Welcome to Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals

HFTP is the premier global professional association serving members in hospitality careers. Since 1952, HFTP's mission has been to provide members with superior networking opportunities, industry-leading events, comprehensive certification programs, unique educational opportunities, and other essential resources for professional growth.

Annual Convention and Tradeshow

October 22-25, 2014 New Orleans, LA USA
Join HFTP in New Orleans for unmatched education and networking - continue to build relationships with fellow HFTP members and get up-to-speed on current topics in the hospitality finance and technology industry. 

HITEC 2015

June 15-18, 2015 Austin, TX USA
Offered all in one place: networking, education, the latest technology and relationships with industry vendors. See what HITEC, the world's largest and most outstanding hospitality technology event, offered in 2014 before housing and registration for 2015 opens later this year. 

HFTP to Live Stream Special Events from 2014 Annual Convention and Tradeshow

Austin, Texas, USA (October 22, 2014) — Tune in, be informed and participate is the message Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is sending members and affiliates by providing a live stream of two of the biggest events at the upcoming 2014 HFTP Annual Convention and Tradeshow in New Orleans, La. USA. The yearly event, with an expected attendance of over 600 industry professionals, is one of the association’s biggest opportunities for professional education, networking and honoring the accomplishments of HFTP and its members. To accommodate those not in attendance, the convention’s Annual Business Meeting and President's Evening ceremony will be broadcast via a live stream accessed online on Friday, October 24. The convention and tradeshow will run Wednesday, October 22 – Saturday, October 25 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

Evelyn Adams to be Honored as the 2014 HFTP Paragon Award Recipient 

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (September 29, 2014) — Evelyn Adams, was selected as the 2014 Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) Paragon Award recipient for her significant time and efforts devoted on the chapter and global levels of HFTP. Based in Boca Raton, Fla., Adams is currently the controller for the Bocaire Country Club. Adams will be presented with the prestigious Paragon Award, established to recognize individuals who have made a significant and lasting contribution to both HFTP and the hospitality industry, during the Annual Convention and Tradeshow annual business meeting on Friday, October 24. 

HFTP Establishes First Asia Footprint at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Austin, Texas, USA (September 17, 2014) — This week Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) opened the HFTP Asia Research Center in collaboration with the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). The purpose of the new office is to expand HFTP’s presence in the region by providing further education and professional development to hospitality practitioners in Asia. To facilitate this initiative HFTP has donated $100,000 USD and will establish a student exchange scholarship, a faculty research development fund and an applied research fund.

2014 CHAE of the Year to be Honored at the HFTP Annual Convention and Tradeshow

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (September 4, 2014) — Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) will honor Eileen A. Sarris, CPA, CHAE, as the 2014 CHAE (Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive) of the Year at the HFTP Annual Convention and Tradeshow. With its 31st honoree, the CHAE of the Year honors the individual that scored the highest on the CHAE certification exam in a given year. The Annual Convention and Tradeshow will be held October 22-25 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA.

HFTP Members Now Receive Discounts on PCI and PII eLearning Modules

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (August 11, 2014) — Last month, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) announced to its members that the Venza Group is helping to expand the association’s educational resources. Members are now eligible to receive a discount on courses related to PCI-DSS, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Security Awareness offered by the Venza Group. These courses are also pre-approved for CHAE and CHTP educational maintenance requirement education credits. HFTP offers two professional certifications, the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP). Both certifications are held to the high standards of professional continuing education.