AUSTIN, Texas—Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of the Hospitality Marketplace Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), the world wide hospitality technology function is positioned to have on the need for a knowledge-sharing party into the future period. Developed by Hospitality Financial and Technological know-how Specialists (HFTP), HITEC 2022 hosted just above 6,100 attendees on June 27–30 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The occasion showed the industry’s most recent know-how innovations from 331 exhibitors in a 78,000-sq.-foot exhibit corridor and presented an education system with in excess of 50 instruction sessions. Preparations for yr 51 are underway with virtually 70 per cent of the display flooring contracted for HITEC Toronto scheduled for June 26–29, 2023.
“This year’s HITEC was like none I have noticed, and I have been to 32 iterations,” claimed HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH. “Throughout the 4 days in Orlando, you could really feel a beneficial excitement throughout the party space and show corridor, discussions in development all close to you. There is no far better sign of this achievements than the beneficial curiosity from exhibitors and possible exhibitors that flowed via the exhibit workplace onsite. Due to the fact of our priority method, we ended up compelled to generate a waiting listing for newcomer organizations who want to show. Furthermore, HFTP had a record number of new associates who joined the nonprofit affiliation onsite.”
The exhibit hall showcased hundreds of firms, from tiny commence-ups to global brands, exhibiting their technological innovation alternatives for the hospitality business. Product or service types incorporated issue-of-sale (POS), door locks, info protection, cell applications, electronic screens and signage, payment programs, network management, and much more.
“This year’s HITEC has nevertheless once more been a fantastic celebration for M3 to join with recent and foreseeable future prospects,” stated Haley Wolf, promoting and public relations supervisor for M3. “Not only does the party allow us to drive bottom line income, but it also enables us to connect with the unbelievable people today of the hospitality sector.”
“As a startup based mostly in Austin, Texas, we specially selected HITEC as our very first tradeshow to showcase the launch of our Autonomous Stock Management Platform,” mentioned Don Ward, founder and CEO of Laundris Corp. “We appreciated the possibility to focus on our alternative with opportunity buyers and ahead-imagining organization leaders who are contemplating new and emerging developments in the hospitality business. It was fantastic to fulfill new friends. And most importantly, Laundris appreciated the support of the full HTFP group for putting alongside one another a prime-notch function and encounter for our workforce.”
A spotlight of the week was Entrepreneur 20X, sponsored by PROVision Companions. The start-up pitch opposition showcased eight commence-ups pitching hospitality know-how solutions to a panel of 6 judges. The Judge’s Preference Award, picked by the judges, went to ROBOSIZE.ME and The People’s Decision Award, which was the common vote, went to Beachy.
The continued results of HITEC is supported by the participation of HFTP allied affiliation companions. Per year, Hospitality Income and Advertising and marketing Affiliation International (HSMAI) Americas co-locates its ROC Americas party with HITEC. In addition, other husband or wife associations participating in Orlando were being the Asian American Resort House owners Association (AAHOA), the Worldwide Hospitality Info Engineering Affiliation (iHITA), and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.