HT-NEXT unites two industry leading events, Hotel Technology Forum and HTNG North America, into one immersive networking and educational event for hotel executives and solution providers. HT-NEXT is where business and technology meet. HT-NEXT is collaboration at its finest. Here are just a few of the highlights you can expect from us in 2017: • Concentrated efforts. HT-NEXT allows the industry to make the best use of its time by merging two leading events into one new focused experience. • Expanded access. HT-NEXT will bring together more hoteliers from diverse areas of the business that are empowered by technology. • Relationships. HT-NEXT will benefit from HT’s and HTNG’s relationship with key players in the industry, including technology suppliers, consultants, and hoteliers. • HTNG Workgroups. The popular workgroups will meet at HT-NEXT to delve into industry challenges and create solutions. • Research. HT’s annual Lodging Technology Study, a benchmark body of research, will debut at HT-NEXT. • Accolades. Both the TechOvation and the Hotel Visionary Awards will be a part of HT-NEXT. • Exclusivity. HT-NEXT will continue to offer exclusive benefits to sponsors, and intimacy for hotelier networking through a diverse program that offers something for everyone. • Education. The combined resources of HT and HTNG empowers HT-NEXT to provide must-know information, trends and analysis. What They're Saying “I am excited to see the evolution of HT-NEXT. It will be the one of the premier educational events you must attend in 2017.” Brian Garavuso, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Diamond Resorts International “I look forward to the HT-NEXT conference where vendors and IT professionals work together to create the future of our industry.” Peter Engel, Chief Technology Officer, Marcus Hotels & Resorts “With the partnership between HTNG and Hospitality Technology, HT-NEXT is poised to be an industry event not to be missed in 2017. I am looking forward to being a part of the information sharing and collaboration that will take place. See you in Orlando!” Wendy Mertz, Vice President, IT Applications & Strategy, Hard Rock International “I believe HT-NEXT will provide an outstanding opportunity to both network and learn. The content will offer great exposure to innovation in hospitality; I am really looking forward to it.” Laurent Idrac, AccorHotels, Group CIO “I’ve long valued both HTNG and Hotel Tech Forum as premier networking and educational opportunities for Hospitality Technology professionals. Combining the two into HT-NEXT will bolster the value, allowing all to be laser-focused on the issues and challenges facing us in 2017 and beyond.” Mark McBeth, Vice President IT, North America, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.