Discussion of Hospitality Technology Across the Atlantic

By: Carl Weldon, HFTP COO Europe  Cyber HITEC featured a new virtual session this year that built a bridge across the Atlantic Ocean and brought together two regions separated by a common language. This engaging session was called the “HFTP Europe: Technology and Tea” Hangout, and featured an interview-style discussion…

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,…

This Month, HFTP Spotlights Members Who Have Shared What HFTP Means to Them

 The HFTP Connect blog features hundreds of posts that have been collected, researched, written and published for the purposes of continuing education and professional development for our hospitality finance and technology members who span the globe. And each month, we spotlight a different HFTP membership benefit that has been developed by the association to further this goal. Some of these…

Behind the Scenes of Cyber HITEC: Meet the HITEC Advisory Council (Part III)

This week in Part III of a series introducing the HITEC Advisory Council — whose collective experiences and industry knowledge influence and refine the world-class education program at HITEC each year — meet Mike Dickersbach, Donna Hale and Mark Haley. In this blog post, they give their insights into what…

Behind the Scenes of Cyber HITEC: Meet the HITEC Advisory Council (Part II)

Last week, HFTP introduced four members of the HITEC Advisory Council: Council Chair Justin Taillon, MBA, Ph.D., CHIA, CHTP; Vice Chair Barry Thomas, CHTP; Executive Committee Liaison Mark Pate, CHAE, CHTP, MBA; and Council Member Ummara Marshall. This week in Part II, meet several more members of this esteemed council, whose collective…

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…

You Are a Hospitality Brand: Stand Out in a Post-pandemic Job Market

Presented by: Justin Taillon, Ph.D., MBA, Highline College Staff cuts across the hospitality industry have been fast and deep. Every day generates a staggering new number of unemployment claims. The resilience of the industry ensures that it will return to its place as the world’s largest business. This also means…

Industry Partners Check-in: What Will the Industry Look Like Post Pandemic?

Moderated by: Henri Roelings, Hospitality Net The second gathering for the new HFTP Hangout virtual get-togethers was a vendor-focused group who contemplated what the hospitality-industry will look like post-pandemic. Nowhere near the same was the overwhelming conclusion. Led by moderator Henri Roelings, founder of Hospitality Net, the group covered the…

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…