The 2020 Hospitality Upgrade Executive Vendor Summit to Feature Office Politics Guru and Author Pete Havel

Produced in partnership with HFTP, the invitation-only Summit is March 25-27 in Nashville

24 February 2020


Attendees at Hospitality Upgrade Magazine's 16th Annual Executive Vendor Summit (EVS) will be treated to an insightful and entertaining keynote presentation by workplace culture authority Peter Havel. His presentation, "The Arsonist in the Office," will talk about tools and tactics employers and employees can use to protect themselves and their organizations against toxic people and cultures that destroy careers, morale, productivity, reputations and financial success.

"I am excited to be part of this year's Executive Vendor Summit and help companies protect their cultures, people and prosperity," said Havel. "I will show the attendees how to put out the fires in their office and build stronger companies and leaders in the process."

Havel, author of The Arsonist in the Office, is an experienced lobbyist, political consultant and crisis communications pro who has served numerous leading business advocacy organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business and Associated Builders and Contractors.

The EVS is a unique industry event that focuses on C-level executives from the hospitality technology solutions industry. This invitation-only event brings executives together for learning, leadership discovery and networking.

The 2020 EVS will take place in the heart of Music City at the newly opened Drury Plaza Hotel, located just minutes from all that downtown Nashville has to offer. The Drury Plaza Hotel opened in January 2020 and is a modern and exciting property to host this year's event. To inquire about an invitation to EVS, please contact

Hospitality Upgrade is continuing its partnership with Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) for the 2020 event and program. The program is being finalized and will include many popular sessions of the past including the CIO Panel, where a panel of technology leaders from hotel companies will share where their technology and investment focus will be in the coming year. To see this year's program lineup please see the 2020 EVS Agenda online.

Past attendees comprise all the major property management companies, including Oracle, Agilysys, Infor, Maestro PMS, ResortSuite and Springer-Miller Systems, among others. Many partnerships have originated directly out of the event. Attendance at the Executive Vendor Summit helps attendees establish critical relationships with peers and focus on the industry's successes, challenges and opportunities. The event offers attendees interactive, high-quality educational sessions along with networking activities designed to encourage teamwork and discussion. Attendees must hold the title of president or similar C-level executive position or hospitality division segment head at a technology company actively involved in the hospitality industry. Attendance is also limited in size to allow participants an optimal learning and networking experience.

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