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    Would you like to join us at one of HFTP’s major events coming up this year and take advantage of its valuable education and networking opportunities — registration complimentary of HFTP®? Do you have a penchant for writing and an interest in sharing your experiences? We invite you to become a guest blogger for one of these events in 2018: the brand-new Club Summit, HITEC® Amsterdam, HITEC® Houston, or the Club Hotel & Controllers Conference.

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HFTP Offers GDPR Vendor Compliance Letter in Multiple Languages

23 February 2018
HFTP has provided the hospitality industry a French, Spanish, and German translation of the Vendor Compliance Query Template. The Vendor Compliance Query Template is intended to be used by lodging organizations to inquire about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance from their vendors.The letter asks vendors to submit their current data security and privacy practices and to describe the steps they are taking to become compliant ahead of the GDPR deadline of 25 May 2018. The letter is meant to act as a starting point to be customized for an individual organization.This template was developed by the HFTP Hospitality DPO/GDPR Task Force. A group of 23 hospitality industry experts tasked with developing hospitality-specific guidelines to assist with preparation for GDPR compliance. To learn more, access HFTP's GDPR Resources.Learn More>About HFTPHospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(r)), established in 1952, is a hospitality nonprofit association headquartered in Austin, Texas USA with offices in Hong Kong, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Dubai. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segments of the hospitality industry with an international network of members and stakeholders. HFTP uniquely understands the industry's pressing issues, and assists its stakeholders in finding solutions to their challenges more efficiently than any organization. HFTP offers expert networks, educational resources, career development programs, research, leadership opportunities and conferences and events. HFTP produces international events throughout the year, including the world's largest hospitality technology tradeshow and conference brand: HITEC. The association also owns the world's only hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch.com(r). For more information about HFTP, visit www.hftp.org.For the latest news, visit the HFTP News page at news.hftp.org and the HFTP Connect blog at blog.hftp.org. Follow HFTP on social media: Facebook (@HFTPGlobal); LinkedIn; Twitter (@HFTP); Instagram (@HFTP_HTIEC). Stay tuned to HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HFTP News, HITEC Bytes, HFTP Club Bytes, HFTP Finance Bytes and HFTP GDPR Byes. HFTP event photos are available on Flickr, and HFTP event videos are available on YouTube.

HFTP Club Summit Hotel Reservation Deadline

20 February 2018
There is only a few more days to reserve your hotel for the HFTP Club Summit on March 19 - 20, 2018 at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA USA. Hotel reservation deadline is this Friday, February 23, 2018. Website>Reserve Your Hotel>

HFTP Supports National Alliance for Accessible Golf

20 February 2018
HFTP is a friend of the National Alliance for Accessible Golf, whose mission is to increase participation of people with disabilities in the game of golf.Support benefits the programs of the National Alliance for Accessible Golf, most specifically GAINtm (Golf: Accessible and Inclusive Networks). GAINtm couples community programs and other resources to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to become involved in the game of golf -- not just through lessons on how to hit the ball but by involving the participants in the social aspects of the game as well.Through golf, individuals with disabilities become actively engaged in the social fabric of a community, and derive health benefits that improve quality of life. The Alliance headquarters is located in St. Augustine, Florida USA.Supporters>Learn more>

One Exhibit Stand Left for HITEC Amsterdam

20 February 2018
There is only ONE exhibit stand left for HITEC Amsterdam 2018. Contact exhibit@hftp.org quickly if you want it! HITEC Amsterdam 2018 will be taking place next 11-13 April 2018 at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.Website>Book a Stand>

HFTP Chapter Events: February 15-28, 2018

15 February 2018
Get involved in one of HFTP's 70+ international chapters to network with local hospitality professionals in your area, attend conferences and meetings, participate in chapter events and grow your community. Regional conferences, hosted by HFTP chapters, are offered yearly, and include education and networking for the local area. Chapters provide tremendous opportunities for education, networking, involvement and leadership. Learn more about HFTP chapter opportunities here.*Click here to view the full HFTP chapter events listing. February 15, 2018HFTP Rocky Mountain Chapter (USA)What: Sales Tax and Unclaimed PropertyWhen: 6:30-7:30 p.m.Where: Hilton Denver City CenterRSVP: aolson@eksh.comHFTP Maryland Chapter (USA)What: Monthly Chapter MeetingWhen: NoonWhere: Sparrows PointRSVP: EviteFebruary 15-17, 2018HFTP 2018 Mid-South Atlantic Regional Conference (USA)Where: The Westin Poinsett, Greenville, SC (USA)RSVP: Register NowFebruary 16, 2018HFTP Chicago Chapter (USA)What: Winter Celebration: Second City Chicago ShowWhen: 6:30-10:00 p.m.Where: The Second CityRSVP: chris.contos@eventionllc.comHFTP Bay Area Club Chapter (USA)What: February MeetingWhen: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Where: Burlingame Country ClubRSVP: jennifer@burlingamecc.orgFebruary 20, 2018HFTP New York City Chapter (USA)What: Understand the Risks and Fraud Elements of "Card Not Present" Transactions and How to Minimize the Chargeback RisksWhen: 5:30-8:00 p.m.Where: Royal 35 SteakhouseRSVP: hftpnyc@gmail.comHFTP Northern California Chapter (USA)What: Changes in the San Francisco Tourism IndustryWhen: 11:30-1:30 p.m.Where: Hotel NikkoRSVP: vince@eternitytele.comHFTP Philadelphia Chapter (USA)What: Joint Meeting with PVCMAWhen: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Where: White Manor Country ClubRSVP: managingdirector@pvcma.orgFebruary 21, 2018HFTP New England Hotel Chapter (USA)What: Active Shooter TrainingWhen: 6:00-9:00 p.m.Where: University Club of BostonRSVP: lmartinez@blumshapiro.comHFTP New Mexico Chapter (USA)What: Networking DinnerWhen: 6:00-8:00 p.m.Where: ElolSA RestaurantRSVP: lafrank@hotmail.comHFTP Treasure Coast Chapter (USA)What: Tax Update - Corporate, Personnel and GDPRWhen: 5:00-8:00 p.m.Where: Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country ClubRSVP: jill.burnett@medalistgolfclub.orgHFTP Florida Manasota Chapter (USA)What: How Much is Your Health Costing You: A Detailed ROI of WellnessWhen: 5:00-8:30 p.m.Where: Heron Creek Golf & Country ClubRSVP: eileens@thefieldclub.comHFTP British Columbia Chapter (CANADA)What: The Power of StorytellingWhen: Noon - 2:00 p.m.Where: The LodenRSVP: foster.n@gmail.comFebruary 22, 2018HFTP North Texas Chapter (USA)What: HFTP Global PresentationWhen: 6:00-7:30 p.m.Where: Sheraton Arlington HotelRSVP: jackie.person@sheratonarlingtonhotel.comHFTP Gulf Coast Chapter (USA)What: The Truth About Retirement IncomeWhen: 5:30-7:30 p.m.Where: Kensington Golf & Country ClubRSVP: wzurstadt@colliersreserve.comHFTP Columbia River Chapter (USA)What: Meet & Greet ReceptionWhen: 5:30-8:00 p.m.Where: Hilton Portland DowntownRSVP: joel.barker@hilton.comHFTP Houston Chapter (USA)What: February Dinner Meeting and Golf ScrambleWhen: 1:00-8:00 p.m.Where: Bentwater Country ClubRSVP: assistantcontroller@thebriarclub.comHFTP First Coast - Jacksonville Chapter (USA)What: How to Attract, Hire, and Retain Top TalentWhen: Noon - 2:00 p.m.Where: Serenata Beach ClubRSVP: cwhitehill@serenataclub.comHFTP Cleveland/Akron Chapter (USA)What: Annual Roundtable DiscussionWhen: 8:30-9:00 a.m.Where: The Pepper Pike ClubRSVP: lmwasco@pepperpikeclub.comHFTP Greater Louisville Chapter (USA)What: HFTP Greater Louisville interest meetingWhere: Galt House Hotel, LouisvilleRSVP: Click hereFebruary 23, 2018HFTP Detroit Chapter (USA)What: Roundtable DiscussionWhen: 6:00-8:00 p.m.Where: Red Run Golf ClubRSVP: KRISTI@redrungolfclub.comFebruary 24, 2018HFTP Milwaukee Chapter (USA)What: Winter SocialWhen: 1:00-4:00 p.m.Where: TBDRSVP: lhenderkott@racinecountryclub.comFebruary 26, 2018HFTP Gold Coast Chapter (USA)What: Minimizing Employer Liability for Sexual Harassment Claims and Employer Drug Testing in the era of Medical MarijuanaWhen: 8:30-10:00 a.m.Where: Mizner Country ClubRSVP: hftpgc.treasurer@gmail.comFebruary 27, 2018HFTP Mid Florida Chapter (USA)What: The Calibration of Investments through Capitalizing vs. ExpensingWhen: 4:00-9:00 p.m.Where: Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet CreekRSVP: secretary@midfloridahftp.orgFebruary 28, 2018HFTP Monterey Chapter (USA)What: Certification ReviewWhen: 6:00-8:30 p.m.Where: Portola Hotel & SpaRSVP: sfahmy@portolahotel.comHFTP Southern CA Desert Chapter (USA)What: Modern Cyber SecurityWhen: 5:00-7:00 p.m.Where: Avondale Golf ClubRSVP: dhaa@comcast.netHFTP Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter (USA)What: Workplace HarassmentWhen: Noon - 2:00 p.m.Where: Park Place Doubletree in St. Louis ParkRSVP: jeff@oakridgecountryclub.netQuestions? Victoria Schaefer victoria.schaefer@hftp.org +1 (512) 220-4161Barbara Semeraro barbara.semeraro@hftp.org+1 (512) 220-4037

HITEC Amsterdam News Flash: February 2018

13 February 2018
Click here to view the HITEC Amsterdam February News Flash.Highlights:- News about HITEC Amsterdam keynote speakers- 2017 E20X winner talks how the competition helped business - Complimentary registration information - E20X Amsterdam participation opportunities - GDPR, DPO introduction and updates- HITEC Amsterdam exhibit and sponsorship information- Industry updates- Upcoming HFTP events- News from HITEC BytesView Now>

HFTP Mid-South Atlantic Regional Conference: February 15-17, 2018

9 February 2018
Bring a guest and join HFTP at The Westin Poinsett in South Carolina USA for the Mid-south Atlantic Regional Conference next week from February 15-17, 2018. View the event schedule here.Hotel Information:The Westin Poinsett Greenville120 South Main StreetGreenville, South CarolinaPhone: (864) 421-9700Registration:Late Member Rate (After February 2, 2018) = $250.00 USDLate Non-Member Rate (After February 2, 2018) = $275.00 USDStudent Rate = $100.00 USDRegister Now>Friday Reception Dinner: Attendees are welcome to bring guests. Reception Dinner price for guests is $125 USD per person. Guests are invited to attend the conference as well. Full Conference Fee applies for guests.Learn More>

HFTP Club Summit 2018 Event Schedule

8 February 2018
HFTP is excited to host its new conference this year at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana USA. This new conference will provide club professionals with two days of advanced-level education addressing industry strategy, trends and engagement. The HFTP Club Summit will take place from March 19-20, view the full event schedule here: http://bit.ly/2EvyGG4Monday, March 198:00 - 9:00 AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast9:00 - 10:15 AM - The Innovative Club of the Future10:30 - 11:45 AM - Employees of the Future11:45 AM - 1:15 PM - Networking Lunch1:15 - 2:30 PM - Key Performance Indicator Reporting - Defined and Discussed2:45 - 4:00 PM - 50 Shades of Grey (Club Ethics)4:15 - 6:00 PM - Networking ReceptionTuesday, March 208:30 - 9:00 AM - Continental Breakfast9:00 - 10:15 AM - Ensuring Compliance Through Tracking10:30 - 11:45 AM - Financing Club Improvements11:45 AM - 1:15 PM - Networking Lunch1:15 - 2:30 PM - How Much do You Really Pay for "Free" Social Media?2:45 - 4:00 PM - Club Open ForumRegister Now>

Get Involved: HFTP Councils and Committees

7 February 2018
HFTP committees and councils provide guidance and leadership to the association assuring that HFTP remains at the top of its league. The councils and committees are organized into two engagement levels. Click here to review the engagement levels and councils below to help determine which would be the best fit for your involvement.Each task force, committee and council is aligned with an objective that supports the long term strategic plan for HFTP. To ensure that each group is appropriately resourced, HFTP volunteer submissions will be used to match volunteers with groups that best serve their interests, abilities and time availability.Engagement Level I:Requires members to attend a face to face meeting, participate in numerous conference calls throughout the year, and provides the potential for public speaking opportunities. This is our highest level of engagement and will require that your schedule and resources allow you to fully participate. Engagement Level II:Requires members to participate in numerous conference calls and to communicate via email a few times a year to achieve the goals and objectives of the council or committee. Get Involved>

You Are Invited to the HFTP Greater Louisville Chapter Interest Meeting

6 February 2018
HFTP is hosting a Greater Louisville Chapter Interest Meeting on February 22, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky USA. There has been interest in chartering an HFTP chapter in Louisville, and you are invited to attend a free event where you can network and learn more about the development of this chapter. Having a local chapter can help members expand their network, increase their educational opportunities and build strong face-to-face connections with peers. Bring a friend, hors d'oeuvre and drinks are provided.Event DetailsWhat: HFTP Greater Louisville Chapter Interest MeetingWhen: February 22, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Where: Galt House Hotel (Willow Room)RSVP: Click hereDiscounted parking rate of $10.00 for all meeting attendees.

HFTP Las Vegas Chapter Hosts Successful First Meeting of 2018

6 February 2018
Nearly 40 hospitality professionals in the Las Vegas area gathered on February 1, 2018 at the Tommy Bahamas Restaurant for a social event and presentation about cyber investigations. The HFTP Las Vegas Chapter event was open to all active members and industry guests. Guest speaker Michael Hill, FBI computer scientist, is an experienced and accomplished professional in cybersecurity, cyber investigations and information technology. Hill's career spans nearly 30 years in federal law enforcement with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and he is currently a computer scientist assigned to the Las Vegas division. Hill has experience in implementing cyber security policies and procedures, risk management assessments, threat assessments and system administration. He also has extensive experience in information technology breaches, computer and network intrusion and cyber-attack incident response.About HFTP ChaptersHFTP has more than 76 local chapters throughout the world. Attend chapter meetings to connect with your local network of HFTP members and share solutions with professionals in your community. Chapters provide tremendous opportunities for education and networking. Find a HFTP chapter and get involved today. MoreHFTP Chapter LeadershipHFTP chapters offer several opportunities for involvement and leadership, from officers and committee members to volunteers. Get involved with HFTP at the local level and beyond. MoreCharter an HFTP ChapterLearn how to charter an HFTP chapter in your local area. MoreFind an HFTP Chapter Near YouHFTP has chapters around the world and members may affiliate with any one they like. Review the below chapter profiles to find the one that best fits your needs. MoreUpcoming HFTP Chapter EventsView the coming chapter events. More

Reefer Madness - Legalized Marijuana and the Workplace

5 February 2018
There is still time to join the upcoming "Reefer Madness - Legalized Marijuana and the Workplace" webinar taking place Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. CST. Presented By: Greg Hearing, shareholder of TSG&H Law. Register Now>DescriptionIn U.S. states that have legalized marijuana use, companies must now navigate a changing landscape where drug testing and personal conduct policies are concerned. It is important for employers to know their rights, especially regarding employees' use of marijuana in and out of the workplace. In this session, explore state medical marijuana statutes and how they stack up to federal law. Discuss whether employers must accommodate medical marijuana use under ADA, FMLA, or state and local laws -- and gain a better understanding of the impact this could have on drug-free workplace policies and employer drug testing.Webinar ArchivesIf you missed any of the HFTP webinars and would like to re-watch any of them, members have access through the HFTP Webinar Archive. To register for an archived HFTP webinar, click on the webinar name and you will be taken to the HFTP e-web page to login to your HFTP account or create a new one. Once registered, you will receive a webinar confirmation email containing a link to your HFTP Classroom where the webinar can be accessed.ContactInterested in presenting a webinar? Contact Nick Cukjati, Online Education Coordinator, for more information. Click here to visit the HFTP webinar web page.

New CHAE Designees: January 2018

5 February 2018
The following individuals passed the exam for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE(r)). Click here to learn more about HFTP's certification programs.New CHAE Designees:Md Amirul Islam, CHAE * Asst. Manager Income Audit Lapita, Autograph Collection, Dubai Parks and Resorts * UAEKevin Rickman, CHAE * Controller Paradise Point Resort & Spa * USAWhy Get Certified?Elevate your professionalism and demonstrate superior industry performance. Active certificants have reported higher salaries and various career advancement opportunities. Becoming certified indicates that you are committed to professionalism, continuing education and your chosen career path. HFTP offers the only designations for finance and technology professionals who are working in the hospitality industry. How HFTP Certification Can Advance Your Career>About HFTP CertificationsHFTP administers the examination and awards the certification for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP's certification programs are globally recognized for setting industry standards for hospitality finance and technology. Qualification for the exams is based on level of education and experience in the industry. Student programs are also available. Find out how to apply as well as exam information, study guides, check lists and much more by visiting HFTP's website at www.hftp.org (click "Career Development" at the top). Learn More>Questions?For questions or more information on HFTP's certification programs, contact HFTP Certification Manager Robin Bogdon at robin.bogdon@hftp.org or +1 (512) 220-4021.

Volunteer for HFTP's Young Professionals Advisory Council

5 February 2018
HFTP's new Young Professionals Advisory Council is a volunteer opportunity for HFTP's Young Professional members to lead and guide YP initiatives.HFTP committees and councils provide guidance and leadership to the association assuring that HFTP remains at the top of its league.The councils & committees are organized into two engagement levels. Please take a moment to review the engagement levels and councils below to help determine which would be the best fit for your involvement.To learn about the application process and apply, click here.

HITEC Amsterdam 2018 Press Registration

2 February 2018
Receive complimentary registration to HITEC Amsterdam, a European extension of the world's largest hospitality technology conference and expo, by covering the event taking place from April 11-13, 2018 at the RAI Amsterdam. Catch the biggest news stories from the hospitality technology industry, and get details on new products and services, introduced every year at HITEC. Produced by HFTP. *Click here to register as press for HITEC Amsterdam.Press Amenities:Full conference complimentary registrationOpening party ticketAccess to Entrepreneur 20X (E20X)Entrance to the exhibit hall and education sessionsAccess to exhibitor press conferences and media kitsPress room, quiet workplace open all four days of the showStaff liaisons to assist communications between press and exhibitorHITEC e-News daily highlights sent to your inbox each morning of the conferencePress Qualifications:HITEC offers a complimentary registration to qualified members of industry press. To qualify, an applicant must cover the industry on a regular basis by writing regular reports or publishing articles on the hospitality and technology industries.Approved Titles:Associate EditorBusiness EditorEditor-in-ChiefExecutive EditorFeatures EditorStaff WriterUnapproved Titles:Account ExecutiveAssistant Production titlesAssociate PublisherMarketing/PR titlesPublisherSales titlesLearn More>REGISTER>

Save The Date: HFTP London Interest Meeting 2018

1 February 2018
Network. Learn. Connect. Join HFTP in London for an upcoming European event this March. Whether you are looking to network with new hospitality professionals, learn about the latest industry trends or connect with colleagues, please save the date for this upcoming event hosted by HFTP. *Please RSVP as space is limited.Event Details. What: HFTP London Interest Meeting 2018When: 12 March 2018Where: Rosewood Hotel LondonTime: Arrivals and networking starts at 18:00; Presentation and Information starts at 18:30RSVP: Click hereHosts.Mr. Barry Thomas, CHTP, area director of information technology at Rosewood London.Mr. Carl Weldon, chief operating officer, HFTP Europe.

Call For Presentations: Annual Convention 2018

31 January 2018
Submit your best session idea for HFTP's upcoming program to help attendees reach their full potential and advance their careers. Submission deadline is April 16, 2018. HFTP's 2018 Annual Convention will take place from October 24-26 at the Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky USA.SUBMIT IDEAS>Event website>

HSMAI Leaders Visit HFTP Global Headquarters

31 January 2018
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) visits the HFTP Global office in Austin, Texas USA.Pictured (left to right):HSMAI President & CEO Robert Gilbert, CHME, CHAHFTP CEO Frank Wolfe

HSMAI Leaders Visit HFTP Global Headquarters

31 January 2018
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) visits the HFTP Global office in Austin, Texas USA.Pictured (left to right): HFTP COO Lucinda Hart, CAE, MBAHSMAI President & CEO Robert Gilbert, CHME, CHAHFTP CEO Frank WolfeHFTP CMO Jennifer Lee, CAEHSMAI Vice President Juli Jones

HFTP Chapter Events: February 1-15, 2018

31 January 2018
HFTP has over 70 local chapters throughout the world. Attend chapter meetings to connect with your local network of HFTP members and share solutions with professionals in your community. Chapters provide tremendous opportunities for education, networking, involvement and leadership. Get involved with HFTP at the local level and beyond. Below are the upcoming HFTP chapter events. Learn more>*Click here to view the full HFTP chapter events listing. February 1, 2018HFTP Las Vegas Chapter (USA)What: Cyber Security and InvestigationsWhen: 6:30-8:30 p.m.Where: Tommy Bahama Restaurant at Town SquareRSVP: dmontellano@skywire.comFebruary 8, 2018HFTP Atlanta Chapter (USA)What: Event MeetingWhen: 6:00-8:00 p.m.Where: Carr, Riggs & Ingram Event CenterRSVP: ccook@cricpa.comFebruary 13, 2018HFTP Southern Alberta Chapter (CANADA)What: Scholarship DinnerWhen: 6:00-8:00 p.m.Where: SAITRSVP: secretary@southernalbertahftp.orgHFTP South Florida Chapter (USA)What: The New H-2B and J-1 Visa LandscapeWhen: 4:30-6:30 p.m.Where: Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty -Six Hotel and MarinaRSVP: hftpsfl@gmail.comFebruary 15, 2018HFTP Rocky Mountain Chapter (USA)What: Sales Tax and Unclaimed PropertyWhen: 6:30-8:30 p.m.Where: Hilton Denver City CenterRSVP: aolson@eksh.comHFTP Maryland Chapter (USA)What: Monthly Chapter MeetingWhen: NoonWhere: Sparrows Point Country ClubRSVP: EviteFebruary 15-18, 2018HFTP Central Carolina Chapter (USA)What: 2018 Mid-South Atlantic Regional ConferenceWhere: The Westin Poinsett, GreenvilleRSVP: mike.abrams@thefrancismarion.comHFTP South Carolina Chapter (USA)What: 2018 Mid-South Atlantic Regional ConferenceWhere: The Westin Poinsett, GreenvilleRSVP: mike.abrams@thefrancismarion.comHFTP Central Virginia Chapter (USA)What: 2018 Mid-South Atlantic Regional ConferenceWhere: The Westin Poinsett, GreenvilleRSVP: mike.abrams@thefrancismarion.comHFTP Charlotte-Blue Ridge Chapter (USA)What: 2018 Mid-South Atlantic Regional ConferenceWhere: The Westin Poinsett, GreenvilleRSVP: mike.abrams@thefrancismarion.comQuestions? Victoria Schaefer victoria.schaefer@hftp.org +1 (512) 220-4161Barbara Semeraro barbara.semeraro@hftp.org+1 (512) 220-4037

HFTP Attends HEDNA 2018

30 January 2018
HFTP shows support of the Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association by attending HEDNA 2018: http://bit.ly/2rVhC7z

HFTP Representatives Attend Dubai Chapter Meeting

26 January 2018
HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe was in attendance at the latest HFTP Dubai Chapter meeting in Dubai, UAE. The HFTP Dubai Chapter is dedicated to enriching the hospitality industry in UAE and the surrounding area. Visitors and non-members are always welcome.HFTP has more than 80 local chapters throughout the world. Attend chapter meetings to connect with your local network of HFTP members and share solutions with professionals in your community. Chapters provide tremendous opportunities for education and networking. Find a HFTP chapter and get involved today.Learn More>Find an HFTP Chapter>

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

25 January 2018
HITEC Houston is named as one of the top 10 hotel and technology conferences to attend in the United States in 2018. Read more>HITEC Website>Photo Gallery>

HFTP Prolinks Webinars - Call for Presentations

25 January 2018
Submit your topic ideas for HFTP's upcoming webinars to help attendees reach their full potential and advance their careers. Topics may include best practices, healthcare reform, legal and government relations, operation solutions, ethics, technology, human resources, risk management, fraud, personal development and more.Webinar presentations are 60 minutes in length. HFTP uses Abila Freestone to produce the webinars. A PowerPoint presentation is required for all webinars and presentations will be available to attendees to download during the webinar.Notification of Acceptance:The HFTP Education Advisory Council will review webinar submissions on a quarterly basis. You will be notified only if your submission is accepted for a webinar. Submissions will be retained on file for one year.Learn More>

Webinar Schedule: February 2018

25 January 2018
HFTP upcoming webinars for February 2018. February 7, 2018Reefer Madness: Legalized Marijuana and the WorkplaceIn U.S. states that have legalized marijuana use, companies must now navigate a changing landscape where drug testing and personal conduct policies are concerned. It is important for employers to know their rights, especially regarding employees' use of marijuana in and out of the workplace. In this session, explore state medical marijuana statutes and how they stack up to federal law. Discuss whether employers must accommodate medical marijuana use under ADA, FMLA, or state and local laws -- and gain a better understanding of the impact this could have on drug-free workplace policies and employer drug testing.Presented by: Greg Hearing, shareholder at TSG&H LawFebruary 20, 2018Practical EthicsCPA's and internal auditors are faced with complex decisions on a daily basis without realizing many of them are actually ethical dilemmas. Although values and ethical issues pervade all social studies, this webinar provides attendees with an opportunity to study these issues in greater depth. This webinar will provide attendees with a basic understanding of their ethical obligations as auditors, as well as a framework for analyzing and managing complex ethical dilemmas that may arise in practice.Presented by: Danny Goldberg, founder at GOLDSRDInterested in presenting a webinar? Contact Nick Cukjati, Online Education Coordinator, for more information. Click here to visit the HFTP webinar web page.

HFTP Exhibits and Sponsors HTNG Middle East Conference

24 January 2018
HFTP had the opportunity to exhibit this week at the HTNG Middle East Conference, where HFTP served as a Sapphire sponsor. HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe spoke about the association's current endevors and presented a video about HFTP. The HTNG Middle East Conference took place at the Jumeirah Mina A'Salam from January 23-24, 2018 in Dubai, UAE.

HFTP CEO Visits UAE to Discuss HITEC Dubai 2018

23 January 2018
HFTP CEO Frank I. Wolfe met with Visit Dubai to discuss the association's upcoming HITEC Dubai 2018.HITEC website>About Dubai Tourism>

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