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..The 2006 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® Expands
Technology Sector;  200 Tech Companies Exhibiting
Plus Five Tech-Focused Seminars Scheduled
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WHITE PLAINS, NY, July 31, 2006…The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS) will offer an expanded technology sector in 2006, adding new appeal for hoteliers and restaurateurs seeking the latest innovations.  Taking place November 11-14, 2006, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the 91st edition will feature nearly 200 companies within the technology sector, representing a growth of 15 percent over the 2005 show.  In addition, educational seminars for tech-savvy attendees will provide insight on new hospitality technology and its benefit to the industry.

Attendees shopping the technology aisles will discover companies offering business center services, check-in kiosks, high-definition televisions, reservation systems, security systems, software, telecommunications and wireless solutions.  

Companies new to the IH/M&RS in 2006 include 

  • Allied Security (safes & vaults), 
  • GATT Communications (radio communications) and 
  • Hotel Solutions (integrated solutions).  
Returning to the Show are 
  • Applied Media Technologies (telephone systems), 
  • iBahn (internet solutions), 
  • Inncom International (energy management systems), 
  • LG Electronics (televisions, flat screen televisions), 
  • Micros Systems (point-of-sale systems), 
  • nStreams Technologies (digital entertainment), 
  • Onity (locking systems), 
  • Philips Consumer Electronics (audiovisual equipment), 
  • ResortSuite (software), 
  • Shuttlepoint (automated kiosks) and 
  • Teledex (internet solutions).
“Being informed of advances in technology is essential in this marketplace,” said Christian Falkenberg, show manager.  “The IH/M&RS delivers a broad spectrum of technology resources for the hospitality industry, and promises to present ideas that will help attendees stay current and on top of the competition.”

In addition to resources on the show floor, educational seminars focused on technology will round out the market experience.  Tech-focused seminars include:
 

"How eProcurement Has Finally Come of Age”
Saturday, November 11, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Doug Sanborn, President & CEO, Birch Street Systems Technology
“What to Look for When Purchasing ‘Guest Experience’ Systems”
Saturday, November 11, 3:45 – 4:45pm
Presented by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals,
International Technology Hall of Fame Members
“HDTV-IPTV: What General Managers Need to Know”
Sunday, November 12, 1:00 – 2:30pm
Presented by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
“High Speed Connections Becoming the Number One Amenity in Hotels” 
Sunday, November 12, 3:00 – 4:30pm
Ken Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President, Commercial Services, Time Warner Cable
“Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Has Arrived!”
Monday, November 13, 3:00 – 4:30pm
Presented by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals

As attendees stay current with advances in technology, the IH/M&RS will follow suit.  Complementing the enhanced technology presence on the show floor is a new online matching system that will connect IH/M&RS exhibitors and attendees.  Being introduced at the IH/M&RS for the first time this year, IH/M&RS Connect is an online networking program that will link exhibitors and attendees based on matching profile data.  This program creates an interactive community by allowing participants to initiate pre-Show conversations and schedule appointments during the IH/M&RS.  The program will be accessible through www.ihmrs.com, beginning August 7, 2006.

The 91st annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show will run Saturday, November 11, through Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  Following a full-day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 11, the IH/M&RS will feature three full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 12, through Tuesday, November 14.  The market presents some 1,400 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts approximately 35,000 in total trade attendance.

The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association; and is managed by George Little Management, LLC (GLM®). 

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.  For attendee information, contact GLM’s Customer Service Department at (914) 421-3206 or (800) 272-SHOW.  Additional information and registration is available online at www.ihmrs.com.

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Contact:

 The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show
www.ihmrs.com

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Also See: Estimated 200 Technology Companies Bringing their Products to the 2005 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® / September 2005
Pre-Show Report: 2006 International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show - November 11-14, 2006 / June 2006

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