NEW YORK – The former International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show, now HX: The Hotel Experience-Rooms to Restaurants, unveils a newly revamped educational program this Fall as the Show celebrates 100 years. It takes place at the Javits Center, Nov. 8-10.
“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 Corp. in Syracuse, NY and chairman of the board for HX 2015. “These kinds of learning opportunities really don’t exist anywhere else in our industry.”
This year on the hotel side, attendees will be able to learn from experts such as:
Peter Yesawich, vice chairman of MMGY Global, who will share research and insights on habits and preferences of today’s travelers and the implications for hotels and foodservice.
Dr. Erich Joachimsthaler, CEO & founder, Vivaldi Partners Group who plans 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 andeditor of Green Lodging News, who expects to 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, who will address Tomorrow’s Workforce – Importance of Human Capital and the demand for the right talent.
On the restaurant side, the top three 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 will b e available 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 panel of industry experts including Ed Brown, senior vicepresident, 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.
In the the technology area, Dahlia El Gazzar, CEO and founder of The Meeting Pool, will explore 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 http://www.thehotelexperience.us regularly for the most up-to-date list.