Austin, Texas, USA (February 3, 2014) — As a continued show of support, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) is sponsoring three educational sessions focused on finance and technology for the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) World Conference and Club Business Expo taking place February 4 – 8, 2014 in Orlando, Fla.
The first of these sessions will be held Tuesday, February 4, from 2:45–4:15 p.m. This session entitled, “Accounting 101-Financial Statement Basics That Every Executive Must Know,” will be presented by HFTP member and former HFTP Global Board director Phillip Newman, CIA, CPA, of McGladrey LLP.
From 1:15–2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, in a session presented by HFTP member Ned McCrory, CPA with Batchelor Frechette McCrory Michael & Co., “Financial Planning for Capital Improvements,” will discuss the pros and cons of debt or assessment and ways to structure the debt financing needed to meet a club’s capital needs.
The last of the HFTP sponsored sessions entitled “Technology Innovation and What Lies Ahead for Clubs and Members: A CEO Panel Discussion with the Builders and Innovators,” will take place from 8:45–10:15 a.m. on Thursday, February 6. Panelists include: Barry Symons, CEO, Jonas Software; Kevin Kopanon, CEO, MembersFirst, Inc.; Prasad Suryadevara, CEO, Northstar Technologies, Inc.; Ray McDonald, CEO, ClubSoft North America; Dr. William Ivers, CEO, Clubessential, LLC.
HFTP will also participate in the Club Business Expo portion of the conference to be held February 7 – 8, 2014. Representatives from the organization can be found in booth #810 and are available to answer attendee inquiries regarding membership, conferences, certifications and more.
HFTP’s participation in these events is part of its strategic plan to collaborate with hospitality-focused and ownership associations with the goal of sharing resources.
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.