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HSMAI's MEET National, September 9-10, 2015,
Marriott Wardman Park, , DC

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CIO Summit, September 9-11, 2015,

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Global Gaming Expo (G2E), September 29-October 1, 2015,
Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

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SkyTouch Technology Announces New Chief Executive Officer
August 04, 2015 - SkyTouch Technology has announced the appointment of Jonah Paransky as the new chief executive officer of SkyTouch Technology, provider of a widely used cloud-based hotel operating system.

Pita Pit USA Selects PAR Brink POS™ For All Restaurants
August 04, 2015 - PAR Technology Corporation has announced that Pita Pit USA has selected PAR’s Brink POS software and service solutions for its 250 restaurants throughout the country.

Newmarket Acquires Hotel SystemsPro
August 04, 2015 - Amadeus is to expand its sales and catering offering to the hotel industry with the acquisition of Hotel SystemsPro by Newmarket, an Amadeus company.

HFTP Supported Research Reveals Guests’ Willingness to Disclose Personal Information to Hotel Apps
July 31, 2015 - A study supported by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), reveals that only 34 percent of guests would disclose personal information, in general, on a hotel app; but drilling down through the responses, the positives increased based on whether a specific detail would impact a hotel stay.

Windstream Recognized in Two Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant Reports
July 31, 2015 - Windstream has announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Niche Quadrant of the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, North America[1] and the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, North America[2].

INNCOM by Honeywell to Provide MGM Resorts International with Reliable Large Scale Smart Networks
July 30, 2015 - MGM Resorts International is working with INNCOM® by Honeywell to develop and implement a scalable, multi-vendor corporate network platform for more than 20,000 guestrooms.

HSMAI Accepting Entries for 2015 Adrian Awards Honoring Excellence in Travel Marketing
July 30, 2015 - The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is accepting entries for its 59th annual Adrian Awards, which honors noteworthy achievement in travel advertising, digital marketing and public relations.

Professional Development Association Awards 1500th Hospitality Accountant Certification
July 30, 2015 - On July 28, 2015, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) awarded the 1500th Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) designation to an individual who successfully met all of the requirements and passed the CHAE exam.

2015 Foodservice Pioneering Concept Winners Named at Newly Transformed IHMRS
July 29, 2015 - A tapas and wine bar that unfolds from a box is the winner of the 2015 Foodservice Pioneering Concept competition sponsored by HX: The Hotel Experience (formerly the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show).

Sabre Appoints Zul Sidi as Vice President of Enterprise Data and Analytics
July 29, 2015 - Sabre Corporation has named Zul Sidi as vice president of enterprise data and analytics, a strategic area within the company's product and technology organization.