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AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (November 2, 2016) — Global hospitality association Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is partnering with Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) to co-locate the HTNG Insight Summit Europe with the premier HITEC Amsterdam. Both events will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. HTNG’s Insight Summit Europe will be held from March 27-28, 2017, while HFTP’s HITEC Amsterdam will take place March 28-30 at the RAI Convention Centre.

"HFTP is proud to continue its lasting relationship with HTNG by co-locating the European conferences next March," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. "HFTP is dedicated to advancing finance and technology segments in the hospitality industry, and is thankful for the support from allied associations such as HTNG."

Established in 1972, HFTP’s HITEC has built a global network of leading industry experts, practitioners and vendors that come together each year, in a different city in North America, for the latest hospitality technology showcases, education and discussions. The latest HITEC event, that took place this past June in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, featured over 6,395 hospitality professionals representing 65 countries, welcomed over 106 educational speakers, 342 exhibitors and 867 exhibit booths. HFTP continues to build upon its globally renowned, HITEC with the addition of the premier HITEC Amsterdam and HITEC Dubai next year.

HTNG’s Insight Summits focus on advancing discussions and solutions in current workgroups by providing the opportunity for participants to meet face-to-face. HTNG members can come together to discuss current issues, learn about new industry findings, acquire practical knowledge to carry forward and benefit from networking opportunities. HTNG’s Insight Summits occur twice a year in two distinct regions – Europe and North America. There are 12 present workgroups at HTNG: Personal Area Networks, Internet of Things (IoT), Hotel Systems Dashboard, Lightweight Messaging, Next Generation Messaging, Door Lock Security, Bulk Data Transfer, Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Scalable Cellular Service, Open API, CRM and Cloud Communications.

“HTNG’s Insight Summit Europe and HFTP’s HITEC Amsterdam both provide platforms for industry professionals to network and collaborate,” said HTNG Chief Operating Officer David Sjolander. “Our goal is to produce fewer events with better quality for the industry, and this structure will help accomplish that.”

HFTP and HTNG are both nonprofit associations representing the hospitality industry and professionals worldwide. HFTP’s HITEC conferences and HTNG regional conferences and Insight Summits serve as opportunities for attendees from around the globe to network with peers, learn about the latest industry innovations and develop their business.  

As global associations in the hospitality industry, this partnership will benefit both organizations as well as the event attendees by extending resources and education. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss issues facing hospitality technology with some of the industry's top experts, learn about the latest technology products and services as well as build upon connections with partners across the industry.

For more information about HITEC and HFTP’s other global activities, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at or visit and For more information about HTNG and its events, workgroups or memberships, contact HTNG’s Marketing Department at or visit

Stay tuned to HFTP’s main webpages: HFTP/HITEC; the world’s first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch® – mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP’s official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP’s industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP’s social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.

About HFTP

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is a global nonprofit hospitality association, headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, that uniquely understands the industry's problems. HFTP has about 5,200 members and several thousand stakeholders across the globe. HFTP assists its members in finding solutions to industry problems more efficiently than any organization via its expert networks, research, conferences such as HITEC and certification programs. HFTP also owns the world's only hospitality specific search engine, ®. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segment of the hospitality industry. For more information about HFTP, e-mail

Contact: Jessica Blankenship

About Hotel Technology Next Generation

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including most of the world’s leading hotel companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG’s Board of Governors, consisting of 22 top IT leaders from hotel companies around the world, itself has technology responsibility for over 2.5 million guest rooms. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups.

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