HFTP Celebrates Record Breaking Conference Attendance at HITEC 2016
June 24, 2016 3:45am
Over six thousand hospitality technology professionals representing 65 countries gathered for HITEC 2016 in New Orleans
Thu, 24 June 2016 - Hospitality technology professionals from around the globe came together this month to explore the industry's best practices and latest innovations at the world's largest Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITECsm), hosted each year by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®). HITEC 2016 was held from June 20-23 in New Orleans, La. USA at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
HITEC 2016 was one of the highest attended conferences with 6,395 hospitality professionals representing 65 countries. The conference, which had over 106 speakers for its daily educational sessions, addressed important issues including robotics, disaster recovery, new operating/IT talent models, digital customer journey and more. The exhibit floor was home to 342 exhibitors and 867 exhibit booths showcasing the latest in hospitality technology products and services.
"The prominence of technology will only continue to grow in our everyday lives," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. "HITEC offers the world's largest event for hospitality technology professionals around the globe to intermix, share ideas and their latest technology innovations. Attendees can now stay up-to-date with the latest technology news year-round with HITEC Bytes."
The HITEC exhibit hall featured hundreds of companies announcing new products and showcasing their signature technologies. Details on participating exhibitors and their products and services are available via the online HITEC Buyers Guide. Attendees also have access to a number of presentations from the education sessions available on the HITEC website.
HITEC's education program officially began with the Opening Keynote from Jer Thorp, Co-Founder of The Office of Creative Research, who spoke on adding narrative meaning to huge amounts of data. Tuesday's Keynote Session featured Josh Linker, CEO of Hyper-Growth, who spoke on entrepreneurial mindset and why it is better to innovate and disrupt your organization before your competition does. To close HITEC on Thursday afternoon, Johnny Earle, CEO of Johnny Cupcakes, spoke on viral business and how to inspire customer loyalty through branding.
To recognize innovation leaders in the hospitality technology industry, HFTP inducted Michael Levie, CHTP, an executive at citizenM and a director on the HFTP Global board, and Prakash Shukla, managing partner at Solarex, into its International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame.
HITEC 2017 is slated for June 26–29, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario Canada. For the latest news, follow HFTP/HITEC on HITEC Bytes. For more information about HITEC, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at email@example.com or +1 (512) 249-5333.
For more information about HITEC, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (512) 249-5333.
Tags: hitec 2016,
HITEC is the world's largest hospitality technology exposition and conference. HITEC offers a unique combination of top-notch education, and brings together the brightest minds and hottest technology from over 375 companies to one place. HITEC 2016 will take place June 20-23 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. USA. The unparalleled expo offers 5,500 + attendees essential education, access to top hospitality technology industry experts and the resources to find cost-effective ways to improve company bottom lines. Combined with the intimate opportunities to connect with fellow professionals, HITEC has everything to enhance your career.
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is a global nonprofit hospitality association, headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, that uniquely understands the industry's problems. HFTP has over 5,200 members and several thousand stakeholders across the globe. HFTP assists its members in finding solutions to industry problems more efficiently than any organization via its expert networks, research, conferences such as HITEC and certification programs. HFTP also owns the world's only hospitality specific search engine, PineappleSearch.com. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segment of the hospitality. For more information about HFTP, e-mail email@example.com.
Contact: Jessica Blankenship
HFTP Announces 2017 Paragon Award Recipient
HFTP Hospitality DPO Task Force Outlines Objectives as Industry Prepares for New Data Projection Regulations May 2018 Deadline
OpenTravel at the IATA NDC Hackathon 2017, Silicon Valley
HFTP Helps 2017 to Support Medically-Sound Children’s Camp via Silent Auction Fundraiser
HFTP Announces Re-branded Annual Convention Formal Event, HFTP’s Annual Tribute to Success
OpenTravel Advisory Forum Online Registration Now Open
HFTP Announces 2017 CHAE of the Year Recipient Guus Martinus Heijmans, CHAE
HFTP Hospitality DPO Task Force Holds First Meeting in Amsterdam, Moves Ahead on Building Resources
HFTP and Naseba Announce HITEC Dubai 2017 Advisory Council
HFTP Announces Keynotes for its 2017 Annual Convention
HFTP Announces Advisory Council for its Second Annual HITEC Amsterdam in April 2018
HFTP and OpenTravel – Announce Newest Partnership in Systems Standards Horizon
HFTP and OpenTravel Announce Partnership for Industry Initiatives
HITEC’s Canadian Debut Draws Largest Conference Attendance in 45 Year History
HFTP Announces Blockchain Technology Task Force
HFTP Allied Association, China Hotel Technology Alliance (CHTA), to Lead Chinese Travel Market Session at HITEC Toronto
HITEC Toronto Entrepreneur 20X Judges and Mentors Announced
Hospitality Technology Pioneers Recognized with Quinquennial HFTP Award of Merit
HFTP Announces Planning Underway for HITEC India, HITEC Asia, and 2018 Club Engagement Conference
OpenTravel Alliance Co-Locates with HFTP for 2017 Annual Hospitality Conference
Please login or register to post a comment.