Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), have announced that the association will expand the event globally by also producing HITEC Europe and HITEC Asia in 2017. HITEC Asia and HITEC Europe will follow the tremendously successful HITEC, which is held each year in a different city in the United States. Established in 1972, HITEC is the world’s largest hospitality technology show.
“Expanding HITEC to Asia and Europe has been a goal HFTP has worked towards for some time and I am thrilled we are ready to take the next step,” says HFTP Global President Daniel Conti, CHAE, CAM, director of finance for the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place. “As a global association with members spanning six continents, we believe that the expansion of HITEC will be an opportunity to build the exchange of information within the hospitality technology community, which has gained great importance within the industry.”
HITEC 2015 was held June 15-18 in Austin, Texas, USA at the Austin Convention Center. The hospitality technology community came together to explore the industry’s best practices and latest innovations. HITEC 2015 was one of the highest attended with 6,051 hospitality professionals representing 55 countries. The conference, which had over 115 speakers with 70 educational sessions, addressed important issues including system selection, mobile and guestroom technology, data security, PCI compliance and more. The exhibit floor was home to 823 exhibit booths showcasing the latest in hospitality technology products and services.
“After 43 years, HFTP has built the resources for a successful event which has continued to build annually,” says Frank Wolfe, CAE, HFTP CEO. “We have recently worked with other hospitality allied associations on smaller events in Asia and Europe, and are confident that combining that experience with the HITEC team will result in two more events that will be of value to the hospitality technology industry at large.”
HITEC 2016 is slated for June 20-23 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. USA. More information related to HITEC Europe and HITEC Asia will be released as it is available. For the latest news, follow HFTP/HITEC on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.