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Entrepreneur 20X (E20X), the successful hospitality technology pitch competition, will kick-off next year’s event, along with the high-level CIO and CFO Events

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producer of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is appending two forward-thinking programs to its inaugural HITEC Amsterdam, the day before the start of the main event. On 28 March 2017 are the CIO and CFO events, invitation-only round-tables that bring together high-level hospitality CIOs and CFOs from across Europe, for a face-to-face discussion on crucial issues their companies are encountering. In addition, HFTP is hosting its successful hospitality technology start-up pitch competition, Entrepreneur 20X (E20X). HITEC Amsterdam is the first of three HITECs planned for 2017, and will be 29–30 March at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.

“We are looking to develop HITEC Amsterdam into a must-attend event by drawing professionals from all facets of the European hospitality industry – from the key decision-makers to the creative start-ups trying to break through,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe. “These additional events build on the core education and expo program, and overall creates an environment for innovative discussion.”

The CIO and CFO Events are designed to draw c-level executives to discuss the most important issues they are facing in their respective companies and the hospitality industry at large. Participants are invited to an interactive, half-day program, followed by lunch and additional networking events planned for that day.

In the afternoon is Entrepreneur 20X a pitch competition specifically for start-ups developing hospitality technology products or services. The participants present five-minute pitches to a panel of expert judges including hospitality CIOs and industry insiders. The winning competitor deemed “most innovative” receives a cash prize, and all participants get an opportunity to exhibit in the HITEC Amsterdam exposition. HFTP hosted the first E20X at HITEC 2015 in Austin, Texas USA. The program was well-received, and was run again at HITEC 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana USA; and Amsterdam will be the competition’s third run.

“We loved the HITEC E20X competition,” said David Temple of Hello Scout, winner of the Judges’ Choice Award at HITEC 2016 in New Orleans. “It provided us with great exposure and let us get our story in front of lots of people that we wouldn’t have otherwise been able to reach. That the judges chose us as the winner was the icing on the cake.”

Following the pre-conference program is the full-on HITEC Amsterdam event, with two full days of education, an expo and networking party. The HITEC Amsterdam Advisory Council has developed a hot-topic program with the latest in hospitality technology, as well as secured two globally known, innovative thinkers for the keynotes. Opening the event is Aleks Krotoski, an award-winning international broadcaster, author and academic who is behind the BBC Radio 4 show The Digital Human and BBC World’s The Virtual Revolution. Closing the program is Woody Wade, future scenario planning expert and author.

Co-located with HITEC Amsterdam are two additional events brought by HFTP industry allies. The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Region Europe will locate its Revenue Optimization Conference (ROC) with HITEC Amsterdam. Also co-locating is the Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) Insight Summit Europe.

In addition to HITEC Amsterdam, in 2017 HFTP is producing the larger HITEC Toronto on 26–29 June and HITEC Dubai in Fall in partnership with Naseba. For more information about HITEC and HFTP’s other global activities, contact the HFTP Meetings Special Events Department at or visit and

Stay tuned to HFTP’s main webpages: HFTP/HITEC; the world’s first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch® – mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP’s official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP’s industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP’s social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.

About HFTP
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is a global nonprofit hospitality association, headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, that uniquely understands the industry’s problems. HFTP has about 5,200 members and several thousand stakeholders across the globe. HFTP assists its members in finding solutions to industry problems more efficiently than any organization via its expert networks, research, conferences such as HITEC and certification programs. HFTP also owns the world’s only hospitality specific search engine, HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segment of the hospitality industry. For more information about HFTP, e-mail

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “HITBSecConf”
conference to their offering.

This Security Conference is an annual must attend event in the calendars
of security researchers and professionals around the world. Held
annually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Amsterdam in The Netherlands,
HITBSecConf is a platform for the discussion and dissemination of next
generation computer security issues.

Our events routinely feature two days of trainings and a two-day
multi-track conference featuring cutting-edge hardcore technical talks
delivered by some of the most respected names in the computer security

What can you find at a HITB Security Conference?

– 2-days of cutting edge technical training sessions

– A 2-day dual/triple-track security conference featuring multiple
keynote speakers

– 8-hour / 24-hour Developer Hackathon (HackWEEKDAY)

– 2-day Capture the Flag ‘Live Hacking’ Attack Defense Competition

– A CommSec Village Technology Showcase Area

Why Attend?:

– For a chance to meet with some the world’s leading security experts

– The opportunity to develop new professional relationships and alliances

To keep your finger on the pulse of the ever changing computer security


This is a must attend conference – cutting edge technical presentations
and trainings – Senior Director, Microsoft

The Security Conference is truly impressive, making this one of the most
appraised around the world for its content and perfect organization –
EADS Innovation Works

HITBSecConf is one of the finest, well-organized and intimate hacker
security event I have ever attended – GNUCITIZEN

For more information about this conference visit

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During the winter months Amsterdam is a great placate visit with festive surroundings, snug pubs for drinks in the warmth and a variety of events to keep you entertained.

Amsterdam’s winter festival is an annual event that illuminates the city streets and waterways with a dazzling array of colorful light displays from international artists.

This year’s event runs from 1 December 2016 – 22 January 2017, giving you 53 nights during which to experience its many delights. And with more than 35 large scale installations dotted across Amsterdam city centre, there are certainly plenty of delights to discover.

Amsterdam Winter BreakLast year’s festival highlights included installations like illuminated stick men slam-dunking their way over a bridge and a corridor of magnificent chandeliers gracefully hovering over a canal, so you can be sure that every work at this year’s festival will be as bewitching, jaw-dropping or heart-warming as the next.

You will feel the festive season in Amsterdam with Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas); a traditional Dutch festival complete with pepernoten and parades. During the festive break the city illuminates with bright lights, markets and parties.

Amsterdam Winter BreakThe Christmas markets in Amsterdam are a cozy affair allowing you seasonal shopping opportunities, with a wide range of independent festive markets taking place every week leading up to Christmas.

It wouldn’t be a festive season without ice rinks and Amsterdam does it in style by hosting an ice rink village with wooden chalets where you can indulge in festive food and drinks. The 400m outdoor Jaap Eden ice skating centre is also a popular venue in winter months where you can glide the night away.

Amsterdam Winter Break

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