Hotel Interactive and IBC Partnership

HI & IBC Partnership: Hotel Interactive and IBC have partnered to bring the independent hotel industry a one-of-a-kind experience. In 2016, the HI Connect Conference will also be home to the InnDependent Lodging Executive Summit Powered by IBC.

If you’re an IBC member looking to build relationships within the hospitality community, HI Connect is a great opportunity to expand your network. With the Summit taking place alongside the larger conference, IBC members will be an integral part of HI Connect. Both events will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville from March 17-19, 2016. Registration is now open at

In addition to HI Connect’s traditional educational forum, a slate of panels focusing on critical issues facing independent hotel owners will be curated by IBC and Hotel Interactive. HI Connect is also the only event where attendees can interact with 100% real environments, or “vignettes,” not booths, while connecting with product vendors and building business contacts.

“The independent hotel market has long been under-served, and co-locating our event within HI Connect provides our over 6,000 members opportunity to be a part of a holistic event addressing their needs,” said Pamela Barnhill, Founder, President & COO of the InnDependent Boutique Collection, which organizes the InnDependent Lodging Executive Summit Powered by IBC. “HI Connect is an incredible opportunity for our members to be part of the event in a way that enhances what we have successfully accomplished as a standalone event. We look forward to creating a stimulating hive of collaboration.”


Rich Viola, President and CEO of Hotel Interactive, Inc. said this exclusive deal represents how HI Connect adapts to continue to serve the hospitality industry.

“By partnering with IBC, we are empowering the spirited independent hotelier with more opportunities to enhance their properties and achieve higher rates REVPAR,” said Viola. “HI Connect was created to adapt and stay trend forward while ensuring the most essential ideas always come to the forefront. IBC’s members represent the spirit that HI Connect brings to life.”

Due to this partnership, HI Connect allows IBC members to interact and build relationships with suppliers, designers, developers, hoteliers and purchasing professionals. Unparalleled networking and inspiration are only the beginning of what’s to be discovered at HI Connect.

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