AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (November 4, 2008) – Continuing education opportunities
around the world, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®)
will provide a visual and educational overview of the latest in hospitality
technology at the upcoming 93rd Annual International Hotel/Motel &
Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS). HFTP offers a pavilion of GUESTROOM
20X technologies, along with two hospitality technology education sessions
during the show. IH/M&RS is November 8-11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention
Center in New York City.
The IH/M&RS version of GUESTROOM 20X is a pavilion that displays
various technologies featured in the latest model of GUESTROOM 20X, which
debuted at HITEC 2008. The pavilion includes a variety of technologies
that address green issues, entertainment, room service, room design, electronics
and more. The exhibit is on display in booth #3962 Sunday and Monday from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HFTP is also producing two hospitality technology education sessions
• Information Security 101 (Sunday, November 9 from 1 – 2:30 p.m.)
Discover information on identity theft, data security breaches, viruses,
hacking tools, e-mail and web threats. Also, learn how to arm yourself
to defend not only your company, but your guests and employees as well.
Speaker: Scott Nowakowski, director of information technology for Denihan
• Traditional vs. IP Telephone Systems (Monday, November 10 from
3 – 4:30 p.m.)
With opportunities such as convergence, integration and Voice over
Internet Protocol (VoIP), there is more to think about when selecting a
successful telephone system. Designed for all experience levels, this session
teaches you what to consider when purchasing a telephone system that best
meets your property’s unique requirements.
Speakers: Jules Sieburgh, CHTP, HFTP Global President and hospitality
consultant with O’Neal Consultants; Don O’Neal, ISHC, president of O’Neal
To register and for more IH/M&RS information, visit www.ihmrs.com.
For more information about HFTP, visit www.hftp.org or e-mail email@example.com.
The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show is sponsored by
the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Hotel Association of
New York City, Inc., and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association;
and is managed by GLM. Following a full-day of conference and networking
activities on Saturday, November 8, the IH/M&RS will feature three
full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 19, through Tuesday, November
11. The market presents some 1,250 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts
approximately 35,000 in total trade attendance.
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,