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HFTP's 2008 European Hospitality Technology Educational Conference
(EHTEC) Set for February 10-12, 2008 in Amsterdam
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AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 14, 2007) - After a successful inaugural conference in February 2007, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) announced today that it will host the 2008 European Hospitality Technology Educational Conference (EHTEC) February 10-12, 2008 at the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The boutique conference will offer two full days of focused technology education and excellent networking opportunities with European hospitality professionals.
 
"EHTEC 2007 far exceeded my expectations," said Mike Preston, managing director at Prismea Consulting Ltd. and an attendee at the inaugural EHTEC. "It was a valuable use of my time combining some informative presentations from top speakers with first class networking." 
 
EHTEC 2008 is brought by the producers of HITEC  - Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference - the world's largest hospitality technology show of its kind. The EHTEC Advisory Council, a group of Pan-European hoteliers, consultants, press and educational institutions, will develop a program that will focus on the most pressing challenges facing hospitality technology in Europe.
 
"Conferences like EHTEC help you build an industry network, which is already 50 percent of the journey to success," said Marco Bartelsman, I.T. director for the Park Plaza Hotels Europe and an attendee at the inaugural EHTEC. "I definitely look forward to the next EHTEC."
 
EHTEC premiered February 18-20, 2007 at the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The education program included speakers such as Michael Levie, partner and CEO of Onestarisborn (OSIB) Operations Holding, and Keith Gruen, founder of Fidelio Property Management Systems (PMS).
 
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).
 
HFTP, Austin, Texas, USA and Maastricht, The Netherlands, founded in 1952, is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides first class educational opportunities, research, and publications to more than 4,600 members globally including, the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC--founded in 1972. HFTP also awards the only hospitality specific certifications for accounting and technology ---the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more information, visit www.hftp.org.

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Contact:

Katy Walterscheidt
Communications Specialist
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals
11709 Boulder Lane, Ste. 110
Austin, TX 78726-1832
Phone: 001 (512) 249-5333 (Extension 27)
Fax: 001 (512) 249-1533
www.hftp.org * www.hftp.eu
 

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Also See: HFTP Establishes Student Chapter at Hong Kong Polytechnic University; HFTP Also Bringing GUESTROOM 2010 Presentation to HOFEX / May 2007
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