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Press Release27 May 2015

Stevie Salas, Musical Prodigy, Technology Pioneer and American Idol Director, to Make Guest Appearance at HITEC 2015 Opening Party

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HITEC 2015

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) announced today that the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) 2015 Opening Party at ACL Live at The Moody Theater will host Stevie Salas, considered by Guitar Player Magazine to be one of the 50 greatest guitarists of all time. Salas, guitarist for Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart and Justin Timberlake, is the author of the bestselling book, "When We Were the Boys: Coming of Age on Rod Stewart's Out of Order Tour." Salas, recognizing the power of technology, also created one of the earliest apps: RockStar Solos. The program is still popular and available for download, with downloads in the six figures. Salas will be available to greet attendees and sign his book at the Opening Party for HITEC, June 15 from 6:309:00 p.m. in Austin, Texas, USA.

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"With a guest like Stevie Salas, HITEC 2015 is embracing Austin's world famous music scene and its technological elements," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. "We are both honored and lucky to have him at our Opening Party."

Salas, has sold more than 2 million solo albums and has recorded on more than 70 major label recordings worldwide. He has served as a guitarist, producer and music director for acts such as Mick Jagger, Justin Timberlake, Was (Not was), Daughtry, Adam Lambert and George Clinton, to name a few and has composed many television and film scores including "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." From 2006 – 2010 Salas was a consultant and musical director for the FOX Network program: "American Idol." At the age of 23, he signed the largest deal ever for a new artist with Island Records and his second solo album, "Back from the Living," was voted Album of the Year in Japan, beating both Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones.

HITEC is the world's largest hospitality technology show. HITEC 2015 brings the brightest minds and hottest technology to the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, USA June 15-18, 2015. For further details on HITEC including registration, conference schedules and the exhibit hall floor plan, please visit the HITEC web site.

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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. Read industry updates on the suite of HFTP hospitality news sites: HITEC Bytes, Club Bytes, Finance Bytes and HFTP News.

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