HFTP Annual Convention 2019 General Session Speakers Announced, Covering Communication, Leadership and Travel Industry Trends

HFTP’s 2019 Annual Convention is October 23-25 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida

15 July 2019

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is set to offer professional inspiration at its upcoming Annual Convention. The event offers a full educational program dedicated to the most current industry trends and topics of interest, pivoting around a captivating general session speaker each day of the convention. The three general session speakers Marilyn Sherman, Chris Davidson and Ty Bennett will discuss topics relating to communication in the workplace, travel trends and leadership. The HFTP Annual Convention will take place from October 23-25 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

HFTP Annual Convention full registration attendees will have access to three days of education, two days of table top exhibits, a Welcome Reception and a formal HFTP Tribute to Success dinner and dance. The 2019 schedule of events is available on the HFTP website.

"The Annual Convention is always a wonderful opportunity to gain a broad range of knowlege," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe. "The program offers presentations that help attendees become better professionals, provides subject-matter expertise and gives updates on changing regulations and practices. It is the event that helps keep attendees current in their professional pursuits."

Capping off the first day, Wednesday, October 23, is motivational speaker and author Marilyn Sherman presenting, "Communicating for Results: From Conflict to Cooperation." Following-up on Thursday, October 25, is executive vice president for MMGY Global Chris Davidson presenting "How Travelers Think. And, Why You Should Care." Davidson will present results from MMGY Global's Portrait of American Travelers, the industry's most respected and insightful survey of emerging vacation habits, preferences and intentions of American consumers. On the final day of the convention, professional speaker and author Ty Bennett will present, "Partnership is the New Leadership."

In addition, the dynamic event program will provide relevant industry information for hospitality professionals, covering topics such as: benchmarking, club finance strategies, cybersecurity, employee engagement, business intelligence, employee management and more. Vendor interaction this year will allow attendees to meet with participating companies at table top exhibits. Exhibits will be open to attendees on Wednesday evening during the Welcome Reception and during lunch on the following Thursday.

Visit the Annual Convention page on the HFTP website for complete information about all conference events, including the program schedule, hotel and travel details and more. For more information about HFTP's Annual Convention and other global activities, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at education@hftp.org or visit www.hftp.org.

Coming up, HITEC Dubai will take place November 12-13 at Festival Arena in Festival City Dubai in Dubai, UAE. For more information about HFTP's events, visit www.hftp.org and www.hitec.org or contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at education@hftp.org.

About HFTP

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) established in 1952, is an international, 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 members and stakeholders spanning across the globe. HFTP uniquely understands the industry's pressing issues and assists its stakeholders in finding solutions to their challenges more efficiently than any organization. It does this via its expert networks, research, certification programs, information resources and conferences/events such as HITEC. HFTP also owns the world's only hospitality-specific search engine, PineappleSearch.com. For more information about HFTP, email membership@hftp.org or visit the HFTP website

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