HITEC Orlando 2022: The Student Volunteer Experience, Part Two

Written by: Fernando Sarmiento The Face of an Organization: Last week I got the chance and privilege to represent the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College for Global Hospitality Leadership as one of 18 student volunteers for HITEC 2022…

HITEC Orlando 2022: Students Share Their Volunteer Experience, Part One

Written by: Jatin Khemlani This was my first experience at HITEC as a student volunteer and what an amazing week I had in Orlando. 2022 marked the 50th year anniversary of HITEC, an event where partners in the finance and…

Stop the Bleeding: Staff Shortage Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Jennifer Jones It’s no secret that the bubble has burst and travelers are back out on the road. With busy summer months still ahead, our hotels are experiencing demand that is certainly welcome after the pandemic decimated occupancies….

To Chip or Not to Chip? (Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger)

Written by: Jennifer Jones Last year at HITEC Dallas 2021, I blogged about the infamous chip shortage that caused headaches all over our industry in regards to procuring a lot of the necessary electronics hotels depend on. This year, I…

Three Important Elements at HITEC: Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+ HITEC 2022 is in full swing, and it certainly feels like the HITECs from pre-pandemic days. The aisles are packed with vendors and attendees again, and the energy in the exhibit hall is electric. This…

So Many Things to Celebrate: Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+ Welcome to my HITEC Orlando 2022 pre-arrival blog post. I would like to thank the team at HFTP for selecting me as one of this year’s guest bloggers. Also, be sure to check out Jennifer…

Get Pumped for 50 Years: Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Jennifer Jones With the 50th anniversary of HITEC around the corner, I feel like there is an energy unlike any other year. Yes, Orlando can be drippy hot. It can also bring images of children shrieking through the…

HITEC Dubai 2022 Highlights from an E20X Participant

Written by: Dominika Duziak End of May in Dubai means two things are coming: hot summer weather and HITEC Dubai ⁠— the biggest and highly anticipated hospitality technology congress in Middle East, organized by HFTP. I was really looking forward to…

Look Into the Future at HITEC Orlando: 2022 Education Program Explores What Is Next in Hospitality

For the past 50 years, HITEC has been known for its impressive collection of hospitality technology that assembles each year in the world-class HITEC Exhibit Hall (the largest in the world, in fact). It is incredible to see the latest…

Revisit Past Winning Startups in Anticipation of E20X Return in 2022

What does it mean to be a winner of HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) startup pitch competition? For the Judge’s Choice startup at the debut E20X Dubai competition in 2021, Hoick, it is about showcasing passion. “The reward lies in learning…