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Global nonprofit association will offer a full day of webinars at no charge to all who participate

AUSTIN, TEXAS (February 2, 2016) – Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) will hold a full day of digital education programming for its members and anyone interested in participating free of charge. The event, Digital Learning Day, will take place on March 23, 2016 from 10:30-4:15 p.m. CST and cover topics relevant to the hospitality industry at large.

“On March 23, hospitality professionals from around the world will be able to participate in HFTP’s first Digital Learning Day and gain valuable knowledge in many facets of the industry,” explains HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. “The Digital Learning Day is a direct reflection of HFTP’s core ideology to provide a forum for continuous learning and knowledge sharing.”

The Digital Learning Day will feature four topics presented by industry experts. The day will progress as follows:

  • “Business Ethics: Friend or Foe?  Help or a Hindrance? Important for Success?” — Phillip E. Flora, CIA, CISA, CFE, CCSA, principal and managing member of FloBiz & Associates, LLC will discuss real life examples of ethical dilemmas and methods to measure an organization’s ethical culture.
  • “Hotel Technology and Cybersecurity:  Do's and Don'ts for Hotels and Guests” — Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE and Cristian Morosan, Ph.D.  of the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management at the University of Houston explore the implications of hotel guest technologies.
  • “Active Shooters: New Trends and New Solutions” — Timothy A. Dimoff, founder and president of SACS Consulting & Investigative Services Inc., will explain new strategies such as environmental design, technology, communication, law enforcement response and informative action as the new procedures to increase the odds of survival for those under attack.
  • “LinkedIn:  How to and How NOT to Utilize” — Danny Goldberg, CPA, CIA, CISA, founder of GoldRSD, will discuss the importance of the most prominent professional social networking site.

All sessions presented as part of HFTP’s Digital Learning Day are eligible for continuing education credit and are free of charge to all who register.

HFTP is well known for its wide array of webinar programming. HFTP members enjoy 24/7 access to the webinar archives which date back to 2006 and new webinars are held each month. HFTP’s expert-led webinars are highly attended and a reliable source for the most up-to-date industry news and trends. 

To register for HFTP’s Digital Learning Day, please visit the Digital Learning Day webpage.  For more information, please contact

About HFTP

HFTP, founded in 1952 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA with additional offices in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and Kowloon, Hong Kong, 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.

Contact: Danielle Earp / +1 (512) 220-4017

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