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HFTP Announces Dates and Location for Second Annual HITEC Dubai

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 04.11.18
Building on the expertise of planning and producing one of the world’s largest hospitality technology shows, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), will host HITEC Dubai 2018 from Dec. 5-6, 2018 at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE.

Produced in partnership with Naseba, HFTP’s HITEC Dubai will serve as the association’s third and final HITEC of 2018.  
The event is a Middle Eastern counterpart to the tremendously successful annual HITEC which brings together thousands of individuals from the hospitality technology community to a different city in North America each year. Since Dubai is one of the world’s leading international business centers and regional hubs with a booming hospitality industry, HFTP has expand its recognized HITEC to the region. HFTP recently opened a Dubai Research Center, which serves as an office space and research center, located in the Dubai World Trade Center. HFTP has employed two graduate students from The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management to conduct regional research, benefitting the association and its international scale of events and resources. 
“Last year’s inaugural HITEC Dubai event featured 600+ hospitality stakeholders, 40+ solution and service providers and 30+ industry expert speakers,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe. “The demand for HITEC Dubai 2018 was such a great success that the event outgrew its initial venue. HFTP is excited to expand its educational resources and expert networks across The Middle East.”
The partnership between HFTP and Naseba for HITEC Dubai combines both organizations’ vast experience in the sector to build the ultimate hospitality technology platform in the GCC region. Naseba brings additional, local expertise to the event whereas HFTP has appointed a HITEC Dubai Advisory Council to assist with the education program.
Planning for HITEC Dubai has begun, and will reflect practices and trends specific to The Middle East. Top regional experts will be diligently selected to volunteer their industry expertise on the HITEC Dubai Advisory Council and provide guidance for the event’s education program. 
Reservations for exhibit space at HITEC Dubai are now being taken. HITEC Dubai also offers multiple sponsorship and advertising opportunities for exhibitors to increase impressions before and after the show. For more information, contact HFTP Director of Exhibits Paula Lerash, CEM at Paula.Lerash@hftp.org.

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