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Not-to-Miss Keynote Sessions at 2017 HTNG Middle East Conference

Thursday, January 12, 2017  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (January 12, 2017) – The upcoming HTNG Middle East Conference will feature two outstanding keynote speakers, with "change" being a main theme in both presentations.

The 2017 HTNG Middle East Conference will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai on 24-26 January, where these established speakers will engage the crowd:

  • Tariq QureishyCEO and Founder, MAD Talks
  • Colin AbercrombieManaging Director, Abercrombie Training & Management Consultancy

Tariq Qureishy will kick-off the event with "Seven Secrets to Future-Proofing in the Age of Intelligence". This seasoned media professional will challenge the audience to "change the way we think about change," and reinvent ourselves and our environment.

Colin Abercrombie will guide the audience to better manage new changes they constantly face. In an interactive workshop, Colin will help attendees better understand the dynamics of change and how to manage it more effectively.

Conference registration is open to any full-time employee of a company who owns, manages or franchises a hotel. For all other industry participants, HTNG membership is required. Technology providers, consultants and others who are not HTNG members should check with HTNG's membership department to ensure eligibility.

For more information, visit the conference webpage at




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 21 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