After a year of touch and go with conferences around the world due to the pandemic, it seems that hotel technology conferences are back on the map for 2021 / 2022. TWS Transworld compiled a running list of conventions taking place around the country during the next year with links to the respective events.
HITEC Dallas Dates: September 27 – 30, 2021
Conference Location: Dallas, Texas
The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) is one of the world’s largest hotel technology conferences. It is organized by the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), which is a global hospitality association headquartered in Austin, Texas.
As an attendee, you can expect unlimited access to hotel technology products, experts plus helpful education that will help you find cost-effective ways to improve your profitability.
This year HITEC will be held on September 27 – 30, 2021 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the convention center will be following state mandates including the wearing of facial masks and reduced capacities.
Also, there may be a short health screening upon your arrival. It will involve a fast temperature check and a few questions to confirm that you’ve not had any Covid-19 symptoms.
You can find out more about the HITEC conference here.
HD Expo Dates: August 24 – 25, 2021
Conference Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
The Hospitality Design Expo + Conference is one of the hospitality industry’s largest design marketplace.
The event will be organized by Emerald Expositions on August 24 and 25 in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.
There will be over 30 conference sessions, featuring 100 speakers and hundreds of products. You will learn, explore new products, and network endlessly with all the other enthusiasts and experts.
To learn more about the event, visit the HD Expo website or Download the HD Expo + Conference mobile app. The app has all the latest news, exhibitor listings, schedules, session notes, and even prize giveaways.
HX Hotel Experience
HX Hotel Dates: November 14 – 15, 2021
Conference Location: New York, New York
The Hotel Experience conference and expo offers hotel owners, brands, and managers an easy way to access hotel technology products such as supplies, equipment and even managing expertise.
This year, the event will be organized by Emerald Expositions (EEX) together with the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA). It will take place on November 14 – 15, 2021 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Young professionals will get an opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals as well as learning about the latest industry trends and strategies.
The two-day event will have more than 25 sessions that are meant to give professionals actionable information that will help them build their businesses.
The main focus will be on six core content pillars; Technology, Food and Beverage, Operations, Finance, Leadership, and Development.
You can register on the Hotel Experience website.
AAHOA 2022 Convention & Tradeshow
AAHOA 2022 Dates: April 12 – 15, 2022
Conference Location: Baltimore, Maryland
The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) convention and tradeshow is a convention for hoteliers that focuses on helping them to protect their business interests through industry leadership and professional development.
The event will be organized by Hospitality Net BV and is scheduled to take place on April 12 – 15, 2022 at The Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore.
You can expect to learn as well as enjoy thrilling Bollywood performances and Indian cuisine.
For more information, you can view AAHOA’s website here.
CES Dates: January 3 – 4 & January 5 – 8, 2022
Conference Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
CES is an annual trade show that showcases new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry.
The event is organized by the Consumer Technology Association and is held once a year. CES 2022 will take place in Las Vegas on January 5 – 8, 2022 with Media Days taking place on January 3 – 4, 2022. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, CTA will create a digital event for those who won’t be able to travel to Las Vegas. The digital event will be running simultaneously with the in-person program.
During CES 2022 announcement, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced it will require every in-person attendee to provide proof that they’ve been vaccinated.
CES 2022 will feature over 1000 companies such as Amazon, Google, Sony, IBM, and LG Electronics. There will also be companies that will make a debut in CES such as Indy Autonomous Challenge.
Finally, startups from around the world will also be represented by Eureka Park. You can expect to see various startups from countries like France and South Korea.
You can find more information on the CES website here.