A stellar line up of the hospitality sector's most respected names has been confirmed for the advisory board of the first ever Hospitality Technology Expo.
Featuring industry leaders in technology, distribution and revenue disciplines from the world's best known hotel brands, the new advisory board will steer the event content and provide expert advice to the event organisers.
Joining the advisory board of the new Hospitality Technology Expo are Riko van Santen, vice president, digital strategy and distribution from Kempinski Hotels; Christian Boerger, director of revenue, EMEA from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Dipesh Joshi, chief information officer of the Thistle / Guoman Hotel Group.
They are added to the already-announced advisory board members: Neil Murray, director of global brand and guest technology for Hilton Worldwide; Timo Kettern, director of IT from Westbridge Europe and Sean Graham, group IT director for the PREM Group.
Claudia Harris, event manager, Hospitality Technology Expo explains: "The inaugural Hospitality Technology Expo, taking place in February next year, will bring together Europe's leading technology professionals working in, or looking to grow their business in, hospitality technology for the first time. It is no surprise that we have attracted some the biggest names in the sector to help shape the educational content of the show and we are confident that the format of the event will provide relevant networking opportunities and make the most efficient use of time for both suppliers and visitors. We are committed to provide the investment required to deliver a first class event, that will quickly become an industry must-attend."
The first ever Hospitality Technology Expo takes place on 5 and 6 February 2013 at Earls Court in London and will feature 100 specialist providers of hospitality technology products and services and more than 1,500 hospitality sector executives. Suppliers from the hospitality sectors of distribution, revenue management, sales, marketing, business operations, guest technology and infrastructure will ensure that event visitors gain the best advice and education.
To ensure productive networking, event organisers are inviting senior hotel technology professionals from across Europe to join a VIP programme featuring peer-to-peer learning sessions, pre-booked appointments with suppliers, networking and dedicated hospitality. This guarantees attendance of the highest calibre visitors, with budget decision making responsibilities.
The new Hospitality Technology Expo will boast over 50 thought-provoking learning sessions, including practical case studies and interactive events, such as supplier masterclasses and industry round tables. Set to be the largest event of its kind in Europe, the Hospitality Technology Expo is focused on providing the industry with a relevant forum in which to share best practise, enhance guest experience, and improve business efficiency and revenues. For more information please visit www.hostechexpo.com.