Join HFTP for live "HFTP Hangouts" on Zoom for a new, virtual networking opportunity. All HFTP members, stakeholders and hospitality professionals are invited to attend. 

The interactive Hangouts will be moderated by an expert who will begin with a brief informational presentation and then turn over the meeting for discussion amongst participants.

HFTP Europe Hangouts 

Every Wednesday in May at 15:00 UK | 16:00 CET | 9:00 US CT

Join in for the opportunity to brainstorm, ask questions, air concerns and share solutions, resources and best practices. Be sure to bring your questions to these interactive meeting. 

Note: HFTP Hangouts and HFTP Europe Hangouts are promoted as presentations in an educational, no sales environment. Product promotion or sales pitches are not allowed in chat communications or in Q & A. You must agree to this policy to participate.

HFTP Hangouts Takeaways

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Read summaries from each Hangout on the HFTP Connect blog.
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Upcoming Hangouts

Mark VanStekelenburg, ISHC

Tuesday, June 2

CBRE Hotels Outlook: Coming out of the Trenches​

Mark VanStekelenburg, ISHC â€‹
Managing Director / CBRE Hotels, Northeast

Andy Hartley

Andy Hartley
Director / CBRE Hotels Consulting

Vanessa Gonzalez
Consultant / CBRE Hotels Consulting

Vanessa Gonzalez

Once the dust settles and the lodging industry begins to ramp up, the speed of recovery will further define the total impact from COVID -19. Using a wide spectrum of various economic data points, CBRE Hotels Advisory will present the future market trends and trajectories for the industry. Looking at multiple scenarios, CBRE will provide insight into the bandwidth hoteliers have been forecasting in this trying time. Furthermore, CBRE will host a discussion for the industry as to what the short and long-term future expectations are for hotel operations.

Carson Booth

Wednesday, June 3 • HITEC Europe

Making Sure You Are Getting Value Out of Your Cloud Services in Today's Environment

Carson Booth, CHTP
C-Suite Hospitality Leader

While you have the time, it is worth reviewing all your hotel and business cloud services contracts from SaaS to SLAs and even for any potential new services or applications you may be considering. Presenter Carson Booth can comment from both sides of this fence.

Thursday, June 4

HFTP Young Professional Advisory Council Presents: Professional Development during Covid-19

The HFTP Young Professionals Advisory Council is thrilled to host a special Hangout to explore issues important to young professionals and hospitality students. All levels of professional experience are welcome to join in on this interactive discussion. 

Christopher Contos
Mark Pate
Jonathan Rojas
Paul Willie

Chris Contos
Sr Account Executive
Director, HFTP Global Board

Mark Pate, CHAE, CHTP, MBA
Asst Controller /
IT Director

Highpointe Hotel Corp. 
HFTP Global Vice President


Jonathan Rojas
Whistle Messaging Inc.

Dr. Paul Willie, DBA, MBA, CHAE+, CHTP, CMA
Professor, Author, Consultant
Niagara College Canada

Mike Callaway

Tuesday, June 9

Covid-19: Risk Management Impacts & Reopening Guidance with CBIZ Insurance Services

J. Michael Callaway, CIC
President, Property & Casualty of Florida
CBIZ Weekes & Callaway

Nick Callaway

Nick Callaway, CLCS
Commercial Insurance Advisor
CBIZ Weekes & Callaway

As the economy continues to reopen it is clear the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently altered the way business can operate. With organizations preparing to open their doors, there are many factors to consider in order to preserve the health and safety of employees and customers. In this HFTP Hangout, Mike and Nick will discuss these considerations and additional impacts on the insurance industry.

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