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Mr. Weinstein

Dave Weinstein

Vice President, Kube Systems, Inc.

David Weinstein has a broad range of experience in electronics and automotive fields spanning twenty years in various sales, marketing and customer service related roles. He understands many of the challenges faced by hotel brands within their brand, operations, and IT focused teams.

Mr. Weinstein is currently Vice President at Kube Systems Inc., a new brand of innovative charging and audio solutions for the hospitality industry. He leads sales, business development and the direction of the product roadmap.

Prior to his current role Mr. Weinstein held the position of Director, Harman Hospitality a division he started for Harman International, the largest audio and Infotainment Company in the world. As a result of creating this new business division he earned notoriety within the hospitality vertical as highly passionate and knowledgeable about quality audio & charging systems for the hospitality industry.

While a National Account Manager at Bang & Olufsen's hospitality division Mr. Weinstein had the great fortune to work for a graduate of Cornell's Hospitality Management program. It was through the mentorship and guidance of this individual that Mr. Weinstein learned about the hotel industry and its many stakeholders.

Rounding out Mr. Weinstein's professional experience were regional management roles at Lexus, A Division of Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. and Bose Corporation. Mr. Weinstein graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and is a member of the Consumer Electronics Association.

Please visit http://www.kubesystems.com for more information.

Mr. Weinstein can be contacted at 516-996-0005 or davew@kubesystems.com

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.