European Technology Issues Discussed at EHTEC 2008

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 02.22.08
Over 150 attendees from over 25 countries convened at the sold-out 2008 European Hospitality Technology Educational Conference (EHTEC) to address technology issues and network with exhibitors and colleagues.

EHTEC, a service of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), was held at the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands 10 February - 12 February 2008.

“EHTEC provided a genuine insight into what key hotel executives think about the future of technology,” said Tim Wye, director at Hotel Consortium.

The boutique conference offered two full days of focused technology education and networking opportunities with European hospitality professionals. The EHTEC Advisory Council, a group of global hospitality experts, designed the conference to cover the technology topics that are most prominent in the region.

The program included hot topics, such as guestroom technology, evolution of electronic distribution and technology trends. The well-received closing session discussed how to effectively run an IT department in the generation of global converged networks with Moderator Ted Horner, managing director of E Horner & Associates Pty Ltd; Carson Booth, vice president of IT, Europe, Africa, Middle East for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and HFTP global director; Kirsten Limbacher, managing director of ProTempIT Ltd.; Nick Price, CIO and CTO of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Ltd; and Clive Taylor, vice president of operations for Easy (Ez) Revenue Management Solutions Ltd.

“EHTEC offers an interactive platform to openly engage hospitality leaders within the European region, as well as gain an intimate forum with solid education and professional networking opportunities,” said Diane Estner, vice president of global sales for Systems Design & Development and EHTEC 2008 exhibitor. “Systems Design & Development continues to appreciate the rewards as a founding sponsor of EHTEC. We look forward to supporting EHTEC in 2009.”


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