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HFTP Annual Convention 2019 General Session Speakers Announced, Covering Communication, Leadership and Travel Industry Trends

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is set to offer professional inspiration at its upcoming Annual Convention. The event offers a full educational program dedicated to the most current industry trends and topics of interest, pivoting around a captivating general session speaker each day of the convention. The three general session speakers Marilyn Sherman, Chris Davidson and Ty Bennett will discuss topics relating to communication in the workplace, travel trends and leadership. The HFTP Annual Convention will take place from October 23-25 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

HITEC Minneapolis Gathers Thousands of Hospitality Professionals to Cover a Full Range of Hospitality Technology Solutions

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) last week closed another successful HITEC, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota in its 47th year. Produced annually by HFTP, the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) showcases the industry's latest innovations and provides a top-notch education program for attendees. This year 6,073 attendees participated, with 392 exhibiting companies in 888 booths set up in the exhibit hall. HITEC Minneapolis took place from June 17-20, 2019 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

HFTP Charters New Chapter in Shanghai

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is announcing the newly-established HFTP Shanghai Chapter - the first chapter in China for the international association. The group of hospitality finance and technology professionals will meet on a regular basis to network and present professional education programs. The confirmation for the chapter came after a recent interest event featuring HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE brought together area professionals to introduce the association and its member benefits.

Inaugural Women in Hospitality Technology Luncheon Builds Anticipation for HITEC Minneapolis

After a year of diligent preparation, the inaugural Women in Hospitality Technology Luncheon is just two weeks away, and a limited number of seats are still available for last-minute registration. Co-located with the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Monday, June 17, 2019, the highly anticipated celebration will honor the careers of outstanding women in hospitality technology, featuring a panel of top business leaders who will share valuable insights from their careers. Proceeds from the event will contribute to the General Scholarship Fund for Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), supporting the next generation of hospitality leaders.

HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame 2019 Inductee Announced

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is pleased to announce that Sudharshan Chary will be inducted into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA next week. Sudharshan, co-founder and president of Datavision Technologies, was recognized for helping drive the evolution of business intelligence for hospitality. He will be recognized on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in a ceremony at the commencement of that morning's general session.

Hotel Yearbook 2020 China Special Edition - 酒店旅遊創新年鑒 中國特輯 | By Frank Wolfe

This Hotel Yearbook 2020 China Special Edition - 酒店旅遊創新年鑒 中國特輯 was produced for HFTP, coinciding with CHTA Connecting Travellers Conference - 未来旅行者大会 2019 which took place from May 28-30 in Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview. 100+ innovative companies, nearly 2000 attendees from China local and global well-known hotel management groups, capitalists (owners & ventures), airlines, OTAs, scenic spots and etc. are expected to be here. And more than 100 Chinese and Western C level cross-border top leadership will get together to share their most innovative thoughts.

Get into the blue ocean | By Frank Wolfe

What makes your hotel stand out? The secret to success in today’s complex hospitality industry lies in the answer to that question, writes HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe. Many times it seems that the only thing that distinguishes one property from another is the sign on the front of the building. What will make today’s traveler chose yours when they are looking for a place to stay?

HFTP Announces HITEC Minneapolis CEO Panel Featuring Leading Hoteliers

The upcoming Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) is set to provide attendees an insider's look at the pressing technology strategies prioritized in the C-suite. The General Session: "Technology Talk in the C-suite: 2020 and Beyond" on Tuesday, June 18, will be moderated by Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), and features an impressive panel line up of leading hotel executives. The discussion will revolve around how their organizations are addressing topics such as: cybersecurity, data protection legislation and policy, consumer-facing tech platforms, the future of robotics and AI to name a few. Produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), HITEC Minneapolis will be the second, and largest, HITEC event of 2019, and will be held from June 17-20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA.

HFTP’s Third HITEC Europe Builds Momentum for Hospitality Technology Gathering

Hospitality industry professionals from across Europe and beyond, representing 34 countries, came together in Palma, Mallorca, Spain this week to explore the industry's best practices and latest innovations at HITEC Europe. Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is building momentum for its annual event with its third successful European counterpart to its recognized, 47-year-old North American event. HITEC Europe was held from April 9-11, 2019 at the Palau de Congressos Palma.

Backed by Dubai Tourism the Middle East’s Largest Hospitality Technology Exhibition and Conference ‘HITEC Dubai 2019’ to Return in November

It has been announced that Dubai's Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) will once again be the destination partner for HITEC Dubai 2019 taking place on November 12-13. Building on last year's success, the Middle East's largest hospitality technology exhibition and conference that is co-produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Naseba, will be held in Dubai at a twice larger venue - The Festival Arena by InterContinental Dubai Festival City. The annual business-to-business (B2B) exhibition is expected to welcome more than 2,500 trade visitors and industry stakeholders over the two days giving Middle East buyers, currently worth over USD 75 billion, access to the world's leading hospitality technology solution providers and experts.


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