Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is pleased to support the upcoming International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) Annual Summer Conference as its 75th Anniversary sponsor.
The established event offers varied programming, including educational presentations on research and other academic-focused sessions, association business meetings, networking events, and concluding with a Celebration Dinner and Gala. As part of its participation at the conference HFTP will provide updates in multiple education sessions. The event will take place August 3–6 at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel in Washington, D.C. USA.
“HFTP’s core purpose is to provide a forum for continuous learning and knowledge sharing. A substantial way we follow through is to align with industry partners like ICHRIE who endeavor similar goals,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH. “Exchanging expertise in an environment such as this conference is a net positive. And of course, we are only too happy to celebrate with ICHRIE such a significant anniversary.”
“ICHRIE is very honored to have HFTP as our 75th Anniversary Sponsor at this year’s annual conference,” said Fran Brasseux, ICHRIE executive director. “As a global leader of hospitality and tourism education and research, one of ICHRIE’s key objectives is helping to connect industry and educators. Partnering with HFTP to bring the latest information on hospitality finance and technology to our over 400 educators in attendance this year, brings this knowledge back to our classrooms and to our over 120,000 students around the world.”
On August 4, Michael Levie, CHTP will be the guest speaker at the Hospitality Information Technology Special Interest Group. Levie is a founding partner and COO of tech-forward citizenM Hotels, HFTP Global Past President, and an inductee to the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame. The session will discuss how technology and innovation are transforming the hospitality industry, with Levie providing insights from his experiences developing a successful international brand using technology as a pillar.
In addition, HFTP will present updates on the upcoming edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI), which is published by HFTP; as well as, the world’s only hospitality-centered search site PineappleSearch®. The association will also present on the HFTP Academy which oversees the global hospitality certifications: Certified Hospitality Accounting Executive (CHAE®) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP®).