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HX announces comprehensive line up of topics, speakers, idea-makers & risk-takers.

NEW YORK, NY (September 10) - Keeping pace with its spirit of reinvention, HX: The Hotel Experience — Rooms to Restaurants, debuts a totally refreshed educational strategy for November 8-10, 2015, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City including a dynamic list of topics and speakers. 

“Wanting experiential, exciting, enviable education throughout the show drove the completely reimagined HX tradeshow floor as well as our list of powerful talent and ideas,” says Anthony G. Mangano, President Syramada Hotel Corporation (Syracuse, NY) and Chairman of the Board for HX 2015. “These kinds of learning opportunities really don’t exist anywhere else in our industry.”

Examples of what’s on the list for HX 2015 educational programming include:


Peter Yesawich, Vice Chairman of MMGY Global, will share research and insights on habits and preferences of today’s travelers and the implications to hotels and foodservice.

Dr. Erich Joachimsthaler, CEO & Founder, Vivaldi Partners Group will provide a provocative presentation on “staying ahead of the disruptors” – addressing the new normal of shared economy concepts such as Airbnb and Uber.

Glenn Hasek, Publisher and Editor of Green Lodging News will engage industry experts in a strategic exchange of “What’s Driving Lodging’s Leading Companies to Invest in Sustainability” – a must attend for C-level hospitality executives.

Larry Sternberg, President of Talent Plus will address Tomorrow’s Workforce – Importance of Human Capital and the demand for the right talent. 


Top 3 winners of the HX 2015 Foodservice Pioneering Concept – Ed Arons, Senior Associate, Colburn & Guyette , Robert Simmons, Principal, Bruner Cott, Steve Cote, President, Café Bellas and Audrey N. Teleguz, Principal, SCOPOS Hospitality Group – to discuss their approach to design and concept development in terms of sustainability, location,  menu and more.  Sponsored by Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI).

Dave Turner, Publisher, TabletopJournal, moderates a dynamic panel of industry experts including Ed Brown, Senior Vice President, Restaurant Associates, Tommaso  Cardana, Tomson Hospitality, Martin Hunt, Designer, Queensberry Hunt, and John Miles, President, Steelite Americas. Gain valuable insight on choosing the right products to positively impact your guest’s experience.  

TECHNOLOGY — all-new for 2015  

Dahlia El Gazzar, CEO and Founder of The Meeting Pool, will explore the most intriguing macro trends in hospitality.

HX Tech Team will lead hands-on training and show the how-tos of evaluating web presence, going paperless with a tablet, and choosing new hardware and devices.

Additional HX speaker and topic updates will continue through October 2015. Check regularly for the most up-to-date list.

Attendees of this largest hospitality show in North America will also experience HX: ONSTAGE – for live demos and talks happening right on the show floor. HX: STUDIO for in-depth one-on-one interviews with industry change-makers. HX: TECH for an unprecedented look (and experience) with technological innovations changing the world and hospitality. HX: CONNECT for a relaxing re-charge.

All HX educational programming is 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

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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