Austin, Texas, USA (March 20, 2014) — In continuance of its strategic partnership with the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has co-produced sessions for the AAHOA Annual Convention and Trade Show taking place March 19 – 22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA.
"With so many members that are experts in their respective fields in hospitality finance and technology, HFTP often participates in allied associations' conferences where we can lend our knowledge to fellow colleagues," said Frank Wolfe, CAE, HFTP CEO. "We are proud to be involved with AAHOA for another year as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary and look forward to discussing the latest industry issues with attendees."
HFTP highlighted sessions include:
Future Technology Trends in the Hospitality Industry held Thursday, March 20, from 4:00 – 4:50 p.m., presented by HFTP Global President Jerry Trieber, CPA, CHAE, CFE, CFF, CGMA, regional director of accounting for Crestline Hotels and Resorts will inform attendees on the current and future trends in technology that affect the industry.
High Speed Internet Bandwidth Demands and Management held Friday, March 21, from 3:00 – 3:50 p.m., presented by HFTP Immediate Past President, R.P. Rama, CHA, CHTP, CHAE, vice president of JHM Hotels.
Social Media: Managing Your Reputation and Generating and ROI held Friday, March 21, from 4:00 – 4:50 p.m., presented by panelists Rama, Mark Novak, vice president at Travel Media Group and Cindy Estis Green, CEO of Kalibri Labs, LLC.
In addition to these topics and more, the AAHOA Annual Convention & Trade Show offers one-stop shopping for every hotelier featuring over 400 vendors and esteemed guest speakers. The entire event will also feature authentic Indian cuisine, world-class entertainment and much more. Find details on the AAHOA web site.
HFTP’s participation in this event is part of its strategic plan to reach out and collaborate with hospitality-focused and ownership associations with the goal of sharing resources.
The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) is THE voice of owners in the hospitality industry. Founded in 1989, AAHOA is now one of the fastest-growing organizations in the industry, with more than 11,000 members owning more than 20,000 hotels that total $128 billion in property value. AAHOA members employ 578,600 full- and part-time workers with a $9.4 billion payroll. AAHOA Officers include Chairman Mehul Patel, CHA, CHO; Vice Chairman Pratik Patel, CHA, CHO, MBA, MSIS; Treasurer Jay “Jimmy” Patel, CHO; Secretary Bharat “Bruce” Patel, CHO; and President Fred Schwartz, each of whom works closely with a 33-member Board of Directors to provide direction for the association. AAHOA is dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of its members by inspiring excellence through programs and initiatives in advocacy, industry leadership, professional development, member benefits, and community involvement.
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 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 was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more information, visit the HFTP web site.