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AUSTIN, TX USA (March 1, 2016) -- Allied partners of global hospitality association, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), will hold co-located conferences with the internationally known Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC(SM)). HITEC, which will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. USA, will be June 20-23, 2016. Co-located events include the International Hospitality Technology Association (iHITA) Annual Conference, Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International’s (HSMAI) Revenue Optimization Conference (ROC) and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) e-commerce and technology council meeting. 

“We are proud to have established HITEC as an event that is an industry meeting place, allowing our allied partners to come together, become familiar with each group and learn from the specialty knowledge each offers,” explains HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. “HFTP is dedicated to advancing professionals of every level at each stage of their career and I believe that our allied partners assist us in doing just that.”

The iHITA Annual Conference will be held on June 19, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The conference will bring together educators, vendors and researchers of information technology in the global hospitality industry with the goal of improving the quality of education, research and technology itself. HFTP will again sponsor the Best Research Paper award which earns the winner $2,000 USD. The deadline for submissions is March 11, 2016.

HSMAI’s ROC, June 22, 2016, will address the most critical trends affecting revenue management in hotels today. The event includes more than 500 key stakeholders each year to deliver the most compelling and comprehensive revenue management event for the hotel industry. The conference will include certification review courses, hands-on vendor workshops and education sessions.

The AH&LA technology and e-business meeting will be held on June 20. The Technology and E-business Committee meet twice per year to discuss the changing face of technology and e-business in the hospitality industry. The committee works alongside AH&LA to create official statements related to pertinent issues within the industry.

For more information on HITEC, please contact attendee@hftp.org

About HFTP

HFTP, founded in 1952 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA with additional offices in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and Kowloon, Hong Kong, 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 members around the globe 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 also owns the world's only hospitality specific search engine, PineappleSearch.com. HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more info, e-mail membership@hftp.org.

Contact: Danielle Earp

Danielle.Earp@HFTP.org / +1 (512) 220-4017

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