HFTP Partners with HSMAI-E for Two Major Hospitality Events in Europe

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 08.10.15
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), a leader in hospitality finance and technology professional associations, has announced a new partnership with the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International – Europe (HSMAI-E).

HFTP will join with HSMAI-E to support two of their major events: the HSMAI Europe Leadership Day on Thurs., Sept. 24, 2015 in Frankfurt and the 4th Annual Digital Marketing Conference alongside the World Travel Mart on Nov. 5, 2015 in London. 

“HFTP and HSMAI have worked together since the mid-90s to advance our segments of the profession,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. “As HFTP continues to expand significantly in international markets, it only makes sense for us to partner with HSMAI-Europe, a world class association. HFTP and HSMAI are the largest professional hospitality associations in the world representing our specific segments and are the only organizations to offer globally recognized certification programs for the members we represent." 

The Leadership Day in September is an invitation-only event and is one of Europe's hottest hospitality events in history. Its planning group, the HSMAI-E Revenue Management Advisory Board is led by citizenM Hotels’ commercial director Lennert De Jong.

The Digital Marketing Conference, which has tickets available, is led by Niklas Schlappkohl, senior director of e-Commerce at the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and vice chair Terri Scriven, industry head of hospitality at Google U.K. The conference will offer sessions by some of the most globally recognized industry leaders in the world.

“We are extremely pleased to see HSMAI-E propelled forward as a powerhouse for digital marketing within the travel and hospitality industry and happy that HFTP is one of our supporters in Europe,” said Ingunn Hofseth, CEO and president of HSMAI Europe.  “We are fortunate to have such an esteemed group planning our Digital Marketing Conference.”

Joining the chair and vice chair of the Digital Marketing Conference planning group are:
  • Paul Mulcahy, senior vice president, commercial, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
  • Erik Muñoz, chief marketing officer, PriceMatch
  • Suzie Wotton, vice president of marketing, Red Carnation Hotels
  • RJ Friedlander, founder and CEO, ReviewPro
  • Riko van Santen, vice president of digital strategy, loyalty and distribution, Kempinski Hotels
  • Frank Reeves, CEO and co-founder, Avvio
  • Torsten Sabel, COO, Customer Alliance
  • Ingvild Elise Larner, vice president of guest relations and communication, Nordic Choice Hotels
  • Stephen Williams, sales and marketing director, Windward Management
  • Christopher Robinson, senior manager of global e-Commerce and digital services — Europe, Marriott Digital

HFTP and HSMAI are known by the industry as providing industry professionals world class educational opportunities, research, solutions to industry problems and networking.

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