SUCCESS STORIES

 

 

 

 

 

Buyers

“I have attended hundreds of various conferences in the past, but this was my first Hotec Design, which I am extremely appreciative for the opportunity since it provided me a platform that allowed me to engage one-on-one with vendors without feeling rushed to race to the next vendor. The comprised list of vendors was most effective since it covered just about all categories. In fact there were new vendors that we have not used in the past, but intend on doing so at some point down the road. This was a top notch conference that was managed by top notch folks which resulted in a win-win situation for all involved.” – Emille Aboona, Principal, Q&A Hospitality Services

“Hotec is a unique buyer/supplier conference in that it is masterfully organized with various creative events and speakers. This fosters an easy going atmosphere that helps relationships develop between the two parties.” – Carolyn McCoy, Purchasing Manager, Simeone Deary Design Group

“Hotec provides a quality environment for vendors and buyers to meet and accomplish shared goals. It is an intimate setting that brings out the best in both suppliers and hoteliers with the perfect mix of business and recreation. I believe it is the way trade shows will be heading in the future.” – Randy Birchfield, Corporate Director of Procurement, Kalahari Resorts

“Hotec Ops 2019 has exceeded expectations. I would highly recommend this event to buyers in the future. The ease of the meeting structure and the outstanding staff execution will keep me coming back and recommending this event to other professionals in our industry.” – Gina Kay McKee, VP Franchise Business Development, Oakwood WaterWalk International

“I would have to say that this was the single most useful event of any of the trade shows I attend. Vetted leads in both supplier and buyers make for a focused and targeted approach that saves time and allows targeted activity on both sides.” – Jack Bell, Principal, Bell Associates

“The one on one approach with scheduled meetings really put me in front of concepts and people that I was able to learn and ask important questions that are directly connected to the needs of our company and this was unique and very beneficial.” – Justin Meffe, VP of Operations, Monte Carlo Inns

Suppliers

"We’re so excited to attend Hotec Design 2020.  Did you see that the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort and Spa was just voted the #1 Resort in Florida by Condé Nast Traveler?  This is the best event in the industry… plus the best resort in Florida;  it’s a no brainer.  We’re committed!" - Scott Smith, President, Belstone

"Hotec is THE industry event to cultivate new relationships through memorable team building and fun networking activities! I highly look forward to this event every year knowing I will walk away with new buyer and supplier relationships and some fun stories that will connect us for many years to come!" - Lori Henderson,
Strategic Accounts Worldwide, Kohler

"Hotec Design always exceeds my expectations. We find so much value in being able to spend time with buyers we would otherwise not get a chance to sit in front of. The format not only gives us the ability to showcase our line but get to know each other more personally through the events and receptions." - Jason Phillips, Vice President, Phillips Collection

“This is the best money that we have spent as a company on any of our marketing or sales events this year. It does not even compare in any way to a trade show. The showcase provides an opportunity for specific contacts at high levels within hotel and hotel companies that make decisions. The format promotes consultative and relational sales versus any type of trade event. The money spent was well worth it to our company.” – Matt New, Director General, Lande USA Corp

“This was our first exposure to Hotec, and I found the format, the execution of the schedule and all networking events to be very productive! Meeting 18 focused Buyers and many more during social activities proved to be much more productive than a traditional trade show. We will be back next year!” – Brad Olsen, US Sales Manager, Empex Watertoys

“Hotec Operations is an extremely productive event for us. There are plenty of opportunities to network and develop relationships with prospective clients in a more relaxed social format.” – Sofya McIntosh, Senior Director National Accounts, Hotel Effectiveness

“Excellent experience. Hotec Operations is a far superior investment in my business vs. a traditional trade show. You have the opportunity to build a meaningful partnership through a shared experience. It is a unique opportunity in today's marketplace.” – John M. Hanson, Senior Sales Director, TY Harbor Linen

“Hotec has been exciting and profitable experience for our company and we expect to be a part of it for years to come.” – Jason Riggs, Regional Sales Manager, Jonas Chorum