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What to Expect from Global Hospitality Association HFTP in 2017

13 January 2017
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(r)), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC(r)), has widely extended its global reach for this upcoming year. With leading industry events spanning three separate continents, five inaugural events and three new Digital Learning Day additions, HFTP has largely increased its scope of hosted events in 2017."It has been exciting to watch the rapid growth and progression of the association," said Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP. "We are looking forward to what lies ahead - with so many additions and developments, we expect 2017 to be another groundbreaking year for HFTP."HITEC Conferences. The global association's HITEC event is the largest hospitality technology conference in the world, and will take place in Europe, Asia and North America this year as listed below. Historically taking place in a different city in North America each year, HFTP built upon its annual HITEC event with the additions of the inaugural HITEC Amsterdam and HITEC Dubai events taking place this year. Co-located with HITEC Toronto will be the Club & Hotel Controllers Conference.HITEC Amsterdam: March, 29-30 2017 at the RAI Amsterdam in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.HITEC Toronto: June 26-29, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada.HITEC Dubai: Fall 2017 in partnership with Naseba.Entrepreneur 20X. Back by popular demand, HFTP is bringing its overwhelmingly successful Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) to Europe and Canada. HITEC attendees will have the opportunity to watch some of the most innovative startups the hospitality technology industry has to offer compete to bring their dreams to life. E20X will take place at HITEC Amsterdam the day prior to the conference on 28 March 2017 along with the invitation-only CIO and CFO pre-conference programs. E20X videos are available on the HFTP/HITEC YouTube channel.Online Events. In addition to its year-round webinar schedule, the association will host five completely online Digital Learning Day events this year as listed below. HFTP added three inaugural Digital Learning Day events to its lineup including: Club Technology Digital Learning Day, Digital Learning Day - Europe and Digital Learning Day - Asia.HFTP Club Technology Digital Learning Day: February 15, 2017HFTP Digital Learning Day: March 22, 2017HFTP Digital Learning Day - Europe: May 9, 2017HFTP Digital Learning Day - Asia: May 18, 2017HFTP Club Digital Learning Day: September 20, 2017Membership Events. HFTP's yearly member-focused event, Annual Convention, will take place from October 25-27, 2017 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate in Orlando, Florida USA. In true HFTP fashion, the association will host four regional conferences throughout the year: HFTP Mid-South Atlantic Regional Conference, HFTP Mid-West Regional Conference, HFTP Texas Regional Conference, HFTP Florida Regional Conference. The confirmed dates are as follows:HFTP Mid-South Atlantic Regional Conference: February 23-25, 2017HFTP Mid-West Regional Conference: March 16-18, 2017HFTP Texas Regional Conference: May 19-20, 2017Industry Publications. In addition to its many global conferences and events, HFTP also produces numerous resourceful tools for its members. The Bottomline is HFTP's quarterly journal which includes feature articles on finance and technology best practices, industry research reports, general management tips, HFTP news and profiles of industry and association leaders. All articles from the publication are now available on PineappleSearch.com(r) - a search platform for hospitality-specific industry information and intelligence.Website Renovations. HFTP's official blog HFTP Connect has been redesigned for the New Year, and is currently accepting educational blog contribution submissions. The Global Hospitality Accounting Common Practices (GHACP), an accessible online resource and guide for hospitality industry accounting practices, website was also redone for the New Year, and now features item definitions on PineappleSearch.com.For more information about HITEC and HFTP's other global activities, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at education@hftp.org or visit www.hftp.org and www.hftp.org/hitec.Stay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC; the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch(r) - mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.About HFTP Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(r)) is a global nonprofit hospitality association, headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, that uniquely understands the industry's problems. HFTP has about 5,000 members and several thousand stakeholders across the globe. HFTP assists its members in finding solutions to industry problems more efficiently than any organization via its expert networks, research, conferences such as HITEC and certification programs. HFTP also owns the world's only hospitality specific search engine, PineappleSearch.com. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segment of the hospitality industry. For more information about HFTP, e-mail membership@hftp.org.

HITEC Amsterdam Online Registration Open Now - Secure Your Spot Today

9 January 2017
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(r)), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC(r)), has announced that attendee registration for its inaugural HITEC Amsterdam is now available online. Also available on the HITEC Amsterdam website is information on travel and hotel reservations. HITEC is the world's largest hospitality technology exposition and conference, and has extended its reach even further with its recent expansion into Europe and Asia. HITEC Amsterdam is the first of three HITECs planned for 2017, and will be 29-30 March at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands."We are ecstatic to extend HITEC's global reach to three separate continents this year," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. "Each HITEC conference is carefully and individually developed to ensure the satisfaction of our attendees, vendors and sponsors. Attendees and exhibitors will enjoy Amsterdam's captivating atmosphere, artistic heritage and intricate canal system while visiting the world-renowned city for the first HITEC of 2017."The day prior to the conference, on 28 March, there will be pre-conference events including invitation-only CIO and CFO events that will feature C-level hospitality professionals from across Europe. Additionally, back by popular demand, HFTP is bringing its overwhelmingly successful hospitality technology start-up pitch competition, Entrepreneur 20X (E20X), to Europe. HFTP is currently accepting applications for HITEC Amsterdam's Entrepreneur 20X online via its website. Watch videos from last year's competition at HITEC New Orleans on HFTP's YouTube channel.During the conference, from 29-30 March, full registration attendees will have access to the following:Education. Attendees will have access to two full days of essential education on the industry's trending topics, carefully selected by the HITEC Amsterdam Advisory Council, including two globally known keynote speakers. Exhibits. Attendees will have access to an exhibit floor featuring recognized hospitality technology vendors from across the globe, and have the opportunity to see a number of new products and high-caliber existing products all in one location. The exhibits are open to all Full Registration attendees and to those purchasing an Exhibits Only attendee pass.Networking. Attendees will have opportunities for networking with peers and leading industry experts from around the world throughout the conference and during the welcome reception on 29 March.Attendee online registration is now available on the HITEC Amsterdam website. Visit the HITEC website for complete information about all conference and exhibition events, including the conference schedule, a list of exhibitors, a map of the exhibit hall and the most current HITEC news.In addition to HITEC Amsterdam, in 2017 HFTP is producing the larger HITEC Toronto on 26-29 June and HITEC Dubai in the Fall in partnership with Naseba. For more information about HITEC and HFTP's other global activities, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at education@hftp.org or visit www.hftp.org and www.hftp.org/hitec.Stay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC; the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch(r) - mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.About HFTP Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(r)) is a global nonprofit hospitality association, headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, that uniquely understands the industry's problems. HFTP has about 5,200 members and several thousand stakeholders across the globe. HFTP assists its members in finding solutions to industry problems more efficiently than any organization via its expert networks, research, conferences such as HITEC and certification programs. HFTP also owns the world's only hospitality specific search engine, PineappleSearch.com. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segment of the hospitality industry. For more information about HFTP, e-mail membership@hftp.org.

Do Not Make Your New Year's Resolution until You Read this Post

5 January 2017
The start of the new year is upon us and you may be reading all the articles on setting your New Year's resolutions. According to website, Statistic Brain, only 8 percent of people are successful in achieving their resolutions. If you are like me, you read that statistic and wonder what is my chance for success?

How HFTP Certification Can Advance Your Career

19 December 2016
When it comes to certifications, it seems that there are so many letters a hospitality accounting, finance or technology professional can add behind their name: CHAE, CHTP, CA, CFE, CGA, CFF, CGMA, CPA, CMA, CHIA, etc. How do you determine which designation provides the greatest benefit? One thing we know for sure is that those who have earned certifications offered by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(r)) receive higher salaries than those without industry certifications. This was evident in the results from the 2016 HFTP Compensation and Benefits Survey conducted by the HFTP Americas Research Center at the University of Houston.

What To Do Before You Travel Internationally

12 December 2016
As leading global hospitality association HFTP(r) continues to expand internationally, and prepares for several international events in 2017, we want to ensure the safety of our members and attendees who are traveling with us to these events. Before you pack up to attend the inaugural HITEC(r) Amsterdam, the larger HITEC Toronto or the premier HITEC Dubai next year, brush up on these international travel tips that will ensure a successful voyage. Whether you are a seasoned world traveler or preparing for your first major expedition, below is an essential checklist complete with information about required documents, security and safety, monetary exchange, electronics, entry rules and more to review before traveling abroad.

Key Benefits of HFTP Membership Explained in New Membership Video

1 December 2016
HFTP(r) was excited to recently film the association's new membership video. Watch the full "My HFTP" video on HFTP's YouTube channel, and hear from a group of HFTP members on how they have benefited from their membership. Hearing our members' stories on why they joined HFTP, what they have learned and connections they have made reminded us how lucky we are to be in this unique industry. We hope when you hear from your fellow members in the video, it will resonate why this is Your HFTP, a community of sharing, collaboration and support of hospitality professionals.Find out what people have to say about HFTP as a whole. Below are quotes, pulled directly from the "My HFTP" membership video, from current and former HFTP Global Board directors as well as members, industry leaders and association influencers revealing what they have drawn from their experience as HFTP members.

HFTP Announces Pre-Conference Programs for Inaugural 2017 HITEC Amsterdam

30 November 2016
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(r)), producer of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC(r)), is appending two forward-thinking programs to its inaugural HITEC Amsterdam, the day before the start of the main event. On 28 March 2017 are the CIO and CFO events, invitation-only round-tables that bring together high-level hospitality CIOs and CFOs from across Europe, for a face-to-face discussion on crucial issues their companies are encountering. In addition, HFTP is hosting its successful hospitality technology start-up pitch competition, Entrepreneur 20X (E20X). HITEC Amsterdam is the first of three HITECs planned for 2017, and will be 29-30 March at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre."We are looking to develop HITEC Amsterdam into a must-attend event by drawing professionals from all facets of the European hospitality industry - from the key decision-makers to the creative start-ups trying to break through," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe. "These additional events build on the core education and expo program, and overall creates an environment for innovative discussion."The CIO and CFO Events are designed to draw c-level executives to discuss the most important issues they are facing in their respective companies and the hospitality industry at large. Participants are invited to an interactive, half-day program, followed by lunch and additional networking events planned for that day.In the afternoon is Entrepreneur 20X a pitch competition specifically for start-ups developing hospitality technology products or services. The participants present five-minute pitches to a panel of expert judges including hospitality CIOs and industry insiders. The winning competitor deemed "most innovative" receives a cash prize, and all participants get an opportunity to exhibit in the HITEC Amsterdam exposition. HFTP hosted the first E20X at HITEC 2015 in Austin, Texas USA. The program was well-received, and was run again at HITEC 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana USA; and Amsterdam will be the competition's third run."We loved the HITEC E20X competition," said David Temple of Hello Scout, winner of the Judges' Choice Award at HITEC 2016 in New Orleans. "It provided us with great exposure and let us get our story in front of lots of people that we wouldn't have otherwise been able to reach. That the judges chose us as the winner was the icing on the cake."Following the pre-conference program is the full-on HITEC Amsterdam event, with two full days of education, an expo and networking party. The HITEC Amsterdam Advisory Council has developed a hot-topic program with the latest in hospitality technology, as well as secured two globally known, innovative thinkers for the keynotes. Opening the event is Aleks Krotoski, an award-winning international broadcaster, author and academic who is behind the BBC Radio 4 show The Digital Human and BBC World's The Virtual Revolution. Closing the program is Woody Wade, future scenario planning expert and author.Co-located with HITEC Amsterdam are two additional events brought by HFTP industry allies. The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Region Europe will locate its Revenue Optimization Conference (ROC) with HITEC Amsterdam. Also co-locating is the Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) Insight Summit Europe.In addition to HITEC Amsterdam, in 2017 HFTP is producing the larger HITEC Toronto on 26-29 June and HITEC Dubai in Fall in partnership with Naseba. For more information about HITEC and HFTP's other global activities, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at education@hftp.org or visit www.hftp.org and www.hftp.org/hitec.Stay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC; the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch(r) - mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.About HFTP Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(r)) is a global nonprofit hospitality association, headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, that uniquely understands the industry's problems. HFTP has about 5,200 members and several thousand stakeholders across the globe. HFTP assists its members in finding solutions to industry problems more efficiently than any organization via its expert networks, research, conferences such as HITEC and certification programs. HFTP also owns the world's only hospitality specific search engine, PineappleSearch.com. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segment of the hospitality industry. For more information about HFTP, e-mail membership@hftp.org.

Weekly Connect from PineappleSearch.com - January 20

20 January 2017
Revolutionizing the hospitality industry, PineappleSearch.com(r) is the world's only hospitality-specific search engine that brings industry professionals the latest, global news when and how they need it. Also available in an app version for mobile devices, on the iTunes App Store and on Google Play, PineappleSearch(r) has all of the information you need to know about clubs, hotels, finance, marketing, technology, social media and much more.Straight from PineappleSearch(r), here is a preview of what happened in hospitality this week:Finding the Balance Between Humans and Technology in Hospitality - Skift2017 Hospitality Industry Trends: Technology & Customer Experience - Glion BlogHoteliers should embrace innovation amid tech worries - Hotel News NowThe Future Is Now: Redefining Luxury Travel - Hotel BusinessDoes Tech Sell Rooms? - Marketing TravelVisit and register at PineappleSearch.com for the latest news and information. Registered users are able to tailor their searches via the search engine's highly-customizable filters, bringing the topics of interest to them front and center on their personalized homepage. Receive a weekly hospitality news update by signing up for PineappleSearch's essential weekly news digest delivered via email.Stay Connected with HFTP Stay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC(r); the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch(r) - mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.

Certification Maintenance is Due January 31, 2017

19 January 2017
As a reminder, if your CHAE and/or CHTP maintenance cycle is from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016, your completed forms are due to the HFTP(r) office by January 31, 2017. A total of 60 points (of which a minimum of 15 points in your specialty and a minimum of four points in ethics) is required to maintain these designations. To assist you in assessing your maintenance points, visit these links:CHAE Maintenance FormCHTP Maintenance FormClick here for more details about submitting your maintenance forms:CHAE InformationCHTP InformationContact Certification@hftp.org for more information.

HFTP Now Accepting Applications for Entrepreneur 20X at HITEC Amsterdam

19 January 2017
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(r)), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC(r)), is now accepting applications to participate in the successful Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) event at its premier HITEC Amsterdam. Hospitality technology startups who would like to apply for the exciting opportunity can do so by visiting the event website. The competition will take place as part of HITEC Amsterdam's pre-conference events on the afternoon of 28 March 2017 at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. HoReCa.digital will serve as the exclusive Entrepreneur 20X sponsor at HFTP's inaugural HITEC Amsterdam.HITEC Amsterdam E20X participants will compete for a grand prize of EUR2,500 EUR. As in the previous E20X competition, there will be two E20X awards given - the Judge's Award and the People's Startup Award. The Judge's Award recipient will be determined by the expert panel of judges and also receives the grand prize. The People's Startup Award recipient will be determined by HITEC Amsterdam attendees and serve as the popular, or crowd favorite, vote. HITEC Amsterdam attendees will be able to watch the companies compete, visit with company representatives and vote for their favorite competitor via the upcoming HITEC app. Immediately following the competition, HITEC Amsterdam attendees are encouraged to visit the E20X participants in room E108 in the convention centre to learn more about each company."This will be the third Entrepreneur 20X HFTP has hosted since the program's creation two years ago at HITEC Austin," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. "With the overwhelming, positive feedback on E20X from competitors and spectators, we are thrilled to debut the program in Europe at our inaugural HITEC Amsterdam. The technology presented demonstrates what kind of technology is on the cusp for our industry -- from the outlandish to the practical -- and is another reason HITEC is an essential event. "HFTP's expanding E20X program features ambitious and innovative entrepreneurs presenting breakthrough business concepts to a panel of expert judges including hospitality CIOs, angel investors, serial entrepreneurs and industry insiders. The competition will be open to all HITEC Amsterdam registrants."We loved the HITEC E20X competition," said David Temple, from Hello Scout Inc., the winner of the Judge's Award at the HITEC New Orleans E20X competition on June 20, 2016. "It provided us with great exposure and let us get our story in front of lots of people that we wouldn't have otherwise been able to reach. That the judge's chose us as the winner was the icing on the cake."Videos from last year's E20X competition at HITEC New Orleans are available on the HFTP/HITEC YouTube channel.In addition to accepting participant applications for the HITEC Amsterdam E20X competition, HFTP is also accepting participant applications for the second E20X competition in 2017 at HITEC Toronto on 26 June in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Applications must be submitted separately via each event's respective website, accessed directly from www.hitec.org.HFTP's inaugural HITEC Amsterdam is the first of three HITEC events planned for 2017, and will take place 28-30 March at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The pre-conference events will take place on 28 March, followed by the full HITEC Amsterdam event featuring two full days of education, an expo and networking party. HITEC Amsterdam registration is now available on the HITEC Amsterdam website.In addition to HITEC Amsterdam, in 2017 HFTP is producing the larger HITEC Toronto on 26-29 June and HITEC Dubai in Fall in partnership with Naseba. For more information about HITEC and HFTP's other global activities, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at education@hftp.org or visit www.hftp.org and www.hftp.org/hitec.Stay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC; the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch(r) - mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.About HFTP Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(r)) is a global nonprofit hospitality association, headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, that uniquely understands the industry's problems. HFTP has about 5,000 members and several thousand stakeholders across the globe. HFTP assists its members in finding solutions to industry problems more efficiently than any organization via its expert networks, research, conferences such as HITEC and certification programs. HFTP also owns the world's only hospitality specific search engine, PineappleSearch.com. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segment of the hospitality industry. For more information about HFTP, e-mail membership@hftp.org.

HITEC Advisory Council Meets to Prepare More Successful Conferences

14 January 2017
The HITEC(r) Advisory Council met this week to continue planning for the second, and largest, HITEC event of 2017: HITEC Toronto (#HITECtor). HFTP(r)'s HITEC Toronto is the second, and largest, of three HITEC events planned for 2017, and will take place 26-29 June at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada. In addition to HITEC Toronto, in 2017 HFTP is producing two additional, inaugural HITEC events: HITEC Amsterdam and HITEC Dubai. HITEC Amsterdam will serve as the first HITEC event of the year, taking place from 28-30 March at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. HITEC Amsterdam will feature pre-conference programs on 28 March followed by the full event from 29-30 March featuring two full days of education, an expo and networking party. HITEC Dubai will serve as the last HITEC event of 2017, and take place in the Fall in partnership with Naseba.For more information about HITEC and HFTP's other global activities, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at education@hftp.org or visit www.hftp.org and www.hftp.org/hitec.Stay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC; the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch(r) - mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.

HFTP Chapter Events January 16-31

13 January 2017
January 17, 2017Jamaica ChapterTime and Location TBDBoard of Directors MeetingFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HEREJanuary 18, 2017New Mexico Chapter5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | REDWBitCoin Presentation by: Beth A. Mohr, CFE, CAMS, CCCI, MPA, PIFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HERETreasure Coast Chapter5:00 - 8:00 p.m. | PGA Golf ClubTop Workplace Trends in 2017 and Leadership Resolutions to Consider presented by: Amy Crawford, President, Crawford Consulting Group, Inc.For further details and RSVP - CLICK HEREJanuary 19, 2017Valley of the Sun Chapter6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Grand Canyon University HotelGrand Canyon University TourFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HERELos Angeles Chapter6:00 p.m. | InterContinental Los Angeles Century CityJanuary Chapter MeetingFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HEREMonterey Chapter6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Quail LodgeBring Your Best Practice presented by: Mark McMinn, MCCVB VP of SalesFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HERESouthern Alberta Chapter12:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Fairmont PalliserWho's Sabotaging Your Most Valuable Assets? Presented by: Judith Ethier, CEO, Founder & Strategic ExpertFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HEREJanuary 20, 2017Bay Area Club Chapter11:00 a.m. | Burlingame Country ClubRecords Retention and the DOL salary postponement presented by: Oleg Albert, Attorney at Law Allen, Glaessner, Hazelwood, Werth - San FranciscoFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HERECharlotte-Blue Ridge Chapter11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Ballantyne Country ClubSocial Media Roundtable DiscussionFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HEREJanuary 21, 2017Greater Milwaukee Chapter6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Brian and Chris's houseWinter SocialFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HEREJanuary 22, 2017Monterey Chapter4:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. | Monterey Plaza Hotel & SpaRancho Cielo's 8th Annual Culinary Round Up - Volunteer OpportunityFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HEREJanuary 24, 2017Florida Gold Coast Chapter8:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Boca GroveEducational Breakfast | Jennifer A. Schwartz, Attorney at Law with Jackson Lewis P.C. will present Workplace Law Under President-Elect Donald Trump: What to Expect & Clare Vazquez -Peace, HR Business Partner with CertiPay will present The New OSHA RulesFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HEREFlorida Gulf Coast Chapter11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | The Country Club of NaplesEthics presented by: Dr. Eric Dent, Professor of Ethics at Florida Gulf Coast UniversityFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HEREJanuary 25, 2017New York City Chapter5:30 - 8:00 p.m. | The Standard Hotel-High LineAerobic Digestion: the Smart Solution to Food Waste Disposal Presented by Spiro Frangos, Director of Business DevelopmentFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HEREJanuary 26, 2017Ohio Valley Chapter4:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Nationwide Hotel & Conference CenterJanuary Board MeetingFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HEREJanuary 27, 2017Mid-Jersey Chapter6:00 p.m. | Park Ave ClubWine Pairing DinnerFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HERELong Island Chapter11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Rockaway Hunting ClubFederal and State Tax Update Presented by: Meyer Reichman of Condon O'Meara McGinty & Donnelly LLPFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HERE

Weekly Connect from PineappleSearch.com - January 13

13 January 2017
Revolutionizing the hospitality industry, PineappleSearch.com(r) is the world's only hospitality-specific search engine that brings industry professionals the latest, global news when and how they need it. Also available in an app version for mobile devices, on the iTunes App Store and on Google Play, PineappleSearch(r) has all of the information you need to know about clubs, hotels, finance, marketing, technology, social media and much more.Straight from PineappleSearch(r), here is a preview of what happened in hospitality this week:A World-Renowned Futurist Reveals the Hotel Of The Future - Forbes MagazineHow to Win Millennial Business & Leisure Travel Loyalty - Hospitality Technology MagazineSmart Technologies: Affordable Capital Expenditures That Drive Revenue - Hotel Business ReviewThe Risks, Rewards of Converting Historic Buildings into Hotels - Lodging MagazineHotels trends, speculation mostly ignorable for 2017 - Hotel News NowVisit and register at PineappleSearch.com for the latest news and information. Registered users are able to tailor their searches via the search engine's highly-customizable filters, bringing the topics of interest to them front and center on their personalized homepage. Receive a weekly hospitality news update by signing up for PineappleSearch's essential weekly news digest delivered via email.Stay Connected with HFTP Stay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC(r); the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch(r) - mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.

Community@HFTP Snap Shot - Internal Control Auditor/Team

10 January 2017
Community@HFTP Snap Shot provides a glimpse into the industry-specific discussions happening on HFTP's online community. Community@HFTP is an online resource which provides an environment for HFTP's members to share experiences, industry information and best practices, seek and share advice, exchange resources and build relationships. It is an opportunity for HFTP members to collaborate with each other no matter where they are in the world.Featured Topic: Internal Control Auditor/TeamIn this discussion, members discuss the complexities involved in the internal audit process for clubs. They weigh the pros and cons of having a dedicated auditor handle the process and whether or not the responsibilities should be assigned to the club's board or the management team. Learn more about this topic, and see more hospitality industry conversations by visiting the Community@HFTP website.JOIN THE DISCUSSIONCommunity@HFTP is your connection to an incredible resource - 5,200+ of your colleagues who share your challenges, uncertainties and successes. The goal is for you to find it to be a supportive and safe space that fosters dialogue and helpful connections across the globe.Get Started TodayFor a step-by-step guide on how to get involved in Community@HFTP, please take a moment to view the Getting Started Guide. Questions, comments and suggestions can be sent to communityhelp@hftp.org.

HFTP Club Technology Digital Learning Day - February 2017

9 January 2017
HFTP(r) will host its first Club Technology Digital Learning Day next month on February 15, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST. This completely online event will explore some of the hottest topics our industry faces today. Registration will open and sessions will be announced this month. Learn More>System RequirementsHFTP Digital Learning Day may contain different types of files, which may require you to have a certain piece of software to view these files. These files include, but are not limited to: PDFs, Microsoft Word Documents, Microsoft PowerPoints Files or MP3s. To fully participate please make sure you have downloaded the latest versions of these general softwares.Stay Connected with HFTP Stay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC(r); the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch(r) - mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites:Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.

Welcome New HFTP Members from December 2016

9 January 2017
HFTP(r) is proud to welcome all its new members who joined last month in December. Please welcome the newest members to HFTP. Learn more about HFTP Membership by watching a quick membership video.Stay ConnectedStay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC(r); the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch(r) - mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.

HFTP Representatives Present Keynote at 22nd Annual Graduate Education Conference in Hospitality & Tourism

6 January 2017
HFTP(r) Director of Membership Development & Services Bryan Wood and HFTP Immediate Past President Arlene Ramirez, CHAE, CHE, CHIA, MBA served as keynote speakers today at the 22nd Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism. The conference is hosted by The University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management. Wood and Ramirez presented to hundreds of attendees about HFTP initiatives and hospitality technology trends at university's campus in Houston, Texas USA. More Information> The University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management is consistently ranked among the top hospitality programs in the world, offering one-of-a-kind experiential-learning opportunities and four prestigious degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Master of Science in Hospitality Management, Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business and Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration. Learn More>Stay ConnectedStay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC(r); the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch(r) - mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.

Weekly Connect from PineappleSearch.com - January 6

6 January 2017
Revolutionizing the hospitality industry, PineappleSearch.com(r) is the world's only hospitality-specific search engine that brings industry professionals the latest, global news when and how they need it. Also available in an app version for mobile devices, on the iTunes App Store and on Google Play, PineappleSearch(r) has all of the information you need to know about clubs, hotels, finance, marketing, technology, social media and much more.Straight from PineappleSearch(r), here is a preview of what happened in hospitality this week:10 Hotel Trends That Will Shape Guest Experience in 2017 - SkiftGuestroom entertainment goals for 2017 - Hotel Management5 Reasons to Consider Migrating In-Room Entertainment to the Cloud - Hospitality Technology MagazineArticle: Millennials and YouTube Ads: Most Watch until They Can Skip - eMarketerStrong early sales herald hot summer - Travel WeeklyVisit and register at PineappleSearch.com for the latest news and information. Registered users are able to tailor their searches via the search engine's highly-customizable filters, bringing the topics of interest to them front and center on their personalized homepage. Receive a weekly hospitality news update by signing up for PineappleSearch's essential weekly news digest delivered via email.Stay Connected with HFTP Stay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC(r); the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch(r) - mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.

The Hotel Yearbook Digital Marketing 2017 is now available exclusively on HFTP's PineappleSearch.com

6 January 2017
The Hotel Yearbook Digital Marketing 2017 is now available exclusively on HFTP's PineappleSearch.com(r) - the search engine for the hospitality. The The Hotel Yearbook Digital Marketing 2017 features editorial contributions from 35 opinion leaders around the world on the ways hotel companies will be using digital marketing techniques in the years ahead. Considering the huge impact that online marketing can have on a hotel company's bookings, The Hotel Yearbook Digital Marketing 2017 is a must read for marketing decision makers throughout the entire industry."We are very proud to announce the publication of The Hotel Yearbook - Digital Marketing 2017," said Henri Roelings, founder at Hsyndicate. "Thanks to your contribution, the publication offers an extensive compendium of insights and advice contributed by the most thoughtful and respected opinion leaders in this dynamic part of the hotel industry."This year, HFTP invited Peter O'Connor, Director of the MBA in Hospitality Management at ESSEC Business School, to take on the role of Guest Editor-in-Chief. Thanks to his hands-on experience with an insider's understanding of the industry's challenges and trends, he was able to assemble a stellar group of authors to address the various aspects of how the digital marketing landscape is revolutionising our industry.DOWNLOAD YOUR ARTICLEDownloads of The Hotel Yearbook are exclusively made available via HFTP's PineappleSearch.com platform via the following link: https://www.pineapplesearch.com/content/37000018.html You can download either the complete edition OR individually listed articles. Please do reach out to HFTP with any questions regarding the publication or the download process. Stay ConnectedStay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC(r); the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch(r) - mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites:HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.

Congratulations to the New CHAE's from December 2016

5 January 2017
HFTP(r) is pleased to announce the following new Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) designees who attained their CHAE designation last month. Congratulations to everyone. Learn more about HFTP certifications. Read a quick blog on how certifications can advance your carreer.New CHAE DesigneesSusan Bowles, CHAE - assistant controller at Pelican Isle Yacht Club - USATracy Crews, CHAE - casino controller at Ho-Chunk Nation - USADustin O'Donnell, CHAE - director of accounting, PHR managed assets at Gold Key PHR - USAPooja Sharma, CHAE - analyst at Kingdom Hotel Investments - UAEEric Sine, CHAE - casino controller at Ho-Chunk Nation - USABernice Twinn, CHAE - CFO at Ho-Chunk Nation - USAStay Connected with HFTP Stay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC(r); the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch(r) - mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites:Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.

Upcoming HFTP Webinars - January 2017

4 January 2017
Registration is open for the following January 2017 HFTP(r) webinars - secure your spot today. Learn More>Register NowJanuary 19 - Demystifying the Digital Marketplace: Spotlight on the Hospitality IndustryJanuary 26 - Chapter Leadership Series: Planning Successful Meetings - Inclusion: Beyond the LawUpcoming WebinarsFebruary 15 - Club Technology Digital Learning DayMarch 22 - Digital Learning DayMarch 30 - Chapter Leadership Series: Communications and Creating Effective MessagesApril 5 - CHTP Review Course: Part 1April 12 - CHTP Review Course: Part 2April 19 - CHTP Review Course: Part 3May 9 - Digital Learning Day: EuropeMay 10 - CHAE Review Course Part 1: Financial AccountingMay 11 - Chapter Leadership Series: Forming Partnerships With Students and Student ChaptersMay 17 - CHAE Review Course Part 2: Managerial AccountingMay 18 - Digital Learning Day: AsiaMay 24 - CHAE Review Course Part 3: Ethics, Fraud and Internal ControlsMay 31 - CHAE Review Course Part 4: GeneralAugust 24 - Chapter Leadership Series: Leadership Transition - Ensureing Success for Future LeadersSeptember 20 - Club Digital Learning DayOctober 12 - Chapter Leadership Series: Charting a Strong Chapter - Best Practices for PlanningInterested in presenting a webinar? Contact HFTP Meetings & Events Coordinator Linnet Baskett for more information.Stay Connected with HFTPStay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC(r); the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch(r) - mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.

HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE, Attends HFTP Dubai Chapter's First Meeting of 2017

4 January 2017
HFTP(r) CEO, Frank Wolfe, CAE, was present and spoke at the HFTP Dubai chapter meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in Dubai, UAE. The HFTP Dubai Chapter, officially chartered last summer, serves the hospitality industry in the UAE region and is currently led by the following chapter members:President Md Amirul Islam, assistant manager of income audit at Autograph CollectionVice President Hesham El Enna, founder and CEO at Smartstone EnterpriseTreasurer Haytham Alniwery, SHEFFIELD HOLDINGSSecretary Mohammed Rizwan, director of IT at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel DubaiBoard Member Rohit Garg, CFO at Al Habtoor Investment LLCHFTP currently has more than 80 local chapters providing opportunities for networking and education throughout the world. HFTP members can attend chapter meetings to connect with their local network of HFTP members and share solutions with professionals in the community. Chapters hold regular educational and social meetings, as well as participate in projects to benefit area charities.Join HFTP Today>Stay Connected with HFTPStay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC(r); the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch(r) - mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.

HFTP Chapter Events January 1 - 15

3 January 2017
HFTP Chapter events planned for the first half of January:January 7, 2017Cleveland/Akron Chapter6:30 p.m. | Hyde Park GrillHFTP Holiday GatheringFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HEREJanuary 11, 2017New England Club & New England Hotel Chapter11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Wellesley Country ClubPresentation: Cost-effective Solutions for Voice and Data Communications, Energy Supply Management and LightingFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HERE January 13, 2017Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter6:00 - 11:00 p.m. | Oak Ridge Country ClubHFTP Holiday PartyFor further details and RSVP - CLICK HERE

Weekly Connect from PineappleSearch.com - December 30

3 January 2017
Revolutionizing the hospitality industry, PineappleSearch.com(r) is the world's only hospitality-specific search engine that brings industry professionals the latest, global news when and how they need it. Also available in an app version for mobile devices, on the iTunes App Store and on Google Play, PineappleSearch(r) has all of the information you need to know about clubs, hotels, finance, marketing, technology, social media and much more.Straight from PineappleSearch(r), here is a preview of what happened in hospitality this week:Digital Marketing: Native Advertising and Online Influencers in the Hospitality Industry - Hotel Business ReviewGrowing the hotel revenue management talent pool - TnoozHow PMSes enable better customer service - Hotel Management5 Reasons to Consider Migrating In-Room Entertainment to the Cloud - Hospitality Technology MagazineUsing Smartphone Tech to Counter Criminal Activity - Lodging MagazineVisit and register at PineappleSearch.com for the latest news and information. Registered users are able to tailor their searches via the search engine's highly-customizable filters, bringing the topics of interest to them front and center on their personalized homepage. Receive a weekly hospitality news update by signing up for PineappleSearch's essential weekly news digest delivered via email.Stay Connected with HFTP Stay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC(r); the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch(r) - mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.

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