Attendees Find Cost-Effective Work Solutions at HFTP’s Annual Convention & Tradeshow

All in one place, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals’ (HFTP®) 2009 Annual Convention & Tradeshow offers attendees a way to find cost-effective solutions to their current work challenges, stay informed on the hottest industry topics, expand their network, increase their professional value and become empowered. The 2009 Annual Convention & Tradeshow is September 16 – 19 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.

“Every year the Education Advisory Council, planners and staff go out of their way to try and make Annual Convention the best one ever. And every year I think they succeed,” said Cheryl Brennan, CHAE, controller for Bloomfield Hills Country Club and co-chair of the Education Advisory Council. “There is something for everyone, and when I watch our members rekindle old friendships, build new ones and join in the camaraderie, I am proud to belong to HFTP.”

The education sessions are presented by experts and industry insiders from all segments of the hospitality industry. The three general sessions, along with the five concurrent education session tracks — club, hotel, general, technology and leadership unlimited — allow attendees to discuss current industry issues, learn how to continually build their careers and become empowered. Sessions cover topics like maximizing capital expenditures on a tight budget, marketing in a Web 2.0 world, saving money by going green, providing customer service in an organization and more.

Whether it’s networking in the exhibit hall, mingling during the social events or discussing the latest hot topic during session breaks, attendees can expand their network by sharing ideas and making connections with fellow colleagues. Each evening of the convention provides extensive networking opportunities allowing attendees to discuss the day’s relevant and useful information.

The tradeshow features exhibitors representing a wide variety of hospitality products and services that can help improve company bottom lines. Meeting with vendors in the exhibit hall provides an affordable investment as attendees receive support and advice from experts and vendors all gathered in one location. There are dedicated tradeshow hours and an added opportunity to earn CPE credits by attending exhibitor tutorials.

For more information about the 2009 HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow, and to register, visit the conference web site or contact the HFTP Education Department at , (800) 646-4387 or +1 (512) 249-5333.

About HFTP
HFTP, Austin, Texas, USA and Maastricht, The Netherlands, founded in 1952, is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides first class educational opportunities, research and publications to more than 4,800 members globally, including the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC, founded in 1972. HFTP also awards the only hospitality specific certifications for accounting and technology – the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more information, visit