HFTP's 2006 Annual Convention President's Evening Goes Business Casual

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 09.15.06
To create a more inviting and relaxed atmosphere, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals' (HFTP) President's Evening at its annual convention will now be a business casual occasion.

Traditionally a formal dinner and dance, the HFTP board of directors enacted a business casual dress code to create consistency with the rest of the convention and tradeshow. The dressed-down environment was recently implemented to make it easier for attendees to pack and go through strict airport security, as well as to create a more welcome atmosphere for new attendees.
The 2006 HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow is scheduled for October 18-21 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and is expected to attract more than 600 attendees traveling from many different countries. "The primary purpose of the HFTP Annual Convention is education," said HFTP President Ralph Miller, CA, CBV, CHA, CHAE. "Although our convention is a professional event, we want to make it as stress-free as possible for our attendees, and do our part to make worldwide travel easier."
This year's convention promises to provide high-quality education, networking opportunities, a tradeshow and great social events. The education program will consist of inspirational general sessions and industry-relevant concurrent sessions covering current topics and trends.
Concurrent session topics for the 2006 education program include:
  • Club -- Planning Strategic Planning
  • Using the Request for Information (RFI) Template to Save Time, Money and Prevent Information Overload
  • Legislative and Legal Issues for the Hospitality Industry
  • Current Trends in the Banking Industry - Things Your Banker Needs to Tell You
  • Controlling Club Audit Fees Through Effective Internal Control Evaluation
  • Maximizing Minimums and the Club Food & Beverage Environment
  • Finding the Balance
  • Club Technology Trends for 2006 and Beyond
  • Controlling Food & Beverage Inventory in Club and Resort Environments Hotel -- Let the Battle Begin
  • Centralized vs. Decentralized Accounting
  • Hotel Controllers' Roundtable: Expanding Your Horizons of Learning
  • Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry
  • "I Will Survive!" - Teaching Hotel Controllers How to Survive Internal and External Audits
  • I’m Doing My Job, What More Do You Want?
  • Condo Hotels: The Accounting for this New Model
  • Accounting and Auditing Update for the Hospitality Industry
  • Development and Renovation Accounting: Building the Basics
The education program will also feature technology, international and general interest session tracks.

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