An Interview with Ian Millar, 2020 Paragon Award Recipient

Ian Millar, CHTP was selected this year as the HFTP Paragon Award recipient for his unwavering support of the association and substantial contributions to increase knowledge sharing and promote growth in the hospitality industry at large, specifically among students and hospitality professionals within Europe. Ian is a senior lecturer of…

The HITEC Legacy Continues in 2020 with The Best of HFTP, Centered on Health and Safety

Event-planning in the midst of a global pandemic is no easy task, and while it may be difficult to imagine at this very moment, a foray back into face-to-face meetings and conferences is inevitable. It is just a matter of when. When planning its 48th annual HITEC North America, HFTP…

Write Your Way in to HFTP Global Events in 2020

Do you have an interest in sharing your experiences with other hospitality technology and finance professionals? Join us at one of HFTP’s major events coming up this year and take advantage of valuable education and networking opportunities with complimentary full-conference registration, courtesy of HFTP. This opportunity is made possible when…

Letter from the HFTP Global President: We Have a Lot to Celebrate

At the ocean-inspired Annual Tribute to Success at the HFTP 2019 Annual Convention, newly-installed HFTP Global President Michael Levie spoke about what to expect from HFTP in 2020, outlining his vision for the association for the next year and beyond. Michael shares here some of what he spoke about that evening….

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….

Attendees to the 2019 Club Forum

HFTP 2019 Club Forum — Security, Integration and System Selection

Central to the function of all businesses – whatever their purpose may be – is technology. And so, HFTP recently held its annual Club Forum with the main topic of club technology. The HFTP Club Forum is a one-day program where club professionals gather for an in-depth seminar and interactive…

“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…

And the 2019 HFTP Paragon Award Goes to…

Anyone who knows Thomas (“Tom”) Smith, CHAE knows that he loves his Green Bay Packers, his family, volleyball and dancing. They also know that he puts his heart and soul into everything he does — and that includes his long-standing membership with Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). That is…