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HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe Honored as Most Influential Hospitality Association CEO 2018

Frank I. Wolfe, CEO for Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), was recognized as Most Influential Association CEO 2018 in Hospitality by the European-based corporate finance publication Acquisition International (AI). Published by AI Global Media, AI is a monthly magazine that seeks to inform and shape the global corporate conversation through a combination of high quality editorial rigorous research and an experienced and dedicated worldwide network of advisors experts and contributors.

HFTP Annual Convention 2018 Online Registration Now Open, Keynotes Announced

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has opened online registration for its Annual Convention, which it has produced since 1952. Following the traditional event format, the event will offer a variety of educational sessions, networking and vendor opportunities. HFTP has secured two keynote speakers who will discuss topics relating to productivity, engagement, collaboration and communication in the workplace: Colette Carlson and Curt Steinhorst. The HFTP Annual Convention will take place from October 24-26 at the brand new Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky USA.

HFTP Announces Three New Global Chapters and Expands Student Chapter Networks

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is excited to announce that three new, local chapters have recently been chartered: HFTP Greater Louisville Chapter, HFTP New York University Student Chapter and HFTP Kansas State University Student Chapter. HFTP chapters provide a wide array of benefits to an association's membership — not the least of which is the collaborative building of knowledge and camaraderie among local and like-minded industry professionals.

HFTP to Host Inaugural, Invitation-Only Club Forum in Sarasota, Florida This Month

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is hosting its inaugural HFTP Club Forum on July 28, 2018 at the Sarasota Westin in Sarasota, Florida USA - immediately following HFTP's Florida Regional Conference that is taking place from July 25-27, 2018 at the same location. HFTP's Club Forum is an executive-level event designed to provide club professionals with the opportunity to connect with industry peers, share ideas and discuss hot topics.

HITEC Houston Makes History as HFTP’s Highest Attended Event in 65+ Years

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is pleased to announce that HITEC® Houston broke barriers this week as the highest attended event in the association's history with over 6,650 attendees. Produced yearly by HFTP, Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) showcases the industry's latest innovations, and provides a top-notch education program for attendees. HITEC Houston took place from June 18-21, 2018 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas USA.

New Women in Technology Luncheon Announced for HITEC 2019 Minneapolis

As HITEC® Houston wraps up its biggest week, plans for next year's North American event in Minneapolis are already in the works. New to the program is a Women in Technology networking luncheon designed to connect professionals and honor industry accomplishments. HITEC (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference), produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), is the world's largest and oldest hospitality technology event and is dedicated to recognizing those guiding the forward path of hospitality technology. The inaugural luncheon will be June 17, 2019 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, and will feature an accomplished business leader speaker. Following the initial luncheon will be additional regional programs throughout 2019.

HFTP Responds, Makes Changes to HITEC Europe 2019

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) announced several changes to the European Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) after the second HITEC Europe in 2018 failed to meet HFTP's high quality standards. After completing surveys, interviews and conducting additional industry research, changes to the program and exhibition have been made, including the re-location of HITEC Europe 2019. Originally announced for Amsterdam, and the location of the first-two years of HITEC Europe, in 2019 it will be located at the Palau de Congressos in Palma (Mallorca) Spain, scheduled for 10-11 April.

HFTP Announces Entrepreneur 20X Sponsorship Agreement with Amadeus at HITEC Houston

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is pleased to announce its Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) sponsorship agreement with Amadeus for HITEC Houston. The successful E20X pitch competition, featuring hospitality technology startups, will take place at HITEC Houston in the afternoon on June 18, 2018. HITEC Houston will take place from June 18-21, 2018 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas USA.

HITEC Houston Tuesday General Session Announced: "Technology and the Power of the C-Suite"

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) added a new general session – "Technology and the Power of the C-Suite" – to the HITEC Houston education program. The session features C-level hospitality executives from brands, ownership groups and technology companies who will debate the future of emerging technology trends, funding for IT development and the nature of competition in a digital marketplace. The general session will take place from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Immediately before the session, Tammy Farley and Jing Zhu will be inducted into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame – HFTP's highest level of recognition in the area of technology.

HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees Announced

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is pleased to announce that Tammy Farley and Jing Zhu will be inducted into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) in Houston, Texas USA next week. Both were recognized for their generous knowledge-sharing, using their expertise to further advance industry practices and move hospitality technology forward. Both will be recognized on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in a ceremony at the commencement of that morning's general session.