HITEC Minneapolis 2019

HITEC
Jun 17
Highlight Events
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Overview

The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) is the world's largest and oldest hospitality technology exposition and conference brand. Produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), a global nonprofit hospitality association that is headquartered in Austin, Texas USA, HITEC offers a unique combination of top-notch education, and brings together the brightest minds and hottest technologies from across the globe to one place. The unparalleled event offers attendees essential education, access to top hospitality technology industry experts and the resources to find cost-effective ways to improve company bottom lines. Combined with the intimate opportunities to connect with fellow professionals, HITEC has everything to enhance your career.

Historically hosted annually in a different city throughout the United States, HFTP decided to break tradition in 2017 by hosting three HITEC events all taking place outside of U.S. borders – in Toronto, Amsterdam and Dubai. This was the first time the global association’s largest HITEC event – featuring thousands of hospitality professionals from around the world – took place outside of the U.S.

For more information about HITEC and HFTP’s other global activities, contact the HFTP Meetings & Events Department at education@hftp.org or visit www.hftp.org.

HITEC 2019 SCHEDULE 

Note: Program content and schedule are subject to change without notice. Please also reference see each day's event listing in the menu.

Please note that Super Sessions and Concurrent Sessions are only available to Full Conference Registration badges.  All other education offerings to include the E20X Pitch Competition, Opening Keynote, General Sessions, Technology Showcases, Exhibitor Tutorials and Tech Talks, are open to all registrants. 

SUNDAY, JUNE 16
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Registration, Housing Help, Mobile App Help Desk Open

DAY 1, MONDAY, JUNE 17
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Registration, Housing Help, Mobile App Help Desk Open
About HFTP Information Desk
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
CLEAR Signup Kiosks available
7:30 – 8:00 AM
Beverage Service
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM  Super Sessions - Full Conference Registrants Only
-What is AI Really?
-Fraud Best Practices

9:15 – 9:45 AM
Beverage Service
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM  Concurrent Sessions
-Independent Hotel in a Big Box World - Full Conference Registrants Only
-Technology: And How it Shapes Brand Standards - Full Conference Registrants Only
-The Next Big Industry Threat - Full Conference Registrants Only
Registrants Only
-Technology Investment - Full Conference Registrants Only
11:00 AM – 12 :00 PM  Concurrent & Technology Showcase Sessions
-5G—Not just Another G 
- Full Conference Registrants Only
-Next Gen Travelers: Millennials and Generation Z Reshaping the Industry - Full Conference Registrants Only
-Multiple Data Privacy Regulations - Full Conference Registrants Only
-How Evolving Technology Will Impact the Front Desk - Full Conference Registrants Only
-Technology Showcase 1 - Technology Insights & Trends: Discover Your Hotel "TECH IQ" - Presented by Cirq+ - All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend.
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Women in Hospitality Technology Luncheon - Separate ticket required
12:30 – 4:30 PM
CHAE & CHTP Exams
1:00 - 2:15 PM  Super Session
-Fireside Chat: View from the Top - Full Conference Registrants Only
2:30 - 4:00 PM 
E20X Pitch Competition - All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend.
4:00 – 4:30 PM
Beverage Service
4:30 - 5:45 PM
Opening Keynote: Beyond Tomorrow - The Human Revolution - All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend.
8:00 - 10:30 PM
Opening Party Presented by Samsung

DAY 2, TUESDAY JUNE 18
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7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration, Housing Help, Mobile App Help Desk Open​
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CLEAR Signup Kiosks available
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
About HFTP Information Desk
8:00 – 8:30 AM
Beverage Service
8:30 – 10:00 AM
General Session & Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame Induction -  All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend.
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Exhibits Open 
HFTP Member Retreat
10:30 AM – 2:45 PM
Exhibitor Tutorials 1-6 in Exhibit Hall - All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend.
11:00 – 11:15 AM
Tech Talks 1- 4 in Exhibit Hall - All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
-Technology Showcase 2 - All About the CCPA for the Hospitality Industry: How to Tackle California’s New Privacy Law - Presented by OneTrust - All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend.
2:00 – 2:15 PM
Tech Talks 5-8 in Exhibit Hall - All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend.
3:30 – 4:00 PM
Beverage Service
4:00 – 5:00 PM - About HFTP Information DeskConcurrent & Technology Showcase Sessions
-Ethics I- Ethical Dilemmas/ A Practical Approach 
- Full Conference Registrants Only
-Data Protection/Security - Full Conference Registrants Only
-Biometrics - Full Conference Registrants Only
-Personal Panic Alarms - Full Conference Registrants Only
-Technology Showcase 3 - Decoding the Guestprint - Presented by Cendyn - All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend.

DAY 3, WEDNESDAY JUNE 19
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8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Registration, Housing Help, Mobile App Help Desk Open
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CLEAR Signup Kiosks available
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
About HFTP Information Desk
8:00 – 8:30 AM
Beverage Service
8:30 - 9:30 AM
-Technology Showcase 4- Empower your employees with Microsoft Teams - Presented by Microsoft - All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend.
8:30 – 10:00 AM Super Sessions
-Integration with Application of Guest Technology- Full Conference
-The Evolving Distribution Landscape: Tech Titans. Hotel Brands and OTAs- Full Conference
Registrants Only
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Exhibits Open
HFTP Member Retreat
10:30 AM – 2:45 PM
Exhibitor Tutorials 7-12 in Exhibit Hall - All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend.
11:00 – 11:15 AM
Tech Talks 9-12 in Exhibit Hall - All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend.
2:00 – 2:15 PM
Tech Talks 13-16 in Exhibit Hall - All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend.
2:30 – 3:00 PM
Beverage Service
3:00 – 4:00 PM About HFTP Information Desk, Concurrent & Technology Showcase Sessions
-Taking Advantage of AI to Inform Revenue Management and Marketing Decisions - Full Conference Registrants Only
-Hospitality IT Turnover - Full Conference Registrants Only
-The Sharing Economy: What is Our New Competitive Reality? - Full Conference Registrants Only
-Digital Transformation for Hospitality - Full Conference Registrants Only
-Technology Showcase 5- Oracle Hospitality Cloud - Platform for Hotel Sales, Events & Operations - Presented by Oracle - All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend.
4:30 – 6:00 PM
HFTP Young Professionals Event

DAY 4, THURSDAY JUNE 20
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8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Registration, Housing Help, Mobile App Help Desk Open
8:30 – 9:00  AM
Beverage Service
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
About HFTP Information Desk
9:00 – 10:00 AM  Concurrent & Technology Showcase Sessions
-Ethics II- Doing What is Right 
- Full Conference Registrants Only
-Your People are Worth It: Leveraging Human Capital Technologies - Full Conference Registrants Only
-Technology Showcase 6- Serving Satisfaction: WiFi Solutions for Improving Guest Experiences - Presented by Comcast Business - All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend.
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Exhibits Open
HFTP Member Retreat
10:30 - 11:45 AM
Exhibitor Tutorials 13-14 in Exhibit Hall - All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend
12:00 – 12:45 PM
Tech Talk 17 in Exhibit Hall - All HITEC registrants welcome to attend
1:45 – 2:15 PM
Beverage Service
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
About HFTP Information Desk
2:15 – 3:15 PM
Closing General Session - All HITEC registrants are welcome to attend.

HITEC 2019
Location of Event

Minneapolis Convention Center | 1301 2nd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55403