HFTP Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame Showcases Innovators in Hospitality Technology

This HFTP recognition names industry influencers for over 30 years. Continue the tradition with a nomination for 2020 — The deadline to submit your nomination is April 13, 2020. Innovative developments and applications in technology have propelled the hospitality industry forward, the result of hard work and creative thinking by…

And the 2019 HFTP Paragon Award Goes to…

Anyone who knows Thomas (“Tom”) Smith, CHAE knows that he loves his Green Bay Packers, his family, volleyball and dancing. They also know that he puts his heart and soul into everything he does — and that includes his long-standing membership with Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). That is…

Exclusive Interview: Dual Award Winner Hyre Talks Entrepreneur 20X (E20X)

In June 2015, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), debuted its Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) innovation pitch competition, designed for hospitality technology startups, for the first time at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) – the world’s largest and oldest hospitality technology exposition and conference brand. Rapidly gaining popularity…

Past Judges Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Information about HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X

For many hospitality technology entrepreneurs, being selected to participate in HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) innovation competition is a milestone accomplishment on the road for their startup’s successful endeavors. It is no secret that E20X participants gain exposure to a global network of leading industry professionals including: c-level executives, hospitality CIOs,…

HFTP Career Development – A Never Ending Story

Written By: Aditya Prabaswara A file came to my desk, “a handover file,” with the details for the next program I was to handle for The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto. As a meetings and events manager, it is just part of my day-to-day job – however, when I saw the name of the…

Annual Convention 2016 – #HFTPinLV

Written By: Michael Bonn Before I get into anything else, I just want to wish a safe and speedy recovery to everyone affected by Hurricane Matthew. My thoughts are with all of those who have been impacted. On a more positive note, I am excited for our trip to Las Vegas,…

Gearing Up for Annual Convention 2016

Experience Annual Convention like never before – HFTP is excited to share what this year’s revamped event has in store for attendees. Just around the corner, this year’s event will take place next month from October 19-21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. Register today to secure a spot and…

6 Reasons Why Your HITEC Radar Should Include Entrepreneur 20X

By: Charlotte Somers Startups, startups and more startups. That’s what HITEC’s E20X is all about. Here are six reasons why you should come hear them pitch on Monday, June 20 from 1-4 p.m.; then give them a hard time, or just take a look at their product, at the Entrepreneur 20X Pavilion on…

Paragon — A Model of Excellence

With the Annual Convention and Tradeshow  just a few months away, the time has come again to nominate a peer for the 2014 HFTP Paragon Award. A panel of industry experts selects the award winner, who will be recognized at the Annual Convention & Tradeshow in October. Nominations for 2014 are…

Announcing the HFTP 2014 – 2015 HFTP Global Board Slate

Earlier this year, the nominating committee – comprising past HFTP Global past presidents, advisory council chairs and chapter presidents — were tasked with picking the HFTP members that would replace the outgoing directors of the HFTP Global Board. After a long day of interviews, the nominating committee was able to narrow…