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.

Young Professionals Help Inspire Innovation in the Hospitality Industry

5 February 2018
HFTP is currently seeking young hospitality industry professionals for our new Young Professionals Advisory Council. HFTP is currently seeking young hospitality industry professionals for our new Young Professionals Advisory Council. The Young Professionals Advisory Council encourages young professionals to get involved in HFTP and help foster industry involvement into the future. The intentions of the council are to make recommendations for education topics and contents specific to young professionals in the hospitality industry in the areas of finance and technology, as well as grow young professional membership and involvement in HFTP events.

HFTP Announces Keynote Speakers for HITEC Amsterdam 2018

5 February 2018
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), producer of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), is pleased to announce that Frits van Paasschen and Nancy Rademaker will serve as keynote speakers for HITEC Amsterdam 2018. Rademaker will present the opening keynote on 12 April from 09:00 to 10:30 about "Extreme Customer Centricity in a Networked World." Van Paasschen will present the closing keynote on 13 April from 13:30 to 15:00 about "Improving Your Odds of Success in a Time of Accelerating Change and Disruption."A former fortune 500 CEO with over 30 years of experience, van Paasschen spent more than a decade serving as CEO at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and The Coors Brewing Company. He has held several management positions including president of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Nike, and in the financial division at Disney. Seasoned global executive and author of The Disruptors' Feast, an Amazon best-seller, van Paasschen has a deep understanding of trends that are reshaping the global economy. Originally from Europe, van Paasschen holds dual United States and Dutch citizenship, speaks five languages, and has visited 115 countries.With over 20 years of technology experience, Rademaker has worked for different IT companies including Microsoft in the Netherlands and Europe. She is enthusiastic about customer-centric strategies, and likes to focus on how technology influences people's behavior. Rademaker joined Nexxworks in 2016 where she inspires companies how to act upon The Day After Tomorrow. She is an expert on extreme customer centricity, and educates people about new business models and technology to help their businesses lead in this age of disruption."HFTP is proud to host two keynote heavyweights at HITEC Amsterdam this April," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe. "Both speakers have European roots and international expertise in hospitality and technology, and are guaranteed to inspire audiences with new ideas and concepts that will help evolve the future of our industry."HFTP will produce three HITEC events in 2018. HITEC Amsterdam will take place from 11-13 April at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The largest HITEC Houston will take place from 18-21 June at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas USA. HITEC Dubai will take place from 5-6 December. For more information about HITEC and HFTP's other international activities, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at education@hftp.org or visit www.hftp.org and www.hftp.org/hitec.About HITEC Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC) is the world's largest and oldest hospitality technology exposition and conference brand. HITEC offers a unique combination of top-notch education, and brings together the brightest minds and hottest technologies from across the globe to one place. The unparalleled event offers attendees essential education, access to top hospitality technology industry experts and the resources to find cost-effective ways to improve company bottom lines. Combined with the intimate opportunities to connect with fellow professionals, HITEC has everything to enhance your career. Historically hosted annually in a different city throughout the United States, HFTP decided to break tradition in 2017 by hosting three HITEC events all taking place outside of U.S. borders- in Toronto, Amsterdam and Dubai. This was the first time the global association's largest HITEC event - featuring thousands of hospitality professionals from around the world -took place outside of the United States. For more information about HITEC, visit www.hitec.org. Follow HITEC on social media: Facebook (@HITECconference); LinkedIn; Twitter (@HFTP); Instagram (@HFTP_HITEC). Stay tuned to HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HFTP News, HITEC Bytes, HFTP Club Bytes and HFTP Finance Bytes. HITEC event photos are available on Flickr, and HFTP event videos are available on YouTube.About HFTP Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), 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. 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_HITEC). Stay tuned to HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HFTP News, HITEC Bytes, HFTP Club Bytes and HFTP Finance Bytes. HFTP event photos are available on Flickr, and HFTP event videos are available on YouTube.###

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.

Participate in HFTP's Entrepreneur 20X at HITEC Amsterdam

1 February 2018
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), is currently accepting applications for participants, judges and mentors for Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) at HITEC Amsterdam. Those who wish to participate in the European version of E20X can apply online; startups can apply here, and mentors and volunteers can apply here. E20X Amsterdam, a pre-conference event, will take place at 14:30 on Wednesday, 11 April at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam.E20X participants will be selected from the field of applicants, and pitch their business concepts to a panel of expert judges and HITEC attendees and exhibitors. Participants will have access to a team of mentors, before the competition, who will inspire and educate the startups by lending them insights, expertise and guidance. The E20X judge's panel will determine the grand prize, "E20X Judge's Award," winner while the audience will determine the crowd favorite, "E20X People's Startup Award," winner. Past applicants and winners are welcome to re-apply as long as they are still considered Series A or a startup.Two E20X mentor opportunities are available to industry professionals who would like to volunteer: pre-show mentors and day-of competition mentors. Pre-show mentors will entertain a series of brief one-on-one calls with chosen pitchers leading up to the competition, providing coaching and pitch deck feedback. Day-of mentors will meet face-to-face with participants in a series of pre-booked meetups hours before the E20X competition takes place sharing their experience, getting their brain picked and making invaluable connections."E20X is a powerful and popular highlight featured at HITEC," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe. "Startups, judges and mentors receive global exposure within our industry. Industry veterans will have the chance to showcase their knowledge, and help budding entrepreneurs reach new career goals."HFTP will produce three HITEC events in 2018. HITEC Amsterdam will take place from 11-13 April at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam. The larger HITEC Houston will take place from 18-21 June at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas USA - applications are also open for E20X Houston. HITEC Dubai will return in the fall of 2018. For more information about HITEC and HFTP's other international activities, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at education@hftp.org or visit www.hftp.org and www.hftp.org/hitec.About HITEC Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC) is the world's largest and oldest hospitality technology exposition and conference brand. HITEC offers a unique combination of top-notch education, and brings together the brightest minds and hottest technologies from across the globe to one place. The unparalleled event offers attendees essential education, access to top hospitality technology industry experts and the resources to find cost-effective ways to improve company bottom lines. Combined with the intimate opportunities to connect with fellow professionals, HITEC has everything to enhance your career.Historically hosted annually in a different city throughout the United States, HFTP decided to break tradition in 2017 by hosting three HITEC events all taking place outside of U.S. borders- in Toronto, Amsterdam and Dubai. This was the first time the global association's largest HITEC event - featuring thousands of hospitality professionals from around the world -took place outside of the United States. 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 Netherland 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 media center. Follow HFTP/HITEC on HFTP Connect, Facebook (@HFTPGlobal; @HITECconference), LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (@HFTP_HITEC), Flickr and YouTube for the latest news. Stay tuned to HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HFTP News, HITEC Bytes, HFTP Club Bytes and HFTP Finance Bytes.###END###

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

Brand-New Club Summit: Reach for Success

31 January 2018
In today’s digital age where almost anything you need to know can be found online, you may be asking yourself, “Why should I attend a professional development conference?” Professional conferences are just as important as ever today. The greatest advantage of a conference — like HFTP’s brand-new Club Summit — is the vital opportunity to assemble with a group of club professionals and experts addressing the industry’s most compelling topics all in one place. By attending a conference, you can create meaningful connections with your professional peers, reinvigorate your enthusiasm for your work, develop a stronger skillset, and learn valuable strategies that you can take back to your organization to implement a better future.

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>

HFTP Launches Certification Advisory Program (CAP) to Benefit CHAE and CHTP Applicants

26 January 2018
International association Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) recently introduced its new Certification Advisory Program (CAP), which is designed to provide guidance to Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) applicants.The inaugural program will pair HFTP certification candidates with HFTP members who hold an active HFTP designation. The advisors will help and support candidates via one-to-one interactions as a supplemental review option for the certification exams. Approved CAP advisors can earn HFTP education credits to help them meet their designation maintenance requirements."HFTP certification demonstrates superior performance - in both technology and accounting - to the industry," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe. "The CAP program is a great opportunity for certification designees and applicants to elevate their professionalism and leadership development. Having the guidance, encouragement and support of a trusted mentor will help mentees reach new career goals."HFTP offers the only designations for finance and technology professionals who are working in the hospitality industry. Both the CHAE and CHTP designations require professionals to sit for an initial competency exam, and complete continuing education credits for each renewal cycle. Qualification for the exams is based on level of education and experience in the industry; student programs are also available.If you are interested in being considered for a CAP advisor, please submit a CAP application today. For more information about the Certification Advisory Program or HFTP certifications, email HFTP Certification Manager Robin Bogdon at robin.bogdon@hftp.org or visit www.hftp.org. For immediate information, visit the FAQ pages for both CHTP and CHAE certifications.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 download the HFTP/HITEC media kit. Follow HFTP/HITEC on HFTP Connect, Facebook (@HFTPGlobal; @HITECconference), LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (@HFTP_HITEC), Flickr and YouTube for the latest news. Stay tuned to HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HFTP News, HITEC Bytes, HFTP Club Bytes and HFTP Finance Bytes.

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 Chapters Offer Regional Education for Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals

24 January 2018
Several chapters of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) have banded together to curate and host regional, educational conferences in 2018. HFTP's regional conferences showcase the many advantages of HFTP membership, and provide continuing education and networking opportunities to hospitality professionals in the area. To date, two HFTP regional conferences have been scheduled in areas across the United States."HFTP's regional conferences are known for their intimate nature and top-notch education sessions," said Frank Wolfe, CEO at HFTP. "Regional conferences allow attendees to network with other professionals in their geographic region, and create bonds that will assist them both professionally and personally."Below is a list of the upcoming HFTP regional conferences:Mid-South Atlantic Regional 2018 - February 15-17 at The Westin Poinsett Greenville in Greenville, South Carolina USAFlorida Regional 2018 - July 25-27 at the Sarasota Westin in Sarasota, Florida USAThe Mid-South Atlantic Regional is hosted by HFTP's Central Carolina, Charlotte-Blue Ridge, South Carolina and Central Virginia chapters. The Florida Regional is hosted by HFTP's Florida Gulf Coast, Manasota and University of South Florida Sarasota chapters.Sponsorship opportunities and a schedule of events are available on each event's webpage via the HFTP website. For additional information on these conferences, please use the contact information provided on each event's webpage or contact the HFTP Chapter Regional & Club Coordinator at regionals@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 download the HFTP/HITEC media kit. Follow HFTP/HITEC on HFTP Connect, Facebook (@HFTPGlobal; @HITECconference), LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (@HFTP_HITEC), Flickr and YouTube for the latest news. Stay tuned to HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HFTP News, HITEC Bytes, HFTP Club Bytes and HFTP Finance Bytes.##END##

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>

Exploring the GHACP: A Valuable Resource for Hospitality Finance Professionals

23 January 2018
HFTP has developed a unique resource for the hospitality industry — the Global Hospitality Accounting Common Practices (GHACP). The GHACP is an online resource and guide for hospitality industry accounting practices, which includes four major parts: operating schedules, indextionary, HFTP Global Database and industry common practices.

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