Everything you thought you knew about trade shows is about to be altered forever.
First Hotel Interactive, Inc. reinvented the conference experience with BITAC -- the undisputed standard for matchmaking events -- and now we’re doing it again. This time we’ve reinvented the tradeshow. And it’s sure to be the most refreshing, revolutionary and totally unexpected event ever to take place in the hospitality space.
Hotel Interactive, Inc. is proud to introduce HI Connect Design
. It’s the hospitality industry’s most stimulating and productive experience and it’s coming to the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville from March 21-23, 2012.
This event is the hospitality tradeshow reimagined. HI Connect Design is a unique opportunity to interact with real environments, or “vignettes”, while connecting with the contacts you need. In fact, it is so unique and so different than any other tradeshow ever presented; Hotel Interactive has patented this innovative concept.
“Our customers tell us we have reinvented the conference with our BITAC events and those same people have been yearning something more from trade shows. This is our answer, something entirely fresh that is clearly not BITAC. Instead, we are taking the same ingenuity and attention to detail we utilized in creating BITAC and are setting our sites on the tradeshow,” said Rich Viola, President and CEO of Hotel Interactive, Inc. “We understand people’s time is more valuable than ever and we created HI Connect Design as a forum for extreme productivity and engagement. We believe we have created the game changer for tradeshows.”
Tradeshows in the lodging industry are ripe for change and HI Connect Design was created to maximize industry professional’s time by engaging our guests and customers in all the right ways. Imagine a tradeshow that has only pre-qualified buyers exploring an environment that has no aisles. Now imagine walking through environments that are accurate representations of actual spaces that could exist in any hotel in the world. And that’s just for starters. There are many more unexpected but welcome surprises throughout this innovative happening.
HI Connect Design provides a never-ending sense of discovery, stimulation and engagement where attendees step into myriad vignettes highlighting the vision of the industry’s top designers who have partnered with leading suppliers. Take a tour of hotel rooms, hang out at the spa or just sit, chat and network with colleagues in the hotel lobby, bar or restaurant. All contained in a single immersive environment. No long walks, no tired feet. The choice is yours and the choices are endless at HI Connect Design
Already, lodging industry leaders are saying this event will transform the way hotel industry owners, designers, purchasing pros and suppliers do business and build relationships.
“HI Connect Design is a fresh concept that no one else is doing. Hotel Interactive keeps proving themselves to be out-of-the-box thinkers. Outstanding!,” said Therese Virserius, Owner, Therese Virserius Design.
Andre Landon AIA, Design Director of EDI International Inc. agrees. “Hotel Interactive has once again come up with another amazing concept that will revolutionize the way the hotel industry does business.”
At HI Connect Design, qualified guests will enter into an extraordinary world of different vignettes, full scale custom built hotel settings displaying a collaboration between a specific designer’s vision and hand-selected supplier brought to life through the latest products interacting with each other. It’s an immersive, imaginative, innovative experience that is not to be missed.
HI Connect Design is groundbreaking in that designers, hoteliers and suppliers are stimulated and motivated to have a vested interest in each other’s success. Suppliers will forge stronger relationships with designers while purchasing agents will have an opportunity to see how the industry’s leading designers bring all the elements in a hotel together to form a cohesive environment.
“HI Connect Design has created a great way to spotlight the creativity and talent of the designers in hospitality,” said Claudia Baker NEWH, President and Owner of Baker Design Associates, Inc.
“I cannot wait to create something fabulous for HI Connect Design 2012
!,” said Fatima McNell, Design Director with Hart-Howerton.
HI Connect Design will completely change the way products and services are purchased and sourced while setting the stage for attendees to network and do business better going forward.
Even suppliers agree HI Connect will reinvent the rules. “BITAC’s exceptional track record combined with how exciting this event sounds made it very easy for us to commit to participating in multiple vignettes at HI Connect Design,” said Alex Xie, President with Hirsch Glass Corp. “HI Connect is a win-win for everyone involved. It’s also a great way for us to partner with top designers that may not have previously known our product line. We’ll be able to get deeply involved with them so they can fully understand what we do, which makes this an extra special opportunity for us. In turn, designers will get to show off their talents to hotel owners and purchasing people.”
“This may be the first event in the history of the industry where everyone is motivated to collaborate and work together at a single event,” added Hotel Interactive’s Viola.
Perhaps Sandra Gunn, President of Inner Images says it best: “You guys are the Apple of the hospitality industry. Your innovation and creativity is amazing!"
If you want to be a part of, or for more information relating to this unique and dramatic experience at HI Connect Design, this March 21-23, 2012 visit our dedicated website here to learn more and register for this unique event that is sure to set the new standard in hospitality tradeshows.
Act now to take advantage of the early bird rate.