HITEC 2008 Online Registration Opens

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 03.04.08
Online attendee registration for the 2008 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) is now available.

HITEC, a service of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and one of the world's largest hospitality technology expositions and conferences, will be held June 16-19 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

“HITEC is always a great opportunity to get a high-level overview of concepts at the education sessions, network with colleagues and meet vendors,” said Rahul Pandit, vice president of operations and people for Lemon Tree Hotels.

HITEC 2008 offers a unique combination of top-notch hospitality technology education, led by industry peers and experts, and an unparalleled trade show showcasing the latest hospitality technology products and services from over 300 companies. The trade show features the Club Technology Pavilion, FAVE Awards and a new version of GUESTROOM 2010.

In response to attendee feedback, the opening session and welcome reception were moved to Monday and are scheduled back-to-back at the Austin Convention Center. There is still a general session on Tuesday morning and closing session Thursday afternoon. The rest of the HITEC schedule will remain similar to previous HITECs.

The 2008 opening session, held Monday, June 16 at 4:30 p.m., features Michael Tchong, founder of Ubercool, a next-generation marketing services company that publishes and produces trendsetting media and entertainment properties. As a noted trend watcher, Tchong’s 20 years of living at the bleeding edge of consumer technology trends has earned him a reputation as one of the savviest thinkers of the information age. His opening session explores the exhilarating changes in the current technology landscape, as society rapidly progresses forward in a never-ending quest to weave technology into the fabric of life.

Attendee registration is now available on the HITEC Web site through June 9. Registrations made through the Web site receive an immediate acknowledgement via e-mail. Exhibitor registration will be available in the near future.

Online room reservations for the official HITEC hotels can conveniently be made through the Web site, including reservations for the Hilton Austin (Headquarters Hotel), Hampton Inn & Suites, Hyatt Regency, Residence Inn by Marriott, Four Seasons (limited availability), Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, Courtyard by Marriott, Radisson Hotel & Suites and Sheraton Austin Hotel.

Visit HITEC.org for complete information about all conference and exhibition events, including a full conference schedule, a list of exhibitors, a map of the exhibit hall and the most current HITEC news.

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