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Will You Be at the 2011 Executive Vendor Summit
by Hospitality Upgrade Magazine? 

The Must Attend Event for Hospitality Technology Vendor Executives - Watch and Learn Why!

ATLANTA –February 9, 2011 – Hospitality Upgrade, the leading technology magazine published for hotel, travel and foodservice professionals, plans to welcome the largest crowd ever for its seventh annual Executive Vendor Summit, April 13-15, 2011.

This year hosted at the Wyndham Tampa Westshore in Tampa, Fla., the Executive Vendor Summit is an invitation-only event limited to presidents and C-level executives of technology vendors actively involved in the hospitality industry. The two-day conference is sponsored by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) and expects to draw a record crowd of more than 60 executives representing the industry’s major technology providers.

“This event has grown every year, and though it might seem strange since the attendees are presidents and CEOs of companies that provide technology to the industry and does not include any prospects to sell to, those who attend return year after year. Why? In an industry based on cooperation as much as competition, we offer attendees representing companies as diverse as electronic locking solutions, property technology and distribution systems--and everything in between--an unbeatable combination of networking, social events and program,” said Hospitality Upgrade President & Publisher Richard Siegel. 

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The Executive Vendor Summit offers attendees the chance to meet their peers on a personal level and find out how they are tackling the same challenges. They are free to form critical relationships and discuss and debate current issues in a relaxed environment. When past attendees were asked, “What would you say to your peers who have not attended the Executive Vendor Summit before?” they said:

er here is whaThis conference is unique in that it affords the senior management of the vendor community the opportunity to interact in a very professional and productive manner. Attending this conference is a very effective use of time each year. -Sean O’Neill, Chairman & CEO, Newmarket International, Inc.

Anyone who finds an excuse to miss this conference is cheating themselves. -Edward St.Onge, President, Inc.
For leaders of hospitality technology companies, nothing else like this exists and it is the best networking event you could possibly attend. -Dan Hogan, Vice President & General Manager, Galaxy Hotel Systems
What a great conference! We have a chance to talk with other vendors who we are currently partnering or want to partner with in the future. -Sherry Marek, Vice President, Datavision Technologies
You will never have a better chance to network, gain perspective and some competitive intelligence than at this conference. -Bob Post, former President & CEO, TRAVELCLICK, Inc.
Excellent format, excellent attendees. A MUST attend event! -Kevin Ruhman, Vice President-Hospitality, NEC America, Inc.
The Executive Vendor Summit is a great forum for testing your ideas of where our industry is headed with peers who are focused on the same issues. -Bruce Bensetler, President, Data Plus Inc.
This is a conference that should be attended by every CEO, president or anyone that is involved in the hospitality industry that is responsible for running their organization or has operational responsibilities. -Ursula Rhode, Executive VP, Genares
This is a great chance to meet the leaders of the companies in the industry! -David Levin, President, Four Winds Interactive

This is the best way to get to know your competitors and potential partners. There's no other trade show or event that will allow you to mingle this good with your peers. -Patrick van der Wardt, Managing Partner, Brilliant Hotel Software

The Summit is an excellent forum to discuss current issues facing our industry and a fantastic place to network with the who's who in hospitality technology. -Jeff McKee, CFO/VP Business Development, Jonas Software

The Executive Vendor Summit is a great networking event. -Larry Hall, President & CEO, PAR Springer-Miller Systems

It's a good opportunity to network without the inconvenience that customers cause. The relaxed yet informative environment helps to stimulate the mind without you realizing you're actually working. -Bruce Humphrey, Director American Operations, Miwa Lock Co Ltd

There is no charge to attend the Summit, but only one attendee is allowed per company. If you are a technology vendor to the hospitality industry and are interested in attending, please e-mail Kate O’Neil at or call (678) 802-5304.

About The Executive Vendor Summit
The Executive Vendor Summit is an invitation-only event limited to presidents and C-level executives of technology vendors actively involved in the hospitality industry.  To experience what the Executive Vendor Summit is all about, click here to play the conference video. In an industry based on cooperation as much as competition, the Summit offers vendor executives a rare combination of networking, social events and program. At other conferences and tradeshows, vendors are focused on selling products and services. At the Executive Vendor Summit, there are no prospects to sell to. Attendees are freed to form critical relationships with their peers and discuss current challenges and issues in a relaxed environment.

C -level executives in attendance have included: Acxiom Corporation; Adaco; Agilysys, Inc.; Alcatel-Lucent; AltiusPAR; Amadeus North America; APTECH Computer Systems, Inc.; Avero, Inc.; Bartech The Americas; Brilliant Hotel Software; CAPTON; CENDYN; Cenium; Centrada Solutions; Clairvoyix; Cognizant Technology Solutions; Comtrol Corporation; Control4; Data Plus; Datanamics; Datavision Technologies, Inc.; Data Works, Inc.; Defero3; Digital Alchemy; EasyRMS Ltd.; Eatec; Elfiq Networks; The Estis Group; eTelementry, Inc.; Inc.; Four Winds Interactive; Galaxy Hotel Systems; GBCblue; Genares; Guest-Tek; GuestWare; Hotel Booking Solutions Incorporated; Hotel Concepts; Hotel Information Systems, Inc.; hyphen Information Systems Management; iBAHN; IBM Travel & Transportation; IDeaS-a SAS Company; The IDT Group, Inc.; Incentient, LLC; InfoGenesis; Infor; InnLink CRS; InnPoints Worldwide; innRoad; InSystcom, Inc.; Interactive Sites, Inc.; InvoTech Systems, Inc.; Jonas Software; Language Weaver; Libra OnDemand; LMG Data Mining; LodgeNet StayOnline, Inc.; Lorica Solutions; Market Metrix LLC; Maxim Revenue Management Solutions; Megasys Hospitality Systems; Merchant Link; Metamend; Metromedia Software; Metropolis Technologies, Inc.; MICROS Systems, Inc.; Microsoft; Mintek Mobile Data Solutions; Miwa Lock Co Ltd; MTech; Multi-Systems, Inc.; NCR Corp.; NEC America, Inc.; Newmarket International, Inc.; NFS Hospitality; Northwind Canada Inc.; O’Neal Consultants; Optims America, Inc.; PAETEC Communications, Inc.; PAR Springer-Miller Systems; Paragon Business Solutions, Ltd.; Passkey International, Inc.; Pegasus Solutions, Inc.; PhoneSuite; POSTEC; POST Integrations, Inc.; The Rainmaker Group; Realview TV; RedRock Software; ResortSuite; Roomlinx, Inc.; RSI; RTP; Sabre Holdings/SynXis Corporation; Sequensant; SmartConnect, Inc.; SoftBrands; SoftHotel, Inc.; Southern DataComm Inc.; SQUiRREL Systems; Starr Technology Consulting; Systems Design & Development, Inc (SDD); Tangerine Global; TechTeam Global, Inc.; TeleAdapt Ltd.; Tiare Technology; TravelCLICK, Inc; Unifocus Inc.; Uniguest; Visual One Systems; and  ZDirect, Inc.

For more information on the Executive Vendor Summit, please contact Charlotte Somers at

About Hospitality Upgrade
Hospitality UpgradeEstablished in 1992, Hospitality Upgrade is the leading technology magazine published for hotel, travel and foodservice professionals including management, independent operators, executives and chains. Published three times a year, Hospitality Upgrade educates hospitality professionals on the latest technology software and hardware solutions. Regular coverage focuses on new industry trends and products, in-depth analyses by leading hospitality consultants, insider news and gossip, interviews with top industry executives, and profiles from many of the industries' solution providers. Specific topics include purchasing and maintenance of the following hospitality systems: point-of-sale, property management, back office, sales and marketing, Internet, in-room, restaurant management, central reservations, guest response, handheld/wireless technologies, executive information and more.
With more than 32,000 readers in 106 countries, Hospitality Upgrade is committed to shaping and defining the future of the hospitality technology industry. For more information or to sign up for a FREE subscription, visit

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