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HX: The Hotel Experience has just added several new sessions to its redesigned education program.

NEW YORK, NY – November 2, 2015 – Over 100 unique professional development sessions will be offered as part of the new HX: The Hotel Experience — Rooms to Restaurants, November 8-10, 2015, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Also new, sessions will take place at several different venues right on the tradeshow floor including HX OnStage Hotel, HX OnStage Restaurant and HX TECH. No preregistration will be required.

“We rebuilt this show with an education strategy that destroys barriers,” says Anthony G. Mangano, President Syramada Hotel Corporation (Syracuse, NY) and Chairman of the Board for HX 2015. “Anyone at HX can easily attend because sessions are literally part of the show.”

Mangano also shares how session content touches every imaginable hospitality component. “Our goal was to be all over the house … laundry, kitchen, tabletop, tech, marketing, sustainability … with speakers that have thrived doing new and innovative things.”

A complete list of speakers and sessions can be found at

Important to note, the following content was just added:



Prequalified participants get ten minutes to showcase a new tech product or service that serves the hotel and restaurant industry. The leading tech innovation will be selected by HX attendees. To submit your product or service to TECHPITCH, click here. Deadline is October 30, 2015.   


Hear the results of compelling industry polls such as “Top 10 trends in hospitality tech,” “Favorite productivity apps,” “Leading social media platforms.” To participate in an HX Tech Poll, click here. You can also submit your tech questions before the show at Ask-A-Tech, click here.

At HX OnStage - Hotel

The Next Generation of Hoteliers

Young leaders and members of the AH&LA Under 30 Gateway Committee share how their generation is changing the hospitality industry. 

Utilizing Customer Feedback to Improve Training Programs

How to use the myriad of ways customers provide feedback — surveys, online reviews, Facebook, Twitter — to improve the customer experience. Hear from the leading companies providing customer experience measurement and senior level executives responsible for hotel operations and training.

At HX OnStage – Restaurant

Tabletop Matters: Designing and Selecting Hospitality Tabletop in the Real World

How to improve your guest dining experience by making thoughtful - and informed decisions about tabletop from a panel that includes a product designer, food and beverage director/ chef, and sales and supply chain representatives.

Chef’s Roundtable

Fred Klashman, publisher of TotalFoodService, moderates a conversation with New York metro area chefs on menu trends, kitchen technology, catering, and building a culinary team. Sponsored by TotalFoodService.

Win Profits and Customers with Craft Beer.

How to stand out among competing bars and restaurants and win profits with craft beer. Hear Julia Herz, Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association and publisher of, share resources and tricks on tasting and pairing beer from small and independent craft brewers. She'll also update on craft beer trends and draught system best practices.

Click here for complete listing of sessions for this November. 

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

Contact: Missy Stearns / (513)263-9318

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