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HITEC 2005 Exhibit Space 90% Sold-out; 
June 20-23 in Los Angeles


AUSTIN, TEXAS; February 23, 2005 - Exhibit space for the 2005 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) is 90 percent sold out, making it vital for interested companies to reserve space. Exhibitors will use HITEC 2005, June 20-23 in Los Angeles, to announce new products and alliances, as well as to feature the most current in hospitality technology products and services for guestrooms, front office, food & beverage, operations, sales, security and more. 

A complete list of exhibiting companies is available on the HITEC web site at, along with online registration and a detailed schedule of educational programming. Companies interested in exhibiting should contact HFTP's director of marketing, Lance Peterson, at (800) 448-3239 or (512) 249-5333 x29 for information. 

The number of HITEC exhibits has increased significantly from 252 booths in 1993 to more than 600 booths in 2004. HITEC attendance has also greatly increased from its small beginning with approximately 38 attendees for its 1972 debut to a planned attendance of 5,000 for this year's show.

In addition to the latest technology available to the industry, HITEC 2005 will also offer more than 35 education sessions presented by the world's foremost hospitality technology experts. This year's sessions have a range of topics such as the Club Technology Boot Camp, Emerging Technologies, Future of Systems Integration, What to Look for When Purchasing High Speed Internet Access, Property Management, VoIP and Customer Relationship Management.

HITEC, produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), is the most comprehensive meeting of its kind in the hospitality industry. It addresses the use of technology in the industry and brings together buyers and sellers of technology under one roof. About 5,000 hospitality executives and exhibitors from around the world are expected to attend this four-day conference and three-day exposition. In addition to hearing the industry's leading speakers, attendees receive practical information at Monday's "What to Look for" training sessions. The exposition includes companies providing technology equipment, services and products in the hospitality industry. 

About HFTP:
Based in Austin, Texas, HFTP is the professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, resorts, clubs, casinos, restaurants and other hospitality-related businesses. The association provides continuing education and networking opportunities to more than 4,000 members around the world, and produces the premiere hospitality technology shows HITEC and ONHTEC. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the certification for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in 1952 as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. HFTP®, HITEC® and ONHTEC® are registered service marks of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals.



Eliza R. Selig
HFTP Communications Manager
(512) 249-5333 x23
Fax: (512) 249-1533
Also See: HITEC 2004 Draws 600 Booths and 4,500 Attendees; HITEC 2005 Set for Los Angeles Convention Center June 20-23, 2005 / June 2004
HITEC 2003 Draws 4,500 Attendees to New Orleans; Dallas Site for HITEC 2004 / June 2003
HITEC 2002 Will Benefit from Improvements Made by the City of Chicago / May 2002

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