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HFTP's HITEC Expanding to Asia

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) announce the inaugural HITEC® Asia to take place December 8-10, 2020 in Macau, SAR, China. The two international, nonprofit associations are the sole organizations that bring hospitality professionals together for education, networking, best practices, innovation and exclusive marketplaces.

Winners of Hospitality Student Webinar Competition Announced, Presented by the HFTP Foundation and the University of Houston

Capturing the Chinese tourism market is the topic of the winning webinar in a competition for graduate-level students completing a masters certificate at the Conrad N. Hilton College, University of Houston (UH). The competition was sponsored by the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) Foundation and held for students earning their HFTP-UH Global Masters Certificate, a program for candidates of the Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business, a partnership between the University of Houston, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. The top webinar was titled "Top Strategies to Attract Outbound Chinese Travelers," and was produced by students Nieves Carbon, Yichun Fan, Yilei Sheng, Luc Espaillard.

HITEC San Antonio Announces Best Selling Socialnomics Author Erik Qualman as Opening Keynote

Digital leadership speaker and author Erik Qualman will initiate a technology-focused week as the Opening Keynote speaker for the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) in San Antonio, Texas USA. Qualman has performed in over 50 countries and reached 25 million people this decade. He will present his observations on digital trends and transformation to the 6,000 plus attendees expected at the 2020 event, which offers a high-quality education program and exhibition focusing on the latest in hospitality technology.

HFTP and HSMAI Release Special Report, “Bringing Together Hospitality CMOs and CTOs”

This past year, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) organized two gatherings of hospitality technology and marketing executives for an open discussion on the roles each group occupies within their organizations and how their responsibilities intersect. Resulting from these meetings is the just-released report: "Bringing Together Hospitality CMOs and CTOs: Takeaways From European and North American ThinkTanks on the Strategic Integration of Marketing and Technology."

HITEC Europe 2020 Announces Digital Transformation Author Lindsay Herbert as Keynote, Alongside a Leading Educational Program

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC®), has released its educational lineup for 2020 HITEC Europe, including a keynote presentation from Lindsay Herbert author of Digital Transformation. Produced in cooperation with Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG), HITEC Europe is designed to bring together thought leaders, practitioners and vendors to cover hospitality technology trends and practices. HITEC Europe will take place from 21-23 April 2020 at the Palau de Congressos in Palma, Mallorca, Spain.

The Newly Established HFTP Foundation Exceeds Fundraising Goals with Founding Donors Campaign

The Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) Foundation has raised significant support in its first months to enact its initial goals for hospitality research and scholarship programs. In the time period between September through November 2019, the Foundation raised over $85K through a Founding Donors campaign. Contributors will have the unique honor of forever being recognized as a Founding Donor.

HFTP and Shiji Group Premiere GX: Guest Experience Spotlight

This week, HFTP and Shiji Group unveiled GX: Guest Experience Spotlight at HITEC Dubai's Opening Ceremony to an audience of hundreds of hoteliers.

Experts at HITEC Dubai Reveal How AI and Robotics are Transforming the Hospitality Business

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics topped the agenda at HITEC Dubai 2019, the Middle East's largest hospitality technology show for hotels, organised by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Naseba, and endorsed by Dubai Tourism.

HITEC Dubai 2019 Opens with a Focus on Future

HITEC Dubai 2019, the Middle East's largest hospitality technology show for hotels, organised by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Naseba, and endorsed by Dubai Tourism, opened today with a focus on future.

New Research Scholars Join HFTP Middle East Research Center

The Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of new research scholars Ana-Denisa Irimescu and Gustavo Miranda to the HFTP Middle East Research Center. To support the development of international partnerships in research in the hospitality industry, the HFTP Foundation funds a research scholarship program for two incoming MBA in Hospitality Management students at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management each year. The scholars are selected to take on the hybrid role of research scholars for HFTP and are given the opportunity to disseminate findings from their monthly research and final dissertations to the vast body of readers of HFTP's content platforms.

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