HITEC Amsterdam 2018 Entrepreneur 20X Participants and Judge’s Panel Announced
HFTP selected 11 hospitality technology startups and four expert judges for E20X Amsterdam 2018
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is pleased to announce the selected hospitality technology startups and expert judges panel that will participate in Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) at HITEC Amsterdam next month. All registered HITEC attendees are welcome to attend the action-packed pitch competition taking place on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 beginning at 14:30 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.
The following innovative startups will pitch their cutting-edge ideas to a room full of attendees and a panel of expert judges at the Amsterdam version of the globally recognized pitch competition. The 2018 E20X Amsterdam pitching companies include:
- Orbital Systems AB
- Climber Hotel
E20X Amsterdam pitchers will present their technologies to an expert panel of judges with backgrounds in hospitality, technology and entrepreneurship. The 2018 E20X Amsterdam judges' panel includes:
- Carson Booth, CHTP, startup technology consultant at Venture Capital & Private Equity and chairman of the HITEC Amsterdam 2018 Advisory Council
- Prakash Shukla, managing partner at Solarex
- Michael Levie, CHTP, chief operations officer at citizenM and treasurer on the HFTP Global 2017-2018 Board of Directors
- Barry Thomas, CHTP, area director of information technology at Rosewood, London and council member on the HITEC Amsterdam 2018 Advisory Council
"Entrepreneur 20X is a great platform for hospitality startups to present their business concepts to the industry," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe. "HITEC brings together hospitality leaders from across the globe –creating an unparalleled network for attendees."
Watch E20X videos from previous years on the HFTP YouTube channel. For more information on HITEC Amsterdam marketing opportunities, contact HFTP COO, Europe Carl Weldon at [email protected] or +1 (512) 220-4164. For more information about HFTP's global activities, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at [email protected] or visit www.hftp.org and www.hftp.org/hitec.
HITEC Amsterdam will be the first of three HITEC events in 2018. The larger HITEC Houston will take place 18-21 June at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas USA. HITEC Dubai will take place 5-6 December at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE.
Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) is the world's largest and oldest hospitality technology exposition and conference brand. HITEC offers a unique combination of top-notch education, and brings 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 intimate opportunities to connect with fellow professionals, HITEC has everything to enhance your career.
Historically hosted annually in a different city throughout the United States, HFTP decided to break tradition in 2017 by hosting three HITEC events all taking place outside of U.S. borders– in Toronto, Amsterdam and Dubai. This was the first time the global association's largest HITEC event – featuring thousands of hospitality professionals from around the world –took place outside of the United States. For more information about HITEC, visit www.hitec.org.
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Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), established in 1952, is a hospitality 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 an international network of members and stakeholders. HFTP uniquely understands the industry's pressing issues, and assists its stakeholders in finding solutions to their challenges more efficiently than any organization. HFTP offers expert networks, educational resources, career development programs, research, leadership opportunities and conferences and events. HFTP produces international events throughout the year, including the world's largest hospitality technology tradeshow and conference brand: HITEC. The association also owns the world's only hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch.com®. For more information about HFTP, visit www.hftp.org.For the latest news, visit the HFTP News page at news.hftp.org and the HFTP Connect blog at blog.hftp.org.
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