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At 2008 IH/M&RS, HFTP to Display GUESTROOM 20X Technologies
Along with Two Hospitality Technology Education Sessions
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AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (November 4, 2008) – Continuing education opportunities around the world, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) will provide a visual and educational overview of the latest in hospitality technology at the upcoming 93rd Annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS). HFTP offers a pavilion of GUESTROOM 20X technologies, along with two hospitality technology education sessions during the show. IH/M&RS is November 8-11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

The IH/M&RS version of GUESTROOM 20X is a pavilion that displays various technologies featured in the latest model of GUESTROOM 20X, which debuted at HITEC 2008. The pavilion includes a variety of technologies that address green issues, entertainment, room service, room design, electronics and more. The exhibit is on display in booth #3962 Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HFTP is also producing two hospitality technology education sessions for IH/M&RS:

• Information Security 101 (Sunday, November 9 from 1 – 2:30 p.m.)
Discover information on identity theft, data security breaches, viruses, hacking tools, e-mail and web threats. Also, learn how to arm yourself to defend not only your company, but your guests and employees as well.
Speaker: Scott Nowakowski, director of information technology for Denihan Hospitality Group.

• Traditional vs. IP Telephone Systems (Monday, November 10 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.)
With opportunities such as convergence, integration and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), there is more to think about when selecting a successful telephone system. Designed for all experience levels, this session teaches you what to consider when purchasing a telephone system that best meets your property’s unique requirements.
Speakers: Jules Sieburgh, CHTP, HFTP Global President and hospitality consultant with O’Neal Consultants; Don O’Neal, ISHC, president of O’Neal Consultants.

To register and for more IH/M&RS information, visit www.ihmrs.com. For more information about HFTP, visit www.hftp.org or e-mail education@hftp.org. 

About IH/M&RS
The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association; and is managed by GLM. Following a full-day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 8, the IH/M&RS will feature three full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 19, through Tuesday, November 11. The market presents some 1,250 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts approximately 35,000 in total trade attendance.

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 4,800 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 and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
Ph: +1 (512) 249-5333
www.hftp.org

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Also See: HITEC's Innovative Model Hotel Room Exhibit, GUESTROOM 2010, Gets New Name - GUESTROOM 20X / June 2008

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