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HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline: April 18, 2018

2 April 2018
Do you have a peer who should be inducted into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame? Hall of Fame inductees are visionaries who have significant impact on the hospitality industry. Nomination deadline is April 18, 2018. About HFTP's Hall of Fame:Innovative developments and applications in technology have propelled the hospitality industry forward, enhancing guest services and improving management tools. These developments were the result of hard work and creative thinking by a few people who had the vision to see what technology could mean to the future of the hospitality industry. These pioneers knew that new tools could be developed that would change forever the way their industry responded to challenges.In recognition of these visionaries and their impact on the hospitality industry, HFTP established the International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame in 1989.The International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame is HFTP's highest level of recognition in the area of technology. Since 1989, 42 individuals have received this award as a reflection of their contributions to the hospitality industry. Hall of Fame members have been selected by their peers as representing the best in innovation and application and as leaders in their profession.Learn More>Nomination Form>

HFTP Chapter Events: March 15-31, 2018

15 March 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. March 15, 2018HFTP Ohio Valley Chapter (USA)What: Educational Event - F&B Cost ManagementWhen: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.Where: Nationwide Hotel & Conference CenterRSVP: nadams-fleisher@nationwidehcc.comHFTP Detroit Chapter (USA)What: Legal UpdateWhen: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.Where: Holiday Inn Express & Suites DetroitRSVP: kate.watkins@ameriglodgegroup.comHFTP Southern Alberta Chapter (CANADA)What: Culture, Respect and Trust in an OrganizationWhen: Noon - 2:00 p.m.Where: Fairmont PalliserRSVP: secretary@southernalbertahftp.orgMarch 16, 2018HFTP Los Cabos Chapter (MEXICO)What: Chapter meetingWhen: 5:30 - 10:00 p.m.Where: Hampton Inn & SuitesRSVP: javier.villalobos@aubergeresorts.comHFTP Bay Area Club Chapter (USA)What: Hot Topic DiscussionWhen: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Where: Sequoyah Country ClubRSVP: dwilson@seqouyahcc.comMarch 20, 2018HFTP New Mexico Chapter (USA)What: March Dinner MeetingWhen: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Where: Hotel Chaco-Old Town AlbequerqueRSVP: lafrank@hotmail.comMarch 21, 2018HFTP Treasure Coast Chapter (USA)What: Global VCardWhen: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.Where: PGA Golf Club - Port St LucieRSVP: vickie@tequestacountryclub.netHFTP Milwaukee Chapter (USA)What: Roundtable meetingWhen: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.Where: Town ClubRSVP: karen@Thetownclub.comMarch 22, 2018HFTP South Carolina Chapter (USA)What: 401K Administration Lunch & LearnWhen: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Where: Daniel Island ClubRSVP: terese.dailey@danielislandclub.comHFTP Houston Chapter (USA)What: March Dinner MeetingWhen: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.Where: HoustonianRSVP: assistantcontroller@thebriarclub.comHFTP Chicago Chapter (USA)What: March Pop-Up EventWhen: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Where: Nacional 27RSVP: chris.contos@eventionllc.comHFTP New England Club Chapter (USA)What: IT Security Best Practices & TipsWhen: 2:30 - 8:00 p.m.Where: Andover Country ClubRSVP: newenglandclub.hftp@gmail.comMarch 23, 2018HFTP Central Carolina Chapter (USA)What: Leadership ManagementWhen: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Where: Alamance Country ClubRSVP: mike@cambizservices.comMarch 26, 2018HFTP Northern California Chapter (USA)What: March LuncheonWhen: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Where: The Hotel NikkoRSVP: vince@eternitytele.comHFTP Austin Chapter (USA)What: Challenges of Hiring & Retaining New EmployeesWhen: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Where: Austin ClubRSVP: lauras@westwoodcountryclub.comMarch 27, 2018HFTP Mid-Florida Chapter (USA)What: Impact of the Tax Reform ActWhen: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.Where: Rosen CentreRSVP: secretary@midfloridahftp.orgHFTP Nashville Chapter (USA)What: Discover How the World Sees YouWhen: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Where: Omni Nashville HotelRSVP: abeloney@loewshotels.comMarch 28, 2018HFTP Ontario Chapter (CANADA)What: AI and Big Data, Implications for HospitalityWhen: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.Where: Fairmont Royal York HotelRSVP: abuwalda@deerhurstresort.comHFTP Philadelphia Chapter (USA)What: Seasonal Hiring Best PracticesWhen: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.Where: The Germantown Cricket ClubRSVP: mmccleary@clubsys.comHFTP New York City Chapter (USA)What: Overview of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Tax ReformWhen: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.Where: Hotel ChelseaRSVP: hftpnyc@gmail.comHFTP British Columbia Chapter (USA)What: TeambuildingWhen: Noon - 2:00 p.m.Where: Fairmont HotelsRSVP: foster.n@gmail.comMarch 29, 2018HFTP North Texas Chapter (USA)What: Me Too...Are You Next?When: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.Where: Courtyard by Marriott-Flower MoundRSVP: angie.abston@aimhosp.comHFTP West Michigan Chapter (USA)What: Accounts Payable AutomationWhen: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.Where: Watermark Country ClubRSVP: drew@springlakecc.comHFTP Long Island Chapter (USA)What: Wage & Hour Issues Affecting NY EmployersWhen: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Where: Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht ClubRSVP: msmith@westhamptoncc.orgHFTP Gulf Coast Chapter (USA)What: The Latest Trends in Private Club TechnologyWhen: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.Where: Quail WestRSVP: wzurstadt@colliersreserve.comHFTP Cleveland/Akron Chapter (USA)What: Security TrainingWhen: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.Where: The Cleveland Skating ClubRSVP: lmwasco@pepperpikeclub.comHFTP Monterey Chapter (USA)What: New Year, New LawsWhen: TBAWhere: Monterey MarriottRSVP: sfahmy@portolahotel.comHFTP Valley of the Sun Chapter (USA)What: The State of AP AutomationWhen: TBAWhere: TBARSVP: hftp.valleyofthesunchpater@gmail.comQuestions? Victoria Schaefervictoria.schaefer@hftp.org+1 (512) 220-4161Barbara Semerarobarbara.semeraro@hftp.org+1 (512) 220-4037About 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 London Member Event: Great Educational Evening

13 March 2018
HFTP was host to nearly 30 hospitality professionals for a wonderful evening of education and networking last night, March 12, at the Rosewood Hotel in London. Sponsored by Keystep Solutions, the evening was an opportunity for area members and potential members to gather for some key educational presentations and discussions. Beginning at 6:30, the group was welcomed by Remus Palimaru, the hotel manager at the Rosewood London. The crowd was then given a brief overview of HFTP by Carl Weldon, HFTP COO, Europe.Following the welcomes, Ivana Neskovic, senior manager, regional accounts at STR Global spoke on "2017 Year-end Hotel Trends in Europe and the United Kingdom." She was followed by Andrew Evans, CEO for Keystep Solutions, who presented on the topic, "The Age of RFID and AI." Closing the presentations was a discussion on the hot topic, the EU's GDPR. Jose Medio, CIPP/us, CIPP/E, managing director at Privalis Group offered the latest on hospitality GDPR and data mapping challenges, plus details on the work of the HFTP GDPR/DPO Task Force.Thank you to Keystep Solutions and Andrew Evans (@andrewsevans) for supporting this event, as well as the Rosewood Hotel in London (@RosewoodLondon) for hosting.

Former White House CIO Theresa Payton to Serve as Closing Keynote Speaker at HITEC Houston

9 March 2018
Hear from Theresa Payton, former White House CIO and cybersecurity authority starring on CBS's TV show "Hunted," on Thursday, June 21 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. at HFTP's HITEC Houston.As the star of the CBS TV series, "Hunted," Payton identifies emerging trends and techniques to help combat cyber threats, from the impact of the Internet of Things to securing Big Data. Payton was the first female to serve as The White House chief information officer. In 2017 she was listed as number four on IFSEC Global's list of the "World's Top 50 Cybersecurity Influencers in Security and Fire." Payton is one of America's most respected authorities on internet security, data breaches and fraud mitigation. With real-world strategies and solutions, she helps public and private sector organizations protect their most valuable resources.Drawing from her experience as a veteran cybercrime fighter and entrepreneur of her successful and rapidly-growing cybersecurity firm, Fortalice, Payton masterfully blends memorable anecdotes with cutting-edge insights to heighten awareness of the perils of our uber-connected world. As she delves into the cyber-underworld and the new kinds of threats that can lead to tomorrow's breaches and insider risks, she offers a proven blueprint for audiences to stay a step ahead with practical steps for thinking like the adversary, while managing cybersecurity risk.Payton's distinct approachability, combined with her visionary perspective and easy-to-implement strategies, effectively prepare audiences for success in the ongoing battle against cybercrime.Read More>

HFTP Newsletter: March 2018

6 March 2018
Read up on the latest news from HFTP, and see what the association has been up to this past month. Click here to view the HFTP March newsletter>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 Chapter Events: March 1-15, 2018

2 March 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. March 12, 2018HFTP Central Virginia Chapter (USA)What: The Fine Art of Small Talk Featuring Debra FinWhen: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Where: The Country Club of VirginiaRSVP: Click hereHFTP London Interest MeetingWhat: HFTP London Interest MeetingWhen: Starts at 18:00Where: Rosewood Hotel LondonRSVP: Click hereMarch 14, 2018HFTP Buffalo - Niagara Chapter (USA)What: Chapter MeetingWhen: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.Where: Soho BuffaloRSVP: buffaloniagarahftp@gmail.comHFTP New England Club Chapter (USA)What: IT Security Best Practices & TipsWhen: 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.Where: Andover Country ClubRSVP: newenglandclub.hftp@gmail.comMarch 15, 2018HFTP Ohio Valley Chapter (USA)What: Educational Event - F&B Cost ManagementWhen: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.Where: Nationwide Hotel & Conference CenterRSVP: nadams-fleisher@nationwidehcc.comHFTP Detroit Chapter (USA)What: Legal UpdateWhen: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.Where: Holiday Inn Express & Suites DetroitRSVP: kate.watkins@ameriglodgegroup.comHFTP Southern Alberta Chapter (CANADA)What: March LuncheonWhen: TBDWhere: Fairmont PalliserRSVP: secretary@southernalbertahftp.orgMarch 20, 2018HFTP New Mexico Chapter (USA)What: March Dinner MeetingWhen: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Where: TBDRSVP: lafrank@hotmail.comMarch 21, 2018HFTP Treasure Coast Chapter (USA)What: Global VCardWhen: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.Where: PGA Golf Club - Port St LucieRSVP: vickie@tequestacountryclub.netMarch 22, 2018HFTP South Carolina Chapter (USA)What: 401K Administration Lunch & LearnWhen: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Where: Daniel Island ClubRSVP: terese.dailey@danielislandclub.comQuestions? Victoria Schaefervictoria.schaefer@hftp.org+1 (512) 220-4161Barbara Semerarobarbara.semeraro@hftp.org+1 (512) 220-4037

Webinar Schedule: March 2018

2 March 2018
HFTP upcoming webinars for March 2018.March 6, 2018Disaster Planning and Recovery: Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail From hurricanes to earthquakes to mudslides, many natural disasters have occurred in recent months that have wreaked devastating havoc where they hit. This timely session will address the development and implementation of a disaster recovery plan. Understand the benefits of having such a plan in place. Find out what may be missing from your current plan. Finally, learn what resources are available before, during and after different types of disasters -- and how these resources can help you better plan for (and react to) a natural disaster in the future.Shelly Trent is a consultant at Your Career Collaborator.March 22, 2018How to Measure Social Media ROISocial media ROI (or "return on investment") is the time, money and resources you get back for all of your social media marketing efforts. Do you know your ROI or, better yet to start, do you know how to effectively measure it? In 2018, go beyond simple metrics like the number of likes, shares and retweets. This session will identify several key social media metrics to keep an eye on, how to analyze these metrics, and valuable free tools to help you understand trends.Sherry Marek is vice president at Datavision Technology, Inc.March 27, 2018Chapter Leadership Series: Chapter's Responsibility for Taxes and 990 Filings This session will cover:What is a 990? Does our chapter need to file tax reports?What is a group exemption?What is the difference between nonprofit and tax-exempt? What is our chapter?What happens if a chapter has lost its tax-exempt status?What are the duties of the board of directors?Mollie Cullinane is an attorney at the Cullinane Law Group, which focuses on setting up and managing strong and legally compliant nonprofits that have solid bases for long-term success. She provides risk management and offers practical solutions for sound governance. She helps nonprofits, foundations, religious organizations, and social enterprises throughout the United States who seek to create positive change.Interested in presenting a webinar? Contact Nick Cukjati, Online Education Coordinator, for more information. Click here to visit the HFTP webinar web page.

New CHAE and CHTP Designees: February 2018

28 February 2018
The following individuals passed the exam(s) for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE(r)) and Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP(r)). Click here to learn more about HFTP's certification programs. 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.New CHAE DesigneesAnna Giuliani, CHAE * Accountant * Crestmont Country Club * USAMatthew Decker, CHAE Student * University of Houston College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Conrad N. Hilton College * USANew CHTP DesigneeKevin Rickman, CHAE, CHTP * Controller * Paradise Point Resort & Spa * USAWhy Get Certified?Elevate your professionalism and demonstrate superior industry performance. Active certificants have reportedhigher 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>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 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

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