Industry Update
Press Release 3 April 2019

HFTP Announces Datavision Technologies as Exclusive Entrepreneur 20X Sponsor at HITEC Europe

The startup pitch competition is April 9 at the Palau de Congressos in Palma, Mallorca, Spain

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Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has announced that Datavision Technologies, which provides business intelligence for hospitality and a long-time exhibitor with HFTP, will become the exclusive sponsor for the upcoming European Entrepreneur 20X (E20X). The successful E20X pitch competition, featuring eight hospitality technology startups, will take place as a HITEC Europe pre-conference event on the afternoon of April 9. On the following two days is the third-annual HITEC Europe, produced by HFTP, featuring a full educational conference, an expo and networking party. HFTP's HITEC Europe is the first of three HITEC events planned for 2019, and will take place April 10-11 at the Palau de Congressos in Mallorca, Palma, Spain.


HFTP's Entrepreneur 20X is a pitch competition that provides hospitality technology start-ups a career-boosting opportunity with exposure to top industry mentors, investors, leaders and executives. The startups compete for two separate awards, including a cash prize, and much more in this thrilling competition series.

"We are grateful for our partnership with Datavision for supporting innovation in Europe this year," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. "This sponsorship speaks directly to Datavision's commitment to moving the industry forward and assisting these entrepreneurs in taking their companies to the next level."

Companies participating in the E20X competition benefit from access to industry experts, mentorship from key hospitality executives and leaders, venture capitalists and experienced entrepreneurs. Datavision team members have previously served as mentors to E20X participants and enjoyed the experience.

"Datavision is honored to sponsor this vendor startup competition event, initially created by HFTP almost five years ago," said Sherry Marek, co-founder and vice president of Datavision Technologies. "HFTP supports technology and finance professionals in many ways: trade show venues, mentorships, certification, education opportunities, career centers and more. Sudharshan Chary, president of Datavision, welcomes the opportunity to assist other vendors in moving the idea from the back of a napkin to the front of the world."

In addition to HITEC Europe, in 2019 HFTP is producing the larger HITEC Minneapolis on June 17-20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and HITEC Dubai on November 12-13 in partnership with Naseba in Dubai, UAE. For more information about HITEC and HFTP's other global activities, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at [email protected] or visit and

About Datavision Technologies

Experience, Expertise and Customer Care... At Datavision, these are not just clichés - these are the basic rules by which we operate. From our offices in Miami, we have been working within the hospitality industry for many years. Since we work exclusively in hospitality, we have acquired an intimate working knowledge of hotels and resorts and fully understand the unique challenges facing our industry. We love data! We live, eat and breathe data. Our goal is to help our customers corral data that is distributed across multiple systems and provide a 360-degree view of the business - Helping run a more efficient operation. Our clients provide top notch service to their guests by understanding their needs. They expect nothing less from their business partners. Datavision is currently used around the world, including some of the very best resorts and multi-property companies. To learn more about our business intelligence modules, solutions and how our customers use Datavision in their daily operations, please visit our corporate website,, or contact Bonnie Wise at 1 (954) 299-7184, or [email protected]

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HITEC Europe 2019

Convention Centre of Palma — Palma, Spain
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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 the United Kingdom, 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, For more information about HFTP, email [email protected] or visit the HFTP website

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HFTP Board & Special Projects Liaison
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