HITEC Amsterdam 2018: Why I Will Definitely Be Back

Written By: Sherif Mamdouh, official guest blogger for HITEC® Amsterdam 2018 This has been my first HITEC conference, and it has been one of the most informative three days I have had since I entered the world of hospitality a couple of years ago. While I prepared for the conference, I read…

AI and Voice Recognition Explored at HITEC Amsterdam

Written By: Sherif Mamdouh, official guest blogger for HITEC® Amsterdam 2018 I have had the pleasure of a front row seat at a very special panel discussion. The hospitality industry’s top tech executives got together at HITEC Amsterdam today to discuss artificial intelligence (AI) and voice recognition. The challenge: to make sense of…

Presenting: The Names You Should Know at HITEC Amsterdam 2018

Spring should be in full swing when HITEC® Amsterdam 2018 takes place this April — which is just six short weeks away. If you would like to attend HFTP’s European extension to the world’s largest and oldest hospitality exposition and conference brand, the early registration deadline is approaching fast. Register by this Saturday, March…

Six Months Later: How E20X Helped Elevate a Startup

HFTP is excited to host its innovation pitch competition Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) again this year at the world’s largest hospitality technology exposition — 2018 HITEC® Amsterdam and HITEC Houston. In anticipation, HFTP was interested to learn what life is like for an E20X award winner after the competition. So, we reached out to Arrivedo Co-Founder…

GDPR in Hospitality: Vendor Compliance Query Template Available to Industry

Written by: Lucinda Hart, CAE, MBA and Carl Weldon, FIH, FHOSPA As a professional association, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) created a group of hospitality industry experts to develop hospitality-specific guidelines to assist with preparation for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.  The HFTP Hospitality DPO/GDPR Task Force and…

Entrepreneur 20X: Wi-Fi, Upselling, AI and Digitalizing Daily Operations

Written By: Fee Naaijkens On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, HFTP’s hospitality start-up pitch competition Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) took place in Europe for the first time at HITEC Amsterdam. Each participant had four minutes to pitch their business concept, followed by four minutes for the expert judges panel to ask questions….

Time to Come in from the Cold

Written By: Terence Ronson The weather may be cool this coming week, but there will be lots of hot new products and warm-welcome networking opportunities at HITEC Amsterdam (#HITECams). HITEC is celebrating its 45th anniversary as the world’s largest and oldest hospitality technology exposition and conference brand by producing two inaugural HITEC conferences…

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Written By: Fee Naaijkens HITEC Amsterdam kicks off tomorrow on 28 March with its pre-conference events, and I am thrilled to be attending the event as a guest blogger this year. Amsterdam is going to be teeming with hospitality professionals from all over the world this week. But for a popular…

What to See at HFTP’s Inaugural HITEC Amsterdam Conference — Spotlight on Entrepreneur 20X

Who does not enjoy a little friendly, but very competitive, competition? Whether you are a budding hospitality technology entrepreneur or just interested in the startup world, it is thrilling to watch bold entrepreneurs compete. Making its debut in Europe this month, HITEC Amsterdam attendees should start with the action-packed Entrepreneur…

What To Do Before You Travel Internationally

As leading global hospitality association HFTP® continues to expand its events internationally, we want to ensure the safety of our members and attendees who are traveling with us to these events. Before you pack up to attend HITEC® Amsterdam, the larger HITEC North America or HITEC Dubai, brush up on these international travel tips…