Thoughts and recommendations for CYBER HITEC!
— 12 experts shared their view
For obvious reasons, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) announced last week that this year's HITEC will pivot to a virtual edition called "Cyber HITEC." I guess most of you have been participating and attending in a variety of online event formats over the past 3 months... and you probably had some good, some bad, and maybe some great online experiences originating from creative minds.
So the question I would like to ask you is to share your personal best experiences so far and recommendations for team HFTP... supporting them to make CYBER HITEC a success!
An event's success is determined by the valuable information that it brings attendees. At apaleo, we're lucky to offer a cloud platform that doesn't require any in-person setup, meaning we are used to communicating the benefits of the apaleo PMS through online forums. Prior to COVID-19, our team has frequently participated in digital panels, webinars, and podcasts. Personally, I can say that the most interesting discussions are those which spark interaction between the participants and attendees rather than those which end up as a long series of sales pitches.
I recently spoke on a panel where we had a conversation in a video grid, “Brady Bunch” style. It was an excellent way to speak with each other without hiding behind the safety of prepared slides, I would even go so far as to say that having the ability to look at all the other participant's expressions at one time is even better than sitting in a row on stage. Of course, hosting a similar format would just be one suggestion in a much larger strategy to offer key value to all of the CYBER HITEC attendees.