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Estimated 200 Technology Companies Bringing their Products to
the 2005 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show®
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WHITE PLAINS, NY, September 27, 2005…Keeping ahead of the explosive growth of technology in the hospitality industry, the 2005 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS) will offer the largest number of technology exhibitors in five years, as well as a full schedule of tech-related educational seminars, a Technology Innovation Center and an eBusiness Center. An estimated 200 technology companies will bring their products to the show -- Saturday, November 12, through Tuesday, November 15, 2005, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. 

The technology companies participating in IH/M&RS will offer software, wireless solutions, security/surveillance, entertainment-flat screens, check-in kiosks, telecommunications, reservation systems, interactive products and more.

“We want to enable the hospitality industry to build success through technology,” said Christian Falkenberg, show manager. “IH/M&RS is the right market to learn about and to procure the newest industry-related technology.” 

Companies new to the IH/M&RS this year include: Samsung (Televisions); Slomins Security (Alarm, Detection and Security Systems); Motorola (Communication Systems); Kooltech (Internet Access); XN-Torex (Point of Sale, Property Management and Reservation Systems); Mediasoft Solutions (Alarm, Detection and Security Systems, Security Video Information and Materials); and Natural Wireless (Internet Access and Telecommunications – VoiP, Wi-Fi Hot Spots, Wireless Communications/Networks). Beyond this, emerging software and Internet solution suppliers also will be featured in the Technology Innovation Center. This pavilion-style showcase is presented by IH/M&RS and sponsored by Hospitality Upgrade magazine. 

Returning to the IH/M&RS are notable technology suppliers such as: iBahn; Micros; VingCard/Elsafe; LG; Hotel Technologies; Janus; and Ramesys. 

Technology education begins on Saturday, November 12, with the “Hospitality Leadership Forum - Technology Seminar.” 

Technology programs continue on Monday, November 14, with:

  • “Ask the Experts on Technology,” an interactive session with experts on property-based systems, CRS and distribution to PBX, networking and multi-property resort technologies at 1:00 pm; 
  • “What Keeps the Hospitality Industry From Making the Right Technology Investments – Even When They are Staring us in the Face,” a panel of industry leaders discuss the “what, when and why” of hospitality technology investment at 3:00 pm; 
  • “Restaurant Futurists - The New Techno-Marketing;” a discussion of marketing products using new technology at 3:30 pm.
Additionally, an on-site eBusiness Center will offer free Internet access to Show attendees, and is sponsored by Hotel Interactive, an online publication.

The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association; the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc.; the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, and is managed by George Little Management, LLC (GLM).  The market presents some 1,400 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts approximately 35,000 in total trade attendance.

For IH/M&RS exhibitor information, contact Christian Falkenberg, show manager, at GLM, Ten Bank Street, White Plains, NY 10606-1954.  Telephone (914) 421-3296.  Fax (914) 948-6180.  E-mail: christian_falkenberg@glmshows.com.  Additional information and registration is available online at www.ihmrs.com, or by contacting GLM’s Customer Service Department at (914) 421-3206 or (800) 272-SHOW.

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Contact:

Cathy Steel
Telephone (914) 421-3258
E-mail: cathy_steel@glmshows.com
www.ihmrs.com

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Also See: A Wide Range of Educational Offerings and Entertainment Planned for the 35,000 Lodging and Foodservice Professionals Attending the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show Starting November 12, 2005 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center / September 2005
Hotelier Paul Rusesabagina, the Real-life Inspiration for the Movie Hotel Rwanda, Will Deliver the Keynote Presentation at the 2005 IH/M&RS Hospitality Leadership Forum / August 2005


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