EHTEC 2008 Advisory Council Designs Education Sessions Relevant to European Hospitality Industry

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 10.12.07
After a successful inaugural conference in February 2007, the 2008 European Hospitality Technology Educational Conference (EHTEC) advisory council is busy designing a conference that covers relevant technology topics for the European hospitality industry.

The conference, produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), will be February 10-12, 2008 at the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

"Conferences like EHTEC help you build an industry network, which is already 50 percent of the journey to success," said Marco Bartelsman, IT director for the Park Plaza Hotels Europe and an attendee at the inaugural EHTEC. "I definitely look forward to the next EHTEC."

The boutique conference will offer two full days of focused technology education and excellent networking opportunities with European hospitality professionals.

“The EHTEC advisory council consists of a wide variety of hospitality professionals that are knowledgeable on the industry in Europe,” said Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP. “Their collective knowledge will provide useful and interesting education sessions that will focus on the most pressing challenges facing hospitality technology in Europe.”

The EHTEC 2008 advisory council, a group of global hospitality experts, includes:

  • Oliver Bernet, SVP information technology and CIO for Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts
  • Floor Bleeker, group director of IT for Jumeirah Group
  • Carson Booth, VP of IT in Europe, Africa, Middle East for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
  • Howard Field, FCA, FBHA, director for Hotel Investment Advisors LTD
  • Michael Levie, partner and CEO of citizinM
  • Ian Millar, CHTP, lecturer at Ecole Hoteliere De Lausanne
  • Peter O'Connor, PhD, professor at IMHI - ESSEC Business School
  • Henri Roelings, founder and CEO of Hsyndicate
  • Jules Sieburgh, CHTP, hospitality consultant with O'Neal Consulting
  • Wibecke Vinke, SVP of IT for Kempinski Hotel SA
  • Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP
  • Derek Wood, managing director of Derek Wood Associates LTD
EHTEC premiered February 18-20, 2007 at the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The education program included speakers such as Michael Levie, partner and CEO of citizinM, and Keith Gruen, founder of Fidelio Property Management Systems (PMS). HFTP, which produces EHTEC, also produces HITEC — Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference — one of the world's largest hospitality technology shows of its kind.



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