Meet the HFTP Global Board: Introducing Shannon McCallum

HFTP is proud to welcome Shannon McCallum to our Global Board of Directors. With a background centered in operations innovation, Shannon brings a unique blend of experience and vision to the board, poised to shape the future of the association….

Meet the HFTP Global Board: Introducing Tariq Valani

In the ever-evolving realm of hospitality technology, HFTP welcomes a formidable new asset to its esteemed board in the form of Tariq Valani. With a distinguished track record in large-scale support projects and digital platform transformation during his time as…

Meet the HFTP Global Board: Introducing Asif Ehsan

In the dynamic landscape of hospitality finance and technology where innovation and expertise converge, Asif Ehsan, CHAE emerges as a beacon of leadership and vision. Coming from a tenured career culminating in his current role as financial controller of St….

Letter from the HFTP Global President: Join Me in 2023 at these HFTP Global and Industry Events

Written by: Neil Foster, CHTP, MBA Greetings, fellow HFTP members!  Bouncing back from years of mostly distanced interactions, I’m honoured and excited to be “on the road” to spend time together with many of you in the upcoming months. With planned…

Get to Know Neil Foster: Your New HFTP Global Board President, 2022-2023

As the producers of the world’s largest, oldest hospitality technology conference (#HITEC), HFTP is privileged to have someone as versed in hospitality technology as its newest leader, Neil Foster, CHTP, MBA. Foster has made a multitude of strategic moves throughout…

Letter from HFTP Global President Mark Pate

Thank You for the Momentous Two Years

By: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA, HFTP Global President What an experience these past two years have been serving as HFTP Global President. There are so many adjectives to describe this unique epoch within HFTP’s 70-year history — challenging,…

Letter from HFTP Global President Mark Pate

Join Your Fellow Hospitality Professionals Online in New HFTP Community Groups

By: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA, HFTP Global President Are you looking for that next role to take your career upwards where you want it to go – or perhaps seeking to fill a crucial role at your company…

HFTP Inaugural Leadership Excellence Series Has Launched to Great Success: An Update

Written by: Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE, CHE, CHIA, CAHTA It’s a book club! It’s a webinar! It’s a virtual forum! It’s the HFTP 2022 Leadership Excellence Series (LES), a new offering of HFTP to its members. President John F. Kennedy…

Letter from HFTP Global President Mark Pate

Letter from the HFTP Global President: We Need Brave Leaders to Guide Us in this New Hospitality Landscape

By: Mark Pate, Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA | HFTP Global President As we venture into 2022 that so many in the hospitality industry have pinned their dreams as the year that things return to normal, one of the most important…

Letter from HFTP Global President Mark Pate

Letter from the HFTP Global President: Continued Success at HFTP Based in Collaboration, Leadership and Perseverance

This blog post is based on Mark Pate’s Welcome Message and President’s Report during the HFTP 2021 Annual Business Meeting, which streamed online to the public on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Did you miss the live streaming? Watch the recorded…