News for the Hospitality Executive
Executive Vendor Advisory Council Formed
TEXAS, USA (September 15, 2010) — Hospitality Financial and Technology
Professionals' (HFTP®) Vice President Tom Smith, CFO of the
Club, announced today the formation of a HITEC Executive Vendor
Council. The council consists of members who were chosen through a
executive vendors whose companies participated in HITEC 2010. The
the HITEC Executive Vendor Advisory Council is to provide input and
education, trends and topics for industry wide White Papers. In
council will act as a strategic “brain trust” for not only assisting
marketing HITEC, but also with the HITEC Advisory Council to develop
educational topics for HITEC 2011.
"During HITEC 2010, the HITEC Advisory Council conducted several executive vendor focus groups. The input from this constituency was so valuable it was clear that HITEC would be well served by creating a forum to capture the knowledge and insights from the vendor community. The enthusiastic response from this group has resulted in the formation of the new HITEC Executive Vendor Advisory Council," said Cindy Estis Green, co-chair of the HITEC Advisory Council and CEO of The Estis Group.
Executive vendors who participated in the lottery agreed to volunteer both time and travel resources to assist HFTP with offering the latest in technology education and topics. However, the council will not be involved in HITEC logistics, show guidelines and site selection. Council members will not be product specific and will be taking a high-altitude view of the industry.
"As an organization, HFTP has been successful for almost 60 years primarily because of industry volunteers, such as this council," said Allison Morris, CHTP, Senior IT Manager for Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. and 2011 HITEC Advisory Co-Chair. "We understand the importance vendors have in our industry and believe that expertise from our executive vendors is paramount to the continued success of HFTP and HITEC."
The new council consists of:
HITEC, a service of HFTP, is the world's largest hospitality technology exposition and conference. It offers a one-stop shop for essential education, access to experts and hospitality technology vendors, networking with top leaders in the industry and the resources to find cost-effective ways to improve company bottom lines. HITEC 2011 is slated for June 20– 23 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.
For more information about the new Council, contact HFTP Director of Marketing Jennifer Lee at email@example.com, (800) 646-4387 or +1 (512) 249-5333.
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 members around the globe 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.
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