Created by: Ron Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+

Welcome to my HITEC Orlando 2022 pre-arrival weblog submit. I would like to thank the crew at HFTP for choosing me as 1 of this year’s guest bloggers. Also, be positive to examine out Jennifer Jones’ posts. She and I are both equally back again for encore appearances as HITEC visitor bloggers.

Starting off way back again in 1997, HITEC became the most important yearly celebration on my operate calendar.  It became a considerably-anticipated crack from the regular grind at get the job done. Each year had its own celebratory come to feel as I reconnected with my rising community of marketplace leaders that shared a frequent curiosity. 

This yr, 2022, marks a several excess motives to rejoice.

  • HITEC celebrates its 50th Anniversary: HITEC has developed above the years to develop into the single most-significant celebration for hospitality engineering. In my view, the real attraction for this occasion is the harmony that exists concerning the trade exhibit displays and the educational sessions. I ponder how many of this year’s suppliers can say they have been represented in all 50 preceding HITECs.
  • Welcome back again to our intercontinental partners and attendees: HITEC 2021 was a welcomed prospect to satisfy yet again deal with-to-confront. HITEC 2022 will be even improved as we welcome so several of our intercontinental members, sellers and attendees that were below travel limitations nine months in the past.
  • HFTP celebrates its 70th Anniversary this yr:  Mark your calendar for September 14-16 for the HFTP 2022 Yearly Convention having location in Austin, Texas as the users rejoice the 70th anniversary of its founding.  From a compact group of New York Metropolis lodge accountants to an international affiliation representing the financial and technological innovation pros, HFTP has continued to concentration on the educational progress of its users and marketplace reporting requirements. Be positive and check out the HFTP MemberWorld Booth #1544 in the HITEC Orlando Show Hall to learn extra about membership and the HFTP Academy. 
  • Hospitality Update Turns 30:  Hospitality Upgrade Journal turned 30 this calendar year with a celebration at their once-a-year Government Seller Summit. Rich Siegel, Geneva Rinehart, and the relaxation of the HU crew are omni-present at HITEC each and every calendar year. The magazine is normally filled with applicable content penned by a wide variety of leading-notch contributors. The sellers experienced a likelihood to roast Prosperous at their event — the rest of us can do our have Wealthy-roasting at HITEC. Cease by their booth #2111.

As you can see, there are plenty of good reasons to rejoice. My upcoming weblog publish will concentrate on a few critical dimensions of HITEC: innovation, instruction and networking.

See you in Orlando.

Ron Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+ is an impartial guide, writer, and speaker with more than 35 several years of senior money management roles. He is also an official celebration visitor blogger for HITEC Orlando 2022, getting area June 27-30 at the Orange County Conference Middle in Orlando, Florida United states. Continue on checking HFTP Join for a lot more of Ron’s experiences at HITEC this calendar year.