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May 22nd 2013 | HOSPA and HFTP in initial discussions to expand HOSPACE

HOSPA and HFTP in initial discussions to expand Association’s showpiece ‘HOSPACE’ Hospitality Conference and Exhibition

It has been announced today that initial discussions are underway between HOSPA (Hospitality Professionals Association for Finance, Revenue Management and IT) and its strategic partner US- based HFTP (Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals) for expanding HOSPACE – Europe’s leading annual Conference, Exhibition and Networking event for hospitality finance, revenue management, IT and commercial professionals.

Commenting on the potential expansion of HOSPACE, HOSPA Chairman Paul Dukes – also Chairman at Kew Green Hotels – said: “We are delighted to be conducting initial discussions with Texas-based HFTP – our strategic partners since 2007 – to agree the terms to further our existing Strategic Alliance and to take HOSPA’s increasingly popular and rapidly growing Annual HOSPACE Conference and Exhibition to the next stage of its development.”

HOSPA Chief Executive Carl Weldon added: “We enjoy a terrifically strong and greatly valued strategic alliance with HFTP – producers of HITEC, the world’s largest hospitality technology show.  We believe that HOSPACE is ready for the next stage in its evolution; and there is a fantastic opportunity here for both HOSPA and HFTP – with our shared synergies, resources and objectives – to work even closer together to make HOSPACE one of the world’s leading hospitality conference, exhibition and networking events.”

For his part Frank Wolfe CAE, HFTP Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is a tremendous opportunity for us.  As HFTP expanded around the world, we were fortunate to be able to develop a terrific alliance with HOSPA and share resources rather than compete against each other.  It has long been our goal to expand our resources where they will do the most good.  By both HOSPA and HFTP combining forces to make a very successful networking and exhibition event into a larger successful networking event, it allows HFTP to help service our members in the UK whilst enabling HOSPA to make HOSPACE an even more prestigious and influential occasion.”

The strategic alliance between HOSPA and HFTP was formed in 2007 and it is hoped that the further strengthening of the strategic alliance will allow both organisations to share resources and success in an even greater capacity. These synergies already help HOSPA’s and HFTP’s respective members to have further access to quality education, networking, and certification programs.

Currently, HOSPA is also assisting HFTP with its global Hospitality Accounting Systems Common Practices, to identify common hotel accounting practices in several regions of the world. 


For further information:

Carl Weldon FIH
HOSPA Chief Executive
Tel:  + 44 (0) 7831 616982


Frank Wolfe CAE.
HFTP Chief Executive Officer
11709 Boulder Lane, Suite 110
Austin, Texas 78726 USA
Toll Free: (800) 646-HFTP (4387) US
Tel:  +1 (512) 249-5333
Fax: +1 (512) 249-1533



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