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HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference Takes on Tough Economy
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AUSTIN, TEXAS USA (January 29, 2009) Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals' (HFTP®) Education Advisory Council has designed an education program for the Club and Hotel Controllers Conferences that address current hospitality controller issues. High on the list of important topics addressed is the status of the economy. The conferences are scheduled for March 16 17 at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island in Tampa, Fla. and June 23 24 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Registration and the full conference schedule are available online. 

Held twice-annually, the conference has an identical education program that includes general sessions and concurrent sessions with two industry-specific tracks, one for hotels and the other for clubs. Many topics addressed this year directly relate to the current economic crisis with sessions on habits successful people use to cope with hard times, how clubs can survive the recession, budgeting with a purpose, integrating systems to streamline costs and more.

"During this tough economy, it's more important than ever to stay educated on the industry," said Cheryl Brennan, CHAE, co-chair of the HFTP Education Advisory Council and controller at Bloomfield Hills Country Club. "The Education Advisory Council addressed this by including sessions that provide practical tips for attendees, as well as a forum for attendees to discuss ways to get through these difficult times."

Both conferences offer up to 13 continuing education credits and the opportunity to network with colleagues. The June conference is co-located with HITEC (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference), the largest hospitality technology conference and exposition. Attending the June Club and Hotel Controllers Conference gives attendees access to the latest in club and hotel technology from the 300+ exhibitors at the HITEC exhibit hall. During the extended Tuesday lunch break, attendees can visit the exhibit hall special features GUESTROOM 20X and the Club Technology Pavilion. Attendees are also invited to the HITEC Welcome Reception on Monday, June 22. 

For more information about the Club and Hotel Controllers Conference, visit www.hftp.org or contact the HFTP Education Department at education@hftp.org, (800) 646-4387 or +1 (512) 249-5333 x20.

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)
11709 Boulder Lane, Ste. 110 | Austin, TX USA 78726-1832
Ph: +1 (512) 249-5333 | (800) 646-4387 x27 | Fx: +1 (512) 249-1533
www.hftp.org
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