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Solutions to Hospitality Industry Issues


AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (May 22, 2009) – While addressing how to keep ahead during a tough economy, the June Club and Hotel Controllers Conference also covers issues such as taxes, internal controls, legal matters, technology and more. The conference is co-located with the 2009 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) and produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®). It is scheduled for June 23–24 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

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 to rock the recession, budgeting with a purpose, integrating systems to streamline costs and more. Held twice-annually, the popular 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. Over 100 professionals attended the March conference held March 16–17 in Tampa, Fla.

"This year’s conference came at a very critical time for the hospitality industry," said David Manglos, director of finance for The Club at Carlton Woods, a director on the HFTP Board and March conference attendee. "As the economic crisis has hit all of us, we are often on the forefront of helping lead our organizations through these difficult financial times. The conference sessions and topics were extremely relevant to these times and the offline networking with other industry professional provided me with actionable plans for my club. I sent my general manager a 24-point memo on things for us to consider immediately upon my return from the conference."

Online registration is available now for the second Club and Hotel Controllers Conference, which 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 the opportunity to visit the HITEC exhibit hall. In addition to the hundreds of companies exhibiting, the exhibit hall features the Club Technology Pavilion. Attendees are also invited to the HITEC Welcome Reception on Monday, June 22. For more information about the HITEC 2009 education schedule, visit the HITEC web site.

Housing for the conference is available through the HITEC Housing Bureau until May 29. For more information about the Club and Hotel Controllers Conference visit the conference web site 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 | 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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