April 29, 20244 min read

HFTP to Host Credential Safety Webinar

HFTP to Host Credential Safety Webinar — Photo by HFTP
Events & Conferences

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Vingcard have come together to host a webinar on keycard and general credential technology titled “Pushing the Limits in Hotel Security: Redefining Guest Keycard Safety and Convenience” on May 8, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. U.S. Central Time. HFTP is hosting this complimentary webinar as a service to hospitality professionals, disseminating the most current security practices and measures, helping to safeguard trust and integrity in the industry. Registration for this session is now open.

The session will be led by Tanja Leimenstoll, senior global marketing manager, MIFARE Access Management for NXP Semiconductors and Richard Eastburn, Vingcard’s senior director and head of project management. Both speakers bring broad experience in smart cards and efficient system deployment to this session, which will demonstrate which credential technologies are obsolete, posing a risk to hoteliers, their staff and guests and how recent advancements have created data encryption protocols that are almost impossible to break and are able to integrate with a property’s existing infrastructure. 

Timely webinars are not just discussions; they're strategic channels for shaping the future of hospitality technology, said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. In the digital landscape, relevance is the currency of engagement and our ability to anticipate and address major industry issues is the cornerstone of HFTP’s thought leadership.

Beyond the digital classroom, HFTP will have multiple exhibitors on to the HITEC Charlotte exhibit hall floor showcasing credential security solutions and cybersecurity-focused educational sessions from industry experts this June. View the HITEC 2024 schedule and full list of exhibitors here.

The type of security threats that properties face continues to evolve at a faster rate, so it is essential for industry businesses to be able to stay informed on how they can sidestep the risks using new and innovative approaches to technology, commented Richard Eastburn. During this webinar and at HITEC, we look forward to sharing insights into how hoteliers can continue to live up to their promise of providing a safe environment while also creating a seamless, convenient and always enjoyable stay experience that ensures increased guest loyalty.

About ASSA ABLOY Group

The ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world.

About Vingcard

Vingcard, an ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions brand, is a leading provider of security access solutions and other advanced technologies designed for the evolving needs of the hospitality, off-site student accommodations and build-to-rent industries. With a commitment to serving as the industry’s trusted partner for enhanced security, Vingcard’s comprehensive range of integrated solutions is designed to ensure safer, more adaptive business operations able to deliver enhanced efficiency and end-user satisfaction. Vingcard, your trusted partner for enhanced security.

Vingcard provides best-in-class customer support with a market-leading presence in more than 166 countries around the world. For further details, please visit vingcard.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

About HFTP

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), established in 1952, is a hospitality nonprofit association headquartered in Austin, Texas USA with offices in the EU and Middle East. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segments of the hospitality industry with an international network of members and stakeholders. HFTP uniquely understands the industry's pressing issues, and assists its stakeholders in finding solutions to their challenges more efficiently than any organization. HFTP offers expert networks, educational resources, career development programs, research, leadership opportunities and conferences and events. HFTP produces international events throughout the year, including the world's largest hospitality technology tradeshow and conference brand: HITEC. In addition, it oversees the hospitality-specific Pineapplesearch.com® and the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI). For more information about HFTP, visit www.hftp.org. For the latest news, visit the HFTP News page at news.hftp.org and the HFTP Connect blog at blog.hftp.org.


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