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HTNG Announces Agenda for 2016 European Conference

According to Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), the 2016 HTNG European Conference will take place October 25-27 at the Pullman Skipper Hotel in Barcelona, Spain.

HTNG conferences offer programs that allow attendees to stay up-to-date with new and ongoing pressing issues throughout the hospitality industry. The conferences help provide knowledge, collaboration, networking, and business development among hospitality professionals.

The 2016 HTNG European Conference agenda will be divided into two parts. The first two days will be filled with a general session and concurrent breakout sessions open to all attendees. On the third day, the program will conclude with an hoteliers-only session to expand upon the IT Leader’s Roundtable.

Session topics for this conference include:
  • Radical Disruption: How to Turn Risk Into Opportunity – International author, speaker, and consultant Jonathan MacDonald will help sort through the noise and focus on what really matters as rapid, disruptive change invades hospitality.
  • Dark Patterns: User Interfaces Designed to Trick People – Clearleft Ltd.’s Dr. Harry Brignull will discuss websites designed to cross the line of human persuasion in to trickery and manipulation.
  • The Future of Travel and Digital – Google’s Miguel Moya Porcel will explore the new digital alternatives consumers have while they travel and how environmental interaction will change.
  • Demystifying the Digital Marketplace – Co-founder and CEO of Kalibri Labs Cindy Estis Green will tackle critical issues and implications for hotels as the digital market evolves.
  • Managing Technology During Mergers & Acquisitions – HTNG Vendor Advisory Council Co-Chair Micah Friedman will moderate a panel of executives who have been to the consolidation front and survived the experience.

Other Industry-expert speakers at the conference include:

  • John Bell – Founder, Ajontech LLC
  • Steve Cousins – CEO, Savioke
  • Renaud Didier – Business Engineer, Awabot
  • Micah Green – CEO and Founder, Maidbot
  • Lawrence Hall – President & CEO, Trillium Services Group
  • Ted Harrington – Executive Partner, Independent Security Evaluators
  • David Holman – Senior Security Consultant, Trustwave
  • Laurent Idrac – Chief Information Officer, AccorHotels
  • Dayna Kully – Co-Founder, 5thGenWireless
  • Yves Lacheret – Sr. VP Engineering Advocacy, AccorHotels
  • Saverio Panata – COO, Makr Shakr
  • Ram Parimi – Vice President, International, Social Tables
  • John Tattersfield – Vice President, IT-Euope, Marriott International
  • Jan Tissera – President International, TravelClick
  • Dick Wagner – Director, Emerging Technologies, Marriott International
  • Christian Wagner – Head of Marketing, KATHREIN-Werke KG
  • Mike Wrigley – Vice President, Hotel Solutions Partnership Ltd.

For a full agenda and up-to-date list of speakers, please visit the HTNG European Conference page.

Conference registration is open to any full-time employee of a company who owns, manages or franchises a hotel. For all other industry participants, HTNG membership is required. Technology providers, consultants and others who are not HTNG members should check with HTNG’s membership department to ensure eligibility.
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