Digital Horizons 360

20–21 February, 2024

Digital Horizons 360

The symposium is designed to create an EU hospitality technology ‘thought leadership’ community and will elevate the relevant discussions beyond the traditional hospitality tech supply chain. HFTP has partnered with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) to moderate and publish a resulting report.


The inaugural HFTP Digital Horizons 360 is an invitation-only, non-sales event that will bring together 30–50 EU hospitality leaders for roundtable discussions on the technologies set to have the biggest industry impact in Europe. 

The symposium is designed to create an EU hospitality technology ‘thought leadership’ community and will elevate the relevant discussions beyond the traditional hospitality tech supply chain. Key to the endurance of this event is the element of academic research. HFTP has partnered with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) to moderate and publish a resulting report.



Top European hospitality executives including: CIOs, Vice Presidents, IT leaders and decision-makers. Please note there is no registration fee for hoteliers.
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A special rate is available at the adjoined Melia Palma Bay for Symposium attendees. Symposium rate: EUR 135/night, including breakfast.
Rate available for the nights of 17-21 February, limited availability.
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Exclusive Sponsor Fourteen IP

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Tuesday, February 20
12:00 – 13:15
13:15 – 13:30
15:00 – 15:15
16:45 – 17:00
17:00 – 18:30
18:30 – 22:00
Wednesday, February 21
07:30 – 08:15
09:45 – 10:00
12:00 – 12:15
12:15 – 14:00


Thomas Atzenhofer Deputy CEO, HFTP
Carson Booth Chief Operating Officer, Europe, HFTP
Kevin Burgess CTO, Fourteen IP Communications Ltd
Michael Chen VP of Partnership, PolyAI
Bryan Hammer Vice President IT, Belmond Hotels
Daniel Johnson CEO, Venza, Inc.
Ian Millar Senior Lecturer of Information Technology, Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne
Barry Thomas Vice President - Technology - Orient Express, Raffles & Fairmont, Accor
Pedro Torres Co-Founder and CEO, Youverse
Lyle Worthington CEO, Worthington Tech

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Designed as a highly interactive and collaborative event, the program will consist of roundtables and networking geared around key emerging trends that will transform applied technology in hospitality in the near future.

Topics to include: AI, Self Sovereign Identity, Cybersecurity, Talent, Future of HFTP Europe (Topics subject to change).

Enjoy a light lunch buffet at noon on 20 February before the Symposium officially begins at 13:30, then finish with a light lunch buffet at noon the next day (21 February) following the program's conclusion. A networking dinner and reception will also be held the evening of the 20th, directly following the HFTP Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) competition. These times are designed to facilitate morning arrivals and afternoon departures, for your convenience.

Entrepreneur 20X Europe

Digital Horizons 360 will bring back HFTP's start-up pitch competition Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) to Europe. Sponsored by BAE, this E20X competition will feature ambitious start-ups presenting innovative hospitality technology concepts to attendees and expert judges.

E20X will be a feature event at the conclusion of the first-day of the Symposium, complementing the day's discussion with a view of cutting-edge technology in development.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Sponsorship Opportunities

HFTP is offering hospitality-focused companies a position to participate in this thought-leadership event. Use this opportunity to meet with the decision-makers for Europe's leading hotel organizations in a non-sales environment and be a part of this influential group.

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