HFTP Announces 2024 HITEC Dubai Advisory Council

  • HITEC Dubai Advisory Council   

HITEC Dubai will be held 4-6 June 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Centre

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is pleased to announce the industry experts that global exhibition powerhouse dmg events has put together to serve on the advisory council for HITEC Dubai 2024. Co-located with The Hotel Show Dubai, the event will be held 4-6 June 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE. 2024 marks the fourth year that HFTP is co-producing HITEC with dmg. Register to attend.

Members of the HITEC Advisory Council are selected annually for their experience as they set that year’s education offerings and procure speakers with applicable industry expertise. 2023 keynote speeches and panels offered insight on cutting-edge hospitality developments including contact-free technological integration, corporate sustainability efforts and data management/analytics solutions.

The importance of HITEC transcends borders, said returning HITEC Dubai councilmember and HFTP EMEA COO Carson Booth. The opportunity to host such an influential event in Dubai alongside The Hotel Show is a testament to the city’s pivotal role in shaping the future of innovation.

The HITEC Dubai 2024 Advisory Council is as follows:

Carson Booth, CHTP │ Chief Operating Officer, EMEA │ HFTP

Atul Gupta | Senior Director, IT – Hotel Technology Strategy & Services Global Hotel Systems (EMEA, APAC, LATAMC) | Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Mahmoud Kamal | Chief Technology Officer | Habtoor Hospitality

Raed Kuhail │ Executive Director, Digital and Technology│ Miral

Sanjay Nadkarni, PhD │ Head of Innovation and Strategy │ Arabian Falcon Holding LLC

Lijeesh Rajan │ Corporate Director of IT Strategy and Services │ Rotana Hotel

Tariq Valani | Senior Vice President, Global Support Services – Middle East, Africa, India & Turkey | ACCOR (also a member of both the 2023-24 HFTP Global Board of Directors and the 2024 HITEC North America Advisory Council)

Stacy Samuel Vanchippara │ Corporate Director of Technology│ Ishraq Hospitality

Beyond its educational sessions, HITEC Dubai also hosts Entrepreneur 20X, hospitality technology’s premier pitch competition and a unique opportunity for startups to gain industry visibility and credibility and network with fellow solution providers and influential hospitality professionals. The application to compete at the E20X competition at HITEC North America in Charlotte, North Carolina is also open. For more information, email e20x@hftp.org.

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