CHTA Disruptive 2018: Thoughts Collected from a World of Possibilities

Written By: Evita Ma The China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA) Disruptive 2018 was held last month in Shenzhen, China — from May 22 – 24, 2018. It was an honor to represent HFTP at the expo and conference. Shenzhen is like a small Silicon Valley in China, with lots of startups and technology companies…

The Tree-Hugging Concept: How it Relates to Trust and the Success of Your Club or Hotel

Written by: Monique MacKinnon Is it good to hug a tree? Yes! It has been proven that hugging a tree can benefit our mental and physical well-being. Since everything is about energy, can financial controllers positively influence their customers’ and stakeholders’ well-being in a similar way? Yes, they can — through…

Controllers, Drive Your Professional Development: Attend CHCC 2018

Club and hotel controllers: Do not miss the opportunity to get behind the wheel and take control of your own professional development. The Club and Hotel Controllers Conference (CHCC) — co-located with the world’s largest hospitality technology show HITEC® Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center — takes place next month: June 18–20,…

What to Expect at HITEC Houston 2018: Elite Education, Exhibits, E20X and More

HOUSTON: A booming cosmopolitan city that is home to more than 2 million Texans, NASA’s famous Johnson Space Center, and — in just two short months — the world’s largest hospitality exhibition HITEC®. In late June, scores of hospitality technology and finance professionals will travel to Texas’ most populous city for first-rate industry education, networking,…

HITEC Amsterdam 2018: Why I Will Definitely Be Back

Written By: Sherif Mamdouh, official guest blogger for HITEC® Amsterdam 2018 This has been my first HITEC conference, and it has been one of the most informative three days I have had since I entered the world of hospitality a couple of years ago. While I prepared for the conference, I read…

AI and Voice Recognition Explored at HITEC Amsterdam

Written By: Sherif Mamdouh, official guest blogger for HITEC® Amsterdam 2018 I have had the pleasure of a front row seat at a very special panel discussion. The hospitality industry’s top tech executives got together at HITEC Amsterdam today to discuss artificial intelligence (AI) and voice recognition. The challenge: to make sense of…

Escaping the Nor’easter for the Inaugural HFTP Club Summit in New Orleans

Written By: Sarah Ford When I first learned HFTP® was hosting a new event called the “Club Summit” designed specifically for those of us in the club industry, I knew it was an opportunity I could not miss. When I discovered it was being held in New Orleans, Louisiana, I was…

HFTP Members Meet at Rosewood London for Professional Dialogue and Education

Written By: Carl Weldon Arriving at the Rosewood Hotel London is always a pleasure — especially when greeted by the “hotel dog” Pearl, who even has her own social media presence (check out her Instagram profile here). A big “Thank you!” to the Rosewood Hotel team for providing an excellent room,…

Presenting: The Names You Should Know at HITEC Amsterdam 2018

Spring should be in full swing when HITEC® Amsterdam 2018 takes place this April — which is just six short weeks away. If you would like to attend HFTP’s European extension to the world’s largest and oldest hospitality exposition and conference brand, the early registration deadline is approaching fast. Register by this Saturday, March…

The MSARC 2018: Professional Development on the East Coast, USA

Written By: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA I had the privilege last week of attending the 12th annual HFTP Mid-South Atlantic Regional Conference (MSARC) in Greenville, South Carolina. This is an annual regional conference that is put on by the HFTP Central Carolina, Charlotte-Blue Ridge, South Carolina and Central…