BY INVITATION ONLY.
Monday, June 18, 2018
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 Houston for June 18 – 21 which includes four days of education, three days of exhibit hall, and the HITEC Opening Party.
- Opportunity to earn CPE. HFEE 2018 CPE Verification Form
- 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).
MONDAY, JUNE 18
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
Speaker: Prakash Shukla is Managing Partner at Wayfare Ventures LLC
11:30 - 12:30 PM Networking Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Accounting Standards Changes
Speaker: 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 - House of Blues