Brand-New Club Summit: Reach for Success

In today’s digital age where almost anything you need to know can be found online, you may be asking yourself, “Why should I attend a professional development conference?”

Professional conferences are just as important as ever today. The greatest advantage of a conference — like HFTP’s brand-new Club Summit — is the vital opportunity to assemble with a group of club professionals and experts addressing the industry’s most compelling topics all in one place. By attending a conference, you can create meaningful connections with your professional peers, reinvigorate your enthusiasm for your work, develop a stronger skillset, and learn valuable strategies that you can take back to your organization to implement a better future.

The 2018 Club Summit (which will be held at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel March 19-20, 2018) promises club professionals two days of advanced-level education addressing industry strategy, trends and engagement. Highlighted below are a number of Club Summit sessions that should be of immense interest to today’s club professional.

Focus on the Future

The Innovative Club of the Future

This session features a thought-provoking preview into the future of successful private clubs. Join dynamic presenters Bill Boothe and Kevin Reilly, JD, CPA, CGMA as they explore trends and predictions related to club operations and finances, as well as the future of club technology. Find out if your club is on the right track to best serve the needs of your future members.

Employees of the Future

A strong, motivated and loyal work force is key to the success of any organization. First, you want to hire the best person for the job. Next, you want to make sure you keep them. This session dives into recruiting (attracting) and retaining (motivating) the right people for your club. Also, discover how technology plays a significant role in the “future” employee’s career.

It’s All a Balancing Act

50 Shades of Grey (Club Ethics)

Ethical dilemmas are not always black and white — especially when your board or general manager is involved. How do you balance your duty to management and your responsibilities to uphold club policies, procedures and bylaws? Sometimes it can be difficult to un-blur the lines. Pass the business ethical test with the tips and feedback provided in this session.

Financing Club Improvements

Today’s club finance professional walks a tightrope in the workplace — balancing equally important responsibilities to safeguard assets and meet the expectations of their membership. This session centers on developing an effective capital plan. Learn how to define a project and its purpose, determine the costs involved and resources needed, organize to expertly meet expectations, and bring it all to a successful conclusion.

Keep an Open Mind

Be sure to attend the Club Open Forum, where you immerse yourself in a high-level discussion of interesting club topics and issues that matter most to today’s club professionals. From new accounting standards to club closings, everything is on the (round) table for discussion. This lively and informative session led by top industry experts is the perfect way to cap off the first-ever annual Club Summit.

Interested in Attending the 2018 Club Summit this March?

There are tremendous benefits that inspire both professional and personal growth when you attend a conference like the Club Summit. Click here to register for the Club Summit today.

If you plan to attend, there is a unique opportunity available to you! HFTP is currently seeking an official event guest blogger for the 2018 Club Summit. If selected, your event registration will be waived. Click here for everything you need to know about being an official guest blogger. If you’d like to apply, please send an email to

Briana Gilmore is the HFTP Communications Coordinator.
Briana can be reached at or +1 (512) 220-4017.

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