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 HFTP Adds the New Assistant Controllers
Conference to its Education Schedule
Austin, Texas; March 8, 2007 - Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) is offering a brand new educational opportunity with its Assistant Controllers Conference. The two day conference will offer education sessions specifically relevant to financial professionals at the assistant controllers level. The conference is scheduled for August 19-20 at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel in Charlotte, N.C.

"The HFTP Board has recently looked in to expanding its educational resources to financial professionals at all levels in the hospitality industry," said Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE. "The Assistant Controllers Conference is our first step, with the aim to provide these professionals an educational edge, and potentially help them advance to the next level."

Details and online registration for the HFTP Assistant Controllers Conference will be available in early June at

HFTP provides a number of education programs throughout the year, offering the Club and Hotel Controllers Conferences twice (March 19-20 and June 26-27), the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC, June 25-28), and the HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow (October 17-20). In addition, the association offers real-time, online education sessions through ProLinks, HFTP's online community.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for HFTP's professional development educational events. Supporting opportunities vary by event and may include, but are not limited to, continental breakfast, beverage breaks, lunch, and/or a networking reception.

Please contact Laura Huffman, HFTP marketing account manager, at 001 (512) 249-5333 ext. 25 or for further details about these opportunities.

For more information about the Assistant Controllers Conference, contact Celina Mendieta, HFTP meetings specialist at or (800) 646-4387 or 001 (512) 249-5333 ext. 20.

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 more than 4,600 members globally 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. For more information visit


Katy Walterscheidt
Communications Specialist
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals
11709 Boulder Lane, Ste. 110
Austin, TX 78726-1832
Phone: 001 (512) 249-5333 (Extension 27)

Also See: Agenda and Speakers Set for HFTP's Club and Hotel Controllers Conference / March 2007

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