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HITEC 2009 Online Buyer's Guide Provides Easy Access to Trade Show

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (April 29, 2009) – The 2009 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) Buyer's Guide, now available on, offers a valuable planning tool that is useful before, during and after the show. The Buyer's Guide offers visitors a number of search functions, information on each exhibitor and an easy-to-navigate, real-time floor plan. HITEC 2009, a service of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), is June 22-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. USA.

"With hundreds of exhibitors, it can be a bit overwhelming to visit the exhibit hall at HITEC without a plan. The Buyer's Guide allows attendees to identify which exhibitors they want to visit before they arrive in Anaheim," said Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP. "As an added bonus, the Buyer's Guide remains on the HITEC web site for several months after the show so attendees can access key vendor information once they return home."

THE HITEC 2009 Buyer's Guide includes tools to help attendees plan their exhibit hall experience. With "My Expo," visitors can create a list of exhibitors they want to visit and print a colorful floor plan that pinpoints those exhibitors. It includes the most up-to-date alphabetical list of exhibitors and the ability to search by product, keyword, booth number, company name and special groups like new exhibitors, sponsors and Club Technology Pavilion exhibitors.

HITEC is the world's largest hospitality technology exposition and conference. It offers attendees 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. Registration and the full conference schedule are available online at

For more information about the Buyer's Guide, contact Chris Stephan, CEM, HFTP director of exhibits, at, (800) 646-4387 or +1 (512) 249-5333 x14

HFTP, Austin, Texas, USA and Maastricht, The Netherlands, founded in 1952, is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides first class educational opportunities, research, and publications to more than 4,800 members globally including, the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC--founded in 1972. HFTP also awards the only hospitality specific certifications for accounting and technology — the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more information, visit


Eliza R. Selig | Director of Communications

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
11709 Boulder Ln, Ste 110
Austin, TX USA 78726-1832
Ph: +1 (512) 249-5333 | (800) 646-4387 (US) x23
Fx: +1 (512) 249-1533 I I

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Also see: HITEC 2009 Addresses the Latest Technology Trends and the Economy / April 2009

Founder and Former CEO of Travelocity, Terry Jones, to Open HITEC 2009 / April 2009

HITEC 2009 Exhibit Hall Offers Solutions to Bottom Line / April 2009

Recap - HITEC 2008: 5,200 Attendees, 300+ Exhibiting Companies, Center of Hospitality Technology Discussion / June 2008

Recap HITEC 2007 in Orlando; Draws 5,736 Attendees, 2nd Largest in History / July 2007

HITEC 2006 Held in Minneapolis Draws 4,700 Attendees; HITEC 2007 Set for Orlando, Florida on June 25-28, 2007 / June 2006

HITEC 2005 Has a 10% Attendance Increase from Previous Year; Already 75% of the Exhibit Hall is Sold Out for Next Year's Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center / July 2005

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

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