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Special Events

HFTP Attendee Orientation

Join other first-time attendees to learn about HFTP initiatives and the ins-and-outs of the convention, helping you make the most of your time at the convention and HFTP membership.

CHAE and CHTP Certification Recognition

Join your fellow designees for cocktails and appetizers at an invitation only reception. Catch up with old colleagues and meet new ones while finding out what is new with HFTP's certification program. To RSVP please contact Robin Bogdon, Certification Manager at certification@hftp.org.

Young Professionals Event

Join HFTP's young professionals for an evening of networking and fun. Enjoy refreshing drinks and appetizers as you learn, engage and connect with the hospitality industry's future leaders.

This event is open to HFTP Students, Young Professionals and Professionals who are willing to help mentor a Young Professional in the future.

Welcome Reception and Table Top Exhibits

Enjoy your first evening of networking and tabletop exhibits, and kick off the Annual Convention.

Annual Business Meeting

Learn what HFTP has accomplished over the last year and what is planned for the coming year.

HFTP Annual Tribute to Success

(Formerly known as 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.