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Hospitality Technology & HTNG Announce Dates for HT-NEXT 2019


Hospitality Technology (HT) and Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) are collaborating for the third year in a row to host HT-NEXT 2019, a unique conference for the hospitality technology industry. HT-NEXT 2019 will take place April 8-11 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans.

HT-NEXT ( brings together hotel technology solution providers with leaders and influencers from leading hotel companies spanning IT, finance, marketing, distribution and operations. In 2018, the event attracted nearly 600 hospitality professionals. After the event, 87% of these attendees said they met a valuable new contact at the show, and 97% of attendees said they brought back a specific idea to implement at their organization.

“HT-NEXT leverages the expertise of our two organizations to provide an immersive experience that is large enough to bring the industry together, and intimate enough to make meaningful connections,” said Abigail A. Lorden, VP and brand director of Hospitality Technology. “As hoteliers face escalating technological change, HT-NEXT is an ideal platform for bringing our industry’s brightest minds together. We’re focused on innovation that is operationally viable and can make a real impact on the business — what we’re calling, ‘Authentic Innovation’ in 2019,” added Lorden.

HT-NEXT features emerging trends and the ability to dig in to work together to solve current industry problems. The program will feature thought-provoking keynotes, diverse educational sessions, HTNG workgroups and a technology exhibit hall for attendees to discover cutting-edge solutions. The Hotel Visionary Awards and the HTNG TechOvation Award are also presented live during the event.

“Moving on to our third year of HT-NEXT, we’ve really taken the opportunity to look back at the previous two events and gather feedback to help us build out a 2019 event that will exceed expectations,” said Michael Blake, CEO of HTNG. “With so much innovation emerging into our industry today, it only makes sense that we highlight and wrap our 2019 program around this concept."

Hoteliers and sponsors receive full access to the event from April 8 through April 
11, with exclusive access Monday, April 8 through Tuesday, April 9. Access for HTNG vendor member attendees begins April 10 through the close of the event on April 11.

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About Hospitality Technology 
Hospitality Technology (HT) is the only publication dedicated to covering the role of information technology in improving business performance for hotel and restaurant operators. The Hospitality Technology portfolio includes: a print publication that publishes eight times annually and reaches more than 16,000 hospitality industry executives, three networking and educational events (MURTEC, HT-NEXT and MURTEC Executive Summit), a comprehensive website, e-newsletters, web seminars, and several exclusive annual reports and studies. Visit Hospitality Technology online at Hospitality Technology is published by Chicago-based EnsembleIQ.

About EnsembleIQ 
EnsembleIQ is the leading business intelligence platform serving the retail, consumer goods, health care, food service; pharmacy and hospitality industries focused on helping customers solve big problems and inspiring bold ideas. EnsembleIQ operates an integrated network of media brands across all retail sectors and leverages its scale to inform, connect and provide actionable marketplace intelligence to help clients achieve growth. Visit

EnsembleIQ is a portfolio company of RFE Investment Partners, a private equity investor with more than 30 years of experience investing in growth companies in partnership with strong management teams. Visit

About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) 
Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to uniting the world’s hospitality companies and technology innovators to solve industry challenges. HTNG’s members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry. For more information, visit

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