Virtual Education

HFTP Virtual Education 

Gain valuable knowledge and earn official continuing education credits from the comfort of your screen. Take advantage of this opportunity, free for HFTP members. 


HFTP ProLinks webinars offer a full, in-depth education session on a topic of interest led by expert presenters. The webinars cover current information on hospitality finance and technology, human resources, ethics and more. 


HFTP Hangouts and HFTP Europe Hangouts are informal programs designed to be interactive. The meetings are led by a moderator who starts with a short topic presentation, then opens up the gathering for a back-and-forth discussion. 

Upcoming Virtual Education

Schedule subject to change. Registered participants will be notified if there is an adjustment made. 

Note: HFTP Hangouts and HFTP Europe Hangouts are promoted as presentations in an educational, no sales environment. Product promotion or sales pitches are not allowed in chat communications or in Q&A. You must agree to this policy to participate.

HFTP Hangout
HFTP Annual Convention Information and Overview

Thursday, 11 August
2:00 pm CST | 3:00 pm EST

Moderator: Daniel Conti, CHAE+,CAM, CFO, Jupiter Island Holdings, Inc.

Robert Mandelbaum, Director of Research Information Services, CBRE Hotels' Americas and HFTP Annual Convention Education Advisory Council Chair
Kelly Brennan, Vice President of Employee Benefits, CBIZ and HFTP Annual Convention Education Advisory Council Vice-Chair

HFTP will host a session for everything HFTP Annual Convention. Join the Annual Convention Education Council chair for an informal overview session on how to navigate the Convention's education program and highlight the Convention’s many social and networking events. As with all HFTP Hangouts, there will be time to ask questions. 

HFTP Prolinks Webinar
Creating a High-touch Customer Experience with Contactless Business

Wednesday, 24 August
10:00 am CST (UTC-5:00)

Sponsored by: Sertifi

Michelle Young, Senior Vice President Sales, Sertifi
Phil Bryan, Director of Product, Sertifi
David Purcell, Vice President Global Products, Infor Hospitality

Customers expect convenience every step of the way. New digital best practices, made possible with reliable and secure technology, give customers greater control and a better experience without having to rely on staff. Join senior leaders from Sertifi and Infor Hospitality as they discuss new trends that are giving customers around the world a great journey - before they even arrive.


  • Learn new digital best practices based on reliable and secure technology
  • Learn new trends in providing great customer service before they arrive
  • Improve employee work flow and task management.

Credit hours: 1.2
NASBA FOS / HFTP: General / General

HFTP Hangout
Leadership Excellence Series: Idea Exchange #2

Thursday, 25 August
10:00 am CST (UTC -5.00)

Program Co-Chairs and Moderators: 
James Bina, CHAE+, CHTP+, Director of Finance, Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Arthur Burger, CHAE+, Principal, Art Burger Consulting

Todd Iacono, General Manager, W Scottsdale Hotel
Jeffrie Hunter, PGA, Chief Operating Officer, Yellowstone Country Club

Collaboration. Successful leadership requires collaboration with associates, vendors, owners, and other departments. The speakers will share what they expect from the Finance and IT leaders in their organizations with respect to how those leaders collaborate with other departments outside of the Finance and IT departments.

  • Expected collaboration from Finance and IT leaders to the Club's General Manager
  • Expected collaboration outside of their department with other leaders
  • observations on successful initiattives from Finance and IT
  • Examples of perceived successful approaches with were actually failures
  • What they wish they saw more from Finance and IT leaders in the future

Drew Wallace
Founder & CEO
HotelBIS and Hotel RESolution

Matt Curry
Chief Revenue Officer



HFTP Prolinks Webinar
Technology Tools for the Finance Office of the Future

Tuesday, 30 August
2:00 pm CST (UTC -5.00)

Moderator: Arlene Ramirez, Principal, Ascend 

Panel Members:
Matt Curry, Chief Revenue Officer, myDigitalOffice
Drew Wallace, Founder & CEO, HotelBIS and Hotel RESolution

Credit hours: 1.2

HFTP Prolinks Webinar
How Hospitality Can Successfully Adopt and Sustain Lease Accounting Compliance

Wednesday, 21 September
10:00 am CST (UTC - 5.00)

Sponsored by: Visual Lease

Are you confident in the progress you’ve made towards adopting the new lease accounting standard, ASC 842? Unfortunately, a staggering one-third of private companies are still not prepared to make the transition. This creates massive pressure to retroactively learn the ins and outs of the lease accounting standard and organize lease details in advance of the initial reporting period under the new standard.  

Further, rushing through this increases your risk of misreporting lease information, which can ultimately result in significant negative consequences such as a failed audit, increased fines and/or fees. 

Visual Lease wants to help you prepare to confidently achieve – and sustain – lease accounting compliance. We know businesses in the hospitality industry often have hundreds (or thousands) of leases, particularly real estate leases, which contain complex, lengthy terms. And after you accomplish initial adoption, these leases must be continually tracked to maintain compliance with ASC 842.  

In this webinar, lease accounting experts will share: 

  • What is ASC 842? How does it differ and relate to ASC 840? 
  • Best practices and tips to achieve and sustain lease accounting compliance 
  • Lessons learned from public hospitality organizations

Credit hours: 1.2
NASBA FOS / HFTP: Specialized Knowledge / Finance

Educational Archives and Resources

Previous webinars, HFTP Hangouts and HFTP Europe Hangouts are available for your viewing, along with supporting documents when available. Click on the buttons below to see the archives.

CPE Accreditation - Group Internet Based – Live Webinars

Participants may obtain 1.2 CPE maintenance points and continuing professional education credit hours (CPEs) for various certification programs by attending certain Live Webinars offered by HFTP.

For those webinars that qualify, individual sessions are presented as an overview of the topics. No advanced preparation is required nor are there prerequisites required for attending any of the group live webinars. Courses presented via HFTP’s live webinars utilize a Group-Internet Based instructional method.

For webinars that qualify, attendees will be required to answer poll questions during the live webinar presentation.  The poll questions will be launched during the presentation and attendees will be required to select from the answers available.  Poll questions are only used for the purpose monitoring attendance and engagement during the eligible live webinar.  If the minimum poll questions are answered by the attendee, a certificate of attendance and CPE verification certificate will be issued to the attendee.

CHAE and CHTP Educational Maintenance Credits

Please note only CHAE and CHTP Educational Maintenance renewal credits will be issued for viewing the archived recordings of the webinars.  CHAE and CHTP Designees must self-report their recorded session attendance. Please contact Robin Bogdon, HFTP Certification Manager, at for more information.

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