Forwards to HOSPACE 2017

 HOSPA CEO Jane Pendlebury looks back at HITEC and forwards to HOSPACE 2017

June and July have been packed months. I’ve been in Toronto for HITEC; plans and bookings for HOSPACE 2017 are progressing apace; an exciting programme of topical HOSPA member meetings has been arranged for September and October; and, as ever, our annual July Quiz night proved an overwhelming success.

It is always a privilege to visit HITEC. A massive exhibition attracting exhibitors and delegates from around the world, HITEC showcases the latest developments in hospitality technology. We are delighted that some of the show’s exhibitors will be displaying and promoting their products and services at our HOSPACE 2017 exhibition at the Royal Lancaster London on 2 November.

HITEC provided a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues from North America, Europe and Australasia and learn about the remarkable new technologies being offered to our profession. Robots and AI solutions seemed to attract a lot of attention. I even learnt how to throw an axe against a wo