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HOTEC Middle East 2017 proved to be a huge success for networking opportunities

lect their appointment schedules and the first of two fullday meeting sessions got underway. Meetings at HOTEC are pre-scheduled after buyers and suppliers are asked to select their preferences during a meeting selection process two weeks before the start of the event. The HOTEC ‘match-making’ system allocates meetings according to indicated priorities and all participants are presented with a personalised schedule of appointments. More than 20 product categories were showcased at this year’s edition, rang-

ing from access control systems to furniture, bedding, cleaning products, spa and fitness equipment, kitchen equipment, lighting and linen, textiles, vanities and bath products. While the one-to-one meetings are the main focus of the event, the networking programme plays an integral part in the HOTEC experience. A team-building activity was organised on Wednesday night, which gave participants an opportunity to explore Baku’s old town centre while engaging with each other during a treasure hunt around the town. The evening culminated in a casual dinner with local music and dancing for entertainment. The second and final business day, Thursday, 27 April, saw delegates occupied with meetings all day and came to a close with a farewell dinner in the hotel’s ballroom. The evening held one final surprise in store in the form of a souvenir video prepared with footage shot throughout the event.

Hotec middle East returns HOTEC Middle East 2018 will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 17-20 April. For more information please contact Stephen Pace Bonello on or visit

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Hotel News ME- June 2017  
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