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HTNG’s 2017 TechOvation Contest Launch

Wednesday, November 16, 2016  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (November 16, 2016)  Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) announces the launch of the 2017 TechOvation Contest.

This year's competition will bring back everything industry professionals love about the contest, and also include some new and exciting features. In addition to live presentations at HT-NEXT, all contestants will now participate in a qualifying round by submitting fun and creative videos of their product online.

These 90-second videos by contestants will showcase their product and its potential impact on the hospitality industry. The videos will be hosted on HTNG’s YouTube channel, where all HTNG members (and nonmembers) are encouraged to watch and "like" the videos they deem to be the most innovative.

The three videos with the most "likes", along with seven videos selected by the esteemed judging panel, will advance to present their products live at HT-NEXT. At the conference, three finalists will be chosen by the judging panel and the winner will then be selected in a live audience vote.

HT-NEXT will take place April 10-13, 2017 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando. HT-NEXT unites two industry leading events, HTNG North American Conference and HT's Hotel Technology Forum, into one immersive networking and educational event for hotel executives and solution providers.

Companies and individuals are encouraged to participate as a contestant, or help select the winner by "liking" videos online and voting at the HT-NEXT Conference.

The TechOvation Award was created to recognize and reward technology innovation in the hospitality industry. The contest offers outstanding visibility and provides excellent promotional opportunities. For more information, visit HTNG’s TechOvation Webpage or contact HTNG at



  • February 8: Initial Application and Payment Deadline
  • February 15: Video Submission Deadline
  • March 5: Online Video Voting Ends
  • March 6: Semi-finalists announced
  • April 11: Live presentations at HT-NEXT




About Hotel Technology Next Generation

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including most of the world's leading hotel companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's Board of Governors, consisting of 22 top IT leaders from hotel companies around the world, itself has technology responsibility for over 2.5 million guest rooms. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit