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HITEC 2016 attendees and exhibitors to work together to provide for the Children's Hospital of New Orleans

AUSTIN, TEXAS (April 26, 2016) — Attendees and exhibitors at the 2016 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®)  in New Orleans, La. will have a chance to give back to the local community via HITEC Helps, the event’s annual social responsibility project.

This year at the HITEC closing keynote, a station will be set up for participants to fill attendee bags with all-ages arts and crafts supplies to be donated to patients at the Children's Hospital of New Orleans. HITEC, produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), is the world's largest hospitality technology exposition and conference will be held on June 20-23, 2016.

“HITEC Helps is designed to enrich the communities that host our conference,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. “It is one way we are able to give back to the people, environment and cultures that assist in making HITEC such a tremendously successful event each year.”

The HITEC Helps 2016 project will take place at the closing keynote on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Donations like these assist hospital staff in making the children feel relaxed and comfortable while being in unfamiliar surroundings. All donations collected will be presented to representatives of the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.

Sponsorship of the HITEC 2016 conference bags is still available. For those interested in this opportunity, please contact Alison Heathcote at Alison.Heathcote@hftp.org for more information. Exhibitors, attendees and any other individuals interested in donating items for the children’s hospital can contact education@hftp.org for more information.

About HITEC

HITEC 2016 is the world's largest hospitality technology exposition and conference. The conference is June 20-23 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. USA. It offers attendees 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.

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 also owns the world's only hospitality specific search engine, PineappleSearch.com. HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more info, e-mail membership@hftp.org.

Contact: Jessica Blankenship

Jessica.Blankenship@hftp.org / 512-220-4038

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