Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is pleased to present the  HITEC Investment Conference (HITEC-IC), a new event designed to connect hospitality technology company executives with the investment community. 

Co-located with the 2024 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) where 300+ companies, from start-ups to established global brands, will present the latest innovative technology solutions and products specific to the hospitality industry. It is the largest gathering of hospitality technology companies and attended by representatives of a majority of the top 40 hotel brands in the world.

Pairing HITEC-IC with this key industry event presents a unique opportunity to activate hospitality technology investments returning massive rewards for the entire industry.

“HFTP continually strives to move the industry forward and aims to do so efficiently and effectively with our industry partners, trying to save them resources whenever possible. With HITEC already the established global event to attend in the segment, the prospect to build on an event like this is way overdue. HITEC-IC will offer an experience which creates synergies between investors and technology companies to network, learn and establish years-long relationships that present potential partnerships. These groups will represent the best of the best of the best in their respective segments — all under one roof.”

Frank Wolfe, CAE • HFTP CEO


"This event is long overdue. Having been involved with HFTP since 1978, but for the last 30 years focused upon private company investments, there has been no dedicated event exposing investors to this important growth segment over the years. Travel-hospitality makes up one of the largest segments of the economy. Investor focus upon this dynamic and growing cohort is long overdue."


Dave Berkus

Manager of four investment funds and an inductee to the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame

Dave Berkus
Bob Gilbert

"The future success of the hospitality commercial functions of sales, marketing, and revenue all will require enhanced data and technology capabilities. The development, integration and enhancement of technology platforms are vital to our ability to optimize revenues and profits for hotels."


Bob Gilbert

HSMAI president and CEO

"We are thrilled and honored to participate as a Bronze Sponsor in the inaugural investment conference hosted by HFTP, a global leader in hospitality technology. As a close, mutual partner in the hospitality industry, BLLA takes great pride in supporting the efforts of this esteemed organization. Together, we are shaping the future of hospitality, driving innovation, and fostering collaboration for the benefit of our industry and all those we serve. The new HITEC Investment Conference will catalyze the connection of investors looking to enter or add to their tech portfolios. As BLLA is already a connector for many investors, this further activity will enhance their opportunities."


Frances Kiradjian

Founder and CEO • BLLA

Frances Kiradjian

HITEC-IC Sponsors




Hospitality Upgrade
Wayfare VC



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