Hotelympia Unites Leading Technology Associations for 2014 UK ‘Mega-show’
Hotelympia has announced a landmark partnership with the Hospitality Professionals Association (HOSPA) and Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) – uniting the two biggest associations of their type in the UK and worldwide, respectively.
The partnership paves the way for a powerful four-day program when the UK’s most comprehensive event for the hospitality industry returns to London’s ExCeL taking place April 28 – May 1, 2014. Participants can expect technology briefings, case study presentations, one-on-one mentoring and a standout CEO/CIO/FD one-day technology summit.
Commenting on the partnership and plans for 2014, HOSPA Chief Executive Carl Weldon said: “This is a tremendously exciting link-up and will put state-of-the-art technology, laser guided insight and discourse at the top of the agenda when Hotelympia returns. Pooling the strength of both HOSPA and HFTP – and a combined membership of more than 6,000 – means that, over four days, show visitors and exhibitors have a unique opportunity to reap the business benefits on offer.”
With over 22 percent of Hotelympia’s audience in 2012 visiting with a specific interest in purchasing hospitality technology, the brand new program of events is set to further strengthen the show’s offering. Returning for 2014 is the HOSPACE Hub – a dedicated area within the technology section, which will host seminars, offer meeting space for one-on-one networking and house a dedicated HOSPA/HFTP lounge area.
Toby Wand, managing director at Fresh Montgomery, adds: “With an exciting program of events overseen by HOSPA and HFTP, our plans should send a signal to the technology community that Hotelympia is the only UK show you need to visit in 2014. Over four days they will find the very latest innovations and a host of likeminded people looking to do business in a setting created especially for that purpose. We look forward to welcoming the technology fraternity to our doors.”
Frank Wolfe, CEO at HFTP also added: “HFTP is honored to work with Hotelympia and HOSPA in this strategic partnership. There are many new organizations trying to offer education and conferences in the segment. However, HFTP is only interested in high quality, which is why we have partnered with HOSPA and Hotelympia.”
Companies seeking to find out how they can promote their business at Hotelympia 2014 and reach an ABC certified audience of 32,906 (almost a third of which were design-led visitors) can visit www.hotelympia.com or contact Andrew Pantelli at +44 (0)20 7886 3055 or email Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org to see how the new look Hotelympia can be the inspiration for their hospitality business in 2014.
Evolving from BAHA, which was formed in 1969, HOSPA is a not for profit educationally focused Association helping hospitality’s Finance, Revenue Management and IT professionals develop their careers and network, as well as keep up-to-date with industry trends and developments. Since its inception, the membership has expanded to over 1,000 individuals and companies and the Association is recognised as the United Kingdom's authoritative voice in the hospitality industry on financial management, technical accounting issues, taxation, hotel valuation and other related aspects. HOSPA is also the leading arena for debate on hotel systems and Revenue Management.
HFTP, Austin, Texas, USA and Maastricht, The Netherlands, founded in 1952, is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides first class educational opportunities, research, and publications to members around the globe including, the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC--founded in 1972. HFTP also awards the only hospitality specific certifications for accounting and technology --the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more information, visit the HFTP web site.