As associations and companies prepare to return to meetings and events, assurances are required that related travel and social interactions are safe. Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) announced that it will be the first hospitality industry conference to deploy telemedicine to support attendees and exhibitors at its “Best of HFTP” events on October 26-29, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas USA. In response to the guidance for slowing the spread of Covid-19, HFTP restructured its 2020 event calendar co-locating HITEC San Antonio, HFTP Annual Convention, Club Forum and Entrepreneur 20X for one eventful week.
The telemedicine platform will be provided by RingMD, a global leader in the space, that has partnered with PROVision Partners to launch a telemedicine solution for travel. HFTP and PROVision Partners / RingMD have reached a sponsorship agreement to provide the advanced digital platform to all conference attendees and exhibitors. The platform is designed to connect patients with medical doctors and wellness practitioners at the touch of a button. The multi-lingual telemedicine services will be accessed by attendees via the HFTP smartphone “Best of HFTP” app.
“HITEC is a platform to showcase world-leading technology for travel and hospitality. Traveler health and well-being is as important as supplier cleanliness,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH. “Through our partnership with PROVision Partners and RingMD we will provide last mile assurance that our attendees and exhibitors feel confident to return to such critical events. There is no better time to demonstrate this type of capability to the industry.”
PROVision Partners is a travel and hospitality industry consulting firm founded by commercial, marketing and technology industry veterans constantly looking for ways to help partners and the industry solve their toughest challenges for growth. “When we think about the meetings and event industry coming back, and the higher density events being profiled as higher risk, assuring traveler peace of mind is more important now than ever,” said Greg Pesik, PROVision Partners co-founder and CEO.
RingMD is a technology and solutions platform focused on expanding health coverage and reducing the costs to bring health to the world with unique solutions that brings their ability to cross-borders and support remote areas. “With countries and states reopening, so are larger and larger venues, including conference centers and hotels. There are only so many physical safety measures that can be deployed. Telemedicine provides the necessary and immediate access to medical specialists for guests, attendees, exhibitors, and staff when it’s most critical.” stated RingMD Chief Medical Officer Ben Harvey, MD, JD.