Global Hospitality Industry Tech Conference Arrives in New Orleans

The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) is taking place now through June 23 in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

HITEC is the world’s largest hospitality technology exposition and conference that brings together attendees from all over to experience a one-stop shop for essential education, access to experts and hospitality technology vendors, networking with top leaders in the industry and the resources to find cost-effective ways to improve company bottom lines.

“HITEC 2016 is expected to be one of the best yet,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. “Each year we strive to create a better event than the last. We are excited for all of the additions that will be present at this year’s event.”

Highlights include:

  • High-profile Keynote Speakers — like Johnny Cupcakes CEO Johnny Earle, data artist Jer Thorp and Hyper-Growth CEO Josh Linkner.
  • Technology Showcases — Innovative presentations with topics such as tailoring your guest experience to newer generations, connected home – connected guest, business intelligence: achieving ROI throughout your organization and many more.
  • Super Sessions — these remarkable educational sessions will give deep insight into all the intricacies of hospitality technology. Topics include: top scams in hotels, embracing innovation and wow factor – want your guests to return? Wow them.
  • Opening party at Generations Hall – A Night in NOLA – Don’t miss the kick off to HITEC 2016 at one of the oldest seats in New Orleans.
  • Second Annual Entrepreneur 20X — 22 brilliant mentors, 17 innovative start-ups, 11 industry titans as judges and one winner in this start-up pitch competition. Top participants will come face-to-face with attendees in the Entrepreneur 20X Pavillion on the exhibit floor.

They chose New Orleans for HITEC 2016 because of the city’s popularity, as a tourist destination and historic national icon, as well as its profound internet capabilities and technology infrastructure.