HFTP and Hospitality Upgrade Expand Partnership with Event Management Agreement

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP ® )has actually completed an occasion management contract with long time partner Hospitality Upgrade to assist collaborate the yearly Executive Vendor Summit and CIO Summit, established by Hospitality Upgrade in 2002 This arrangement kicked-off with the 2023 Executive Vendor Summit, which was held recently at The Loews Hotel in New Orleans, La. from March 29– 31. HFTP has actually been a sponsor of the Summits from their start and just recently the association has actually contributed its occasion preparing proficiency to both occasions. This current contract extends this cooperation through 2026.

“The Executive Vendor Summit and the CIO Summit have actually constructed track records as vital C-Level market networking occasions where Hospitality Upgrade has actually done a sensational task providing excellent education and out-of-the-box networking activities,” stated HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. “It is such a special experience for the guests, and now by integrating our companies’ track records and ability, our objective is to provide a remarkable experience.”

The 2023 Executive Vendor Summit was an invitation-only, two-day conference that used an unusual mix of networking, instructional programs and immersive gatherings for C-level executives from the world’s finest hospitality innovation providers. The Summit provides an unwinded environment, without any clients and no selling. Session subjects covered digital disturbance, mitigating danger, acquisitions, legal Q&A, innovation dangers and reports, and more. Beyond the education shows, participants were dealt with to enjoyable gatherings, consisting of an overload trip and Mississippi River cruise.

The management contract likewise consists of coordination of the CIO Summit kept in early September each year. The CIO Summit is a two-day conference that uses a distinct mix of networking, program and immersive gatherings for C-level innovation executives. Involvement is restricted to the “who’s who” of innovation leaders at significant hotels, gambling establishments, cruise lines, management and timeshare business, enabling the market’s finest, little peer networking experience.

“We’re grateful for the success we’ve seen over the last 3 years specifically with our occasions, and we expect even higher things to come,” stated Rich Siegel, creator and publisher of Hospitality Upgrade. “HFTP is an excellent partner and we value the know-how and resources their group gives our extremely focused occasions.”

HFTP and Hospitality Upgrade are veteran allied partners collaborating to establish hospitality innovation details and resources. Hospitality Upgrade is the unique innovation publication for HFTP and sponsor of HFTP occasions such as HITEC and the HFTP Annual Convention. HFTP has actually been a sponsor of Hospitality Upgrade occasions such as the CIO Summit and the Executive Vendor Summit considering that their launch.

To learn more about the Executive Vendor Summit and CIO Summit, check out the occasions’ sites.

About Hospitality Upgrade

Hospitality Upgrade has actually covered innovation patterns and item details in the hospitality market for more than 30 years. Routine functions consist of extensive analyses by market believed leaders, interviews with leading hotel and video gaming executives, short articles about items and patterns, and profiles of the market’s premier service providers. Reaching an audience of more than 30,000 readers in 48 nations, the publication likewise sponsors 2 yearly occasions, the Executive Vendor Summit and the CIO Summit. Hospitality Upgrade is owned by Siegel Communications, Inc., together with its sis business Hotel Onlinethe leading everyday news website for the hospitality market. To find out more, see www.hospitalityupgrade.com.

About HFTP

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP ®), developed in 1952, is a hospitality not-for-profit association headquartered in Austin, Texas USA with workplaces in the EU and Middle East. HFTP is acknowledged as the spokes group for the financing and innovation sectors of the hospitality market with a worldwide network of members and stakeholders. HFTP distinctively comprehends the market’s pushing problems, and helps its stakeholders in discovering options to their difficulties more effectively than any company. HFTP provides professional networks, academic resources, profession advancement programs, research study, management chances and conferences and occasions. HFTP produces global occasions throughout the year, consisting of the world’s biggest hospitality innovation tradeshow and conference brand name: HITEC. In addition, it manages the hospitality-specific Pineapplesearch.com ® and the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI). For additional information about HFTP, see www.hftp.org. For the most recent news, go to the HFTP News page at news.hftp.org and the HFTP Connect blog site at blog.hftp.org.

Millicent Athanos
Personnel Vice President, Administration & & USALI
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