Composed by: Ron Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+
HITEC 2022 is in whole swing, and it undoubtedly feels like the HITECs from pre-pandemic times. The aisles are packed with distributors and attendees yet again, and the electrical power in the show hall is electric powered. This year marks my 26th consecutive HITEC. It is the selection a person occasion I glimpse ahead to each year for a few motives.: innovation, education and networking.
- Innovation: Some of the most progressive suppliers in our business can generally be identified alongside the edges of the display floor with out a large amount of the flash and glitz proven by many of the larger sized vendors. But I problem you to stop at these booths and pay attention to their tale. I bet you will discover a handful of that give you a gentle bulb minute. One of people area of interest distributors I arrived across these days was Refreshing Air Sensors in Booth #1117 who have established a gadget that can detect and notify the resort when tobacco or marijuana smoke is current. This solution prevents arguments and chargebacks when visitors violate your non-using tobacco coverage.
- Schooling: Attending HITEC’s instructional classes more than the decades made available me the possibility to accumulate CPE several hours to my certification servicing every yr. The written content for these classes has constantly been pertinent to the authentic-time worries facing the business at the time. I have now attained emeritus standing with my certifications, so gathering CPEs is no longer important, but that doesn’t end me from attending as quite a few of the periods as doable. Monday’s line up of periods was one of the strongest very first day courses I can bear in mind. Great operate by the HITEC Advisory Council.
- Networking: Let’s experience it: hospitality is all about interactions and HITEC is one of those activities that feels like an yearly reunion. It is an chance to capture up with my friends and my close friends in the seller local community. And once in a while, there is the supplemental gratification of looking at friends obtain the accolades they deserve, as is the situation with Jeff Bzdawka’s induction into the HFTP Global Hospitality Technology Corridor of Fame. Jeff and I worked collectively at the Hyatt Regency Kansas City back again in the late 1980s in which he was the reservations manager. Congratulations, Jeff.
Make the most of your remaining time at HITEC 2022 by concentrating on these 3 significant aspects. And begin making your ideas now to show up at HITEC 2023 (June 26-29) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I will be there — will you?
Ron Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+ is an impartial guide, writer, and speaker with more than 35 many years of senior economic leadership roles. He is also an official event guest blogger for HITEC Orlando 2022, having place June 27-30 at the Orange County Conference Middle in Orlando, Florida United states of america. Continue checking HFTP Connect for extra of Ron’s encounters at HITEC this 12 months.