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HITEC Advisory Council Begins Planning HITEC 2010 in Orlando, Fla.

To assure top-notch education sessions, exciting exhibits and useful networking opportunities, the planning for HITEC 2010 has already begun. Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(R)) recently announced the 2010 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC(R)) Advisory Council, with council co-chairs Cindy Estis Green, managing partner of The Estis Group and Allison Morris, CHTP, president of ForEm Consultants. HITEC 2010 is slated for June 21 - 24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

HFTP "The HITEC Advisory Council is eager to dive into the planning for 2010 and we look forward to introducing cutting edge technology to the educational sessions," said Estis Green. "The high level of expertise in the incoming advisory council bodes well for an innovative and stimulating lineup for the 2010 educational program."

"I am honored to be appointed as the advisory council co-chair for HITEC 2010," said Morris. "Preparations for the educational and general sessions have already begun as we continue to raise the bar with new and relevant sessions. HITEC 2010 in Orlando will be a world class event with a program that addresses topics that are on the forefront of our industry."

The HITEC 2010 Advisory Council includes:

Cindy Estis Green, Managing Partner, The Estis Group, Council Co-chair

Allison Morris, CHTP, President, ForEm Consultants, Council Co-chair

Scott Anderson, President Hospitality & Real Estate Group, Kohler Co

Carl Arnold, MBA, Systems Manager, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Robert Bennett, Program Director, Wyndham Hotel Group

Floor Bleeker, Group Director of IT, Jumeirah Group

William Boothe, Director of Club Consulting Services, RSM McGladrey Inc

Scot Campbell, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, MGM Mirage Inc

Daniel Connolly, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Denver

John Edwards, Director of IT, North America, Millennium Hotels & Resorts

Kenneth Gay, Vice President Technologies, Premier Resorts

Jeff Henschel, Vice President of Technology, Destination Hotels & Resorts

Phil LaBelle, Vice President of Strategy, Architecture & Planning, Hyatt Corporation

Chuck Marratt, Vice President of Information Technology, MTM Luxury Lodging

Darla Morse, Vice President, Disney Cruise Line

Jeffrey Parker, CHTP, Vice President of Technology, Magnolia Hotels

Valyn Perini, Executive Director, OpenTravel

Douglas Rice, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG)

Terry Price, CHAE, CHTP, CPA, Executive IT Manager, The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa

Jeremy Rock, CHTP, President, RockIT Group

Terence Ronson, Managing Director, Pertlink Limited

Michael Schubach, CHTP, CHAE, Chief Information Officer, Trump Hotel Collection

Richard Siegel, President & Publisher, Hospitality Upgrade

Kris Singleton, CIO, Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC

Thomas Smith, CHAE, Chief Financial Officer, Ozaukee Country Club

Frank Wolfe, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of HFTP

HITEC, a service of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(R)), is the world's largest hospitality technology exposition and conference. It offers a one-stop shop for essential education, access to experts and hospitality technology vendors, networking with top leaders in the industry and the resources to find cost-effective ways to improve company bottom lines.

For more information about HITEC, contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at education@hftp.org, (800) 646-4387 or +1 (512) 249-5333.

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 hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides first class educational opportunities, research and publications to more than 4,800 members globally, 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. For more information, visit www.hftp.org.



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