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Inaugural European Hospitality Technology Education Conference (EHTEC)
Set for February 19-20, 2007 at the Hilton Amsterdam in the Netherlands
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Austin, Texas; September 6, 2006 - Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals' (HFTP) will offer European hospitality professionals a first-rate educational program through its inaugural European Hospitality Technology Education Conference (EHTEC), February 19-20 at the Hilton Amsterdam in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The two-day conference is intended to be an intimate gathering of the EU's top hospitality professionals, including delegates representing hotel companies, clubs, resort properties, casinos and other hospitality-related businesses. Attendees will discuss the most pressing challenges facing hospitality technology in Europe. 

"HFTP has increased its European presence over the past year, starting with the establishment of its European office," said Frank Wolfe, CAE, HFTP executive vice president and CEO. "Producing a European-based conference illustrates HFTP's commitment to step outside of its North American home base and provide European hospitality professionals the full-range of HFTP benefits, including face-to-face networking and education."
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HFTP will be hosting European Hospitality Technology Educational Conference (EHTEC). EHTEC will bring together delegates representing hotel companies, clubs, resort properties, casinos and other hospitality-related businesses to discuss the most pressing challenges facing hospitality technology in Europe.

EHTECís development sessions will focus on issues specific to international professionals in the hospitality technology industry.

  • Learn more about the new technologies that will shape the future of the hospitality industry
  • Find the latest technology solutions for your business
  • Network with peers and share ideas and solutions
  • Take home leads about services and products that can benefit your business. 
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HFTP, established in 1952, is also the producer of the annual Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), the world's oldest hospitality technology show. Although EHTEC (powered by HFTP-HITEC) is intended to be an intimate meeting focusing on education and networking, it will feature a very limited number of sponsorships that includes stands. An advisory council of European and Middle Eastern hospitality technology professionals, consultants and educators will help design the agenda. 

"HFTP has recently completed an extensive survey of the European hospitality technology community to generate education topics for this conference," said Ralph Miller, CA, CHA, CBV, CHAE, HFTP International president and president and owner of Inntegrated Hospitality Management Ltd. "These results, combined with the expertise of the advisory council, will help us develop a rewarding, educational experience." 

Also new for HFTP this year is the Caribbean Finance Technology Professionals Conference, which is scheduled for 11-12 December, 2006 at the Westin Rio Mar Beach Golf Resort & Spa in San Juan, Puerto Rico. HFTP annually produces the Club and Hotel Controllers Conferences, the HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow, and the Hospitality Technology Professionals Forum. Visit www.hftp.eu to review HFTP's full education calendar.

HFTP is offering a very limited number of EHTEC sponsorships. Please contact Laura Huffman, HFTP marketing account manager, at 001 (512) 249-5333 ext. 25 or Laura.Huffman@hftp.org for further details about these opportunities.

For more information about EHTEC, go to www.hftp.org (or www.hftp.eu). Contact Irma Sutherland, HFTP meetings and events manager at Irma.Sutherland@hftp.org or by phone: U.S. - (800) 646-4387 or 001 (512) 249-5333 ext. 31.; Europe - 44 808 234 6808 or 0808 234 6808 (toll free within the UK).

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. 

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Contact:

Irma Sutherland
HFTP meetings and events manager
Irma.Sutherland@hftp.org
U.S. - (800) 646-4387
Europe - 44 808 234 6808

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Also See: HFTP's Board of Directors Considering a HITEC Europe as Early as Februay 2007 / March 2006
HFTP and the Caribbean Hotel Association to Host First Ever Caribbean Finance Technology Professionals Conference in Puerto Rico / August 2006


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