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Caribbean Hotel Association Sponsoring 2nd Annual HFTP Conference
on December 10-11, 2007 in Montego Bay, Jamaica

AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 11, 2007) – Continuing the professional education opportunities in the Caribbean, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has announced that the Second Annual Caribbean Finance and Technology Professionals Conference will take place December 10-11, 2007 at the luxurious Rose Hall Resort & Country Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The conference, produced by HFTP and sponsored by Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA), will focus on the most recent topics of interest in the finance and technology fields. Registration will be available online soon.

“The hospitality industry has a large presence in the Caribbean,” said Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP. “In the global expansion of HFTP, it is important that we offer regional conferences like the Caribbean Finance and Technology Professionals Conference so that relevant topics for the area are discussed among financial and technology professionals in the hospitality industry.”

HFTP will use its resources to design an agenda that aligns with the interests of Caribbean hospitality industry professionals. The education program will include topics such as finance practices and shortcuts to success, disaster recovery and planning, technology tips for the executive team, currency conversion and other banking challenges and more. The conference will also feature tabletop and excellent networking opportunities. 

Besides the Caribbean Finance and Technology Professionals Conference, HFTP annually produces HITEC, EHTEC, the Club and Hotel Controllers Conferences, the Assistant Controller Conference and the HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow. HFTP has added yet another new conference for 2008, the Asian Hospitality Finance and Technology Conference in Singapore, which will be held in conjunction with Food & Hotel Asia in April at the Singapore Expo Center. For more information about these conferences, visit www.hftp.org

High profile sponsorships are available for this conference. By becoming a sponsor of the activities during a conference like this, your company can greatly benefit from the opportunity to meet and network with hospitality professionals who use your products/services throughout the year. Please contact Laura Renfro, HFTP marketing account manager, at (800) 646-4387 x25 or Laura.Renfro@hftp.org for complete details.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Linnet Baskett, HFTP meetings & events manager, at Linnet.Baskett@hftp.org or 001 (512) 249-5333 x31.

About the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA)
CHA aims to optimize the full potential of the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry by serving member needs and building partnerships. The members of CHA represent the entire spectrum of the hospitality industry’s private sector. Some 849 member hotels in 36 national hotel associations represent approximately 123,476 rooms in the Caribbean, from the small guest houses to the mega-resorts. The allied members: airlines, tour wholesalers, travel agents, hotel and restaurants suppliers and more account for more than 536 members. Altogether, they are the hospitality industry of the Caribbean, and CHA is their voice. For more information, visit www.caribbeanhotelassociation.com

About HFTP
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)
www.hftp.org

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Also See: HFTP and the Caribbean Hotel Association to Host First Ever Caribbean Finance Technology Professionals Conference in Puerto Rico / August 2006
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