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NEW YORK, NY – October 1, 2015 – Bringing more technology choices and strategies to the hospitality industry will be a major focus of HX: The Hotel Experience — Rooms to Restaurants on November 8-10, 2015, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

One of the most visible tech improvements will be the addition of HX: TECH, a 1,100 square foot tantalizing hub for experiencing new products and hearing new ideas. Team HX: TECH will lead hands-on training, demo new products and enlighten on such topics as evaluating web presence, going paperless, social media for events, mobile apps, revenue management, meeting design, productivity and more.

“A single place for hospitality technology with real depth and breadth hasn’t existed before HX:TECH,”  says Anthony G. Mangano, President Syramada Hotel Corporation (Syracuse, NY) and Chairman of the Board for HX 2015. “It’s more than a new product showcase, it’s a fully-staffed resource.”

HX: TECH will feature a TECHbar where attendees can bring their own device (BYOD), ask their tech and app questions and quickly receive answers and new solutions. Attendees can also experience the latest in tech wearables such as VR googles, MYO and gestured-based tech, smart watches and virtual keyboards.

“We’ve invested so that attendees can get real-time solutions from tech experts that understand hospitality as well as have their fingers on the pulse of practical technology solutions and future tech trends,” says Mangano.

Mangano also confirms that technology companies are the fastest growing segment of new exhibitors at this largest hospitality tradeshow in North America.

Technology leadership is reflected in HX 2015’s conference program as well. Topics to be presented include:

The imperative of creative culture in fostering technology innovation – a substantive examination of how the hospitality industry’s traditional structures often hamper the very technological innovations and ideation they’re seeking. Presented by Georgetown University – Master’s of Hospitality Management Program and Marco Bienvenuti, Co-founder and Chief Analytics & Product Officer, Duetto.

Staying ahead of the disruptors in an evolving digital landscape – a provocative look at the new normal of shared economy concepts such as AirBnB and Uber. Presented by Dr. Erich Joachimsthaler, CEO & Founder, Vivaldi Partners Group.

Exploring hospitality’s most intriguing macro trends with Dahlia El Gazzar, CEO and Founder of The Meeting Pool.

Tech Trend Report for a broader look at global tech innovations. Presented by team HX: TECH.

Even the practical considerations of recharging devices and refreshing data have been integrated in a unique way at HX 2015. Attendees have comfortable charging stations, live support for the event’s mobile app and a chance to attend mini tech-ed sessions throughout their stay.

All HX tech offerings are included in the one-time HX registration fee of $30 through October 12, 2015, and $50 thereafter. For more information and registration, visit the HX website at www.thehotelexperience.us.

About HX

HX: The Hotel Experience takes the best of 100 years from The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show® (IHMRS) forward for the next hundred years. HX is North America’s largest trade event for hotel and foodservice owners, executives, directors, and GMs from across the hospitality spectrum, and manufacturers and marketers of all things hospitality. It is held annually in November in New York City.

HX is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. (HANYC), and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA) and is managed by Hospitality Media Group (HMG).  

HX: The Hotel Experience, rooms to restaurants, will feature three full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 8, through Tuesday, November 10. HX is co-located with the 6th annual Boutique Design New York (BDNY), a trade fair tailored exclusively to hospitality design professionals and for presenting manufacturers of furniture, lighting, wall coverings, fabric, seating, accessories, artwork, carpet and flooring, materials, and bath and spa for hospitality on November 8 and 9. Collectively, the two shows will present 900 exhibitors and attract some 18,000-industry professionals. For more information visit the website at www.thehotelexperience.us

Contact: Missy Stearns

Missy.Stearns@stmediagroup.com / (513)263-9318

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