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'Extreme' Keynote Speaker to Present at HTNG European Conference

Monday, August 26, 2019  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (August 26, 2019) - The Keynote Session, 'Ride the Next Wave of Technology or Get Wiped Out,' will be presented by Hélio Vogas during 18-20 November at the upcoming HTNG European Conference in Monte Carlo.

From someone who had a phobia of heights to becoming addicted to skydiving, Hélio has learned a valuable lesson when it comes down to taking risks: You don't need to be a courageous person to take big risks and enjoy the rewards.

When you hear Hélio talking about his surfing or skydiving experience and see him doing stunts on stage with fire, arrows and swords, you might think Hélio doesn't care about safety at all and likes living dangerously. The truth is that he is one of the most scared people you will ever the point of always parking the car on the street toward the nearest hospital to save precious seconds 'just in case.'

Bringing it to the corporate world, he shows audiences how taking bold risks are the safest option to take if you want your organization to survive in this day and age.

Hélio has spoken from local business breakfast groups to TEDx and the United Nations headquarters in Vienna, Austria. His audiences have ranged from student assemblies to C-level executives of Fortune 500 companies. Fire, swords and some adrenaline are just a few things to expect during his speech at the HTNG European Conference.

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.

Registration and more information on the 2019 HTNG European Conference can be found here.



About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)


The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from 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 world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's  Board of Governors, consisting of 24 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. 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