After two learning sessions on Thursday, I wanted to stretch the last one out at 3:45 p.m. in the Stemmons Ballroom to participate in Revenue Strategy: A New Direction for Revenue Management. Both presenters, Patrick Bosworth of Duetto Research and Cindy Estis Green of Kalibri Labs, shared best practices and offered new insights to the new frontier of revenue management. But it was getting late in the day. I can’t adjust to central time as yet since I’m from San Francisco, and already, it was a long day for me. I hung on and enjoyed the information shared by both Patrick and Cindy.
After an exhausting day at the Texas State Fair near the Cotton Bowl with the representatives from the San Jose State University student chapter, we got a nice, Texas welcome at the exhibit hall and Welcome Reception. It was nice to dine on the hors d’eouvres here at the Hilton Anatole after a day of fried Oreos and corn dogs. I stopped by a few booths that caught my eye, particularly the stuffed animals that Post Integration gave away. Since I didn’t win much at the carnival games at the Fair, I nabbed one here at our Convention. Read More »
Last week on October 7, valuable, long-time HFTP member Joyce Christmas passed away. Joyce was instrumental to IAHA’s (now HFTP) expansion into hospitality technology. Joyce was vice president of Chervenak, Keane and Co. a hospitality technology consulting firm based in New York City.
“Joyce Christmas was a longtime friend of mine and HFTP (IAHA),” said Frank Santos, CHA, CHAE, HFTP Global Past President and CFO for Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “Joyce was instrumental in getting HFTP’s first computer system donated and worked countless hours on the educational program for HITEC. Joyce will be missed by many people in the hospitality industry.”
In 2007, Joyce was recognized with the HFTP Hospitality Technology Award of Merit for her three decades of coverage and promotion of hospitality technology via the industry newsletter, The CKC Report. Awarded every five years, recipients are selected by members of HFTP’s International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame as individuals who have made a significant innovation or breakthrough that established a path for others in hospitality technology. Read More »
There are only a few more days away until the Annual Convention & Tradeshow and it looks like HFTP has a great line-up in store for us. Now the first day rolls with the latest and greatest in golf technology via GOLF 20X. Although I don’t play golf at all (I just watch golf), I can’t wait to see what new innovations and technologies are to be delivered. From what is new on the golf course to the golf cart, I am certainly excited to check out the GOLF 20X experience, and it’s something that an avid sports person should not miss.
The next three days have a lot to offer. Attendees have the option to choose from a variety of topics including leadership and personal development, internal controls, productivity, the upcoming 11th revised edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry, to PCI compliance. The club industry has plenty of topics to choose from such as panel discussion for the Uniform System of Financial Reporting to technological innovations and the future of IT in the club industry. While there are several opportunities to learn more about food and beverage, we venture to different industries such as gaming and cruise lines and learn more about their IT and finances. Read More »
We’re excited that our 61st Annual Convention & Tradeshow is right around the corner! The Education Advisory Council and our own staff have gone to great lengths to make this a great event. With the new-themed education this year, attendees can make the convention work for them by picking and choosing what areas of their career they want to learn more about. Although, the meeting is filled with classroom education, nowadays not all of the learning takes place inside the classroom. The convention offers many opportunities for attendees a chance to really connect and discuss the industry with other attendees while offering a little fun for you as well.
First-time Attendee Orientation
For those joining us for the first time this event is just for you. Hear from attendees who attend the convention year after year to learn how to navigate the conference and get the most out of your time in Dallas. Read More »
HFTP Connect will feature posts throughout the week of the 2013 Annual Convention & Tradeshow provided from the aspect of the official guest blogger, Tony Llanos. Find out more about Tony below and keep watch during the week for his insights as a convention insider. Look for the Official Blogger image in the daily newsletter. Read More »
For the first time, HFTP will feature a Young Professionals session theme as part of the 2013 Annual Convention and Tradeshow in Dallas. In addition to the other session themes for Annual Convention, young professional attendees, as well as other attendees, will have the opportunity to learn tips and lessons about growing both professionally and personally from distinguished speakers who have tailored their presentations to the younger generations. Whether you are a student, entry-level hospitality professional or an experienced industry veteran, the Young Professionals sessions are guaranteed to shed light on many aspects of development and growth. On Friday, October 18, 2013, three professionals speakers will present various topics to this year’s attendees and it is proving to be a much anticipated event. Read More »
HFTP is thrilled to announce the addition of a NEW member benefit. Starting in September, members have access to a Regional Mentor in their geographic area. The Regional Mentor program was designed to accommodate the needs and wants of the current membership, as well as to draw in additional prospective members. Regional Mentors are chosen representatives who exemplify leadership and the guiding principles of HFTP. Read More »
One of the many benefits offered as part of being an HFTP member is access to the ProLinks Webinar Archives. Here members can select from a long list of hot topics offering over 75 hours of education.
Not able to join us at a face-to-face meeting? Or are the regular scheduled webinars offered at an inconvenient time for your individual schedule? HFTP members can access ALL webinars HFTP has ever offered whenever and wherever works for them.
How do I get to the Archives? Simply visit www.hftp.org then log-in. Visit the Webinars page and look for the HFTP ProLinks Webinar Archive link at the bottom of the page. Current HFTP members will find an an entire list of recordings and accompanying handouts to choose from.
With topics ranging from PCI Compliance to Club Technology Issues – members can seek out the topic that is on their radar and watch these quick one hour sessions.
There are even opportunities to see various perspectives on certain “hotter” topics which may have been offered one or more times during the creation of ProLinks Webinars. Read More »
Returning this year, HFTP Connect is looking for up to three professionals involved with the hospitality industry who would like to write original and educational blog posts about their Annual Convention & Tradeshow experience.
If you’re interested, please send a brief description on why you would be a good guest blogger to Sara Bailiff.
Official Blogger Benefits:
A Complimentary Full Conference Registration which includes admittance to all convention activities, including scheduled meal functions, exhibits, Welcome Reception, President’s Evening and educational sessions.
Credit as the author of the blog post and links to blogger’s web site, social media accounts, etc. Read More »