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  HFTP Assistant Controllers Conference Set for August 24-25, 2008
in Westlake, Texas (Between Dallas and Fort Worth)

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (July 11, 2008) – Designed especially for professionals looking for career advancement, the Assistant Controllers Conference is a two-day conference featuring relevant education sessions and networking opportunities that keep financial professionals current on the latest industry standards and trends. The conference provides an intimate gathering for hospitality accounting staff to learn from and network with the HFTP Executive Committee, leaders in the hospitality industry. The conference is August 24-25 at the Marriott Solana in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Register online at by July 25 to receive the early registration discount.

“From a speaker’s perspective, I saw the love of learning in the eyes of the audience at the 2007 Assistant Controllers Conference,” said HFTP Global Immediate Past President Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE, professor and assistant vice president for undergraduate studies at the University of Houston and speaker at the 2007 Assistant Controllers Conference. “These folks are the next leaders in our workplace, and the next leaders of HFTP.”

The conference offers general sessions and two tracks - one for hotels and one for clubs. The general sessions include the interactive and entertaining "Ask the IT Guys" session, an HFTP association update and "Take Charge of Your Career: Hospitality Professional Designations," where attendees explore the benefits of holding a hospitality professional designation. The full schedule is currently available online. 

Attendees can utilize their time with other hospitality financial professionals and the HFTP Executive Committee by networking during the Welcome Reception. Along with education sessions and networking opportunities, attendees also have the chance to advance their career through professional certification. Before the conference, HFTP offers review session and examination for the CHAE and CHTP certifications. For more information about the certification exams, visit the certifications web page on

HFTP is offering a variety of sponsorship opportunities at its 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 Renfro, HFTP director of marketing, at +1 (512) 249-5333 x25 or for further details about these opportunities.
For more information about the conference, visit the Assistant Controllers Conference web page or contact the HFTP Meeting & Special Events Department at, (800) 646-4387 or +1 (512) 249-5333 x20.

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 4,800 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 and Technology Professionals
Ph: +1 (512) 249-5333
Also See: HFTP Adds the New Assistant Controllers Conference to its Education Schedule / March 2007


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