Getting Organized for HITEC Toronto

Written By: Jennifer Jones I have attended HITEC now for several years, as both an exhibitor and an attendee. Regardless of my role there, I have learned one valuable lesson: take a vacation after to catch up on sleep! I…

Why HITEC Toronto Is Important

Written By: Ron Hardin It sounds like one of those essays you had to write in school: “what I did on my summer vacation,” “what extracurricular activities mean to me.” It also sounds blindingly obvious – of course HITEC Toronto 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…

Dispatches from HFTP Global: CHTA Disruptive 2017 Innovation and Technology Expo

Written By: Evita Ma This is the second time I have attended a China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA) event. Last month, I attended the CHTA Disruptive 2017 Innovation and Technology Expo from April 26-28, 2017 located at the Marriott QianJiang,…

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…

Choose Your Learning: HFTP ProLinks Webinars

Written By: Susan Savkov Please raise your hand if you are busy. We are all probably raising our hands. There are many things vying for your attention right now in your job. Deadlines for your hotel budget, getting new technology…

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…

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…

HFTP Continues to Build its Global Presence with First Membership Event in London

Written By: Carl Weldon HFTP hosted its first membership event in London this month at the Rosewood Hotel London on Monday, March 6, 2017. The first welcome we received was from the hotel dog – called Pearl – so named…

Dispatches from HFTP Global Director: Mid-South Atlantic Regional Conference 2017

Written By: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA I had the great honor of attending the HFTP® Mid-South Atlantic Regional Conference last month in Raleigh, North Carolina USA from February 23–25, 2017.  This was my first regional conference, so I…