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Women in Hospitality Technology Celebrated at HITEC 2023; with Sponsorship Support from Corporate Spending Innovations

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 06.08.23
Beyond the dual core components of exhibits and education at the 2023 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), attendees will have multiple opportunities for networking when they are in Toronto on June 26–29.

A highlight is the newly-added HFTP Women in Hospitality Technology Reception on Wednesday, June 28. The elegant affair is designed to bring together women from across the industry leading the way in technology and innovation. Corresponding with the event, HFTP will distribute a publication highlighting the influence of women industry professionals. Supporting this program as sponsor is Corporate Spending Innovations (CSI), an HFTP Corporate Allied Sponsor and HITEC 2023 exhibitor. 

“HFTP has long-championed the accomplishments of the influential women in the hospitality industry, through editorial profiles and events, as well as leadership positions on the association’s advisory boards,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. “As we get back to adding key components to HITEC, after a few unusual years, our planning team felt it was essential to add the reception to this year’s program. It will be a wonderful opportunity for attendees to connect through their mutual experiences in a lively atmosphere.”

CSI’s Juliann Pless, SVP of Travel Payment Solutions, said, “It is exciting to see HFTP creating a forum for Women in Hospitality Technology to come together and learn from and support one another. CSI is honored to sponsor this inaugural event and help pave the way for women’s leadership in the hospitality technology space. The growth and innovation that results from like-minded individuals working together will continue to help propel the industry forward.”

The Reception will cap the third day of HITEC, held from 4:30–6:00 p.m. in a beautiful, light-filled indoor/outdoor space at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre. Those in attendance can look forward to a relaxing environment featuring a mood-lifting violinist, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments —an excellent surrounding for making industry connections. In addition, influential leaders will host conversation circles to engender discussion on successful professional pathways. Entrance to the reception is exclusive to HITEC Full Conference registered attendees.

HITEC North America will take place on June 26–29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ont. Canada. Produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals, HITEC is the world's largest and longest-running hospitality technology exposition and conference. It 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. The 2023 event is expecting 6,000+ attendees and 320+ exhibiting companies. Registration for HITEC Toronto is now open.

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), established in 1952, is a hospitality nonprofit association headquartered in Austin, Texas USA with offices in the EU and Middle East. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segments of the hospitality industry with an international network of members and stakeholders. HFTP uniquely understands the industry's pressing issues, and assists its stakeholders in finding solutions to their challenges more efficiently than any organization. HFTP offers expert networks, educational resources, career development programs, research, leadership opportunities and conferences and events. HFTP produces international events throughout the year, including the world's largest hospitality technology tradeshow and conference brand: HITEC.  

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