In association with


Established in 1952, HFTP organises the world’s largest hospitality technology show – HITEC. Supplementing its efforts is the latest partnership with the Hotel Technology Summit, which serves as the Middle East chapter of HITEC offering invaluable product knowledge, networking and educational resources to the industry professionals in the region.

HFTP is a global non-profit association with approximately 5,000 members and stakeholders across the globe. It is recognized as a major trendsetter in the finance and technology segment of the global hospitality industry.


As HITEC organizers, it is a
great opportunity for HFTP
to partner with an initiative
of such high esteem.


Frank Wolfe






The 21st century hospitality is all about being open to innovative ideas and adopting the most current & cost-effective technology solutions; to deliver an unprecedented experience to the hotel’s most important asset: ‘The Guest’.

The Hotel Technology Summit aims to reveal the latest technology trends that are impacting the hotel industry. It provides a platform for hotel technology experts to discuss a comprehensive range of topics including; New & Innovative Technologies, Mobile Technology, Artificial Intelligence based Technologies, Device and Entertainment Autonomy and more.

The summit is hosting global leaders in hotel technology solutions and innovative product manufacturers; who are meeting more than 100 decision makers looking to source technology solutions for their existing and upcoming hotel properties across the Middle East.

Unlike a traditional Trade-Show or Expo, this 2-day summit incorporates interactive panel discussions, keynote presentations, case-studies and pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings between hoteliers and technology providers — all in a focused 5-star business-to-business environment.




Panel discussions

Be part of interactive panel discussions led by industry thought leaders – discussing on the most relevant and trending topics selected by our advisory panel comprising of a select group of industry experts.


Keynote presentations

Learn about latest challenges and upcoming trends in the hospitality industry through these high level keynotes delivered by the best in the industry, coupled with product presentations by attending solution providers.


One-to-one meetings

Pre-arranged one-to-one meetings are conducted between solution providers and their choice of delegates. Prior notification ensures these meetings are held between those who already know each other and are well prepared for the meetings.


Executive lunch

The executive lunch provides a perfect setting for meeting and networking with the who’s who of the Middle East’s Hospitality industry.


Product showcase

The summit’s exhibition features a range of solutions and allow delegates to have a hands-on experience of their products.


High-level networking

Participate in more than 12 hours of networking that helps you build business relationships and discuss latest trends.


Series history

List of all initiatives under the Hospitality Series


Event calendar

List of all upcoming initiatives, dates and venues


2014 initiative

2014 post-event report along with the list attendees




Frank I. Wolfe

Chief Executive Officer
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)

Laurent A. Voivenel

Chief Executive Officer
HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings

Jeroen Wisse

Regional IT Director

Amine Moukarzel

President & CEO
Golden Tulip MENA


Meeting with important buyers was one of the positive outcomes of this summit.

We met some new prospective clients that we could have probably not able to meet and with whom we certainly hope to do business.

This summit helped us to make new contacts as well as reconfirm our presence in the market.

We met new consultants/specifiers which created new opportunities to get our brand specified across several projects. We also have planned meetings after the event.

naseba has a very good on-site team who assisted us with back-to-back meetings.


Past buyers & sponsors