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HFTP Appoints Advisory Council for the First European
Hospitality Technology Education Conference 
AUSTIN, TEXAS; October 12, 2006 - Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) has brought together an international group of hospitality technology experts to compose its Advisory Council for its first European Hospitality Technology Education Conference (EHTEC). The council, consisting of European, Middle Eastern and U.S. hospitality technology professionals, consultants and educators, will help design the agenda for the two-day conference. EHTEC, February 19-20 at the Hilton Amsterdam in Amsterdam, The Netherlands is intended to be an intimate gathering of the EU's top hospitality professionals, including delegates representing hotel companies, clubs, resort properties, casinos and other hospitality-related businesses. Attendees will discuss the most pressing challenges facing hospitality technology in Europe.

"HFTP has increased its European presence over the past year, starting with the establishment of its European office," said Frank Wolfe, CAE, HFTP executive vice president and CEO. "Producing a European-based conference illustrates HFTP's commitment to step outside of its North American home base and provide European hospitality professionals the full-range of HFTP benefits, including face-to-face networking and education."

The EHTEC Advisory Council includes:

  • Floor Bleeker; Director of IT at the Jumeirah Group; United Arab Emirates
  • Tim Davis; SVP/CD & IT at Hilton International; United Kingdom
  • Steve Erskine; IT Manager at Novotel London West; United Kingdom
  • Howard Field, FBHA, FCA; Director for Hotel Investment Advisors, Ltd; United Kingdom
  • Micheal Levie; CEO for ONESTARISBORN; The Netherlands
  • José López Bauzá; IT Operations Manager at Sol Meliá; Spain
  • Paul Manley; Director of Loyalty Marketing at Wyndham Hotel Group; United States
  • Ian Millar; Lecturer at the École Hôtelière De Lausanne; Switzerland
  • Peter O’Connor, Ph.D.; Academic Director - IMHI/Professor - IS at ESSEC Business School; France
  • Henri Roelings; Founder/CEO of Hsyndicate; The Netherlands
  • Jules Sieburgh, CHTP; Owner of JSI Consulting; United States
  • Derek Wood; Managing Director at Derek Wood Associates, Ltd.; United Kingdom

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (
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 4,500 members around the world, and produces the premiere hospitality technology show, HITEC. 


Eliza R. Selig
Director of Communications
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001 (512) 249-5333 x23
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Also See: Inaugural European Hospitality Technology Education Conference (EHTEC) Set for February 19-20 at the Hilton Amsterdam in the Netherlands / September 2006
Paul Manley Appointed to Pennsylvania State University’s School of Hospitality Management Technology Advisory Board / November 2005

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