Hospitality Technology Europe (HTE) – Europe’s specialist hospitality technology event – is on track to grow by at least 60 per cent, with 2014 exhibitor numbers already exceeding those of 2013 and visitor registrations considerably ahead.
Expected visitor numbers are up 26 per cent from this time last year and VIP delegates are up 45 per cent following 2013’s inaugural edition; both positive indicators of the growth of the hospitality technology industry.
In excess of 1,500 visitors are expected to attend the two day event, which takes place at Earls Court in London on 4 – 5 February 2014 and runs alongside the Business Travel Show and sister show Travel Technology Europe. Visitors include senior IT decision makers from leading travel operators, online travel agents, travel management companies, hoteliers and airlines.
To date, 61 companies, including sponsors and exhibitors specialising in a wide range of hospitality technologies have secured their space on the floor plan for 2014 with offerings as diverse as booking and reservation systems, network infrastructure and hardware, in-room IT, secure online payment systems, and mobile, social & web design.
Heavy hitting hospitality technology brands iTesso, Micros, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, iRiS Software Systems and Infor Hospitality are all returning to the show while the following are just a few of the companies new for the 2014 edition: iDeaS, SKY Business, Otrum, DigiValet, Crave, Guestline, Rocketseed, Onyx Payments, and more.
Claudia Harris, event manager, Hospitality Technology Europe commented:
“With considerably more visitors, exhibitors and VIP delegates than this time last year, the second ever edition of Hospitality Technology Europe is shaping up to be a really exciting event. And with an incredible range of learning, sourcing and networking opportunities on offer, we’re confident that when attendees walk through the doors they’ll be blown away by just how far the show has come these past 12 months.”
The second annual edition of Hospitality Technology Europe takes place on 4 and 5 February 2014 at Earls Court in London.