hospitality financial and technology professionals
Hospitality Technology in the Spotlight:: HITEC Is a Time for Tech Vendors to Shine
Alan Young | March 23, 2023
Leading the charge toward that future at industry's most influential event in Toronto, from June 26th to 29th By Alan Young, Hospitality Industry Advisor, College Professor, and Co-Founder of Puzzle Partner With more than 50 years under its belt, HITEC is something of a household name in the hospitality industry. Produced by HFTP, HITEC reigns supreme as the world’s largest hospitality technology conference, attracting thousands of industry leaders and technology innovators to its stage each year. This year, the highly anticipated showcase and networking event will be taking place in Toronto, ON from June 26th to 29th and will, as a...
HFTP 2023 Club Summit Has Event’s Largest Registration; Will Address High Priority Industry Topics
HFTP | March 22, 2023
March 22, 2023 (Austin, Texas) — Next week, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is holding its annual Club Summit with one of its largest registration rosters in the history of the five-year event. Established in 2018, this conference has quickly become a key program for the association’s club segment offerings. The Summit delivers a vital opportunity for high-level club professionals and industry experts to directly address the topics that are most compelling and important to this specialized segment of hospitality. Scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday (March 27–28) at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver D...
Completion Stage Underway for the 12th Revised Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI)
AHLA | February 28, 2023
The revision to the lodging industry’s authoritative financial and operating reporting standards has been led by the Global Finance Committee, sponsored by HFTP and AHLA. The Global Finance Committee (GFC), jointly sponsored by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), have restarted its work on the 12th Revised Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI). The independent group of global financial leaders from the most prominent U.S. and international hotel brands, operators, owners and other industry authorities met January 3...
An Interview Between HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe and ChatGPT
Frank Wolfe | January 24, 2023
An Interview Between HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe and ChatGPT ChatGPT has been dominating the news since (he? she? it?) was revealed to the world in late 2022 as the latest in AI-driven, natural language processing technology. Is this new chatbot launched by OpenAI something to fear or something to embrace? I recently “interviewed” ChatGPT to learn more. Currently, the chatbot does not have a voice and only communicates by text. To give full credit, I have cut and pasted ChatGPT’s text responses to my questions verbatim, without any edits. Enjoy! FW: Who is ChatGPT? ChatGPT: ChatGPT is not a person, it is a large language model dev...
HFTP Announces 2023 Global Executive Committee and Board of Directors
HFTP | January 5, 2023
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has announced its 2023 Global Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The association leaders represent a wide variety of segments within the hospitality industry, including: clubs, academics, hotels, finance, technology and more. These HFTP leaders volunteer their time and professional expertise to help guide and progress the association to the forefront of the industry as it carries out its strategic plan. The HFTP Global Board is the primary decision-making body of the association. Under the Board’s vision, HFTP is able to expand its international reach and address th...
HFTP Schedules HITEC 2024 in Charlotte and HITEC 2025 in Indianapolis; HSMAI to Co-Locate Its Commercial Strategy Week
HFTP | December 15, 2022
December 15, 2022 (Austin, Texas USA) — Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has set the 2024 and 2025 dates for its upcoming Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®). The world’s largest, nonprofit, hospitality technology event will debut two new U.S. cities to its roster. In 2024, HITEC will be held June 24-27 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2025, HITEC will be held June 16-19 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Co-locating with HITEC at these future events is the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (H...
HFTP Opens Applications for the 2023 Entrepreneur 20X North America
HFTP | December 6, 2022
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), has opened the application process for the North American Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) start-up pitch competition. Established in 2015, E20X gives innovative hospitality technology startups an opportunity to pitch their cutting-edge ideas to a room full of HITEC attendees and a panel of expert judges. Two awards will be presented to the top competitors: the Judges’ Choice Award —selected by the panel of judges and the People’s Choice Award — selected by popular vote determined by HITEC atte...
HFTP Announces Renowned Industry Expert as New European COO
HFTP | October 17, 2022
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) announced that Carson Booth, CHTP will join the association as its Chief Operations Officer (COO) – Europe, starting November 1, 2022. Booth will take on the position held by Carl Weldon since 2016 upon his retirement at the end of October. Booth brings decades of international, hospitality industry experience in management and technology-centered positions. "HFTP continues to grow throughout the globe because the industry continues to request it," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH. "Because of our partnerships, Carl’s retirement and hospitality technology evolution in ...
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