15 November 2016

HFTP Sponsored HOSPACE 2016, HOSPA’s Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition in London

HFTP’s onsite representatives presented on hot industry topics and received an Outstanding Contribution award

  • HFTP Sponsored HOSPACE 2016, HOSPA’s Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition in LondonHFTP Sponsored HOSPACE 2016, HOSPA’s Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition in London
  • HFTP Sponsored HOSPACE 2016, HOSPA’s Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition in LondonHFTP Sponsored HOSPACE 2016, HOSPA’s Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition in London

Global hospitality association Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) was pleased to sponsor HOSPACE 2016 in London last week. HFTP association leaders in attendance presented on topics such as user experience design, and received an award for outstanding contribution. HOSPACE took place on November 10, 2016 at the Sofitel London Heathrow hotel in London. The one-day annual conference and exhibition was hosted by Hospitality Finance, Revenue and IT Professionals (HOSPA), the United Kingdom's leading educational organization for professionals involved in financial management, revenue management and IT within the hospitality industry.

HOSPACE 2016 enabled international delegates to get an informed and cutting-edge view from a global lineup of inspirational experts – all icons in their own field – about the latest key financial, revenue and IT management issues and developments; as well as the commercial aspects that connect these together to maximize profitability and create value. HFTP representatives participated in the educational program and exhibition at this year's event.

HFTP Global President Lyle Worthington, CHTP, spoke about "Designing the User Experience" at the conference. Worthington's workshop presentation explained the art and science behind user experience design, showed examples of why it is important and discussed ways to improve the overall user experience. HFTP COO Lucinda Hart, CAE, MBA, and HFTP COO Europe Carl Weldon were also onsite at the conference.

Weldon received an "Outstanding Contribution" award from HOSPA recognizing his tremendous contributions that have been influential to the association's success in recent years. Weldon served as the Chief Executive at HOSPA for over 10 years before joining HFTP in March. Bringing over 30 years of hospitality experience, primarily from Europe, Weldon is currently a key strategist for HFTP's global expansion.

"HFTP is proud to congratulate its very own Carl Weldon for receiving an award from HOSPA recognizing his outstanding contribution to the association throughout the years," said HFTP COO Lucinda Hart, CAE, MBA. "Serving as HOSPA's chief executive for over 10 years, the award appropriately reflects Carl's exemplary track record and dedication to the hospitality industry. It is a great pleasure to have Carl on the HFTP team, and we look forward to continued growth and success with his assistance."

In regard to HFTP's global expansion efforts, the association will host its premier HITEC Amsterdam in March 2017 while producing the larger HITEC Toronto in June 2017. HFTP's HITEC Dubai, in partnership with Naseba, will take place in the Fall of next year. 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® – 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®) 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.

Jessica Blankenship

Public Relations Manager
jessica.blankenship@hftp.org