MINNEAPOLIS—Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), producers of the world’s largest Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), has announced that attendee registration for its HITEC Minneapolis is now available online, as well as hotel reservations. Annually, HITEC highlights the industry’s tech trends and current approach to integrating technology into the hospitality sphere.
To set the tone on the first day, award-winning futurist Chris Riddell will present the Opening Keynote, “Beyond Tomorrow—The Human Revolution.” HITEC Minneapolis will be the second, and largest, HITEC event of 2019 and is from June 17 to 20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis.
“Annually HITEC provides industry professionals a comprehensive viewpoint on hospitality technology and global business trends, with multiple inputs that offer an extensive understanding on the direction the industry is moving,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe. “The education program, exhibition and networking opportunities all deliver an attendee the prospects to find the solutions they are looking for.”
The Opening Keynote will be presented in the afternoon on June 17, 2019 by Chris Riddell. He is an award-winning global futurist and industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyper connected world. Riddell is a global pattern hunter, discovering and identifying how humans are changing and adapting to high speed change, unlocking insights for businesses and leaders in today’s highly disrupted digital world.
HITEC Minneapolis has scheduled a full education program planned by the HITEC Minneapolis Advisory Council, a group of industry practitioners and experts. The council is co-chaired by Shannon Knox, Vice President of IT Field Services and Strategic Sourcing at Hilton and Justin Taillon, Ph.D., Professor and Department Head at Highline College. The exhibit hall hosts over 350 companies displaying a range of products and services to support the hospitality technology industry.
In addition to HITEC Minneapolis, in 2019 HFTP will bring back its two, regional conferences: HITEC Europe and HITEC Dubai. HITEC Europe will take place from April 9 to 11 at the Palau de Congressos Centre in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. HITEC Dubai will take place in the fall. For more information about HITEC and HFTP’s other international activities, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at email@example.com or visit www.hftp.org and www.hftp.org/hitec.