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Speaking Opportunities

HITEC North America

HITEC North America

Time of Year:  June

Format:  A four-day industry 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 6,000+.

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 Meetings@hftp.org.

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.  For more information contact Angela Dowell, Meetings & Events Manager.

OTHER HITEC NORTH AMERICA SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES  

  • Tech Talks are 15-minute presentations in the Exhibit Hall.  APPLY HERE
  • Technology Showcase Sessions are 60-minute presentations offered as part of the HITEC education program.  APPLY HERE. 
  • Exhibitor Tutorials are 30-minute presentations in the Exhibit Hall.  APPLY HERE.

HITEC Europe

HITEC Europe

Time of Year:  April

The HITEC Europe education program and speakers are curated by the HITEC Europe Advisory Council.  

For more information contact Celina Mendieta, Meetings & Events Manager.

HITEC Dubai

HITEC Dubai

Time of Year:  December

The HITEC Dubai education program and speakers are curated by the HITEC Dubai Advisory Council.   

For more information contact Angela Dowell, Meetings & Events Manager.

HFTP Club Summit

HFTP Club Summit

Time of Year:  March

FORMAT:

Two full days of club specific education.

AUDIENCE:

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

SPEAKER/TOPIC SELECTION:

The education program is curated by the HFTP Club Advisory Council. There is no Call for Presentations for this event.

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

Club & Hotel Controllers Conference

Club & Hotel Controllers Conference

Time of Year:  June  (Co-located with HITEC)
Call for Presentations: Accepted December - January
Submission Deadline: January 25, 2019

Call for Presentations

FORMAT:

Two full days of club and hotel specific education.

AUDIENCE:

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. Speakers receive a complimentary conference registration in exchange for presenting.

TOPIC IDEAS:

Emerging Trends, Best Practices, PCI, Labor Management, Food & Beverage, Technology, Healthcare Update, Legislative Update, 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 Club Specific, Hotel Specific 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 Club Forum

HFTP Club Forum

Time of Year:  July

The HFTP Club Forum focuses on a specific club-related topic. The education component is curated by the HFTP Club Advisory Council.  

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

HFTP Annual Convention

HFTP Annual Convention

Time of Year: October 
Call for Presentations: Accepted January - March
Submission Deadline: March 8, 2019

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

FORMAT:

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

AUDIENCE:

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 Education Advisory Council formulates the education program to meet the needs of HFTP members. Based on the established topics, if you would like to suggest a speaker for concurrent sessions there will be an opportunity to do so 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

ProLinks Webinars

Time of Year: Monthly

Location: Online

Call for Presentations: Accepted Year-Round

FORMAT:

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.

AUDIENCE:

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.

For more information, contact Celina Mendieta, Meetings & Events Manager.

HFTP Local Speaking Opportunities

HFTP Local Speaking Opportunities

Want to speak to qualified hospitality professionals in your area? HFTP Chapters hold regular monthly meetings worldwide and constantly seek professionals 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 Relations Coordinator, Barbara Semeraro.