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2009 Hotel Technology Forum

CONFERENCE AT-A-GLANCE
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 / Arrival Day
10:00 am - 7:30 pm Registration Open
12:30 am - 5:30 pm Golf at Desert Pines Golf Course
7:00 - 8:00 pm Welcome Cocktail Reception
Evening Sponsor Activities / Dinners
Thursday, April 23, 2009 / First Day of Sessions
8:30 am - 4:10 pm Registration
8:00 - 9:00 am NETWORKING BREAKFAST
9:00 - 9:25 am OPENING COMMENTS
* 9:00 - 9:03: Publisher Opening Remarks
* 9:03 - 9:10: Remarks from Forum Honorary Chairperson
* 9:10 - 9:25: Presentation of 2009 Hotel Visionary Awards

9:25 - 10:10 am

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
"Inside CityCenter: Next-Gen Technology Today"

10:15 - 11:00 am GENERAL SESSION #1
"IP Convergence Best Practices: From Concept to Implementation"
11:00 - 11:40 am

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK / Exhibit Hall

11:40 am - 12:25 pm GENERAL SESSION #2
"Web 2.0 & Social Networking"
12:30 - 1:50 pm

NETWORKING LUNCHEON with Topic Tables / Exhibit Hall

1:50 - 2:40 pm

GENERAL SESSION #3
"Next-Generation Workforce: Tools & Strategies for Connecting with Gen Y"

2:40 - 3:25 pm NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK / Exhibit Hall
3:25 - 5:00 pm

ROUNDTABLE WORKSHOPS (3 concurrent)

  • "Technology & Business Strategies for Staying Viable"
  • "Leveraging Hosted Applications" 
  • "Next-Gen Technology & The Guest Experience" 
6:00 - 7:30 pm COCKTAIL RECEPTION
7:30 - 9:00 pm Visionary Awards Dinner
8:00 - Midnight "King Pin Party" hosted by MSI, "King Pin Suite" at the Palms Casino
Friday, April 24, 2009 / Closing Day
7:30 am - 12:15 pm Registration
7:30 - 8:15 am Continental Breakfast / Exhibit Hall
8:15 - 8:20 am

DAY TWO OPENING COMMENTS: Forum Honorary Chairperson

8:20 - 9:10 am SECOND DAY KEYNOTE
"No Fear: A Lodging Outlook that Reignites Sales & Profits"
9:15 - 10:05 am

GENERAL SESSION #4 (solo)
"Marketing, Technology & the Customer Experience"

10:05 - 10:45 am

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

10:45 - 11:30 am
 
GENERAL SESSION #5 (panel)
"Next-Gen In-Room Technologies"
11:35 am - 12:15 pm
 
GENERAL SESSION #6 (solo)
"Security & PCI Compliance in the Lodging Industry"
12:15 pm OFFICIAL CLOSING COMMENTS
12:15 pm 2009 Hotel Technology Forum Officially Concludes
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