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Hospitality Financial and Technology Professional's Club
and Hotel Controllers Conferences Set for March 21-22
in Las Vegas, Nevada and April 25-26
in Atlanta, Georgia

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AUSTIN, TEXAS; February 3, 2005 - Hospitality Financial and Technology Professional's (HFTP) popular Club and Hotel Controllers Conferences will feature education sessions that focus on essential club- and hotel-specific topics. The first conference will be held March 21-22, 2005 at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The second will be held April 25-26, 2005 at the Embassy Suites Hotel - Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia. This year's conferences will have general information sessions, as well as two industry-specific tracks, one for hotels and the other for clubs. Immediately following both of the conferences is HFTP's Leadership Journey, a program designed to enhance attendees leadership skills. 

The conferences will start off with the presentation, Emotional Intelligence for Personal Leadership, which will help attendees discover how improving their emotional intelligence will make the difference that take them and their teams to the next level and outperform their competition. The following day will start off with the session, The A.T.T.I.T.U.D.E. of Diversity, which will discuss how the face of diversity has changed over the years.

The sessions for the club track will cover topics such as legal issues for the club industry, computer security, what to avoid when installing computer software, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The sessions for the hotel track will cover topics such as cost control, accounting and technology legal issues, combating fraud with Excel, and strategy from a hospitality industry perspective.

On top of the opportunity for attendees to become up-to-date on hot industry topics, the conferences will bring together individuals with similar professional interests, providing great networking opportunities.

The HFTP Leadership Journey is open to HFTP members who are interested in taking on a leadership role, whether it is in a professional capacity or within HFTP; including international, chapter and ProLinks roles. For more information, contact the HFTP Membership Department at (800) 646-4387, 001 (512) 249-5333 ext. 19 or membership@hftp.org.

Online registration is available on the HFTP web site. For more information contact the HFTP education department at education@hftp.org, (800) 646-4387 or (512) 249-5333, ext. 31.

Based in Austin, Texas, HFTP is the professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, resorts, clubs, casinos, restaurants and other hospitality-related businesses. The association provides continuing education and networking opportunities to more than 4,100 members around the world, and produces the premiere hospitality technology shows HITEC and ONHTEC. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the certification for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in 1952 as the National Association of Hotel Accountants.

HFTP®, HITEC® and ONHTEC® are registered service marks of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals. 

Contact:
Eliza R. Selig
HFTP Communications Manager
800-646-4387
(512) 249-5333 x23
Fax: (512) 249-1533
www.hftp.org
www.hitec.org
Also See: Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) Modernizes Membership Structure / July 2004
HFTP Board To Offer Members Alternatives to the 54 Active Geographic Chapters; Online Communities Debuting January 2004 / June 2003


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