Austin, Texas USA – Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), the producers of HITEC®, has postponed HITEC Europe 2020 in response to the global uncertainty related to the Novel Coronavirus and its immediate impact on the hospitality industry. This decision was made following careful consideration for the health and well-being of attendees. HITEC Europe, produced in cooperation with HTNG, was originally planned to take place April 21-23, 2020 in Palma, Mallorca, Spain as Europe’s premier hospitality technology event.

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“Companies and other organizations continue to add more travel restrictions that are making it difficult for both visitors and exhibitors to attend at this time,” said HFTP CEO Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, FIH. “HITEC Europe is a niche event but its audience is from all over the globe including China, Hong Kong, Italy, France, Norway and a variety of other countries which have recent cases of the virus. Unlike some industries, our stakeholders have had entire hotels and restaurants closed and others suffering from unplanned low occupancy.

“We found it important to do our part in minimizing the very remote spread of the Novel Coronavirus by taking the opportunity to postpone the event while postponement was still an option.”

HFTP is in the process of working with its partners to reschedule the event. Paid attendees, sponsors and exhibitors will be sent instructions on how to receive a refund from HFTP. Please continue to follow HFTP and HITEC online as updates will be posted once new dates and location are determined. HFTP looks forward to welcoming you to our rescheduled event.

In the meantime, HFTP’s remaining conferences and events for 2020 include: The HFTP Club Summit in March; HITEC North America and the HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference in June; HITEC Dubai in September; the HFTP Annual Convention in October; and HITEC Asia in December. Please visit www.hftp.org for a complete schedule of events including regional conferences and chapter meetings, as well as their respective dates and locations.

About HITEC

Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC®) is the world’s largest and oldest hospitality technology exposition and conference brand. HITEC offers a combination of top-notch education and exhibits, bringing together the brightest minds and hottest technologies from across the globe to one place. The unparalleled event offers attendees essential education, access to top hospitality technology industry experts and the resources to find cost-effective ways to improve company bottom lines. Combined with the opportunity to connect with fellow professionals, HITEC has everything to enhance your career. Details are available at www.hitec.org.

About HFTP

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) established in 1952, is an international, nonprofit association, headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, with offices in Hong Kong, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Dubai. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segments of the hospitality industry with members and stakeholders spanning across the globe. HFTP uniquely understands the industry’s pressing issues and assists its stakeholders in finding solutions to their challenges more efficiently than any organization. It does this via its expert networks, research, certification programs, information resources and conferences/events such as HITEC. HFTP also owns the world’s only hospitality-specific search engine, PineappleSearch.com. For more information about HFTP, email [email protected] or download the HFTP/HITEC media kit via the HFTP website.

HITEC® and HFTP® are registered service marks of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals.