31 MAY - 2 JUNE 2021 | 11 AM - 7 PM

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.

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.
If you want to be a mentor, apply here.
Have questions? Click here.


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