Write Your Way in to HFTP Global Events in 2020

Do you have an interest in sharing your experiences with other hospitality technology and finance professionals? Join us at one of HFTP’s major events coming up this year and take advantage of valuable education and networking opportunities with complimentary full-conference registration, courtesy of HFTP. This opportunity is made possible when…

Tech Trends of 2020: Where Innovation Lies

Facial recognition. Robotics process automation (RPA). Voice assistance. As technology becomes the cornerstone for the way we do business and a key driver for the guest experience, we have all become relatively familiar with tech terms like these — but do we truly understand what they mean, and are we…

HITEC Dubai 2019: Risk Management and More

By: Naftali Tanyongana This was my second year covering HITEC Dubai, and from a hospitality student perspective, it is always interesting to go to hospitality events and see theory put into practice. That is why I enjoyed watching Melissa Aoun, ARM, MSc, director of transformation advisory at Grant Thornton, presenting…

HITEC Europe Returns to Stunning Mallorca, Spain in April 2020

It is officially December — and while many are dreaming of a white Christmas, HFTP also dreams of an iridescent spring, when HITEC Europe 2020 returns to Palma, Mallorca, Spain. Azure waters. Limestone mountains. Historic villages. These are just a few choice phrases to describe Mallorca, where business and leisure will…

How Do Hospitality CMOs and CTOs Work Together? Read the Research

Hospitality chief marketing officers (CMOs) and chief technology officers (CTOs) were brought together this past year by HFTP and HSMAI for two think tanks on the strategic integration of marketing and technology. By definition, a think tank is a group organized for interdisciplinary research with the objective of providing advice on a…

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…

The Connection of #HITEC

Written by: Artak Gevorgian, CHAE, MBA — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger You can have the greatest ideas, methods and talent — but if your event (from organizers to exhibitors) cannot deliver a quality guest experience, people will not come back. More than 6,000 people attended HITEC Minneapolis. Superior event arrangements can…

#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…

Three Ways #HITEC Impacts Hospitality Careers

Written by: Claire Kenney — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger HITEC offers diverse opportunities for those in the hospitality industry. Here’s what you can gain from HITEC this year… and for years to come! #1: HITEC is a place for ongoing learning. Each year, HITEC provides a variety of educational opportunities….

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…