The world’s largest hospitality technology show, HITEC (June 17-20, 2019), and the ultimate conference for revenue managers, HSMAI ROC (June 18-20, 2019), are just around the corner. Whether you’re in hotel or vacation rental marketing, operations, revenue, or sales, these events offer the opportunity to learn about the latest tech trends and innovations around guest experience, and revenue growth for hospitality professionals.
With hundreds of exhibitors, countless education sessions, and opportunities for networking – the events can be overwhelming, especially for first-timers. But with a strategic approach to which sessions you attend, you’ll walk away with the insights you were hoping for from those shaping the future of the hospitality industry and your business.
Attending HITEC in Minneapolis?
Check out these sessions and events that our team at NAVIS doesn’t want to miss!
Opening Keynote Speaker – Chris Riddell
Monday, June 17th at 4:30pm
There’s no better way to kick off the event than with a little inspiration. Chris Riddell is an award-winning thought leader on emerging trends in today’s rapidly changing digital world. Hear from the global futurist on trends in connectivity across businesses, individuals and industries. We’re sure looking forward to walking away with insights from Chris.
HITEC TECH Talks
Offering an opportunity for hospitality product and service providers to share their insights in short sprints, HITEC Tech Talks are a great way to get to know some of the most impactful technology companies in the industry and what they have to offer. The NAVIS Team will be leading two Tech Talks. Make sure to check them out!
Bridging the Gap: How Data Can Help You Appeal to Millennial Guests
Tuesday, June 18th at 11am
It’s no secret that data can unlock critical insights about various audience segments, including the often-discussed Millennial generation. In this Tech Talk, NAVIS’ VP of Client Success, Brise Carpenter, will discuss how to target and appeal to prospective Millennial guests by better managing your data and marketing communications.
Take A Page Out Of Amazon’s Book: Improve Your Tech Stack Strategy
Tuesday, June 18th at 12pm
Trying to mitigate booking abandonment? Check out this session from NAVIS Senior Solutions Strategist, Courtney Witherspoon, who will discuss tactics used by Amazon for shopping cart abandonment and how to leverage the right technology to better recapture lost guests.
HITEC Opening Party – Sponsored By Samsung
Monday, June 17th from 8:00-10:30pm
Let your hair down at the Opening Party – with cocktails, hos d’oeuvres and a concert by award-winning rock band, Daughtry. You’ll need the appropriate conference badge for entry, so be sure to register beforehand – you don’t want to miss this party!
All attendees are invited to join HITEC’s Technology Showcase Sessions: a series of events highlighting the latest trends in technology. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s on tap this year:
- Showcase 1 (Monday, June 17th, 11am-12pm): Technology Insights & Trends: Discover Your Hotel "TECH IQ" - Presented by Cirq+
- Showcase 2 (Tuesday, June 18th, 11am-12pm): All About the CCPA for the Hospitality Industry: How to Tackle California’s New Privacy Law - Presented by OneTrust
- Showcase 4 (Wednesday, June 19th, 8:30-9:30am): Empower your employees with Microsoft Teams - Presented by Microsoft
- Showcase 5 (Wednesday, June 19th, 3-4pm): Oracle Hospitality Cloud - Platform for Hotel Sales, Events & Operations - Presented by Oracle
Closing General Session Speaker – John Picard
Thursday, June 20th at 2:15pm
Over the past several years, the “internet of things” has redefined businesses and industries, but John Picard understood it before it became such a buzzword. Learn how he unlocks the connective power of people and technologies to transform the built environment. And then challenge yourself to do the same for your business.
Be sure to save room in your schedule to check out the latest products and innovations changing the game. Stop by and see us at booth #1320 – and schedule an appointment with the NAVIS Team! View the full HITEC schedule here.
Attending HSMAI ROC?
If your focus is revenue, while at the Minneapolis Convention Center, we hope to see you at the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) annual Revenue Optimization Conference, also known as ROC. From June 18th-19th, hotel revenue leaders come together for education, collaboration, and innovation at the world’s largest gathering of revenue professionals in the travel industry.
Not sure how to prioritize your time? Here are some sessions and events that our team at NAVIS will be sure to check out!
The Lightning Round
Looking for best practices and big ideas, but short on time? This is for you! Revenue executives share insights and takeaways in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds – helping you maximize your resources and your time.
Building Your Leadership Muscles
To disrupt the status quo, you need to think outside the box. And in this session, Judi Holler – a professionally trained improviser – will help attendees get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Fear can be your secret weapon! Learn how to leverage it to be more powerful and profitable.
For a full schedule of events, check out the ROC website.
Learn more about how NAVIS helps our clients align and maximize your reservations sales, marketing revenue teams while you’re at HITEC and ROC so you can operate on a unified front to streamline systems and guest data—and most importantly make more money from your hospitality business.
Schedule an appointment with us and find out what makes NAVIS the Only Complete Hospitality CRM in the industry. Hope you see you in Minneapolis!