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HFTP Announces New Schedule for 2010 Annual Convention & Tradeshow


AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (August 6, 2009) — Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) recently announced a change in schedule for the 2010 Annual Convention & Tradeshow. The new schedule changes the conference to a Monday through Thursday event instead of the previous Wednesday through Saturday schedule. HFTP's Annual Convention & Tradeshow offers attendees a way to find cost-effective solutions to their current work challenges, stay informed on the hottest hospitality industry topics, expand their network, increase their professional value and become empowered. The 2010 convention will be October 11 - 14, 2010 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, Calif.

"The new schedule allows for greater travel flexibility for attendees," said Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP. "It also gives attendees the opportunity to explore San Diego on the weekends prior to or following the Annual Convention & Tradeshow.”

Along with three general sessions, the Annual Convention's education program offers industry-specific, concurrent session tracks — club, hotel, general, technology and leadership unlimited. The concurrent education sessions cover topics important to the industry like wireless communication, tax issues, club finance, technology trends and more. Each evening includes opportunities to network with colleagues in a relaxed setting, while the tradeshow allows attendees the opportunity to meet with vendors and gain valuable insight from experts on a wide variety of hospitality subjects.

The 2009 Annual Convention & Tradeshow is September 16 – 19 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. For more information about the 2009 convention, and to register, visit the conference web site or contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at education@hftp.org , (800) 646-4387 or +1 (512) 249-5333.

About the Host Hotel
Rising 30-stories above the edge of San Diego Bay the Hilton San Diego Bayfront is the West Coast's newest waterfront hotel. The 2010 Annual Convention & Tradeshow host hotel is located on the water and is adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, across the street from PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and minutes from the San Diego International Airport. The Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel is also conveniently located near dozens of sightseeing and recreational opportunities including the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Sea World, the Gaslamp Quarter, Legoland, San Diego Wild Animal Park and more.

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 | 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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