Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is pleased to announce PROVision Partners as the exclusive sponsor of Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) Toronto. The successful pitch competition featuring hospitality technology start-ups will take place as a Headliner presentation at HITEC Toronto on Wednesday, June 28 beginning at 8:15 a.m.
Now entering their second consecutive year as the event sponsor, PROVision Partners’ industry expertise aligns well with the competition. An established business advisory and consulting firm focused exclusively on the hospitality sector, PROVision helps organizations in the hotel, travel and technology industries grow their brands and increase revenue by leveraging a powerful combination of strategy and execution.
Established in 2015, HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X provides hospitality technology start-ups with a career-boosting opportunity, exposing them to top industry mentors, investors, leaders and executives. The start-ups compete for two separate awards: the Judges’ Choice Award with a $5,000 cash prize and the People’s Choice Award, a popular vote selected by HITEC attendees. In addition to the main competition, participants are showcased in the E20X Pavilion located within the HITEC exhibit hall. To help prepare the competitors for their pitch, the companies are paired with experienced industry mentors for an advisory session.
“It speaks volumes about the success and industry value of Entrepreneur 20X that PROVision is once again sponsoring the competition,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH. “We are grateful that a company with such a dedicated focus on strategic excellence in hospitality has partnered with HFTP to continue to bring the latest technology to the industry’s grandest stage.”
“As a firm focused exclusively on the hospitality technology sector, we are thrilled to once again sponsor HFTP’s E20X competition at HITEC 2023 in Toronto, and to have the opportunity to collaborate with the industry’s best and brightest,” said David Chestler, president of PROVision Partners. “We look forward to seeing the innovative participants of E20X onstage at HITEC to learn about the latest advances in technology that are poised to drive positive change in our industry.”
PROVision’s services are designed to meet the unique and complex needs of the hospitality and travel industry — including technology providers, suppliers, venture capital groups and equity firms. Their services drive measurable ROI by giving brands a more credible voice, expanding reach and accelerating sales cycles. PROVision’s services include brand positioning, growth strategy, digital marketing, public relations, website design, event support and tech advisory, as well as merger and acquisition support.
This year, seven outstanding start-ups will take the stage in Toronto. View the press release announcing them here.
HITEC is the world’s largest hospitality technology exposition and conference. It offers a unique combination of top-notch hospitality technology education, led by industry peers and experts, and an unparalleled trade show showcasing the latest hospitality technology products and services. Registration for HITEC Toronto is now open.
In addition, HFTP and dmg events just recently held HITEC Dubai, co-located with The Hotel Show Dubai on May 23-25, 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE. The event featured E20X Dubai, with the winning competitors including Xenios Academy as Judges’ Choice, Buk Technology as Judges’ Semi-Finalist and Youverse for the People’s Choice Award.
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), established in 1952, is a hospitality nonprofit association headquartered in Austin, Texas USA with offices in the EU and Middle East. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segments of the hospitality industry with an international network of members and stakeholders. HFTP uniquely understands the industry’s pressing issues, and assists its stakeholders in finding solutions to their challenges more efficiently than any organization. HFTP offers expert networks, educational resources, career development programs, research, leadership opportunities and conferences and events. HFTP produces international events throughout the year, including the world’s largest hospitality technology tradeshow and conference brand: HITEC. In addition, it oversees the hospitality-specific Pineapplesearch.com® and the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI). For more information about HFTP, visit www.hftp.org. For the latest news, visit the HFTP News page at news.hftp.org and the HFTP Connect blog at blog.hftp.org.