Carl Weldon to Join Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals as its COO of Europe

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 01.22.16
Beginning in March 2016, Carl Weldon will join Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) as its chief operations officer (COO) – Europe.

Weldon is currently the chief executive of the Hospitality Professionals Association (HOSPA) and is also principal of his own consultancy business CW Hospitality.

“HFTP is growing exponentially throughout the globe because the industry continues to request it,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. “Because of our growth and our partnerships with groups like HOSPA, HSMAI – Europe, and others, we needed an expert on the ground who has a keen understanding of both the industry and the association business. Carl Weldon was an obvious choice and we think he will be a great asset to us."

Weldon was appointed as CEO of HOSPA (previously BAHA - the British Association of Hospitality Accountants) in 2005 and is credited for both reorganizing and re-energizing the association. Under his tenure, HOSPA became a major player in the industry, grew membership, gained global recognition and made HOSPACE a major industry event. He has been in Hospitality Finance and Technology and Operations for over 30 years. Starting with Forte Hotels in 1978, Weldon worked for Holiday Inns International for twelve years ultimately ending up in an EMEA corporate position. He also held positions with Periquito Hotels, Virgin Hotels, Regal Hotel Group and Noble House Group.

Due to HFTP’s partnership with HOSPA and HOSPACE, Weldon will continue to liaise between the two organizations.  He will also be responsible for promoting HFTP benefits including HITEC Europe, Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) certification; Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) certification; Global Hospitality Accounting Common Practices, and increasing the HFTP membership throughout Europe.  Weldon will be based in the United Kingdom and will work closely with HFTP’s other offices in The Netherlands, USA, Hong Kong and opening soon in India.

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