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Speaking Opportunities

HITEC North America 

Time of Year: June 
2018 Location: 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 Keynote Speakers
Speakers Bureaus/Professional Speakers

If you'd like to be considered, please provide the following:

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

The HFTP HITEC Advisory Council reviews speaker submissions from the following areas only: technology; hospitality technology; trends and travel.The focus of the Keynote Sessions is to provide attendees with information that they can take back and use on the job the very next day.  Submit information to Meetings@hftp.org .

HITEC Education Sessions

Education program topics and speakers are curated by the HITEC Advisory Council.  

Other HITEC Speaking Opportunities

Please visit the Speaker Volunteer page of the HITEC Toronto website for details and instructions on all speaking opportunities.

HITEC Amsterdam

Time of Year:  April

HITEC Dubai

Time of Year:  November

Keynotes and Education Sessions

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

Club & Hotel Controllers Conference

Time of Year:  June  (Co-located with HITEC)
2017 Location: Houston, Texas USA

Call for Presentations Opens in December 2017.

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. 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 Director of Club Engagement & Regionals - Linnet Baskett.

HFTP Annual Convention

Time of Year: October 25-27, 2017
2017 Location: Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate

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 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 2017.

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 Director of Club Engagement & Regionals - Linnet Baskett.

ProLinks Webinars and Digital Learning Days

HFTP solicits 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:

Monthly

Location:

Online

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. Because HFTP is a non-profit organization, it is important to note that individuals who are selected to present or interview for an online educational conference are responsible for their own expenses and honorariums are not typically provided.

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.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Title of Session (10 words or less).
  • Describe your session in no more than 150 words.
  • Submit 3 learning objectives.
  • Contact information for all presenters to include name, address, phone number and email.
  • Presenter biography.

Speakers Bureaus/Professional Speakers:

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

For more information, contact Webinar 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.