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Three new HFTP chapters, representing three different countries, were officially chartered last month

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (August 3, 2016) — Further expanding its global presence, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) hit the chapter charter trifecta last month with the addition of three officially chartered chapters representing three different countries: Mexico, United States (USA) and United Arab Emirates (UAE). The new chapters include HFTP’s Los Cabos chapter, Dubai chapter and Buffalo-Niagara chapter. This will be the first time HFTP has expanded into Mexico and the UAE.

"We are pleased to welcome these three new chapters to the HFTP family," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. “HFTP’s mission is to assist its members across the globe in finding solutions to industry problems, and HFTP’s chapters provide opportunities for education and networking. We are excited to strengthen our local networks and be able to better accommodate HFTP members no matter where they are in the world.”

HFTP currently has more than 80 local chapters providing opportunities for networking and education throughout the world. HFTP members can attend chapter meetings to connect with their local network of HFTP members and share solutions with professionals in the community. Chapters hold regular educational and social meetings, as well as participate in projects to benefit area charities.

The newly established HFTP Cabo San Lucas chapter held its first meeting last June during HFTP’s Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITECSM) in New Orleans, Louisiana USA – one of the highest-attended shows in the conference’s history.

HFTP’s Los Cabos chapter is dedicated to enriching the hospitality industry in the Los Cabos, Mexico region. The new HFTP Los Cabos chapter currently is led by President David Tonche, CHTP, IT manager at The Resort at Pedregal, and Vice President Eduardo Garcia, CHTP, IT manager at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort. Garcia was also HFTP’s 2016 CHTP of the Year award winner and was recognized during HITEC last month.

HFTP’s Dubai chapter will serve the hospitality industry in the UAE. The new HFTP Dubai chapter currently is led by President Amirul Islam, income auditor at The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., and Vice President Hesham El Enna, CPA, Smartstone Enterprise.

HFTP’s Buffalo-Niagara Chapter will provide a network for hospitality industry professionals located in and around the Buffalo and Niagara area. The new HFTP Buffalo-Niagara chapter currently is led by President Joe Rembold, IT applications manager at Delaware North, Vice President Alice Canaday, Delaware North and Secretary Kellie Brozyna, executive assistant to chief information officer at Delaware North.

Stay tuned to HFTP’s main webpages: HFTP/HITEC; the world’s first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch; HFTP’s industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology),  HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP News (association); and HFTP’s social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP) and Instagram (HFTP_HITEC) for the latest news. For more information about HFTP chapters, visit

About HFTP

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is a global nonprofit hospitality association, headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, that uniquely understands the industry's problems. HFTP has about 5,200 members and several thousand stakeholders across the globe. HFTP assists its members in finding solutions to industry problems more efficiently than any organization via its expert networks, research, conferences such as HITEC and certification programs. HFTP also owns the world's only hospitality specific search engine, HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segment of the hospitality. For more information about HFTP, e-mail

Contact: Jessica Blankenship / 512-220-4038

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