Tracy Cosgrove
15:40 ~ Speaker: Jan Hejny, HotelTime Solutions
15:45 ~ Speaker: Roberto Garavaglia
15:45 - 16:00 ~ Open Talk
16:00 - 17:00 ~ Social gathering with the participants
18:00 ~ Event introduction by Henri Roelings, Lorenzo Mari and Simone Puorto
18:10 ~ Speaker: Frank Wolfe, HFTP
18:15 ~ Speaker: Fulvio Giannetti, Lybra
18:20 ~ Speaker: Aldair Borges, Mews Systems Ltd
18:25 ~ Speaker: Pablo Delgado, mirai.com
18:30 ~ Speaker: Zoltan Istvan
18:35 ~ Speaker: Mark Fancourt, TRAVHOTECH
18:40 ~ Speaker: Paula Marie Kilgarriff, Technological University Dublin
18:45 ~ Speaker: Daniel Craig, Reknown
18:50 - 19:00 Open Talk
19:00 - 20:00 ~ Final words & Social gathering with the participants
“Make no mistake, this is not a webinar about the Metaverse; this will be a webinar INSIDE the Metaverse,” stated Simone Puorto, Founder of Travel Singularity. “The Metaverse offers a new way to interact with reality(ies), being real-life, AR, VR, or MR. But, more interesting for the hospitality industry, the Metaverse will most likely be a fully functioning economy.”
Attendees can join this event in several different ways. If you happen to be the owner of a VR headset, this will be the optimal way to experience the webinar combined with using a Metaverse platform called Spatial. However, if you do not have a VR system, you can use the link here: https://spatial.io/ and navigate through the webinar. If you need more help, here is a link that outlines everything you need to know when using Spatial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdnSQcCkuo0
“The meetup was an idea that came to life extremely quickly, like most things today that are wrapped in technology,” said Henri Roelings, Founder of Hospitality Net. “Hospitality Net has always prided itself in helping to educate the industry on new trends and innovations and introducing the Metaverse into the hospitality industry is no exception.”
“Hoteliers will need to reimagine and experiment with what new immersive and consultative experiences could mean to guests. In addition to new opportunities to sell, the Metaverse will also help build loyalty through experiences that go beyond just buying a hotel room,” stated Frank Wolfe, CEO of HFTP. “These are new days when it comes to Metaverse adoption, but the future looks quite impressive, and events such as this Meta Meetup will help amplify the adoption rate.”
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About Travel Singularity
Travel SingularityTravel Singularity is the only consultancy firm for hotels and travel technology providers whose vision is to solve the growing needs for connecting the dots between digital disruption and change with the existing technology. Its founder, Simone Puorto, is a former hotel General Manager, author of three best-selling books on marketing, MBA lecturer, co-Founder of the video podcast channel Funnel TV, CMO for tech startups such as TellTheHotel and Profiter, and contributor for the major blogs in the industry. He often refers to himself as a Renaissance Futurist, and he is supporter of post-human, anti-speciesists, and transhumanist values. Over his career, spanning across over 20 years, he consulted for hundreds of international hotel groups, travel tech vendors, and startups. To learn more, visit www.travelsingularity.com.
Olimaint is a company with legal and operational headquarters in Brescia (Italy) and operates in the IT field at 360 degrees. The company designs and operates complex hardware systems and geographic networks, with application programs aimed at small, medium and large commercial and industrial companies, with ERP MICROAREA procedures of great power, functionality and reliability. The speeding up of interventions, combined with technical expertise on applications, hardware, operating systems and software environments, are the best guarantee for all users who grow our customers year after year. To learn more, visit www.olimaint.it.
HFTP is the professional non profit association for financial and IT personnel working in hotels, resorts, clubs, casinos, restaurants, and other hospitality-related businesses. The association provides continuing education and networking opportunities thousands of members and stakeholders globally. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the certification for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in 1952 as the National Association of Hospitality Accountants. HFTP owns and produces several global products including the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference, HITEC, Pineapplesearch.com, HFTP Club Summit, HFTP Club Forum, and the Uniform System of Accounting for the Lodging Industry (USALI). HFTP has offices in Austin, Texas, USA, Hong Kong, SAR,, and Dubai, U.A.E. To learn more, visit www.hftp.org and www.hftp.org/hitec/
About Hospitality Net
Hospitality Net is the #1 ranked website for the global hospitality community. Recognized as the most influential industry trade (B2B) publication, Hospitality Net attracts the largest number of unique visitors, page views and targeted subscribers through its unparalleled network of sites and partners. Since its inception in 1999, Hospitality Net has been regarded as the most trusted source for industry leaders and experts to connect, share, and learn. Content is distributed to a network of partner sites and associations including HFTP, HSMAI, and HITEC, and supports all facets of the business including opinion articles, press releases, appointments, events, job openings, webinars, reports, sponsored content, and digital advertising. Hospitality Net has the most innovative publishing and distribution technology, as well as robust reporting capabilities to ensure clients can maximize their marketing ROI and measure their success. To learn more, visit hospitalitynet.org.