NEW YORK – More than100 unique professional development sessions will be part of the new HX: The Hotel Experience — Rooms to Restaurants, November 8-10, 2015, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center here, and new sessions will take place at several different venues right on the tradeshow floor including HX OnStage Hotel, HX OnStage Restaurant and HX TECH. No preregistration will be required.
“We rebuilt this show with an education strategy that destroys barriers,” says Anthony G. Mangano, president Syramada Hotel Corporation (Syracuse, NY) and chairman of the board for HX 2015. “Anyone at HX can easily attend because sessions are literally part of the show.”
The Show’s session content touches every imaginable hospitality component, he points out. “Our goal was to be all over the house … laundry, kitchen, tabletop, tech, marketing, sustainability … with speakers that have thrived doing new and innovative things.”
A complete list of speakers and sessions can be found at http://www.thehotelexperience.us including the following new sessions:
At HX TECH – HX: TECHPITCH ‘15 -Prequalified participants get 10 minutes to showcase a new tech product or service that serves the hotel and restaurant industry. The leading tech innovation will be selected by HX attendees. To submit your product or service to TECHPITCH, click here. Deadline is October 30, 2015.
TECH POLL/ASK-A-TECH -Hear the results of compelling industry polls such as “Top 10 trends in hospitality tech,” “Favorite productivity apps,” “Leading social media platforms.” To participate in an HX Tech Poll, click here. You can also submit your tech questions before the show at Ask-A-Tech, click here.
At HX OnStage – Hotel – The Next Generation of Hoteliers – Young leaders and members of the AH&LA Under 30 Gateway Committee share how their generation is changing the hospitality industry. Utilizing Customer Feedback to Improve Training Programs – How to use the myriad of ways customers provide feedback — surveys, online reviews, Facebook, Twitter — to improve the customer experience. Hear from the leading companies providing customer experience measurement and senior level executives responsible for hotel operations and training.
At HX OnStage – Restaurant – Tabletop Matters: Designing and Selecting Hospitality Tabletop in the Real World – How to improve your guest dining experience by making thoughtful – and informed decisions about tabletop from a panel that includes a product designer, food and beverage director/ chef, and sales and supply chain representatives.
Chef’s Roundtable -Fred Klashman, publisher of TotalFoodService, moderates a conversation with New York metro area chefs on menu trends, kitchen technology, catering, and building a culinary team. Sponsored by TotalFoodService.
Win Profits and Customers with Craft Beer – How to stand out among competing bars and restaurants and win profits with craft beer. Julia Herz, Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association and publisher of CraftBeer.com, shares resources and tricks on tasting and pairing beer from small and independent craft brewers and will also update on craft beer trends and draught system best practices.
Click here for complete listing of sessions for this November.