Hospitality tech show, HITEC Dubai 2019 dates announced

Hospitality tech show, HITEC Dubai 2019 dates announced
HITEC will give Middle East buyers access to top solution providers exhibiting the latest in hospitality technology at the show
Published: 3 October 2019 - 10:30 a.m.
By: Hotelier Middle East Staff
The Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals and Naseba will be hosting HITEC Dubai 2019, the Middle East’s largest hospitality technology show for hotels on 12 and 13 November 2019.

The show will take place at the Festival Arena by Intercontinental at Dubai Festival City and will see more than 2,000 hospitality professionals in attendance.

Speaking about the show, Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, CEO for HFTP said: “The United Arab Emirates is the regional hub for hospitality, tourism, and shopping and is the world’s biggest growing market outside of China since 2008 in terms of new hotel openings, spearheaded by Dubai. It is also one of the most lucrative markets for hospitality technology providers in view of the unprecedented development for Expo 2020 that is expected to attract an estimated 25 million guests. The hospitality market in the emirate is forecasted to reach US$7.6 Billion by 2022.”

HITEC will give Middle East buyers – currently worth over $75 billion – access to top solution providers exhibiting the latest in hospitality technology at the show.

In addition, an intensive education programme is planned by the expert HITEC Dubai 2019 Advisory Council and a summit with one-to-one business meetings.

HITEC Dubai’s Advisory Council Chairperson Laurent A. Voivenel, senior vice president, operations and development for the Middle East, Africa and India for Swiss-Belhotel International, said: “Advancements in technology have led to drastic disruption and transformation in the hospitality sector globally as well as regionally which has boosted competitiveness and efficiency while creating new opportunities. HITEC offers the perfect platform to know about the latest technology developments and innovations transforming our industry in a rapidly changing digital world. Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, VR (Virtual Reality), 3D printing, Blockchain and other innovations are all continuously giving greater choice and convenience in every aspect of travel.”

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