HFTP Announces Advisory Council for its Second Annual HITEC Amsterdam in April 2018

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 08.02.17
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), the only organization producing nonprofit hospitality events at an international level, including the world's largest Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is pleased to announce the advisory council for its second annual HITEC Amsterdam.

The next HITEC Amsterdam will take place from April 11–13, 2018 at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 
 
The HITEC Amsterdam Advisory Council met in Amsterdam this month to plan the upcoming conference’s educational program. Sessions planned by the pan-European group will address the issues of top concern to the hospitality technology field. HITEC Amsterdam is an extension of HFTP’s tremendously successful HITEC, which just completed its 45th year. 
 
“HFTP was overwhelmed by the success of its inaugural HITEC Amsterdam in March 2017, and is delighted to bring the event back in April 2018,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. “The HITEC Amsterdam Advisory Council worked hard when they met last month to design an educational program that will radiate interest and knowledge-sharing amongst attendees.”
 
Planning for HITEC Amsterdam is in full swing with guidance from an advisory council representing six European countries. The council is chaired by Carson Booth, CHTP and vice-chaired by Derek Wood. The HITEC Amsterdam Advisory Council who are among Europe’s finest hospitality technology group are:
 
Carson Booth, CHTP, startup technology consultant, Germany 
Fergus Boyd, vice president of digital and IT at Yotel, London
James Byrne, owner at Eccleston Square Hotel, London
Mark Campbell, chief information officer at Dorchester Collection, London
Ally Dombey, director at Revenue by Design, London 
Steven Dow, vice president of revenue management at Diamond Resorts International, England 
Gerhard Finster, owner at Arcadia Hotels Group, Germany 
Thierry Guiraudios, chief information officer at chez Louvre Hotels Group, France 
Alvaro Hidalgo, managing partner at First Logic Consulting, Spain 
Timo Kettern, director of IT at Lapithus Hotel Management, Germany
Lodewijk Klootwijk, chief executive officer at European Golf Course Owners Association, The Netherlands
Phil Le Brun, vice president and segment chief information officer at McDonald's Corporation, London 
Michael Levie, CHTP, executive at citizenM, The Netherlands 
Ian Millar, CHTP, professor of IT at Ecole Hoteliere De Lausanne, Switzerland 
Sophie Pommois, project director of global distribution at Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), Switzerland 
Michiel Roelfsema, deputy general manager at Hotel Okura Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Henri Roelings, founder and CEO at Hsyndicate, The Netherlands 
Barry Thomas, CHTP, area director of information technology at Rosewood Hotel, London 
Derek Wood, managing director at Derek Wood Associates Ltd, England
Lyle Worthington, CHTP, CIO at The Student Hotel, The Netherlands
 
In traditional HITEC fashion, HITEC Amsterdam will include an exhibit hall, keynote presentations and over 16 educational sessions about trending hospitality technology topics including: blockchain, OTA’s, sustainability, service bus, PMS, API, GDPR/DPO, development methodologies, meeting room technology, consumer journey and more. 



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