Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) – September 22, 2016 (travelindex.com) – The Hotel Technology Hong Kong Conference (Hotel Tech HK) wrapped up its annual conference where over 100 delegates had gathered at The Mira Hong Kong on 8 Sep 2016. Organized by Questex Hospitality Group, Hotel Tech HK serves as a platform for hotel IT leaders where they addressed the latest technological trends in today’s hospitality industry.
Entitled Streamline Operations, Improve Efficiencies, and Create Business Opportunities, Richard Stagg, Director and Managing Consultant, Handshake Networking Ltd, kicked off his keynote address on building a virtual wall around your hotel. According to Trustwave data, hotels have become easy targets, resulting in 55% of back-of-house networks attacked while 45% come from direct attacks against POS. Stagg also encouraged continuous vigilance and provided best practices.
Keynote speaker Dr. Markus Schuckert, Assistant Professor, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, discussed the relevance of cash in today’s market. Dr. Schuckert discussed the pros and cons and whether one is excluding oneself from business opportunities if one is not connected to one payment system like Alibaba’s ALIPAY or Apple’s Apple Pay.
A wide range of panelists covered various topics, including putting content into context, the significance of Cloud to hoteliers, and tech trends, best practices and game-changers for hotels.
Delegates at Hotel Tech HK were also able to further their experiences through its co-location with Hotel Management Asia Summit – a thought leadership forum for Hotel General managers and operation/ finance/ HR/S&M heads.
About Questex Hospitality + Travel
The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group of Questex LLC serves the worldwide hospitality, travel and related industries that together contribute over $6 trillion to the global gross domestic product. Through an innovative platform of targeted solutions, the group serves the sector’s entire ecosystem, from tourism and hotel development and investment to hotel design, purchasing, management and operations.
The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group supports every B2B segment of the industry, from investment and development to management operations, sales and marketing of hospitality and travel products to destination development and marketing, via proven demand generation, learning, loyalty and rewards solutions as well as a network of live events.
This division of Questex is aligned around three broad market segments – hospitality, travel, and meetings – and supported by its digital media staff.
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