5 April 2018

HFTP Webinar Schedule: April 2018

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HFTP upcoming webinars for April 2018. Click here to visit the HFTP webinar web page.

April 5, 2018

CHTP Review Series Part 1: "Hospitality Applications"
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

Prepare for the CHTP exam. As a committed technology professional, you want to take the next step in your career. Show your hospitality technology expertise by achieving the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP®) designation. The CHTP certification is the only hospitality technology certification offered by HFTP which is specific to the hospitality industry.

Presented by: Dr. Paul A. Willie, PhD, CHAE+, CHTP, CMA, a professor at Niagra College in Ontario, Canada. His area of expertise include accounting, finance, technology, hotel management, international business, and strategy. Dr. Willie is also the current Chairperson of the CHTP Advisory Council.

April 10, 2018

"The Basics of Ethics"
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT

Many view the business world as filled with nothing but keen, cut-throat competition — where one needs to figure out a way to be on top of everyone else in order to succeed. In doing so, it becomes easy to fall into traps, take shortcuts, slide down the wrong path, and simply forget the basics of ethics. In reality, business and ethics must go hand-in-hand. In this session, review the basics of ethics and walk away with the keys to an ethical business environment.

Presented by: Agnes DeFranco, CHAE, Ed.E, a professor at the University of Houston. Terry Price, CHAE+, CHTP, CPA, is Principal Owner at HFT Consulting Group.

April 17, 2018

"Tax Reform - How Might it Impact Me?"
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

Attend this hot topic webinar and walk away with a top-level understanding of the recent tax changes in the United States and its impact on businesses, individuals, and the hospitality industry. This session will enable attendees to know which questions they need to ask in order to protect and enhance the value of their business, as well as their own personal income. First, determine the implications for corporations and pass-through entities, including qualified business income deductions, fixed assets and interest expense limitations. Then, shift your focus to business owners and individuals by exploring itemized deductions, tax rates, estate and gift tax changes, and more.

Presented by: Alan Osmolowski, CPA, a partner at Blum, Shapiro & Company, P.C. He has more than 26 years of experience in assisting clients identify, evaluate and implement tax-planning strategies that result in significant tax and cash flow savings.

April 19, 2018

CHTP Review Series Part 2: "Technology Management"
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

Prepare for the CHTP exam. As a committed technology professional, you want to take the next step in your career. Show your hospitality technology expertise by achieving the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP®) designation. The CHTP certification is the only hospitality technology certification offered by HFTP which is specific to the hospitality industry.

Presented by: Dr. Paul A. Willie, PhD, CHAE+, CHTP, CMA, a professor at Niagra College in Ontario, Canada. His area of expertise include accounting, finance, technology, hotel management, international business, and strategy. Dr. Willie is also the current Chairperson of the CHTP Advisory Council.

April 24, 2018

Asia Focused: "Hotel Wireless Network and Security Issues"
10:00 - 11:00 AM HKT; 9:00 - 10:00 PM CDT

Effective use of technology, especially Wi-Fi, is essential to enhancing a guest's experience at a hotel or resort. In this session, examine how the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts hotel operations and influences hotel guests' demands. Explore current technology trends, how they create demands on the network architecture and network security requirements, and how they can impact your hotel's investment in IT. Finally, determine certain misconceptions and mistakes that may ultimately lead to a poor Wi-Fi experience for guests.

Presented by: Tee Chong Lee is an APJ consulting systems engineer at HPE Aruba and a member of Certified Wireless Network Professionals (CWNP). He has been involved in wireless deployments in many verticals, notably hospitality, service providers, education and transportation. He has vast experience in design, deployment and troubleshooting of wireless LANs for the past 12 years.

April 26, 2018

CHTP Review Series Part 3: "Core Technology"
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

Prepare for the CHTP exam. As a committed technology professional, you want to take the next step in your career. Show your hospitality technology expertise by achieving the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP®) designation. The CHTP certification is the only hospitality technology certification offered by HFTP which is specific to the hospitality industry.

Presented by: Dr. Paul A. Willie, PhD, CHAE+, CHTP, CMA, a professor at Niagra College in Ontario, Canada. His area of expertise include accounting, finance, technology, hotel management, international business, and strategy. Dr. Willie is also the current Chairperson of the CHTP Advisory Council.