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Ms. Krzywoszanski

Barbara Krzywoszanski

Senior Product Manager - Systems, dormakaba

Barbara Krzywoszanski is Senior Product Manager - Systems for dormakaba's hospitality division, a global leader providing high quality, innovative, reliable access and security solutions for the hotel, retail, sport facility, airport, hospital, corporate and home user. With over 16,000 employees worldwide and a network of partners, Dormakaba is represented in over 130 countries.

Based out of dormakaba's office in Montreal, Canada, Ms. Krzywoszanski joined dormakaba in 2016 and leads the segment's next-generation technology innovation, Ambiance ™, a web-based access control system for the hotel industry. She brings cross-functional knowledge in sales, product management, customer service and deployment methodologies to deliver smart and secure solutions.

Ms. Krzywoszanski is also responsible for driving the dormakaba's mobile key delivery solution to the next level customer-driven solutions that meet requirements in terms of functionality and design.

Ms. Krzywoszanski is a successful entrepreneur, sales and operations leader, customer delivery advocate, and partner manager. She has over 20 years of experience in B2B and B2C ventures from start-up to maturity in servicing the retail, fire and rescue and security markets. She is recognized for her market-driven business planning, strategies and checkpoints for brand development and market leadership.

Ms. Krzywoszanski believes in continuous improvement and is currently completing her MBA and holds multiple certifications in business, product and sales management.

Please visit http://wwwdormakaba.com for more information.

Ms. Krzywoszanski can be contacted at +1 514-735-5410 x276 or barbara.krzywoszanski@dormakaba.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.