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HTNG and HFTP Developing HITEC 2020 Asia, Expanding the Hospitality Technology Event

Tuesday, September 17, 2019  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

Two associations are partnering to provide a respected education program to the Asian hospitality industry

BANGKOK (September 18, 2019) – Two leading associations who work to advance and educate on hospitality technology are partnering to expand to Asia the popular Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), with plans to premiere next year. Recently joining resources for HITEC Europe 2020, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) are continuing their collaboration by adding a fourth HITEC to the 2020 roster.

HFTP has produced the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) in North America since 1972, and in 2017 expanded the brand with two additional boutique events in Europe and Dubai which bring together thought leaders, practitioners and vendors to cover hospitality technology trends and practices. Since then, the European show has been building annually and earlier this month HFTP and HTNG announced a new partnership to help elevate the program and broaden its audience for 2020. Taking advantage of the momentum from their collaboration and HTNG’s decade-long presence in the Asia-Pacific region, HFTP and HTNG will continue to work together to establish this new event in Asia. Details will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

Upcoming events include: HFTP’s HITEC Dubai on November 12-13, 2019 at Festival Arena in Festival City Dubai in Dubai, UAE; HTNG’s European Conference on November 18-20, 2019 at the Fairmont Monte Carlo in Monaco; HFTP and HTNG’s HITEC Europe on April 21-23, 2020 at the Palau de Congressos in Palma, Mallorca, Spain; HTNG’s Hospitality Tech Summit on 13 February, 2020 at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam; and HFTP’s HITEC San Antonio on June 15-17, 2020 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas USA.

For more information about HITEC and HFTP's other international activities, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at or visit and

For more information about HTNG, please visit or contact the HTNG Events Department at




About HFTP

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) established in 1952, is an international, nonprofit association, headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, with offices in Hong Kong, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Dubai. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segments of the hospitality industry with members and stakeholders spanning across the globe. HFTP uniquely understands the industry’s pressing issues and assists its stakeholders in finding solutions to their challenges more efficiently than any organization. It does this via its expert networks, research, certification programs, information resources and conferences/events such as HITEC. HFTP also owns the world’s only hospitality-specific search engine,®.

For more information about HFTP, email or download the HFTP/HITEC media kit. Follow HFTP/HITEC on HFTP Connect, Facebook (@HFTPGlobal; @HITECconference), LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP),  Instagram (@HFTP_HITEC), Flickr and YouTube for the latest news.

About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)


The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.


Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's  Board of Governors, consisting of 22 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit