Hotel Financial Executives Exchange


June  2019

Minneapolis, MN




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.

The Hotel Financial Executives Exchange invitation includes:

  • Complimentary registration for the HFTP's Hotel Financial Executives Exchange.
  • Complimentary full registration to HITEC Minneapolis 2019 which includes  four days of education,  three days of exhibit hall, and the HITEC Opening Party.
  • Opportunity to earn CPE. 
  • Chance to watch some of the most innovative startups the hospitality technology industry has to offer compete to bring their dreams to life in Entrepreneur 20X (E20X).

The 2019 Schedule will be available in the Spring of 2019




8:30 - 9:00 AM - Networking Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 AM  Welcome and Introductions

9:15 - 10:15 AM 
The Hotel Pre-Opening Process
Agnes Lee DeFranco Ed.D., CHE, CHAE, CHIA

is Professor at Conrad N. Hilton Distinguished Chair with
University of Houston
Arlene Ramirez, CHAE, CHE, MBA, CHIA
is Principal at ADR Hospitality Cousulting
Tanya Venegas, is Executive Director and HFTP Fellow of the HFTP Americas Research Center  

10:15 - 10:30 AM  Beverage Break 

10:30 - 11:30 AM  
Blockhain, Alternative Payments and Bit Coin
: Prakash Shukla is Managing Partner at Wayfare Ventures LLC

11:30 - 12:30 PM  Networking Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 PM
Accounting Standards Changes
: James Bina,CHAE+, CHTP Corporate Controller with
Rosen Hotel & Resorts Inc.

1:30 - 1:45 PM  Beverage Break

1:45 - 2:45 PM  
New trends and Innovation at the Intersection of Sustainability and Technology
Speaker: John Picard, Founder with JPA

2:45 - 4:00 PM 
E20X Pitch Competition  

4:30 - 5:45 PM 
HITEC Opening Keynote by Mike Walsh and E20X Judges Choice Award presented

6:30 - 9:30 PM 
HITEC Opening Party 


Angela Dowell, Meetings and Events Manager
Direct: +1 512.220.6441

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