Set Your Professional Goals for 2021: Learn, Engage and Become a Leader

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA Okay – raise your hand if there were times in this last year you had had enough or hit a challenge that you knew was impossible to overcome – Believe me, my hand…

Announcing the HFTP 2017 – 2018 HFTP Global Board 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 the outgoing directors of the HFTP Global Board. After a…

Dispatches from HFTP Global Director: Mid-South Atlantic Regional Conference 2017

Written By: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA I had the great honor of attending the HFTP® Mid-South Atlantic Regional Conference last month in Raleigh, North Carolina USA from February 23–25, 2017.  This was my first regional conference, so I…

Past Judges Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Information about HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X

For many hospitality technology entrepreneurs, being selected to participate in HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) innovation competition is a milestone accomplishment on the road for their startup’s successful endeavors. It is no secret that E20X participants gain exposure to a global…

Dispatches from HFTP Global: Hotel Technology Summit 2016

It seems like every time I visit Dubai something changes. Whether it be a prodigious development, a broken record, a new restaurant, mall or even airport opening – it is difficult to keep up with the city’s massive scale and growth….

Dispatches from HFTP Global: Sydney Summit 2016

Written by: Arlene Ramirez A few weeks ago I once again had the honor to represent HFTP at a global event, the third annual Sydney Summit held on August 17, 2016. The summit had both HFTP members and prospective new…

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 the outgoing directors of the HFTP Global Board. After a…

Announcing the 2015-2016 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 the outgoing directors of the HFTP Global Board. After a…

Input Requested: It’s Time to Revisit HFTP’s Chapter Structure

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights. —Pauline R. Kezer With the idea of keeping our roots strong, but recognizing that we need to change to have HFTP’s branches reach around the…

New Leadership Strategy Summit Plans for HFTP’s Future

  Like any organization aiming to maintain a successful position, HFTP leaders are continually looking at ways to maintain importance in the hospitality finance and technology industry. This last week in Irving, Texas approximately 50 leaders gathered for an intense…