Understand the Present, Celebrate the Future of Hospitality at HITEC

One of the most compelling aspects of attending the world’s largest and oldest hospitality technology event brand are the brilliant minds who present the education program. These established industry experts are sharing their knowledge on an array of topics important to hospitality finance and technology professionals: from data security to operating investments,…

Five Advantages to Attending a Virtual Conference

The year 2020 saw a rapid shift of networking conferences, concerts, award shows, trade shows and association gatherings from in-person to online, and HFTP-produced events are no exception. The North American edition of HITEC (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference) has pivoted from an in-person to a virtual program, the…

The HITEC Legacy Continues in 2020 with The Best of HFTP, Centered on Health and Safety

Event-planning in the midst of a global pandemic is no easy task, and while it may be difficult to imagine at this very moment, a foray back into face-to-face meetings and conferences is inevitable. It is just a matter of when. When planning its 48th annual HITEC North America, HFTP…

HITEC San Antonio 2020: A City Bursting with Culture, History and Modern Attractions

HITEC North America, the world’s largest hospitality technology conference and exhibition, may have already been around for the last 48 years, but it had yet to land in the city of San Antonio, Texas — until this year. HITEC North America 2020 will take place June 15–18 at the Henry…

Exploring Solutions in the #HITEC Exhibit Hall

Written by: Jennifer Jones — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger As HITEC is now behind us and I unpacked all of the vendor swag and business cards, I wanted to share a recap of a few things that stood out to me at the show —including a vendor attending HITEC for…

#HITEC: Memories from Minneapolis

Written by: Claire Kenney — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger It has been nearly a week since the hospitality community gathered in Minneapolis for HITEC 2019. The HITEC team presented a packed conference filled with versatile occasions to connect. Returning to my office in Chicago this week, I reflected on all…

Food for Thought at #HITEC: Is AI like Kale?

Written by: Jennifer Jones — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger The big buzz word this year at HITEC is all about AI. It is the latest trend in the hospitality tech stack and as you walk the aisles on the show floor, you’re bound to find multiple providers who offer some…

All of the Hype Surrounding HITEC Minneapolis 2019

Written by: Claire Kenney — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger True to its roots in hospitality, HITEC consistently lends camaraderie and support to its attendees and exhibitors. There is much to be gained from HITEC’s great community of hospitality technology enthusiasts. As such, there is so much to look forward to…

My Credit Card Did Not Think This Was Too Funny

Written by: Jennifer Jones — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger As a continuing trend at HITEC again this year, I find myself still infatuated with finding the most secure, well-integrated, user-friendly, aesthetically pleasing ability to chip credit cards with your PMS and POS. I know there are solutions out there —…

Annual Convention 2018: A True HFTP Experience in the Land of the Kentucky Derby

On the bank of the Ohio River in the east south-central region of the United States looms Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville — home to the famed Kentucky Derby horse race, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Louisville Slugger baseball bats. It will also be home to the 2018 HFTP Annual Convention, where more than 600…