Something Needs to be Said: Takeaways from the HFTP 2019 Annual Convention

Written by: Bernard Ellis, CHTP, CRME — Official HFTP 2019 Annual Convention Guest Blogger Our Little Secret? We have all been there. You are on the way to or from an HFTP event, and a layperson, perhaps your Uber driver, your neighbor or your sister-in-law, asks you what “HFTP” stands for….

“I Have A Conflict” and How to Resolve It

Written by: Bernard Ellis, CHTP, CRME — Official HFTP 2019 Annual Convention Guest Blogger What I have always loved about the expression “I have a conflict” is that people may want to give the impression that if only they did not have said conflict, they would much rather be doing what…

Meet Bernard Ellis: Guest Blogger for the HFTP 2019 Annual Convention

Bernard Ellis, CHTP, CRME knows a lot about technology. He stewards technology initiatives from industry startup to industry standard. As a consultant with companies on the digital transformation of hospitality and leisure, he knows a lot about the industry, too. And he has earned and maintained his Certified Hospitality Technology…

An Evening to Remember: Experience the HFTP 2019 Annual Tribute to Success

This year at the 2019 HFTP Annual Convention, the “Annual Tribute to Success” will be an enchanting, sea-inspired evening of celebration dedicated to the recognition of the individuals who have made a significant impact on both HFTP and the hospitality community in the past year. Cap off the HFTP 2019…

Destination Orlando: Attend HFTP’s Annual Convention, Stay to Play

The HFTP 2019 Annual Convention is returning to Orlando, Florida this October for three days of hospitality-focused education, valuable association updates and networking. Take advantage of your travel to “The Sunshine State” and stay through the weekend to enjoy the myriad of outdoor activities, family attractions and vibrant nightlife this…

Healthy Work Habits to Reduce Costly Workplace Injuries

Written by: Dr. Barry Carlin, HFTP 2019 Annual Convention speaker Many hospitality properties have been trying to solve the expensive and disruptive workplace injury problem with little, or often only temporary, relief. Now, imagine predictable injury reductions and productivity improvements greater than you thought possible, sustained indefinitely. My session Healthy Work…

The Right to Privacy and How to Protect It

Written by: Paul West From Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies to prioritizing data protection, privacy and security — each of my sessions taking place at the HFTP 2019 Annual Convention this October will present the opportunity to get a straight summary on these ubiquitous topics. Introduction to Blockchain and Distributed…

Technology, Financial Leadership and the Fast-Paced Race of the Hospitality Industry

Written by: Artak Gevorgian, CHAE, MBA — Official HFTP® 2018 Guest Blogger The HFTP 2018 Annual Convention is officially over, and I am now back to my routine in the other part of the world — Muscat, Oman. The blog I wrote before departing for Louisville, Be Prepared: Have an Action Plan for Professional…

Internal Controls and the Important Roles They Play in Eradicating Fraud

Written by: Artak Gevorgian, CHAE, MBA — Official HFTP® 2018 Guest Blogger Although I have been preoccupied with getting in the education sessions purely related to hospitality finance, technologies and hotel pre-opening, I made sure to participate in Fun with Fraud and Enchanting Employee Embezzlement in Clubs and Hotels presented by  Jerry…

Multiple Ways to Reach an Ethical Conclusion: Considering Real-life Professional Dilemmas

Written by: Thomas G. Smith, CHAE It has been many years now since Ethics education was added as a requirement for CHAE/CHTP maintenance. It was an addition that the HFTP Global board approved of during my tenure as a way to not only account for a designee’s knowledge of the…