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HFTP and HSMAI Renew Strategic Alliance

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) have renewed their commitment to collaborate on industry advancing initiatives. The two leading-associations have long worked together via co-located events, knowledge-sharing, research and recognition of industry leaders. This recent partner agreement continues this tie through 2024.

HFTP and NCA Publish Resource: “Comprehensive Practices in Club Cybersecurity”

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and the National Club Association (NCA) have partnered to develop a resource designed to provide members with a detailed guide on data and network security. “Comprehensive Practices in Club Cybersecurity” is a full-range report that helps club leadership identify cybersecurity risks, data regulation review, the tools to protect against cyberthreats, IT governance best practices, and response guidance in case of a breach.

HFTP and GFC Release First Exposure Draft for the USALI 12th Revised Edition — A New Energy, Water, and Waste Section

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and the Global Finance Committee (GFC) are preparing for the Fall 2022 release of the 12th Revised edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI). Prior to publishing the newest edition, HFTP and the GFC have recruited a group of leading industry stakeholders to participate in the review of exposure drafts, requesting comments for consideration ahead of the 12th edition publication. The first exposure draft is for a new section titled: “Energy, Water, and Waste.”

HFTP and GFC Get Ready for the USALI 12th Revised Edition; Plan to Release Exposure Drafts for Review by Industry Stakeholders

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and the Global Finance Committee (GFC) are preparing for the Fall 2022 release of the 12th Revised edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI). The revision to the current 11th Edition (released in 2014) has gone through a well-considered, in-depth process. Ahead of publishing the newest edition, the HFTP and the GFC has invited leading industry stakeholders to participate in the review of exposure drafts, requesting comments for consideration ahead of the 12th edition publication.

The Infamous Chip Shortage | By Jennifer Jones

Every year at HITEC, there’s a new buzzword. We remember the days of “big data”, “PCI” and “blockchain”. If you weren’t talking about them, then you weren’t hanging out with the cool kids. This year’s buzzword didn’t have people running to the store to buy jars of salsa, but instead feverishly getting their electronics orders in ASAP.

HR Training in the Time of COVID: Commit to a Meaningful Cultural Change | By John B. Reyna

If you happened to read my pre-event blog post (link here), then you already know about my excitement to attend Phillip R. Maltin’s presentation about “Solving the Mystery of Employment Law: Techniques for Controlling the Workforce and Staying out of Court.” Well, it did not disappoint. I walked out of Mr. Maltin’s presentation with a better understanding of employment law, and I’m certain that I was not the only one.

HITEC Returns to In-Person Event in 2021 With Success

The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) was back this week after 25 months off. Running September 27-30 in Dallas, Texas USA. Produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), HITEC® showcases the industry's latest innovations and provides a top-notch education program for attendees. This year just over 4,000 attendees participated, with 250+ exhibiting companies set up in 60,000+ square feet of exhibit space. In addition, HFTP’s Annual Convention was co-located with HITEC with a focus on education sessions that featured finance-related topics.

HFTP Introduces HITEC TV, Featuring Hospitality Technology Video Content

This week in conjunction with the 2021 HITEC (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference) is the debut of HITEC TV, an online video content channel focused on the hospitality technology industry. These sessions will be a selection of cutting-edge programs and educational segments that promise to inform, inspire and attract the attention of hospitality leaders around the world. Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), the producers of HITEC, is working in partnership with HospitalityNet and Hospitality Upgrade to produce the channel content.

Pirate Exhibitor Prevention Maintains High Value of HITEC 2021

To maintain its high value, plans for preventing pirate exhibitors (also known as Outboarders or Suitcasers) at HITEC® 2021 (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference) have been established for the upcoming show. It is common for unaffiliated or non-exhibiting vendors to take advantage of the show's popularity by promoting their wares leading up to and near the show, or on the exhibit hall floor in an unofficial capacity. Some plan product demonstrations and similar events to "steal" attendees from conference organizers and supporters. Such practices weaken the show's worth to its supporters and organizers. The producer, HFTP® (Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals), is enacting preventive measures to restrain pirate exhibitors, including rules prohibiting unofficial companies from associating themselves with HITEC, stepping-up security and increasing awareness of the issue among HITEC constituents and official HITEC hotels.

HFTP Implements Extra Health Safety Measures for September In-person Events: HITEC and HFTP Annual Convention; Suggests Vaccines for All Participants

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) announced today additional steps to increase attendees’ comfort level at its upcoming meetings. Co-located are the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) North America and the HFTP Annual Convention, September 27-30, 2021 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas USA. In consideration of the ongoing pandemic, health safety guidelines and protocols are in place for the protection of all attendees. This includes a strong-recommendation for attendees to be vaccinated.


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