Hospitality Technology (HT) and Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) are collaborating for the sixth year in a row to host HT-NEXT 2022, a unique conference for the hospitality technology industry. The event will take place Dec. 5-8 at the Fontainebleau Miami in Miami, Fla., and is assembling an educational agenda tied to the theme “Ride the Innovation Wave.”
“HT-NEXT 2022 will empower hotel operators to implement the most effective technology solutions for their particular goals — from operations to guest experience to networks and security and beyond,” says HT Editor-in-Chief Robert Firpo-Cappiello.
The event will feature a fascinating presentation by Grant Romundt, co-founder of Ocean Builders. Romundt is working to build eco-restorative floating homes called SeaPods that will float a few kilometers off the coast and provide home- owners – and eventually hotel guests – the chance to experience a relaxing, high tech, sustainable way of living. (To learn more about his work turn to page 32.)
This year’s event will also provide attendees with a veritable banquet of educational sessions, including topics on: sustainability, cybersecurity, alternative revenue streams, and labor management. HT-NEXT attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Miami hotel General Managers, where they will learn how these GMs coped with the pandemic, what the travel rebound looks like from their perspective, how they’re dealing with labor management issues, and the role technol- ogy plays in their daily life.
Plus, there will be having an exciting fireside chat with Vanessa Ogle, Founder and former CEO of Enseo, to learn what it takes to create a suc- cessful hotel technology company, the hurdles she had to overcome as a woman and as a minority, and some pieces of advice she has for the industry at large. HTNG workgroup members will also have the chance to meet together in person.
Of course, the event will also provide attendees with plenty of networking opportunities including a food tour of Little Havana! During this tour on Dec. 5th, attendees will get to explore one of Miami’s oldest and most vibrant neighborhoods while enjoying traditional Cuban cuisine, meeting local artists, watching cigar rollers, and taking a sneak peek at Domino Park (aka Máximo Gómez Park.) Register now before all the spots for this food tour fill up!
The conference will also include interactive workshops, dedicated afternoon free time for net- working, evening cocktail hours and awards recep- tions, and an HT-NEXT after party!
Event and hotel registration is now open at www.HT-NEXT.com! We encourage you to register early. Hotel executives can use the code: SEPT99 until December 1st to get almost $400 off the standard registration fee.