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MURTEC 2019 Restaurant Technology Event Concludes With Record Attendance
LAS VEGAS (PRWEB)MARCH 13, 2019
MURTEC®, (Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference) wrapped up its successful 2019 event in Las Vegas on March 13 with a significant 8.5 percent surge in restaurant operator attendance and 11 percent growth in the number of participating companies.
Produced by Hospitality Technology (HT), MURTEC featured a sold-out show floor with a record number of exhibitors and sponsors offering solutions in every category from workforce management to AI to restaurant management software and point of sale systems.
Leaning into the theme of "Powering the Possible," MURTEC 2019 identified the major trends facing restaurants and how to implement solutions to challenges such as managing data, capturing customer loyalty, making delivery a strategic success, and leveraging voice technology.
Nearly 900 technology executives from quick service restaurants, fast casual, full-service, upstart brands and solution providers attended. “MURTEC has been at the center of the restaurant technology industry for more than two decades, and the pace of innovation continues to move faster,” commented Vice President and Brand Director Abigail A. Lorden. “We’re passionate about helping this industry stay ahead of tech trends and delivering the most innovative and valuable experience we can. The surge in attendance and energy in the sessions and exhibit hall reinforce that we’re providing a must-attend event to this industry.”
During MURTEC, Hospitality Technology announced the launch of the Restaurant Technology Network (RTN), a new membership community dedicated to technology innovation for restaurants. RTN enables restaurant operators and solution providers to identify and solve industry challenges through peer work groups, standards development and best practices.
HT also revealed the winners of the 2019 Top Women in Restaurant Technology Awards, sponsored by 7shifts. Honorees for the third annual celebration of innovative women include: Cacy Merrifield, Sonic Drive-In; Carissa De Santis, TGI Friday's; Laura Kirkwood, Merivale; Sif Rai, QikServe; Kesha Williams, Chick-fil-A; Allison Page, SevenRooms; Nora Naranjo, eatsa; Kathy Hartman, HubKonnect; Kristi Turner, Compeat; and Laura Rea Dickey, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit.
The spirit of MURTEC continues for senior-level restaurant executives at the MURTEC Executive Summit, October 28-30, 2019, in Scottsdale. MURTEC returns to Las Vegas March 9-11, 2020, to continue its mission of connecting restaurant technology leaders with cutting-edge solutions. For more information, visit hospitalitytech.com.
Hospitality Technology, the brand behind the industry's gold-standard restaurant technology event, MURTEC, delivers an invitation-only executive event each Fall dubbed MURTEC Executive Summit. MURTEC Executive Summit offers CMOs, CIOs, COOs and CEOs an exclusive forum for sharing ideas, experiences and solutions in unique setting that sparks innovation and bold ideas for improving restaurant operations.
The nation’s leading and emerging restaurant brands enjoy MURTEC Executive Summit's low pressure environment for building relationships with potential partners.
Invitation-only C-suite, VP and director-level executives attend the event. Technology leaders collaborate with IT decision-makers forcused on marketing, analytics, finance, customer experience and more.
The unique agenda includes collaboration exercises, with the intent to spark both peer-to-peer and peer-to-sponsor discussion. Sessions are designed to generate new ideas and conversations between both attendees and sponsors.
Relevant content focuses on driving innovation in today’s restaurant environment. This is the venue for CIOs and business leaders who care about technology.
With ample networking activities and an educational program that prioritizes collaboration, the MURTEC Executive Summit stands out for its ability to foster interaction.