HITEC Minneapolis presents an extraordinary up-close look at the innovation taking place in the hospitality industry. Preview big ideas, brilliant minds and modern technology June 17–20, 2019 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA.
This year, HITEC will feature more than 350 exhibiting companies, an extensive educational program, an award-winning keynote speaker, an exciting opening party presented by Samsung® and celebrations of the revolutionary women and promising startups in hospitality technology today.
HFTP’s globally-recognized Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) competition features ambitious, enterprising startups presenting the next “big idea” to a roomful of HITEC attendees and a panel of expert judges including hospitality CIOs, angel investors and serial entrepreneurs. All HITEC registrants will have the opportunity to watch the excitement on Monday, June 17 and visit with the participating startups in the E20X Innovation Lab during exhibit hours. This wildly popular program expanded to HITEC Europe two years ago and HITEC Dubai just last year.
Take a Look at the Future. Go Beyond Tomorrow — The Human Revolution with Chris Riddell, an award-winning global futurist and inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in a hyper-connected world. His HITEC opening keynote presentation will uncover the ways humans adapt to high speed change and unlock insights for businesses and leaders in today’s highly disrupted digital world.
Full conference attendees gain access to more than 350 industry-leading solution providers for three days on the HITEC exhibit floor. Do not miss this opportunity to survey the myriad of hospitality technology products brought together from all over the globe in one immense space. The exhibit hall offers extra educational opportunities with scheduled Tech Talks and Exhibitor Tutorials.
New this year by HFTP and the HFTP Foundation is a special celebration of the women in hospitality technology. This luncheon serves to honor the trailblazing women in the industry while also supporting its future leaders, with proceeds contributing to HFTP’s General Scholarship Fund. These distinguished professionals will share their strategies for building a support network, the importance of mentoring and the value of paying it forward.
These are some of the highlights that attendees can expect during HITEC Minneapolis. When your professional development is complete, spend some time getting to know HITEC’s host city of Minneapolis. Also known as the “Mini Apple” and one half of the “Twin Cities,” Minneapolis is a charming Midwestern metropolis bursting with culture and natural beauty.