HITEC 2008 FAVE Awards Allow Attendees to Honor Exhibitors

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 05.23.08
Recognizing exhibitors for their technologies and booth design, attendees at the 2008 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) once again have the opportunity to vote for their favorites through the HITEC FAVE Awards.

HITEC is June 16-19 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. HITEC 2008 online registration is available at HITEC.org through June 9.

"The HITEC FAVE Awards provide an outlet for attendees to express their opinions about exhibitors and the trade show," said Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP. "The award program also brings a level of excitement to the show, as exhibitors try to leave an impression on attendees through more interaction."

HFTP devised the program in 2007 based on responses from focus groups and surveys. The results indicated that attendees would like to give exhibitors an added incentive to promote their technologies and exhibits, while enhancing the sense of excitement and competition at the show. HITEC FAVE award categories include Favorite Island Booth, Favorite In-line Booth and the top five favorite technologies or solutions exhibited at HITEC.

During HITEC, attendees cast votes electronically at any of the onsite voting stations located at HFTP's booth (#161), the exhibit hall entrance and Cybernet Center. Attendees that vote by 11:30 a.m. Thursday are automatically entered for a chance to win a Wii Prize Package worth close to $1,000, including the just-released Wii Fit™. Exhibitors are not eligible to vote.

Winners of the booth designs will be announced Thursday afternoon before the hall closes, allowing attendees a chance to stop by and visit the winners. Winners of the technology/solutions category will be announced in the Closing Session at 2 p.m. Exhibitors and attendees are invited to attend the Closing Session. Winning companies receive industry-wide promotion as a HITEC FAVE Award recipient and are listed on the HITEC web site throughout the year.

HITEC FAVE Award winners for 2007 include:

Favorite Island Booth - Agilysys, Inc.
Favorite Inline Booth - Digital Alchemy

HITEC Favorite Solutions Awards:
  • Agilysys 360 PMS
  • IDeaS Revenue Management Systems
  • Minibar Systems Smartcube
  • Jonas Club Management Software

HITEC, a service of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), is the world's largest hospitality technology exposition and conference. In its 36th year, the conference 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.


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