HSMAI Executive T.H.I.N.K. – CES 2020

 January 6-8, 2020 

Las Vegas, NV 

Registration is now open for the unique opportunity to join us a small executive group for a curated tour of CES in early January of 2020.

HSMAI annual hosts a curated tour experience which provides hospitality executives the unique opportunity to get a glimpse of technology of the future that will impact our customers, our industry and our companies. 

HSMAI will partner once again with the Consumer Technology Association to produce a private curated tour for hospitality executives at the 2020 International CES –vibrant event that annually brings the global technology community together to assess, connect, and transact. CES features more than 4,500 exhibitors unveiling the latest products and services across the full spectrum of consumer technologies.  CES attracts over 160,000 attendees and innovators from around the world.  A curated tour is the best way to immerse yourself into an experience that is relevant to hospitality and travel. 

Attendees of the HSMAI private tour will have the unique opportunity to meet with targeted exhibitors who have been identified for their innovation and implications for hospitality and travel.  A senior economist from the Consumer Technology Association will brief the HSMAI attendees and escort us through the CES exhibitor halls to showcase and introduce us to key leaders from exhibiting companies.  The senior economist will also share insights about the most newsworthy technologies introduced at this year’s show.

Attendees of the HSMAI private tour will have the unique opportunity to meet with targeted exhibitors who have been identified for their innovation and implications for hospitality and travel.  A senior economist from the Consumer Technology Association will brief the HSMAI attendees and escort us through the CES exhibitor halls to showcase and introduce us to key leaders from exhibiting companies.  The senior economist will also share insights about the most newsworthy technologies introduced at this year’s show.

Here is a recap of the implications identified by participants in past Executive THINK at CES program: 2018 , 2017, 2016.

Monday, January 6, 2020  

3-4:30 pm – Chief Marketing Officer at C-Space panel (optional event for HSMAI attendees)

7 pm: Private HSMAI welcome and orientation dinner

Tuesday, January 7, 2020  

8:00 – 10:00am: CES Opening General Session and Keynote.  Includes VIP seating at annual state of the technology industry briefing by CTA president and CEO, Gary Shaprio.  A private meeting with the keynote speaker following the address has been arranged this year.

10:00am – 11:30 am: Guided tour of Tech West at the Sands Expo Center with scheduled appointments and meetings with hospitality relevant CES exhibitors.  CES Tech West showcases some of the most celebrated and trending technologies. This area features the newest innovations in lifestyle technologies, including digital fitness and health tech, the Internet of things, and other high-growth product categories changing the way we live, work and play. CES Tech West is also home to the startup community, including 400 new and pioneering companies.

12noon – 2pm – lunch on own and recommended education workshops at Tech West or continuing to explore any of the exhibits at Tech West.

2:30pm – Shuttle transportation provided to C-Space and Aria 

3:00-5:00pm – Scheduled appointments and time on own at C Space. 

7:00 pm: Private HSMAI reception and networking dinner. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2020 (all at Las Vegas Convention Center unless otherwise noted) 

9:30 am: Meeting at LCVV Grand Lobby for CES Tech East Briefing 

10:00am – 11:3am: Guided tour with scheduled appointments and meetings with hospitality relevant CES exhibitors.  CES Tech East is the home to an array of innovative product categories, running the gamut from audio, video, and wireless, to all things “i,” wireless and more. CES Tech East features more than 800 international exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies and products from around the world.  Tech East includes Eureka Park, the buzzworthy start up arena that showcases unique new products, services or ideas.

11:30 am – 1:00pm: Private HSMAI Lunch and Roundtable debrief of CES experience and Identification of Implications for the hospitality industry.

The HSMAI formal agenda concludes at 1:00 pm but attendees and encouraged and welcome to stay to visit other sections of CES on their own.  Specific recommendations will be given for additional booths to see at Tech East and the Tech West exhibits at the Sands Expo Center.

CES Show Dates & Exhibit Hours: 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Thursday, January 9, 2020 – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Friday, January 10, 2020 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Complete listing of C Space hours: 

Monday, January 6: 2 pm-5 pm 

Tuesday, January 79 am-5 pm 

Wednesday, January 8am-5 pm 

Thursday, January 9am-2 pm 

Each participant is responsible for his or her own travel and hotel accommodations.  Attendees may use the CES room block: http://www.ces.tech/Register-Plan/Hotel   

What’s included: 

On-site Pre-Tour Briefing 

In Las Vegas, CTA’s tour guide and the VP of Sales for CES, in conjunction with HSMAI staff, will provide an introduction to CES and C Space.  Whether this if your first time or not to CES, this briefing will highlight what is new and the final curated itinerary for HSMAI participants.

Curated tour with private appointments at Tech West, Tech East and CSpace 

For the tours, each HSMAI registrant receives: 

  • complimentary exhibits-only badges that will allow you to access any of the CES trade show floors before and after our scheduled group tours 
  • use of tour headset equipment (it can be very loud on the show floor) 
  • tour support staff  
  • bottled waters

Access to other activities at CES 

HSMAI attendees receive a complimentary registration to CES 2019.  This includes all of the conference educational sessions and general sessions available between Monday and Friday which you may attend before and after the HSMAI private agenda.

CES offers three keynote speaker sessions with CEO’s and leaders of major global corporations and technology companies.   HSMAI attendees will receive VIP seating at each of these sessions.

Your registration also includes access to C-Space, the CES experience for creative communicators, brand marketers, advertising agencies, digital publishers and social networks. It tells the story of how content, creativity, technology and influencers come together to discover new ways to elevate their industry, business and brand.

  • Welcome dinner on Monday
  • Social Dinner on Tuesday
  • Roundtable Discovery Debrief & Lunch on Wednesday
    • A facilitated roundtable and lunch which will allow participants to discuss their observations and discover potential implications for the hospitality and travel industry on Thursday over lunch.

The registration fee is $3600 per person 

Space is limited and registration is limited to qualified hotel executives and individuals from HSMAI Organizational Member companies  

A maximum of four unique partnerships are available for companies who wish to develop relationships and be positioned with hospitality executives seeking inspiration from innovation.  Partnership opportunities may include one or two registrations, hosting or co-hosting one of the group dinners or the opportunity to provide scholarships for hotel executives.  For more information, email Elise Rhinehart at erhinehart@hsmai.org.