Exploring Solutions in the #HITEC Exhibit Hall

Written by: Jennifer Jones — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger As HITEC is now behind us and I unpacked all of the vendor swag and business cards, I wanted to share a recap of a few things that stood out to me at the show —including a vendor attending HITEC for…

The Connection of #HITEC

Written by: Artak Gevorgian, CHAE, MBA — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger You can have the greatest ideas, methods and talent — but if your event (from organizers to exhibitors) cannot deliver a quality guest experience, people will not come back. More than 6,000 people attended HITEC Minneapolis. Superior event arrangements can…

#HITEC: Memories from Minneapolis

Written by: Claire Kenney — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger It has been nearly a week since the hospitality community gathered in Minneapolis for HITEC 2019. The HITEC team presented a packed conference filled with versatile occasions to connect. Returning to my office in Chicago this week, I reflected on all…

Three Ways #HITEC Impacts Hospitality Careers

Written by: Claire Kenney — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger HITEC offers diverse opportunities for those in the hospitality industry. Here’s what you can gain from HITEC this year… and for years to come! #1: HITEC is a place for ongoing learning. Each year, HITEC provides a variety of educational opportunities….

Food for Thought at #HITEC: Is AI like Kale?

Written by: Jennifer Jones — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger The big buzz word this year at HITEC is all about AI. It is the latest trend in the hospitality tech stack and as you walk the aisles on the show floor, you’re bound to find multiple providers who offer some…

The Guest Experience and the Power of #HITEC

Written by: Artak Gevorgian, CHAE, MBA — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger HITEC is very similar to the hotel experience — it is all about how it makes guests feel. So, what do moods and excitement have to do with attending HITEC? I think a majority of HITEC attendees and exhibitors will…

All of the Hype Surrounding HITEC Minneapolis 2019

Written by: Claire Kenney — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger True to its roots in hospitality, HITEC consistently lends camaraderie and support to its attendees and exhibitors. There is much to be gained from HITEC’s great community of hospitality technology enthusiasts. As such, there is so much to look forward to…

My Credit Card Did Not Think This Was Too Funny

Written by: Jennifer Jones — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger As a continuing trend at HITEC again this year, I find myself still infatuated with finding the most secure, well-integrated, user-friendly, aesthetically pleasing ability to chip credit cards with your PMS and POS. I know there are solutions out there —…

Meet Minneapolis: Travel to the Twin Cities this Summer for HITEC 2019

We all know that travel can be a real hassle. So, what about a trip makes it worth packing up your suitcase, saying goodbye to your family for the next few days, fighting the airport and staying in a strange city? To sum it up succinctly: It is all about the…

Welcome HITEC to Minneapolis

It’s Monday at HITEC, and as I sit in the press room it looks like another storm is blowing in. But no, it just rains really well. Big fat drops that are falling straight down. I wonder how the opening party will fare since it is out on Nicolett Island…