Announcing the 2016-2017 HFTP Global Leadership Slate

Earlier this year, the nominating committee — comprising past HFTP Global past presidents, advisory council chairs and chapter presidents — were tasked with picking the HFTP members that would replace…

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Major Changes Coming to HFTP Annual Convention – Part Two

Wow! A couple of days ago I posted a blog about major changes that were coming to this year’s HFTP Annual Convention.  Although we talk a lot about the power…

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Exciting Changes Coming to the HFTP Annual Convention

Written by: Linnet Baskett The 2016 HFTP Annual Convention will be held October 19-21, 2016 at Caesar’s Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The planning process has already begun and this…

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The Skinny on the State of Technology in Hospitality

You are making a tactical error if you stay in your knowledge “wheelhouse” at the HFTP Annual Conference. The strength of this event is that we can attend sessions on…

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USALI, 11th Edition Implementation – Now Less Daunting

I sent out the following tweet during the Money Matters track seminar today: “This may sound funny to you, but … Ralph and Robert make me excited about accounting reporting…

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Be Present, Stay Engaged

There has been an overarching theme to the conference this year: Be Present. At the Leadership Breakfast, Joel Zeff urged us to pay attention and support each other. During the Opening…

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What are the Controller’s and CFO’s Roles in Data Security?

We’ve all read the news about data breaches. The financial consequences and reputation damage have been widely reported.  As the ones who watch over the company’s financial performance, controllers and…

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Gearing Up for the 2015 Annual Convention and Tradeshow

I look at the calendar to see what October brings: • Operating and Capital Budget preparation is in full swing • End of Quarter reporting requirements have tight deadlines •…

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It’s Just a Party!…Or is it?

Have you ever been in a department store with your child at your side having a meltdown? How about being in a new management position, with a new company and…

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A Good Night’s Sleep

For quite a few of us today, it was an “ethical” kind of day. Being the proud HFTP certificate holder that I am (CHAE, 2007) and with the new CPE…

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