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, 2018.

During CHCC, hospitality controllers and industry experts gather for two full days of hospitality specific education designed to help you focus on current and emerging issues, best practices and complex challenges.

CHCC event registration includes: access to the Club & Hotel Controllers Conference; the popular technology pitch competition Entrepreneur 20XHITEC Keynotes/General Session; the HITEC Opening Party presented by Samsung; and a HITEC Exhibits Only pass.

Check out a few of the educational sessions taking place at CHCC this year (and then explore the full conference schedule on the HFTP website):

Shifting the Focus: Using an Evidence-Based Approach to Lower Workers Compensation Costs

Prevention is key to lowering workers’ compensation costs for your company. First, identify trends in the frequency and severity of workers’ compensation claims. Next, develop an action plan to address opportunities for improvement, as well as how to prevent future incidents resulting in workers’ compensation claims. Finally, determine the appropriate safety and health programs that properly instruct your employees and management to reduce work-related injuries and ultimately lower workers’ compensation costs.

Accelerate Your Financial Close

The state of finance is continuously and rapidly evolving — and it is important now more than ever for organizations to evolve their financial processes, as well. Dated manual processes are typically the culprit when it comes to financial close delays.

Finance automation tools are more efficient, accurate and time-saving. In this presentation, finance leaders will learn how to successfully transition from manual and spreadsheet-driven processes to more strategic, automated and streamlined operations.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Clubs

A key performance indicator (KPI) is a measurable value that demonstrates how effectively a club is achieving its key business objectives. This session will identify which KPIs to measure, and how to ensure these KPIs remain useful to your board. Explore various key metrics — including operating margins, reserve funds, revenue and expense benchmarking, and debt levels — as well as a host of other club financial ratios. Examine various areas of interest like financial reporting, aged receivables and IT oversight on potential vulnerabilities. Finally, evaluate accounting standard updates impacting clubs and recent IRS developments.

GDPR: Get Up to Speed

What is the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Do not miss this GDPR professional briefing — presented by members of the HFTP GDPR HDPO Task Force — to teach you what you need to know about the new regulation.

Add valuable GDPR-related phrases to your professional vocabulary, including: “privacy by design,” “data protection officer (DPO)” and “binding corporate rule (BCR) for processors.” Define how GDPR will affect your business and the various roles within. Finally, receive the most recent developments approximately one month into GDPR’s enforcement and learn the key to prioritize action items as you pursue GDPR compliance.

HITEC Houston Opening Keynote: Reinventing Leadership for the Age of Machine Intelligence

We live in an age of wonder — cars that drive themselves, platforms that anticipate our needs and robots capable of everything from advanced manufacturing to complex surgery. Automation, algorithms and AI are transforming not only business, but every facet of daily life. While many fear that robots will take their jobs, the rise of machine intelligence begs a more important question: What is the true potential of human intelligence in the 21st century?

In this inspiring keynote, 21st century business designer and futurist Mike Walsh will present a vivid portrait of a brave new world orchestrated by machines that think, and how tomorrow’s leaders can upgrade their capabilities to survive and thrive in an age of accelerating technology.

Audiences will walk away with an insight into the companies, technologies and global forces shaping the age of machine intelligence, as well as a set of tailored actions on how to redesign their organizations, re-imagine their roles and reinvent the way they make decisions.

Do not Miss the HITEC Opening Party presented by Samsung

The HITEC Opening Party presented by Samsung will be a lively event filled with great entertainment and food in the luxe environment of The House of Blues Houston. HFTP and Samsung are coming together to create a memorable evening that will help propel the week of hospitality education and networking. Be sure to plan your travel to be in Houston for a night that will be remembered.

HITEC Houston Closing Keynote: Hype or Reality? Your Workplace and New Technologies

New technologies are in the news every day but is it all just hype or a true workplace reality? Are you leveraging blockchain, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, machine learning and the internet of things (IoT) as part of your go to market strategy? You may wonder, are these data elements safe from hackers?

In this illuminating keynote presentation, the White House’s first female chief information officer Theresa Payton explains how to harness these newer technologies to achieve business goals while incorporating safeguards to fight cybercriminals, how blockchain could be your new security BFF, and how cryptocurrency, AI and IoT have quickly become key drivers of global change.

Get the Keys to Great Education: Register for CHCC Today.

Be sure to register for CHCC by May 15, 2018 for the best possible price.

Want access to more education? You may also add on the HITEC Full Conference to accompany your CHCC registration. Use the PDF registration form to take advantage of this offer.

Do not forget to book your accommodations.  The hotel reservation deadline is May 18, 2018.

See you at CHCC!

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


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