HITEC 2009 Online Registration Opens Early

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 11.26.08
Providing more flexibility for attendees, online attendee registration for the 2009 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) opens earlier than ever.

HITEC 2009, a service of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), is the one of the world's largest hospitality technology expositions and conferences. The conference will be held June 22-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

“This is the earliest we’ve made HITEC registration available,” said Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP. “With the current uncertainty of the economy, we wanted to offer more flexibility to potential attendees. They now have a larger window to register as their budgets allow – whether it’s before their budget year-end or as business improves in the coming months.” 

HITEC attendee Kristen Limbacher, managing director for ProTempIT Ltd., said, “If you want to know what is in and what is out in hospitality technology, if you want to meet and network with leading specialists in their field, if you want to have a great time getting enthusiastic about technology in hospitality --- then go to HITEC.”

HITEC 2009 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. Education sessions address timely topics like green technology, social media, bandwidth and revenue management in a changing economy. The trade show features extended hours on Tuesday, along with the Club Technology Pavilion, the FAVE Awards and a new version of GUESTROOM 20X. In response to attendee feedback, HITEC is adding a closing reception, immediately following the closing session on Thursday evening. This allows attendees and vendors to gather one last time during the conference.

Attendee registration is now available on the Web site. Registrations made through the Web site receive an immediate acknowledgement via e-mail. The HITEC Housing Bureau is available in mid-December, while HITEC exhibitor registration is available in April 2009. Interested parties can visit the HITEC Web site for complete information about all conference and exhibition events, including the conference schedule, a list of exhibitors, a map of the exhibit hall and the most current HITEC news.

HFTP, Austin, Texas, USA and Maastricht, The Netherlands, founded in 1952, is a global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides first class educational opportunities, research and publications to more than 4,800 members globally including, the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC--founded in 1972. HFTP also awards the only hospitality specific certifications for accounting and technology ---the certified hospitality accountant executive (CHAE) and the certified hospitality technology professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants.

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