Canadian technology scores at HITEC 2013

Richard Carruthers, The Hotel Communication Network.

Richard Carruthers, The Hotel Communication Network.

By Larry Mogelonsky, P. Eng.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Some 18 Canadian companies were represented at this year’s HITEC trade show held last month in Minneapolis, a record for Canadian exhibitors. Since 1994, this annual event showcases the latest in technology for the hospitality industry. Apart from the seminars, the exhibit floor offered attendees the opportunity to receive hands-on demonstrations and learn more about how technology can enhance operations and profitability.

For suppliers, HITEC provides a means of meeting current customers, as well as generating new leads. “HITEC is the ‘COMDEX’ of our industry.” noted Saar Fabrikant, CEO of B4Checkin of Halifax, “The show has paid off handsomely for us in the past, and this year has continued to show positive results.”

Elfiq Networks

Elfiq Networks

Michael McCarthy, Guest-tek

Michael McCarthy, Guest-tek

Derek Yuen, ATX Networks

Derek Yuen, ATX Networks

Cathy Burnside, PrinterOn

Cathy Burnside, PrinterOn

Michael Serour (left) and Bojan Saric, Verdant Environmental Technologies Inc.

Michael Serour (left) and Bojan Saric, Verdant Environmental Technologies Inc.

Richard Haubrich, Display Systems International Inc.

Richard Haubrich, Display Systems International Inc.

Kai Meisen (left) and Tom Ceh, Vecima Networks.

Kai Meisen (left) and Tom Ceh, Vecima Networks.

Nicole Ayer, Squirrel Systems

Nicole Ayer, Squirrel Systems

Warren Dehan, Audrey MacRae, Northwind Maestro PMS

Warren Dehan, Audrey MacRae, Northwind Maestro PMS

Saar Fabrikant, Beth Hamilton, Greg Thomson, B4Checkin

Saar Fabrikant, Beth Hamilton, Greg Thomson, B4Checkin

Claude Senechal, Samuel Schmidt, Sylvain Boudreau, Intello

Claude Senechal, Samuel Schmidt, Sylvain Boudreau, Intello

Brent Fretwell, RSI-RoomKey PMS

Brent Fretwell, RSI-RoomKey PMS

Sandra Kaczor, Duncan Field, Sarah Lough, ResortSuite

Sandra Kaczor, Duncan Field, Sarah Lough, ResortSuite

Kyle Zwaagstra, Axxess Industries Inc.

Kyle Zwaagstra, Axxess Industries Inc.

Mike Berezowski, Frank Verhagen, WebRezPro PMS

Mike Berezowski, Frank Verhagen, WebRezPro PMS

Paul Gillard, Jonas Software

Paul Gillard, Jonas Software

Mark your calendars for HITEC 2014, which will be held in Los Angeles from June 23-26.