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HFTP Greater New Orleans Chapter to Host an Educational Seminar

September 23, 2011 at the New Orleans Convention Center

AUSTIN, TEXAS USA (September 7, 2011) – Providing quality education at a regional level, the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) Greater New Orleans chapter is hosting a half-day educational seminar for hospitality finance and technology professionals in the region. The seminar is Friday, September 23 at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, La.

The seminar includes two sessions with the ability to earn up to four CPE credits. First, Jo Anna Schillaci, CHTP, food and beverage controller at Boca West Club, Inc. and frequent speaker on food and beverage, will be speaking on how to find cost savings in food and beverage by hunting for hidden costs in areas often overlooked. Next, Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP and inductee into the International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame, will discuss how technology impacts operations today and in the future. He will be covering issues like social networking, PCI compliance and guestroom technology.

"In an economy where it is often hard to get approval to travel for education, HFTP realizes the importance of quality education in local areas," said Wolfe. "Many HFTP chapters offer exceptional education on a local level and HFTP Global is happy to support this movement."

"New Orleans has a broad hospitality community which services guests year-round from all over the world," said Bob Oprea, CHAE, CHTP, controller at La Pavillion Hotel and seminar organizer. "It is important for us to not only provide guests with the rich cultural experience that they expect when they visit New Orleans, but to do so at an optimal level using the most current industry practices. Having speakers like Ms. Schillaci and Mr. Wolfe gives area hospitality professionals an insightful perspective on best practices from people who speak on these topics all over the world."

To register for the conference, e-mail Rick Mink at For more information, contact the HFTP Membership Department at , +1 (512) 249-5333 or (800) 646-4387.

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 thousands of members around the globe 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
Public Relations & Social Media Manager
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)  
11709 Boulder Lane, Ste. 110 | Austin, TX USA 78726-1832
Ph: +1 (512) 249-5333 | (800) 646-4387 (US) x27
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