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Mr. Johari

Apurv Johari

General Manager, INNCOM by Honeywell

Apurv Johari is the General Manager of INNCOM for Honeywell Building Technologies. INNCOM® energy management solutions range from low-cost, standalone products to advanced, centrally controlled systems that can include lighting and drape controls as well as situation alerts and property data collecting and reporting. Energy is the lodging industry's second-greatest operating cost, with the biggest energy hogs being heating, cooling and lighting. INNCOM can also help your property achieve LEED certification.

Mr. Johari is responsible for the day-to-day operations and delivery of results for INNCOM, a global leader in connected hospitality solutions, including revenue, sales and marketing. He sets and executes the long-term strategy for the business as well as works to ensure customer satisfaction in a performance-driven organization.

Mr. Johari is a LEED certified Green Associate from the U.S. Green Building Council and Level D. Certified Professional from the International Project Management Association. He is also certified in International Trade Finance.

Mr. Johari graduated first class with distinction from Gujarat University in India with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He also earned a MBA from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was in the top five percent of his class.

Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT) is a global business with more than 23,000 employees. HBT creates products, software and technologies found in more than 10 million buildings worldwide. Commercial building owners and occupants use our technologies to ensure their facilities are safe, energy efficient, sustainable and productive.

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

Mr. Johari can be contacted at +1 860-739-4468 or megan.mcgovern@honeywell.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.