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 HFTP’s Growing East-Asia Network Continues Its
High Value Education Standards in Singapore

Austin, Texas USA (April 24, 2009) — Offering valuable education opportunities for over 55 years, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) continues to branch out across the globe with its Second Annual Asian Hospitality Finance and Technology Conference. During the hard economic times currently hitting the Asian marketplace, as well as the global marketplace, it is imperative hospitality professionals stay abreast of the important financial and technology issues. The 2009 Asian conference, May 11–12 at UNLV–Singapore in Singapore, covers a range of pertinent topics for hospitality professionals and offers the opportunity to find solutions to industry challenges.

"The Asian marketplace is facing a similar slump in tourism as the rest of the world. To get through these tough times, hospitality professionals need to discuss work-related issues with those that are facing similar problems," said Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP. "HFTP is constantly expanding its network around the globe to provide hospitality professionals the opportunity to solve important financial and technology challenges."

HFTP established a presence in Asia in November 2006 when it chartered The HFTP Asia Chapter and a year later the HFTP Student Asia Chapter based at UNLV Singapore. Since then, the association has used its reputable resources to build a hospitality finance and technology network in the region. To complement its online educational offerings, in 2008 the HFTP Global Board of Directors decided that face-to-face networking is an invaluable membership benefit and produced the Asian educational conference.

The 2009 conference is co-produced with the HFTP Asian Chapter and the HFTP Asia Student Chapter (UNLV Singapore). Topics include: Traditional vs. IP Telephone Systems, Innovative Strategic Cost Reduction, Monetizing the Hotel Room with New Technologies, The Evolution of the Property Management System, moderated discussion on challenges in hospitality finance and technology and more. The conference also includes several opportunities to network with colleagues and discuss industry topics important to the Asian marketplace.

Online registration is now available on the HFTP web site. For more information about the conference, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at education@hftp.org, +1 (512) 249-5333 or (800) 646-4387.

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 http://www.hftp.org/.

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Katy Walterscheidt | Media/Public Relations Specialist
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
11709 Boulder Ln, Ste 110
Austin, TX USA 78726-1832
Ph: +1 (512) 249-5333 | (800) 646-4387 (US) x27
Fx: +1 (512) 249-1533
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HFTP Asian Conference Addresses Important Asian Marketplace Issues / April 2009
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