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Date: September 27, 2013
GSB Press Release

Seattle, WA, September 25, 2013 - Garvey Schubert Barer will explore new tech trends in the travel and tourism industries and showcase upcoming Pacific Northwest entrepreneurs at its second annual TNT - Travel & Technology Conference on October 1 in Seattle. TNT is the only conference in the Pacific Northwest devoted exclusively to the space where travel, tourism and technology converge.

National travel industry and technology experts will explore the state of the travel industry and technology trends, challenges and opportunities at the second annual TNT - Travel & Technology Conference next week on October 1 in Seattle. The conference is hosted by the hospitality practice of the full service law firm Garvey Schubert Barer (GSB) and angel investment group and industry connector, ZINO Society.

The TNT conference will feature industry leaders who will share thoughts and ideas about the future of the hospitality, travel and tourism industries and how emerging technologies will impact and shape the landscape. The conference will also highlight emerging Northwest companies with cutting edge technologies. Three expert panels of industry users, suppliers, consultants, and investors will discuss how new technologies will affect the industry, and explore the value and use of data/content and the variety of available distribution platforms.

TNT’s Explosive Idea People’s Choice and Best Investment Opportunity awards will be presented to two of five competing Northwest companies seeking funding in the travel, technology and hospitality business sectors.

TNT is the only conference of its kind in the Pacific Northwest region devoted exclusively to the intersection of hospitality, travel, tourism, and technology showcasing Pacific Northwest entrepreneurs. Participating companies include: Appetas, Clairvoyix, Commune Hotels, Digital Alchemy, GeekWire, Thayer Ventures, Google, Roomkey, Tnooz, Concur, Jon Inge & Associates, Voyager Capital, Hospitality Technology Consulting, nSight| Humanizing Travel Intelligence, Travelport, buuteeq, dwellable, Poached, MovingWorlds and dealScoopr.

Garvey Schubert Barer is a leader in serving the hospitality, travel and tourism industries. With offices in Seattle, Portland, Anchorage, Washington, D.C., New York and Beijing, GSB offers a variety of hospitality operational expertise, including management contracts, sales and marketing, distribution, technology transactions and e-commerce.

The Zino Society, a society of angel investors, entrepreneurs and connectors, helps propel businesses and investors to success through active mentoring and angel investing. Together, Garvey Schubert Barer and Zino Society are providing a unique platform to showcase the many Pacific Northwest entrepreneurs dedicated to the space where travel, tourism and technology converge.

The TNT conference will be held on October 1, 2013 at Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle, WA, from 12:30 pm-7:00 pm. For more information or to register, click here.

About Garvey Schubert Barer
Members of Garvey Schubert Barer’s Hospitality, Travel and Tourism group are well-versed with an industry operating under the ancient “law of innkeepers, bailments and barter,” while at the same time, drafting and negotiating real estate purchase and sale agreements, management agreements, franchise agreements, group sales agreements and intellectual property licenses for today’s business needs. From traditional real estate acquisitions, disposition and financings to high-end restaurant concept protection to technology agreements for the very latest geo-location mobile apps (fully integrating client and guest content across brand websites to multiple social media platforms), our attorneys' substantive knowledge has been perfected by years of collective experience applying it to real-world, practical issues facing owners and operators in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries.

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