Why Attend IHTF 2019

1st January, 1970

Why Attend IHTF 2019

IHTF brings together leading hoteliers and technology suppliers. The core aim is to match industry challenges with solutions.

Who attends:

Job titles:

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Marketing Officers
  • IT Directors
  • Hotel Owners and General Managers
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Heads of Distribution
  • Heads of eCommerce and Digital Sales
  • Heads of Revenue Management


  • International Hotel Groups – chains and boutiques
  • Online Travel Agents
  • Intermediaries
  • Technology suppliers
  • Marketing consultancies

What you can expect to gain:


IHTF is split into 2 tracks offering focused sessions on the biggest challenges facing the hospitality sector. We’ve created a holistic programme which delivers actionable content in a variety of formats. Gone are the days of death by powerpoint, at IHTF you can take part in workshops, round-table debates, panel discussions, one-on-one meetings and networking sessions. We strive to create an engaging experience which meets the challenges of the hospitality sector, whether that’s how to maximise sales, increase wifi provision, create an integrated PMS or simply what to do with hotel telephony.

We strictly limit the number of attendees in order to create an intimate environment where guests get interact with one another in a meaningful way. We purposefully design the event to avoid anonymous interactions and ensure attendees create lasting business relationships. Our focus is on ensuring all feel welcome whether you are a stand-alone boutique hotel or a global brand. We seek to find the common bond between each of our attendees as all in the hospitality sector are grappling with similar challenges and each have the same opportunity for growth.

Alongside our comprehensive roster of learning sessions we also bring together a selection of leading technology solution providers from around the world, who are on hand throughout the 3 days to offer advice and innovation, tailored solutions to meet your needs. We will feature live demonstrations, enabling you to get close to the technology and see firsthand what it can do.


IHTF is an opportunity to be involved in an intensive series of pre-arranged meetings with leading Hotel Group technology decision-makers. The IHTF format has already proven to offer tangible benefits, with suppliers uncovering new business opportunities and forming new partnerships.

We avoid the trade show model to deliver a 3 day event based around shared learning and collaboration. Our aim to create a forum where suppliers and hoteliers can develop sustainable solutions to support lasting business growth.


Arena’s business-to-business events offer a myriad of opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors to drive their businesses forward.
Our sponsorship packages help companies educate ther target market on key industry issues and spread brand awareness throughout the

If you want to discuss how we can help you generate leads and add-value to your corporate and brand image please contact:

Paul Adams
+44 (0)20 7936 6948

Speaker opportunities

We identify and invite individuals we believe to be the best speakers in the market, if you think you can make a difference to the quality of our events please contact:

Chloe Roberts
E: Chloe.Roberts@arena-international.com
T: +44 (0)207 936 6822