Sponsors

We see sponsors as content partners, who like to support, develop or contribute to solutions or help us to drive forward new ideas in HITT.

HITT 2020 Silver Sponsors

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Frank Trampert

MANAGING DIRECTOR EMEA & APAC, SABRE HOSPITALITY SOLUTIONS

“Thank you, HITT Team, for setting up this great event for the 3rd year. Seeing the agenda I am really enthusiastic to join you on the boat. I am looking forward to this year’s setting and the direct dialogues with such an exclusive group of experts.”

About SABRE Hospitality Solutions

Sabre Hospitality Solutions provides distribution, operations and marketing solutions to the hotel industry in more than 36,000 properties around the world. Our integrated reservations systems, property management system, distribution and marketing services help hotels increase revenues, identify savings and improve customer service. We also provide critical data analytics capabilities to help our hospitality customers offer personalized and customized offerings.

Sabre Hospitality Solutions is part of Sabre Corporation, leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, Sabre employs nearly 10,000 people in approximately 65 countries around the world, and serves customers through cutting-edge technology developed in six facilities located across four continents.

Sabre technology is as essential to travel as air and water are essential to life. We are one of the world’s largest software companies. We power mobile apps, airport check-in kiosks, online travel sites, airline and hotel reservation networks, travel agent terminals, aircraft and crew scheduling systems, and scores of other solutions. Every day millions of consumers and employees interact with our technology, enabling business travelers to close the deal, delivering cargo shipments to stores and factories, and giving excited travelers the honeymoons and family vacations of a lifetime – all while making the journey easier, faster, safer and more personal.

We are leveraging the power of technology to help hotels and other travel businesses be more successful. A prime example is SynXis Analytics Cloud, the hospitality industry’s first analytics platform to use artificial intelligence (AI) to help maximize total hotel revenue by applying predictive forward-looking analytics to operations, distribution, personalization and retailing.

And we are not standing still. We are hard at work innovating the next wave of technology, whether it be voice recognition, data analytics, artificial intelligence or any of the other solutions we are developing for the marketplace. Travel simply cannot happen without Sabre technology, and our people will continue to transform the industry by delivering innovative ways to plan, purchase and enjoy the perfect travel experience.

How are we doing this? For instance through Sabre Labs, a travel and technology innovation lab that explores capabilities that will impact travel over the next decade. Through research, prototypes, and communication, Sabre Labs strives to make the future real for our businesses and customers. Sabre Labs began in 1996 as the world’s first travel focused innovation lab. The Sabre Labs team researches and experiments with emerging capabilities to better understand the impact they will have on the travel industry. Sabre Labs is always thinking about how emerging technologies are impacting travel, both in the near-term and in the future. There’s not always a clear path to a technology becoming essential in travel, so we work the angles to consider multiple outcomes.

Almost by nature, we are excited about emerging technologies and about the opportunities technology can bring to travel and tourism. We do recognize, however, that the pace and impact of change can be overwhelming and we are seeing it as our duty and our challenge to help our customers navigate this evolving landscape.

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Duncan O‘Rourke

Chief Operating Officer Central Europe of Accor
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“Being the market leader in Europe, AccorHotels is facing the same changes like every player within hospitality industry – and we are always seeking to find new ways to create new concepts and to further innovate.
That is why HITT perfectly matches our way of working: getting a carefully selected network together, exchanging transparently what you are facing within your everyday business – and creating content and ideas that matter to the customer”.

About ACCOR

Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique and meaningful experiences in 4,800 hotels, resorts, and residences across more than 100 countries. With an unrivalled portfolio of brands from luxury to economy, Accor has been providing hospitality savoir-faire for more than 50 years.

Beyond accommodations, Accor enables new ways to live, work, and play with Food & Beverage, nightlife, wellbeing, and co-working brands. To drive business performance, Accor’s portfolio of business accelerators amplifies hospitality distribution, operations, and experiences. Guests have access to one of the world’s most attractive hotel loyalty programs.

Accor is deeply committed to sustainable value creation, and plays an active role in giving back to planet and community. Planet 21 – Acting Here endeavors to act for “positive hospitality”, while Accor Solidarity, the endowment fund, empowers disadvantaged people through professional training and access to employment.

HITT 2020 Bronze Sponsors

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GESA ROHWEDDER

HEAD OF HOSPITALITY DREES & SOMMER

“Drees & Sommer is involved in a large number of hotel and tourism
development projects throughout the world. We see the industry in a constant state of flux.
Successful business models start by developing smart concepts – smart buildings for a smart city. The benefits of digitization are applied to the hotel industry and in the development of the city.
With this in mind, we are eager to lead, support and follow our clients on their journey and to guide industry stakeholders in developing
sustainable accommodation concepts.
HITT is a platform where market leaders from a range of different
backgrounds can come together and discuss, explore and shape
the future of our industry”.

About DREES & SOMMER

At Drees & Sommer we are involved in various hotel and touristic development projects throughout the world and we experience the industry facing continues change, increasing stakeholder demands and technical transformation.

We strongly believe, that successful business models in this industry have to consider smart concepts, connected buildings and be integrated in a smart and sustainable community. The benefits of applying digital technologies will be essential and provide value not only to the customer journey but also for the hotel teams at all levels, the owner and the local community and will stimulate the efficiency of a hotel.

With this in mind, we are eager to lead, support and follow our clients on their journey and to guide industry stakeholders in developing sustainable and connected concepts.

HITT is a great platform where market leaders from a range of different backgrounds can come together and discuss, explore and shape the future of our industry.

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CLAUDIA BOYMANNS

Exhibition Director

“EXPO REAL and HospitalityInside are partnering now for 11years
in the field of conferences and exhibitions. As we have started our own innovation platform Real Estate Innovation Network we would like to explore
how we can support the Think Tank to serve our common clients.
The Think Tank offers us a unique opportunity to discuss openly with the stakeholders of the hotel industry their needs and requirements
to adapt to new technologies and digitisation and to accompany them
on their path to corporate innovation.”

About EXPO REAL

EXPO REAL is Europe’s largest trade show for property and investment–and a key business and networking platform for market players from all around the world. The trade fair covers not only a wide range of real estate segments, including office, retail, hotels, logistics and residential, it also covers the entire lifecycle of buildings–from project development and investment to finance, marketing, operation and management, as well as focusing on digitalization and related innovations.

The conference program, featuring around 600 speakers, provides an in-depth review of current trends. In 2019, EXPO REAL welcomed 46,747 visitors from 76 countries and 2,189 exhibitors from 45 countries to Munich.
This year’s EXPO REAL, which is taking place from October 14–15, 2020, has adopted an innovative Hybrid Summit format. Next year, EXPO REAL2021will be returning to its usual trade fair format.

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STEFAN LESER

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER LANGHAM HOSPITALITY GROUP

“The rules of business are being rewritten daily with every new digital transformation opportunity but at the core of our hospitality industry, it still comes down to delivering effective, consistent and positive customer experiences. The challenge is to apply these new rules to engage, compete, and grow while being true to our essential values; that’s why it’s all the more relevant that the Think Tank offers this platform for creative industry peers to share, network and provide invaluable insights on these important issues.”

About LANGHAM HOSPITALITY GROUP

As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hotels under The Langham Hotels and Resorts and Cordis Hotels brands, with more than 30 projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation from Asia, Europe and North America to the Middle East. The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. For over 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, sincere service and captivation of the senses across all properties.