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HFTP Responds, Makes Changes to HITEC Europe 2019

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) announced several changes to the European Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) after the second HITEC Europe in 2018 failed to meet HFTP's high quality standards. After completing surveys, interviews and conducting additional industry research, changes to the program and exhibition have been made, including the re-location of HITEC Europe 2019. Originally announced for Amsterdam, and the location of the first-two years of HITEC Europe, in 2019 it will be located at the Palau de Congressos in Palma (Mallorca) Spain, scheduled for 10-11 April.

HFTP Announces Entrepreneur 20X Sponsorship Agreement with Amadeus at HITEC Houston

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is pleased to announce its Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) sponsorship agreement with Amadeus for HITEC Houston. The successful E20X pitch competition, featuring hospitality technology startups, will take place at HITEC Houston in the afternoon on June 18, 2018. HITEC Houston will take place from June 18-21, 2018 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas USA.

HITEC Houston Tuesday General Session Announced: "Technology and the Power of the C-Suite"

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) added a new general session – "Technology and the Power of the C-Suite" – to the HITEC Houston education program. The session features C-level hospitality executives from brands, ownership groups and technology companies who will debate the future of emerging technology trends, funding for IT development and the nature of competition in a digital marketplace. The general session will take place from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Immediately before the session, Tammy Farley and Jing Zhu will be inducted into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame – HFTP's highest level of recognition in the area of technology.

HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees Announced

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is pleased to announce that Tammy Farley and Jing Zhu will be inducted into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) in Houston, Texas USA next week. Both were recognized for their generous knowledge-sharing, using their expertise to further advance industry practices and move hospitality technology forward. Both will be recognized on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in a ceremony at the commencement of that morning's general session.

HFTP Announces Startups, Judge’s Panel and Mentors for Entrepreneur 20X at HITEC Houston

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is pleased to announce the selected hospitality technology startups, expert judges panel and industry mentors that will participate in Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) at HITEC Houston. Sponsored by Amadeus, the E20X pitch competition will take place in room 342 on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. inside the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas USA; all registered HITEC attendees are welcome to attend.

HFTP Launches New F&B Bytes Site, an Addition to its Online News Portfolio

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) continues to build on its online news series with the addition of its F&B Bytes website. Powered by Hsyndicate, an electronic media-hub based in The Netherlands, F&B Bytes is an aggregated content destination where users will find the latest food and beverage news all in one place. Recognized as a global educator in the hospitality industry, HFTP now offers hospitality professionals online news resources specific to technology, clubs, finance, GDPR, F&B and its association at large. HFTP's informational sites include: HITEC Bytes, Club Bytes, Finance Bytes, F&B Bytes, GDPR Bytes and HFTP News.

Multi-platinum Artist FLO RIDA will Perform at the HITEC Houston Opening Party, Presented by Samsung

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is pleased to announce a partnership with Samsung for the upcoming HITEC Houston Opening Party this June. HITEC Houston attendees are invited to the Opening Party, which will be a lively event filled with entertainment and food. Multi-platinum entertainer Flo Rida – one of the most downloaded artists of all time with 29 Billboard Hot 100 hits, over two billion YouTube views and over 80 million downloads – will perform at the Opening Party taking place on Monday, June 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the luxe environment of the House of Blues Houston. HITEC Houston will take place from June 18-21, 2018 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas USA.

Apply Today to Attend the HFTP Club Forum

HFTP would like to cordially invite you to apply to attend the HFTP Club Forum, July 28, 2018 at the Sarasota Westin Hotel in Sarasota, FL USA. This executive-level event is designed to provide club professionals with the opportunity to connect with industry peers, share ideas and discuss hot topics. The main focus will be the Uniform System of Financial Reporting for Clubs. Attendees will suggest changes and additions for the revised version. There is no fee to attend but seating is limited. Club professionals are invited to complete the application to attend. Applicants will be notified by June 28, 2018 whether or not they are selected to attend this event.

HITEC Houston Keynote Speakers Announced, Exhibit Hall Sold Out

Two authorities on operating your business in a digital-dependent world have been added to the education program for Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®)'s upcoming Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®). The opening keynote presenter is Mike Walsh, a 21st century business designer, futurist, global nomad and author. The event's closing keynote is Theresa Payton, a former The White House CIO and cybersecurity authority. HITEC Houston is the second, and largest, of three HITEC events planned for 2018, and will take place from June 18-21 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas USA.

Participate in HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X at HITEC Houston

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is currently accepting applications for participants, judges and mentors for Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) at HITEC Houston. Those interested can apply via the HITEC website – startups can apply here, and volunteers can apply here. E20X Houston will take place on Monday, June 18 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Gorge R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.