Top 10 2018 Hotel and Restaurant Technology Conferences to Attend in the U.S.

Top 10 2018 Hospitality (Hotel,Restaurant) Technology Conferences to Attend U.S.

Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association Global Distribution Conference

Austin, Texas
January 29-31, 2018

“HEDNA’s international conferences deliver the most comprehensive information, insights, and dialogue on emerging trends that impact the hotel industry. Across the educational tracks at the event, each session will present a snapshot of the most transformative ideas shaping the future of hotel distribution from tech industry leaders, hoteliers, entrepreneurs, executives, influencers and more.”

Topics this year will range from distribution, revenue and channel management, and advertising. Talks will also cover payments – the evolution from cash to credit cards to digital currencies and how to navigate the changes securely and efficiently.



San Diego, California
March 12-14, 2018

“HT-NEXT has quickly become the must-attend educational and networking experience for hospitality technology professionals and solution providers!”

This foodservice and hospitality technology conference combines two major events in one — Hospitality Technology’s Hotel Technology Forum and HTNG’s North American Conference. Keynote speakers this year will include Adam Steltzner, Chief Engineer EDL, NASA Mars Rover Curiosity and David Osborne, Executive OD Consultant at Dale Carnegie Digital.


MURTEC: Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada
April 11-13, 2018

“Focused topic-tables, solving your technology challenges. Interactive, peer-to-peer workshops. Participation from the largest chains and restaurant operations”.

One of the most prominent annual events in the foodservice and hospitality industry, the conference brings together leaders and innovators to discuss the latest technologies. SecureTablePay is participating at MURTEC for the second year in a row and we’re excited to demonstrate the latest EMV solution for pay at the table software. Corporation representatives of Chili’s Grill & Bar, Dunkin’ Brands, Shake Shack, Red Lobster, Five Guys Enterprises, and TGI Fridays will be among the many speakers and presenters this year.


HD Expo

Las Vegas, Nevada
May 2-4, 2018

“HD Expo is the industry’s leading hospitality conference and trade show. Presented by Hospitality Design magazine, it offers an unmatched level of new products and services, inspiration, idea sharing and networking for hospitality professionals.  HD Expo is dedicated to creating longstanding industry relationships between hoteliers, commercial designers, architects, developers, purchasing firms, and product suppliers.”

Presentations this year will be given by David Bowd (West Elm), Matt Goodrich (Goodrich), Jonathan Adler (Jonathan Adler Retail Brand), Rebecca Ruggles (Airbnb), and Nigel Hatcher (Marriott).


National Restaurant Association- The International Foodservice Marketplace

Chicago, Illinois
May 19-22, 2018

“There is no other place to other place to reach the entire foodservice industry ecosystem & capitalize on a $799 billion industry”.

Featured presenters at NRA this year are key executives and stakeholders from across the spectrum of the restaurant industry. Jason Droege of UberEATS will discuss third-party delivery services, Kimbal Musk will elaborate on ‘slow food’, and Denny Marie Post will expand on Red Robin’s brand transformation.


HITEC Houston

Houston, Texas
June 18-21, 2018

“HITEC® offers a unique combination of top-notch education and the world’s largest hospitality technology exposition. Sessions are led by industry peers and experts, and the unparalleled expo showcases the latest industry products and services from over 365 companies.”

SecureTablePay will be exhibiting at HITEC again this year. Discussions will include how the hospitality industry will adopt measures to ensure secure payment transactions that address U.S. EMV issues and offer technology solutions.


Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo

Los Angeles, California
August 19-21, 2018

“Join 8,000+ of your peers at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, where you’ll have access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, the best in business education and 500 of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community-all under one roof!”

The event’s agenda and speakers are yet to be announced. Visit the host’s website for details and updates or check back here at a later time.


Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management National Conference

Fortworth, Texas
September 25-27, 2018

“The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management serves the needs and interests of executives in the corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality industries… SHFM members oversee all facets of corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality, from cafés and retail operations to catering, vending, fitness centers, child care services and conference planning and support”.

The event’s agenda and speakers are yet to be announced. Visit the host’s website for details and updates or check back here at a later time.



Orlando, Florida
October 1-3, 2018

“FSTEC continues to be the foodservice industry’s most compelling technology conference, offering insight into security, software development and marketing while celebrating the latest and most innovative solutions in technology to date. This is the only event of its kind where food and tech connect to help you build better, smarter businesses.”

Meeting at the intersection of the restaurant and technology industries, FSTEC engages small, medium, and large enterprises in discussions on how to use tech for marketing, monetizing, and of course, security. The event’s agenda and speakers are yet to be announced. Visit the host’s website for details and updates or check back here at a later time.


Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals Annual Convention

Louisville, Kentucky
October 24-26, 2018

“HFTP has grown to represent both finance and technology professionals in today’s hospitality industry. HFTP produces a variety of industry-leading events that provide members with exceptional professional development seminars, unbeatable networking opportunities, and a forum for the latest hospitality technology. Gather with hundreds of hospitality finance and technology professionals for three days of networking, education sessions and featured vendors offering services/products specific to your needs.”

The event’s agenda and speakers are yet to be announced. Visit the host’s website for details and updates or check back here at a later time.