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2018 Sessions will be published in July.

Friday, October 26, 2018

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Attendee Registration

Annual Convention attendees can register onsite in the Rotunda.

8:00 – 9:15 AM

Keynote Session
 

9:15 – 9:45 AM

Annual Business Meeting

Hear about the accomplishments of HFTP from the past year with details on developments and strategies, and what to expect in the next year.

10:05 – 11:20 AM

Concurrent Session

10:05 – 11:20 AM

Concurrent Session

10:05 – 11:20 AM

Concurrent Session

10:05 – 11:20 AM

Concurrent Session

11:20 AM – 12:35 PM

Networking Lunch

Enjoy a buffet style lunch and visit with fellow attendees.

12:35 – 1:50 PM

Concurrent Session

12:35 – 1:50 PM

Concurrent Session

12:35 – 1:50 PM

Concurrent Session

12:35 – 1:50 PM

Concurrent Session

2:10 – 3:25 PM

Concurrent Session

2:10 – 3:25 PM

Concurrent Session

2:10 – 3:25 PM

Concurrent Session

2:10 – 3:25 PM

Concurrent Session

3:45 – 4:35 PM

Concurrent Session

3:45 – 4:35 PM

Concurrent Session

3:45 – 4:35 PM

Concurrent Session

5:30 – 9:00 PM

HFTP Helps Silent Auction

HFTP will host the annual HFTP Helps fundraiser, including a silent auction, at this year’s Annual Convention with all proceeds donated to a local charity. This event brings together attendees to engage in a social responsibility project benefiting the local community where the convention is held.

Donations Requested

Donate an item for the silent auction to help build offerings for the event. Item suggestions include food gift baskets, hotel room nights, spa packages, golf rounds, gift cards and more. To donate, contact HFTP Director of Communications Eliza Selig at eliza.selig@hftp.org.

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6:15 PM – Midnight

HFTP's Annual Tribute to Success

(Formerly President's Evening) Participate in a formal and fun evening dedicated to recognizing individuals who have made a significant impact on both HFTP and the hospitality industry. HFTP will honor the incoming HFTP Global leadership, as well as others who have helped the association achieve success. After an elegant dinner, you can dance the night away. Dress for this event is black-tie optional.

In conjunction, HFTP Helps will host a silent auction to benefit a local charity. Numerous items will be available to bid on, giving attendees the opportunity to show their support. 

Event Schedule

  • 5:30 - 9:00 PM - HFTP Helps Silent Auction 
  • 6:15 PM - Doors and Bars Open
  • 6:45 - 7:45 PM - Installation Ceremony
  • 7:45 PM - Dinner and Dance Party Begins