HFTP Announces Full Education Schedule for 2010 Annual Convention & Tradeshow

Covering the full spectrum of a complex work environment, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has announced the education program for the 2010 HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow. The convention is October 11 – 14 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, Calif. It offers attendees a way to find cost-effective solutions to their current work challenges, stay informed on the hottest hospitality industry topics, expand their network, increase their professional value and become empowered.

“The work environment is rapidly changing with four generations working side-by-side, innovative technologies on the horizon, employees taking on more responsibilities than before and more,” said HFTP Global President Terry Price, CPA, CHTP, CHAE, CIO of The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. “With five concurrent education tracks, the program lets attendees get an update on their specific sector in the hospitality industry, as well as utilize the other concurrent tracks to embrace the challenges they face in their current work environment.”
Along with three general sessions, the Annual Convention’s education program includes industry-specific, concurrent session tracks — club, hotel, general, technology and leadership unlimited. The concurrent education sessions cover topics important to the industry like fraud trends, cost-saving ideas, tax issues, club finance, freeware and more. The following general session speakers are scheduled for the 2010 education program:
Tuesday, October 12 Bryan Dodge, professional speaker, radio personality and author of The Good Life Rules: Eight Keys to Being Your Best at Work and at Play, opens the education program Monday with his presentation, “How to Build a Better You.” He will discuss how to open the mind and heart to focus on the most essential aspects of life and inspire attendees to reach their full potential in family and career.
Wednesday, October 13 Jason Dorsey, best-selling author, acclaimed speaker and award-winning entrepreneur, begins Wednesday discussing “Crossing the Generational Divide: Making the Four Generations in Your Workplace Competitive.” With four distinctly different generations working side by side for the first time in US history, this session focuses on what each generation brings to the workforce and how to build on their common ground.
Thursday, October 14 — Rounding out the convention, Dan Thurmon, CSP, president of Motivation Works, Inc., presents “Success in Action.” He will help attendees regain control of their accelerated life and achieve greater results in the midst of change by learning how to accomplish more of the important tasks in less time with precision, confidence and satisfaction.
Visit www.hftp.org for complete information on the education schedule, registration and hotel/travel. For more information, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at education@hftp.org, (800) 646-4387 or +1 (512) 249-5333.
About the Host Hotel
Rising 30-stories above the edge of San Diego Bay the Hilton San Diego Bayfront is one of the newest waterfront hotels on the West Coast. The 2010 Annual Convention & Tradeshow host hotel is located on the water and is adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, across the street from PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and minutes from the San Diego International Airport. The Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel is also conveniently located near dozens of sightseeing and recreational opportunities including the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Sea World, the Gaslamp Quarter, Legoland, San Diego Wild Animal Park and more.
About HFTP
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 ho spitality-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.