Source: HFTP

After five momentous decades, the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) is stepping into its next era with four eventful Headliner Sessions, one each day of the event. The presentations each will provide a transformative perspective on how we do business. Produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), HITEC Orlando will take place from June 27-30 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida USA.

On Monday, June 27, Simon T. Bailey will take the HITEC Orlando Headliner stage from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. to discuss his topic “Leading with SPARK.” He is a breakthrough strategist, motivational change agent and author. Simon has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including serving as sales director for Disney Institute, and has worked with more than 1,800 organizations in 50 countries. He understands the pressure leaders and high performers are facing in the midst of uncertainty and equips them with simple, easy-to-implement strategies to accelerate results.

The following morning, on Tuesday, June 28, Cheryl Cran will take the HITEC Orlando Headliner stage from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. to discuss her topic of “Super. Crucial. Human: A Framework for Creating What Comes Next.” Cheryl is an author and renowned tech workplace and leadership expert. She is the founder of NextMapping™/ and the CEO of parent company Synthesis at Work Inc. The common theme of all of Cheryl’s life’s work is a people first and digital second approach to create a more human future, helping companies to build the leadership capacity needed to change the world through business.

Wednesday, June 29 from 8:45 to 10:00 a.m., marks the return of HFTP’s hospitality technology start-up pitch competition: Entrepreneur 20X (E20X), sponsored by PROVision Partners. Presented on the HITEC Orlando Headliner stage, E20X features ambitious entrepreneurs presenting breakthrough business concepts to a room full of HITEC attendees as well as a panel of expert judges including hospitality CIOs, angel investors, serial entrepreneurs and industry insiders.

And capping off the eventful week on Thursday, June 30 from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. is the HITEC Orlando Closing Headliner: “CIO Panel Discussion.” The session will be an interactive Q&A discussion between hospitality CIOs covering their current tech strategies and areas of focus.

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2022, HITEC North America will take place on June 27–30 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida USA. HITEC is the world's largest hospitality technology exposition and conference. It offers a unique combination of top-notch hospitality technology education, led by industry peers and experts, and an unparalleled trade show showcasing the latest hospitality technology products and services. Registration for HITEC Orlando is now open.

About HFTP

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), established in 1952, is a hospitality nonprofit association headquartered in Austin, Texas USA with offices in the EU and Middle East. 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. In addition, it oversees the hospitality-specific® and the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI). For more information about HFTP, visit For the latest news, visit the HFTP News page at and the HFTP Connect blog at

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