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Speaking Opportunities

HITEC North America

Time of Year:  June

2018 Location: George R. Brown Convention Center Houston, TX USA

Format:  A four-day conference and three-day exhibition focusing on the latest trends in hospitality technology, products and services.

Audience: Attendees are primarily technology professionals from hotels, hotel management companies, clubs, resorts and related hospitality properties. Average event attendance is 5,500.

HITEC North America Keynote Speakers

Speakers Bureaus/Professional Speakers
The HFTP HITEC Advisory Council reviews keynote speaker submissions on the following areas only: technology; hospitality technology; trends and travel.  Send submissions to .

Please provide the following information:

  • Speaker’s biographical information
  • Topic with session description
  • Video link of the proposed presentation and website
  • Fee Structure

HITEC North America Education Sessions

The HITEC North America education program topics are identified by the HITEC Advisory Council.  Speaker suggestions are accepted and reviewed by the Council. Follow the Suggest a Speaker link below for a list of session topics and submission instructions. For more information contact Angela Dowell, Meetings & Events Manager.


Deadline:  Friday, January 26, 2018.   You will be notified of your submission status no later than Friday, February 9, 2018.


Other HITEC North America Speaking Opportunities  

  • Tech Talks 15-minute presentations in the Exhibit Hall. Deadline: March 1, 2018.
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  • Exhibitor Tutorials  30-minute presentations in the Exhibit Hall
    Application opens March 1, 2018.
  • Tech Showcases 60-minute presentations offered as part of the HITEC education program
    Application opens March 1, 2018.

HITEC Amsterdam

Time of Year:  April


Time of Year:  November

HITEC Amsterdam & Dubai Keynote & Education Sessions

The HITEC Amsterdam and Dubai education programs and speakers are curated by the HITEC Amsterdam and HITEC Dubai Advisory Councils.   

For more information contact Celina.Mendieta, Director of Meetings & Special Events

Club & Hotel Controllers Conference

Time of Year:  June  (Co-located with HITEC)
2018 Location: George R. Brown Convention Center Houston, Texas USA
Call for Presentations: Accepted December - January


Two full days of club and hotel specific education.


Attendees are financial professionals from clubs, hotels, resorts and related hospitality properties. Average conference size is 125-150 people.

Speaker/Topic Selection:

The HFTP Education Advisory Council reviews all speaker submissions and determines the education program based on the HFTP members’ needs. Submissions are accepted in December - January. Speakers receive a complimentary conference registration. If travel and/hotel expenses are needed, they must be requested in your submission.

Topic Ideas:

Emerging Trends, Best Practices, PCI, Labor Management, Food & Beverage, Technology, Healthcare Update, Legislative Update, Human Resources, Leadership, and more.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Title of Session (10 words or less).
  • Describe your session in no more than 150 words.
  • Submit 3 learning objectives.
  • Indicate if the proposed session is for the Club Track, Hotel Track or General Interest.
  • Contact information for all presenters to include name, address, phone number and email.
  • Presenter experience and biography.

For more information, contact Linnet Baskett, Director of Club Engagement & Regionals.

HFTP Annual Convention

Time of Year: October 
2018 Location: Louisville, Kentucky USA
Submission Deadline: April 16, 2018



A three-day conference focusing on industry trends for the finance and technology professionals.


Attendees are financial and technology professionals from clubs, hotels, resorts and related hospitality properties. Average conference size is 600+ people.

Speaker Selection:

The Annual Convention Advisory Council formulates the education program with help from the HFTP staff. Based on the established topics, if you would like to suggest a speaker for concurrent sessions there will be an opportunity to do so available starting in Feb/March.

Speakers Bureaus/Professional Speakers:

Please provide the following for your proposed speaker:

  • Speaker’s Biographical Information
  • Topic with session description
  • Video link of the proposed presentation
  • Fee Structure

For more information, contact Linnet Baskett, Director of Club Engagement & Regionals.

ProLinks Webinars

HFTP accepts education session ideas and presenters for the online educational sessions year-round. Submissions are kept on file for consideration for one year, and an HFTP staff member will contact you if your submission is selected.

Time of Year:





Live, one-hour sessions using interactive web conferencing technology with PowerPoint presentation, audio from the presenter, polling and live chat from the attendees. All submitted information must be non-proprietary and educational in nature, not sales or product specific.


Attendees are financial and technology professionals from all disciplines of the hospitality industry.

Speakers/Topic Selection:

Presenters for online educational conferences are from the hospitality industry and are known to be well versed in the selected topic. Topics are selected based on current industry focus.

Presenters must be available to meet via telephone for training and testing prior to the session. Presenters will need a phone for audio and must have a compatible system and high-speed internet connection.

Submitting information does not guarantee you an opportunity to present a ProLinks online educational session.

Recordings are subject to review and may or may not be posted at the discretion of HFTP.

Call for Presentations

Speakers Bureaus/Professional Speakers:

We do not solicit speakers and/or ideas for this event.

For more information, contact Online Education Coordinator - Nick Cukjati.

HFTP Local Speaking Opportunities

Want to speak to qualified hospitality professionals in your area? HFTP Chapters hold regular monthly meetings worldwide and constantly seek professional to add even more value to their monthly meetings. Visit the HFTP Chapter website in your area to learn how you can become involved in local HFTP meetings. More>

For more information, contact HFTP Chapter Liaisons - Victoria Schaefer or Barbara Semeraro.