Hotel Financial Executives Exchange


Monday, June 18, 2018

George R. Brown Convention Center



One of HFTP's strategic goals is to be the information source for the hospitality finance and technology industries.  This aspiration could not be achieved without the input from top hospitality executives.

This C-level, by invitation only event is designed to provide timely education, networking opportunities to connect hospitality financial executives with industry peers and share ideas on hot-topic issues.

This event will include a full HITEC Houston complimentary registration for June 18-21 which will include four days of education, three days of the exhibit hall and the HITEC Opening Party.



9:00-9:30 AM - Networking Breakfast

9:30 AM - Welcome

9:30-10:30 AM - Tracking OTA Costs: Cindy Estis Green, Co-Founder & CEO, Kalibri Labs, LLC

This session will look at the competitive advantage that the OTAs hold over the lodging industry, offer some tips on how the industry can better manage OTAs and provide some simple measurement metrics for hoteliers to measure the cost of OTAs.

11:00-12:15 PM - The Future of the Accounting Back Office: Sukh Kundu, National RPA Leader, Deloitte 

Is artificial intelligence going to change the accounting back office?  Take a look at Robotic Process Automation, Bots and their impact on the future of the back office.

12:15-1:15 PM - Networking Lunch

1:15-2:30 PM - GDPR—The General Data Protection Regulation….should you be concerned?Jose Medio, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, Managing Director of the Privalis Group Inc.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation passed by the European Union (EU) in 2016 to strengthen and unify data protection for all EU citizens.  

In this session Jose Medio, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, Managing Director of the Privalis Group Inc.  will discuss what is going on with the GDPR in the EU and how it may impact us in North America, including:

 ·        The European legislation overview and when is it effective

·        How it impacts North American businesses that do business with Europeans?

·        What should North American businesses be doing about it?

                       o   To prepare for it 
                       o   To comply with it

·        What if a North American business does not comply?  How can the Europeans force compliance?

·        Are there any financial penalties that North American business can incur? Is this only as the result of a data breach?

2:45-3:45 PM - Open Forum - Trends in Hospitality

Open discussion session to cover trending topics in the industry and promote sharing of best practices and ideas.

4:15-5:30 PM - HITEC Opening General Session: Keynote-Dave Berkus Room 718AB

6:30-9:00 PM - HITEC Opening Party - Beach Paris outdoor space at the Toronto Event Centre


Registration is by invitation only. For information contact  Angela Dowell, Meetings & Events Manager at HFTP.

Hotel or General Questions about This Event?

Contact Claire Boyland, Meetings and Events Coordinator
Direct: +1 512.220.4042