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HI Connect® and IBC in Powerhouse Deal

HI Connect® 2016 now home to the co-located InnDependent Lodging Executive Summit Powered by IBC.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015
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Hotel Interactive®, Inc. is getting independent during its fifth annual HI Connect®, its biggest and best edition yet. HI Connect® is the hospitality industry’s most stimulating and productive experience, and this year will also be home to the InnDependent Lodging Executive Summit Powered by IBC.

The InnDependent Boutique Collection features more than 6,300 members representing more than 2,000,000 guestrooms, and its members along with technology partners will be an integral part of HI Connect®, which returns to the Gaylord Opryland Resort and state-of-the-art HI Connect® Design Studio in Nashville from March 17-19, 2016. Registration is now open at www.hiconnectevents.com. If you are looking to build relationships within the independent lodging community, HI Connect® is the place to be.

The 2015 edition was a hotel experience like no other event it is the only trade show with pre-qualified only industry decision-makers enjoying the most exciting event created for the hospitality sphere. In 2016, expect an even more robust show experience, this time with an added independent and technology tilt. In addition to HI Connect®’s traditional educational forum, a slate of educational panels focusing on critical issues facing independent hotel owners will be curated by IBC and Hotel Interactive®.

“The independent hotel market has long been underserved, and co-locating our event within HI Connect® provides our over 6,000 members opportunity to be a part of a holistic event addressing their needs,” said Pamela Barnhill, Founder, President & COO of the InnDependent Boutique Collection, which organizes the InnDependent Lodging Executive Summit Powered by IBC. “HI Connect® is the true hotel experience and this is an incredible opportunity for our members to be part of the most exciting and innovative event in a way that enhances what we have successfully accomplished as a standalone event. We look forward to creating a stimulating hive of collaboration.”

Rich Viola, President and CEO of Hotel Interactive®, Inc. said this exclusive deal represents how HI Connect® adapts annually to stay trend forward.

“HI Connect® is rooted in a history of collaboration and innovation. By partnering with IBC, we are following our 2015 event by addressing half of the world's hotels, the spirited independent hotelier, movement by giving this great community of hoteliers more opportunities to enhance their properties and achieve higher rates REVPAR,” said Viola. “HI Connect® was created to adapt and stay trend forward while ensuring the most essential ideas always come to the forefront. IBC’s members represent the spirit that HI Connect® brings to life.”

Barnhill added Nashville is the perfect location for this event as it’s centrally located and within driving distance of three hours or less of 10 states.

HI Connect® is the hospitality experience reimagined. It is the only event where to attend you must be qualified and it serves as a unique opportunity to also interact with 100% real environments, or "vignettes," no booths, while connecting with business building contacts.

HI Connect® simultaneously stimulates all five senses much like independent and boutique hotels while helping suppliers and designers foster critical relationships with influential owners, developers, hoteliers, designers, suppliers and purchasing professionals. Unparalleled networking and inspiration are only the beginning of what’s to be discovered at HI Connect®.

Become a part of HI Connect® now. Get more information and register for the unique and dramatic HI Connect® experience March 17-19, 2016, by visiting our dedicated website at http://www.hiconnectevents.com to learn more.
Interested in exhibiting? Please call 631.424.7755 x133 to secure your spot today.

Are you ready for the new standard of hospitality tradeshows?

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