"Both HFTP and NCA have worked in parallel to keep their members informed on industry trends and professional best practices," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH. "Our associations work to contribute to the vibrancy of the club industry, but diverge in our areas of focus. By coming together, we can provide a broader spectrum of resources as well as reach a greater portion of professionals."
The two organizations are member-based nonprofits that draw from their volunteers' extensive knowledge bases to develop and present educational opportunities, best practices and other resources.
"By strengthening our collaboration, the private club industry will greatly benefit from new, cutting-edge resources," said NCA President & CEO Henry Wallmeyer. "We are excited to join forces with HFTP to address serious issues like cybersecurity that concern our respective members."
The partnership establishes a corresponding presence within each organization's events. This includes the upcoming HFTP Club Summit on March 23-24 in Atlanta, Ga., USA and the NCA National Club Conference on May 17-19 in Key Largo, Fla., USA.
In addition, the organizations are collaborating on a comprehensive guide to cybersecurity that is specific to the club environment. The guide is due to be available in late spring 2020.
About NCAThe National Club Association (NCA) has been the advocate for the private club industry in Washington, D.C., for nearly 60 years. As the voice of private clubs on Capitol Hill, NCA ensures that club concerns are forefront when legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry are being decided. In addition, NCA provides club leaders an outstanding array of resources on club industry trends, governance best practices, legal and operational matters and ways to strengthen club leadership. For more information, please visit nationalclub.org.
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