HFTP Allied Association, China Hotel Technology Alliance (CHTA), to Lead Chinese Travel Market Session at HITEC Toronto

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 06.22.17
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has announced plans for a new educational session on Chinese travelers during next week’s HITEC Toronto.

The session will be organized by HFTP’s allied association, China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA), and is scheduled for Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
 
The HITEC super session, “How Chinese Travelers Are Reshaping Global Travel,” will discuss how the booming Chinese economy is affecting the global tourism market. China is continues to grow globally in the areas of tourism and travel, and is a leader in the world outbound travel market. Leading this panel will be the following hospitality experts:
• David Sun, general manager at BTG Homeinns Hotel Group as well as chairman & CEO at Homeinns Hotel Group.
• Chenjie Hu, vice president at Alibaba
• Michael Levie, CHTP, founder and COO at citizenM and HFTP Global Secretary
• Marco Trecroce, SVP & CIO at Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts
• Monika Nerger, CIO at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and a 2017 inductee into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame
• Fiona Dou, CIO, tourism and commercial group at FOSUN GROUP
• Dr. Reno Wang, director at Alibaba
 
“HFTP is once again proud to partner with CHTA,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. “This session will discuss key factors happening in today’s global travel industry, and provide attendees with knowledge of how to effectively meet the needs of this growing market.”
 
The partnership between HFTP and CHTA ensures the visibility of both associations at industry events. Event attendees benefit from the partnership as they are able to meet with representatives from CHTA at HITEC, as well as HFTP representatives at CHTA’s Global Conference. HITEC, produced by HFTP, is the one of world’s largest hospitality technology shows and CHTA is recognized as the authoritative resource for hospitality technology in the Greater China and Asia region.
 
"I am honored to return to HITEC on behalf of the CHTA committee, and to have top industry leadership of both Chinese and Western sitting in one room to share the ideas and opportunities of Chinese Travelers made globally," said Jing Zhu, chairperson at CHTA. “CHTA and HFTP both work to improve the global hospitality industry, and together we continue to make a difference."
 
This year’s larger North American event HITEC Toronto, HFTP’s second HITEC of 2017, will take place from June 26-29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario Canada. HITEC Dubai, the third and final HITEC of 2017, will take place from November 14-15 at the Conrad Dubai in Dubai, UAE in partnership with Naseba. In 2018, HFTP will bring back HITEC Amsterdam on April 11-14 in addition to HITEC Houston on June 26-29.



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