24 - 26 MAY 2022

DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

#THEHOTELSHOW

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HFTP®, the international Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals association has been providing a showcase for the latest in hospitality technology information and services at its HITEC conferences ever since 1972.

HITEC Dubai has fast become the Middle East’s premier hospitality technology conference and has joined forces with the region’s premiere hospitality trade exhibition, The Hotel Show for its 2021 edition on the 31st May and 2nd of June at the Dubai World Trade Centre.


Participate in HFTPs Entrepreneur 20X at HITEC Dubai

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Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is currently accepting applications for participants, judges, and mentors for Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) at HITEC Dubai.

Supporting Partner

E20X participants will be selected from the field of applicants and pitch their business concepts to a panel of expert judges and HITEC attendees and exhibitors. Participants will have access to a team of mentors, before the competition, who will inspire and educate the startups by lending them insights, expertise, and guidance. The E20X judge's panel will determine the grand prize, "E20X Judge's Award."

The E20X Judges Award Winner will receive international recognition, permission to use the E20X award logo and mentoring opportunities from industry and investor experts. There are no fees to apply to participate in the competition. However, All applicants must be “true” startups and pre–Series A funding.

Participants can apply here. DEADLINE - May 25, 2021.
If you want to be a mentor, apply here.
Have questions? Click here.


Teams Participating in HFTPs Entrepreneur 20X at HITEC Dubai

 

 

 

Confirmed Speakers at HITEC Dubai

Tatjana Ahmed

Tatjana Ahmed

Housekeeping Manager at Grand Hyatt Dubai and Functional Specialist Housekeeping

Hyatt Hotels

Emma Banks

Emma Banks

VP, F&B Strategy & Development Europe, Middle East and Africa

Hilton

Giuliano Gasparini

Giuliano Gasparini

HAMA Education Board

HAMA

Frank Wolfe

Frank Wolfe

Chief Executive Officer

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)

Dr. Sanjay Nadkarni

Dr. Sanjay Nadkarni

Director of Research and Innovation

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Sanjay Sharma

Sanjay Sharma

Head of Information Technology

Jumeirah Group

Raman (R. P.) Rama, B. Com, CHA Emeritus, CHTP, CHAE

Raman (R. P.) Rama, B. Com, CHA Emeritus, CHTP, CHAE

President & CTO/CIO

Sarona Hotels & Holdings - Orlando, Florida, USA

Michael Levie, CHTP

Michael Levie, CHTP

COO

citizenM Hotels

Tariq Valani

Tariq Valani

Senior Vice President IT

Accor Group

Antoine Couve

Antoine Couve

Regional Director of Revenue Gulf, Sub Saharan Africa & Indian Ocean

Accor

Ralph R. Miller, CPA, CA, CBV, CHA, CHAE

Ralph R. Miller, CPA, CA, CBV, CHA, CHAE

President

Inntegrated Hospitality Management Ltd.

Pankaj Kundra

Pankaj Kundra

General Manager, Acquiring, UAE Business

Network International

Glen Thomas

Glen Thomas

Partner, Technology Advisory

Grant Thornton UAE

Najee Syriani

Najee Syriani

Corporate Vice President - Projects

Rotana Hotel Management Corporation PJSC

Vladan Pantelic

Vladan Pantelic

Head of Growth

Hoick

Noelle Homsy

Noelle Homsy

Associate Director, Hospitality Industry Lead

Grant Thornton UAE

Javeria Aijaz

Javeria Aijaz

Senior Director – Technology & Innovations

FARNEK

Jeroen Greven

Jeroen Greven

Managing Director

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Faisal Ameer Malik

Faisal Ameer Malik

Chief Technical Officer

Huawei Enterprise Business Group

Farid Ben Asker

Farid Ben Asker

Channel & Commercial Business Director – Enterprise Networking Business

Huawei Enterprise Business Group

Yagna Prathap Sekaran

Yagna Prathap Sekaran

General Manager - Hospitality

Nakheel Hospitality & Leisure

Atul Gupta

Atul Gupta

Director, Hotel Systems & Technology EMEA & SEAPR

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Nijat Aliyev

Nijat Aliyev

Managing Director and Owners’ Representative

Sofitel The Palm Resort

Rene Massatti

Rene Massatti

Founder and Managing Director

PLAYROOM

Youssef Senhaji Rhazi

Youssef Senhaji Rhazi

Hospitality Partner Development Manager EMEA

Aruba

Lijo Mathew Kankapadan

Lijo Mathew Kankapadan

Information Technology

Emaar

Saad Kabbani

Saad Kabbani

Client Director

Maher Kalthoum

Maher Kalthoum

Sales Manager

Hospitality & MDU Middle East & Africa, Commscope

Mohammad Hanif Hassan Ali Alqassim

Mohammad Hanif Hassan Ali Alqassim

Managing Partner

The Manor By JA

Amna AlDhaheri

Amna AlDhaheri

Hospitality Manager, Contracts & Administration Affairs Department, Corporate Services Sector

Prime Minister’s Office

Eliza Selig

Eliza Selig

Director of Communications

HFTP

Cyprian Kisopia

Cyprian Kisopia

Soft Services Manager

First Resort International

Lijeesh Rajan

Lijeesh Rajan

Director of Centralized IT Services

Rotana Hotels

Taking centre stage within The Hotel Show, HITEC Dubai 2021 will offer an intensive education programme planned by an Advisory Council comprised of world-renowned hospitality technologists from some of the region’s best hotels and resorts. The HITEC Dubai 2021 programme will feature interactive presentations, discussions and demonstrations centred around lessons from diverse real-world case studies, results from the hottest technology implementations and pilots, as well as examination of near future innovations and trends.

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These sessions will be led by senior IT professionals from highly respected and innovative hotel and restaurant operators, technology commentators, solution providers and start-ups, and is completely free-to-attend for all hospitality IT professionals.

Key themes will include:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Getting from Safe to Safer using technology
  • Data Security
  • Best Practices
  • Increasing Revenue
  • Robotics

Speakers and audience members will include:

  • CIOs/CTOs
  • IT VPs, Directors & Managers
  • Technology Advisors & Consultants
  • Startups, Incubators & Accelerators

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER:

Hotel Management International (HMI), The Official European Hotel Managers Association (EHMA) journal, and in published association with STR. HMI also partners with HFTP, HTNG and HOSPA. HMI has been committed to covering the latest trends, developments, and events from across the global hospitality scene for more than two decades. Bringing together insight from thought leaders at multinational operators, boutique groups and the world’s leading chain properties, Hotel Management International features one-to-one profiles with group presidents and CEOs, as well as longform roundtables and analyses looking at a range of front line and back office concerns, including business management and development, regional focuses, technology, design, architecture, spa and wellness, guest amenities, food and beverage, and corporate social responsibility.
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