Hotel Interactive®, Inc. seized the global hospitality stage last week with its inaugural BITAC® Global, held in Monte Carlo. The event was hailed by attendees as groundbreaking and builds upon the success of Hotel Interactive®’s eight domestic and regularly sold out BITAC® events.
BITAC® is the lodging industry’s leading one-on-one meetings and relationship building event in the United States, with individual conferences geared toward specific disciplines such as Design, Owners, Food & Beverage, Technology, Luxury and Spa/Healthcare. To date there have been more than 40 BITAC® events.
BITAC® Global was Hotel Interactive®’s first foray on the global stage, but because of BITAC®’s renowned pedigree attracted the crème de la crème of the international lodging industry. This ultimate group of global industry insiders and decision makers representing 21 different countries came together for the first ever global lodging industry matchmaking event to problem solve, network, sign deals and exchange ideas they believe will move forward the quality of experiences for hotel guests while adding profits to the bottom line.
“The buyers were world class decision makers, the open microphone/panel sessions were not only informative but very educational and relevant to today’s market,” said Victoria Lee, EMEA Business Development Manager, Concept Amenities, Inc. “The hotel was amazing, the food divine, and after attending many events like this in Europe, BITAC® is the best I have experienced…by far! This is a superbly well-organized event with key decision makers and a chance to really build relationships.”
“In life, if everything was organized as BITAC® is, life will be easier,” said Jean-Philippe Krukowicz, President & CEO, Garnier Thiebaut Inc.
Lodging Industry Executives also believe BITAC® Global exceeded expectations.
“BITAC® Global has established itself on the very first launch as a venue to be at and to do business in a serene, yet friendly atmosphere managed by the best talent in the industry. Above all, you see and meet the genuine people and that's the best to do business with,” said Tarek Hegazy, Principal & Creative Director, Living Design.
“BITAC® reduces the time to find the right products, suppliers and pricing,” said Micheline Bardawil, Architect, CHDI - Consultant In Hospitality Development International.
Hotel Interactive®’s next BITAC® event is Purchasing & Design East from July 21-23 in Hollywood, FL. Other events scheduled for 2013 include BITAC® Spa/Health from August 4-6 in Banff, Canada; BITAC® Food & Beverage West from September 7-9 in Las Vegas; BITAC® Purchasing & Design West set for October 27-29 in San Diego and BITAC® Owners December 8-10 in Palm Beach, FL.
For more information about BITAC® and HI Connect® Design events send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For BITAC® questions dial (631) 424-7755 x102and for HI Connect® Design questions dial (631) 424-7755 x150.
About Hotel Interactive®
Hotel Interactive® (www.hotelinteractive.com) has been serving the hospitality industry as a leading daily business-to-business vertical and industry portal since 1998. The company is the premier online resource of industry news, events and content. Hotel Interactive® also produces the highly acclaimed BITAC® events (www.BITAC®.net). BITAC® is known for its business building forum designed for prominent executives in the hospitality industry to foster long-term relationships. Its newest venture is HI Connect® Design (www.hiconnectdesign.com), a patented concept that reinvents the tradeshow experience. Hotel Interactive® also offers Hotel Interactive® Radio featuring downloadable and on-demand podcasts every featuring the top people in the hospitality business.