Written by: Dominika Duziak
End of May in Dubai implies two issues are coming: hot summer months temperature and HITEC Dubai — the largest and hugely anticipated hospitality engineering congress in Middle East, structured by HFTP.
I was definitely on the lookout ahead to this edition. It is a definitely exceptional opportunity to meet up with and community in person with the hospitality leaders and industry experts but this time, I was also participating in the E20X Dubai startup pitch levels of competition.
HITEC is held in the course of The Lodge Show Dubai and has turn into a platform for exchange of strategies, collaboration and showcasing most current innovations. What an working experience it is to wander among robots, chat with exhibitors and observe how new connections and partnerships are solid. For occasion, this 12 months we ended up equipped to witness The Manor`s Lodge Running Spouse Mohammed Hanif Al Qassim and Richard Teng from Binance indicator the initial Middle East Memorandum of Being familiar with. By way of this partnership, JA The Manor will now be able to settle for payments in cryptocurrencies, which are becoming massively common in Dubai.
The E20X competitors was a excellent chance to take a look at new startup concepts and join with like-minded business people aiming to make the hospitality sector a lot more productive, sustainable and, possibly first and foremost, digitized.
eTip.io, for case in point, introduced their app-considerably less, cashless and contactless tipping answer that is not only productive but also enables suggestion earners to better deal with their money wellness. S-Rate showcased their software program supporting front-line employees’ analysis and lifestyle of consumer provider excellence. Turpal confirmed us their B2B2C post-departure answer developed to maximize revenue for location services providers such as tour operators, hotel journey desks and destination management corporations.
Appeti.me, represented by yours actually, released a surplus food items market application, which can help F&B enterprises decrease meals waste, maximize profitability and quickly establish a sustainable manufacturer picture by making it possible for them to indirectly market the food on the application to unique buyers. This option, very first in Middle East, aims to support the UAE’s journey to halve foodstuff squander by 2030 and produce sustainable benefit to all participants. Food items squander is a large challenge for the hospitality market and has a incredible value, the two fiscal and environmental. Businesses like appeti.me are supporting inns, restaurants, coffee retailers and grocery suppliers to decrease the amount of food stuff waste that ends up in the landfills. On the other hand, re-distribution of surplus foods at an cost-effective value has a beneficial effects on group and may be an possibility to access new audiences for the F&B enterprise. Get to know the total record of competitors on the E20X website.
While we did not gain the competitors, E20X was a amazing experience, and a likelihood to meet excellent individuals who are eager to share their knowledge and trade suggestions on how to make the resort sector more sustainable, efficient and progressive. HITEC permits you to update yourself on all points tech-connected in two times — from social media to crypto payments and NFTs, AI knowledge analytics and cybersecurity developments. It also presents a likelihood to replicate on innovation. Hospitality customarily is not perceived as a quick adopter of new technologies. The Covid-19 pandemic expedited (or forced) digitization in quite a few elements, hospitality notwithstanding. What we normally see, though, is an advertisement hoc unstructured improve that final results in addition of new programs that do not speak to every single other and often create a lot more issues. Dr. Sanjay Nadkarni from the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management talked over through a person of the panels how a layout wondering framework can help keep away from equivalent “IT nightmares” by well-described issue statements, ideation and co-creation. Wanting at the listing of exhibitors at HITEC, the know-how is completely ready we just need to have to utilize it in a intelligent and successful way to our business procedures.
If you’re interested in hospitality technology, do not overlook HITEC Orlando coming up in June, and see you following calendar year in Dubai!
Dominika Duziak is a analysis scholar with the HFTP Center East Study Middle and student at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Administration in Dubai, UAE.