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HFTP to Hold Historic Meeting in Australia

AUSTIN, Texas (April 26, 2005) -- Frank Agnello, CMA, CHAE, 2005 president of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTPR) and controller of The Wyndgate Country Club in Rochester Hills, Mich., has announced that HFTP will hold its first-ever Australian meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2005, in Sydney, Australia.

Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, executive vice president and CEO of HFTP, will lead the meeting that will introduce HFTP to the Australian hospitality community. Wolfe will concentrate on how HFTP helps its members understand and capitalize on the issues facing the hospitality industry. Wolfe will be assisted by Ted Horner, managing director of E. Horner and Associates and founder of the Australian Hospitality Technology Conference and Exhibition ( Horner, whose international consulting firm is based in Australia, will also head up the organizing committee that will lay the foundation to charter an HFTP chapter in the Australian capital.

HFTP chapters allow members to connect with one another face to face. Meetings are educational in nature answering the latest questions in hospitality finance and technology. As a member of HFTP, professionals are provided with a global network of industry professionals, online resources and continuing education.

"Mr. Horner is a member of the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame Award, and is recognized as one of the leading authorities on hospitality technology in Australia and surrounding countries," said Agnello. "While HFTP represents both hospitality finance and technology, we are pleased that Mr. Horner is going to help us organize a chapter of HFTP in Australia. As the global resource for hospitality technology and finance information, HFTP has been working on several projects that our global members will find beneficial." 
The meeting is to be held at the Rydges-Jameson Sydney Hotel on May 17, 2005 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. and will precede the Australian Hospitality Technology Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for Sydney on May 18 and 19.

About HFTP

Based in Austin, Texas, HFTP is the professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, resorts, clubs, casinos, restaurants and other hospitality-related businesses. The association provides continuing education and networking opportunities to more than 4,300 members around the world, and produces the premiere hospitality technology shows HITEC and ONHTEC. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the certification for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in 1952 as the National Association of Hotel Accountants.

HFTPR, HITECR and ONHTECR are registered service marks of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals.


Eliza R. Selig
HFTP Communications Manager
Toll free: (800) 646-4387
Telephone: (512) 249-5333 x23
Fax: (512) 249-1533

Also See: Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) Modernizes Membership Structure / July 2004

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