October 11, 2007 11:43 ET

EHTEC 2008 Advisory Council Designs Education Sessions Relevant to European Hospitality Industry

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - October 11, 2007) - After a successful inaugural conference, the 2008 European Hospitality Technology Educational Conference (EHTEC) Advisory Council is busy designing a conference that covers relevant technology topics for the European hospitality industry. The boutique conference, produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), will be February 10-12, 2008 at the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Online registration is now available on

"The EHTEC Advisory Council consists of a wide variety of hospitality professionals that are knowledgeable on the industry in Europe," said Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP. "Their collective knowledge will provide useful and interesting education sessions that will focus on the most pressing challenges facing hospitality technology in Europe."

The EHTEC 2008 Advisory Council, a group of global hospitality experts, includes:

--  Oliver Bernet, SVP Information Technology and CIO for Moevenpick
    Hotels & Resorts
--  Floor Bleeker, group director of IT for Jumeirah Group
--  Carson Booth, VP of IT in Europe, Africa, Middle East for Starwood
    Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
--  Howard Field, FCA, FBHA, director for Hotel Investment Advisors LTD
--  Michael Levie, partner and CEO of citizinM
--  Ian Millar, CHTP, lecturer at Ecole Hoteliere De Lausanne
--  Peter O'Connor, PhD, professor at IMHI - ESSEC Business School
--  Henri Roelings, founder and CEO of Hsyndicate
--  Jules Sieburgh, CHTP, hospitality consultant with O'Neal Consulting
--  Wibecke Vinke, SVP of IT for Kempinski Hotel SA
--  Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP
--  Derek Wood, managing director of Derek Wood Associates LTD

EHTEC premiered February 18-20, 2007 at the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. HFTP, which produces EHTEC, also produces HITEC -- Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference -- the world's largest hospitality technology show of its kind.

HFTP, 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 to more than 4,600 members globally, including the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC. HFTP also awards the certification for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations.

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