Carl Weldon


Carl Weldon

Chief Operating Officer Europe

HFTP is the global professional association for Financial and Technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses and are the producers of HITEC – the largest Hospitality Technology Event in the world 

Carl was involved with successfully bringing HITEC to Europe for the first time in Amsterdam in March 2017 and 2018 plus a very successful change to Palma Mallorca in April 2019. 

Carl was previously Chief Executive of HOSPA for 11 years where he also created HOSPACE (now a major industry event) and received the special ‘Outstanding Contribution to HOSPA’ award in 2016 

Carl’s career in Hospitality Finance, Planning and Operations spans 40 years with Forte Hotels, Holiday Inns International (UK, EMEA and in Brussels for the worldwide International Division), Periquito Hotels, Noble House Group and Regal Hotel Group. 

Carl has also worked on special projects in the past through CW Hospitality for companies such as Sodexho, Devere Hotels, easyHotel, Allied Pharmacy, Spaghetti House and a major Scottish Golf Resort

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"We’re witnessing a groundswell of alternative accommodations challenging the status quo as to how we will stay, live and work – it’s already at the centre of many conversations. I am delighted to be part of the first true Urban Living event that addresses the complex issues of branding, distribution, supply, regulation, UX, technology and more"

Sean Worker, Managing Director, T5 Strategies

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