HFTP’s 2003 Annual Tradeshow Exhibits Sold Out!

hibit space for Hospitality Financial and Technology Professional’s (HFTP®) Annual Tradeshow has sold out, growing by 19 percent from last year. The sixth annual tradeshow, to be held October 15-16 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, will feature 58 companies and run in conjunction with HFTP’s Annual Convention.

“It appears that our efforts to bring world class quality education and networking are really paying off,” said Frank Wolfe, CAE, executive vice president and CEO of HFTP. “We are also seeing increases in other areas of our association offerings as well. Hopefully, this is a signal that the hospitality business is beginning to make a come back.

Exhibitors will represent companies that offer a mix of hospitality industry services such as a variety of software, insurance, tax consultants, payroll services, human resources, high-speed Internet, Internet marketing, audio-visual equipment and financial management solution providers.

“HFTP`s Annual Convention & Tradeshow is one of the most important hospitality events for financial managers, executives and operators who are serious about learning how to run a more profitable organization,” said Jay Troutman, president of Aptech Computers, Inc., a tradeshow exhibitor. “I attend the Convention to meet the leaders in our industry one-on-one, and gain a working understanding of where our industry is heading.”

A complete list of exhibiting companies, along with online registration and a detailed schedule of the convention’s education program is available on the HFTP web site at www.hftp.org. For companies still interested in exhibiting, HFTP has started a waiting list, in the event that additional space can be acquired, and will fill new openings on a first-come, first-served basis.


Purchasing a sponsorship is another opportunity to reach Annual Convention attendees, which runs October 15-18 at the Rosen Centre Hotel. Several highly-visible sponsorships are still available including the Welcome Reception, Thursday “Fright Night” Social Event, Cybernet Center and more! Additional benefits include recognition on HFTP`s web site and first right of refusal at next year`s Annual Convention & Tradeshow.

For more information, contact Lance Peterson, HFTP`s Director of Event Marketing and Promotions, at (800) 646-4387 or (512) 249-5333 ext. 29 or at [email protected]

Based in Austin, Texas, HFTP is the professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, resorts, clubs, casinos, restaurants and other hospitality-related businesses. The association provides continuing education and networking opportunities to more than 4,000 members around the world, and produces the premiere hospitality technology shows HITEC and ONHTEC. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the certification for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in 1952 as the National Association of Hotel Accountants.

HFTP®, HITEC® and ONHTEC® are registered service marks of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals.