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HEDNA Austin Agenda

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018


8:30 am  6:00 pm

Conference Registration

 

9:30 am  3:30 pm
HEDNA University 1.0: Introduction to Distribution

HEDNA U 1.0 offers various opportunities to learn the history and fundamentals of hospitality distribution. This course is designed to provide a core understanding of the industry through an interactive format that encourages participation with Q&A and open discussions.

 

9:00 am – 11:00 am

HEDNA University 2.0: Transactions & Functionality

Gain a better understanding of how things work behind the screen. Learn the fundamentals of transactions and functionality, including what affects system performance and hot to fine-tune your practices.

 

9:00 am – 11:00 am 
HEDNA University 2.0: Emerging Channels

Emerging channels evolve rapidly. Some are embraced quickly while others develop slowly or disappear altogether. Learn about emergents and how to evaluate the value of a channel for your business.

 

11:00 am – 11:15 am
Networking Break

 

11:15 am – 1:15 pm
HEDNA University 2:0 Content

 

11:15 am – 1:15 pm
HEDNA University 2.0: Revenue & Channel Management

Explore the multi-faceted discipline of revenue management and learn how to apply it to diverse channels that often seem to have a life of their own.

 

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Lunch

 

2:15 pm – 4:15 pm
HEDNA University 2.0: Electronic Advertising

 

2:15 pm – 4:15 pm
HEDNA University 2.0: Payments

 

5:00 pm 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception

 

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018

 

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Networking Breakfast

 

8:00 am 6:00 pm 

Conference Registration

 

9:00 am – 9:10 am
President's Welcome

 

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Opening Keynote

 

10:00 am – 10:30 am

AI and Life in 2030 

  

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Networking Break

 

11:00 am – 11:20 am

Revenue Management Part 1: Freemium Tools

 

11:00 am –  11:20 am

Payment Optimization: Best Practice Session

 

11:20 am – 11:40 am

Revenue Management Part 2: Introducing New Variables

 

11:20 am – 11:40 am

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

 

11:40 am – 12:05 pm

State of the Industry: Part 1

 

12:05 pm – 12:30 pm

State of the Industry: Part 2

 

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch

 

1:30 pm – 2:40 pm

Being Innov8ive

 

2:40 pm – 3:00 pm

Networking Break

 

3:00 pm – 3:35 pm

Guest Centric Payment Options

 

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm

Content Working Group

 

3:35 pm – 4:10 pm

Hotel Analytics Working Group

 

4:10 pm – 5:30 pm
Open Payment Alliance

 

4:10 pm – 5:30 pm
Third Party Commissions

 

4:40 pm – 5:30 pm

Mobile/MICE

 

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Austin: A Night on the Town

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Networking Breakfast

 

8:00 am 6:00 pm

Conference Registration

 

9:00 am 10:00 am 
Keynote Presentation

 

10:00 am 10:40 am
Cyber Security: Best Practices from an Expert

 

10:40 am 11:10 am
Networking Break

 

11:10 am 11:50 am

Governmental Regulation: A Curse or a Blessing for Innovation

 

11:50 am 12:30 pm

Innovation in Online Retail

 

12:30 pm 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch

 

1:30 pm 1:50 pm

Hackathons: Why Do Them?

 

1:50 pm 3:00 pm

HEDNA Hackathon: Demos

 

3:00 pm 3:30 pm

Networking Break

 

3:30 pm 4:15 pm

Demystifying BlockChains: Point/Counter Point

 

4:15 pm 4:30 pm

HEDNA Workshops Executive Summary

 

4:30 pm 5:30 pm

Closing Keynote

 

7:00 pm 10:00 pm 
Closing Reception & HEDNA Awards

 

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