The organizations are set to collaborate on events and industry resources in 2020 and beyond
Washington, D.C., (February 4, 2020) — The National Club Association (NCA) and Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) are joining forces this year to contribute each association’s specialty resources to their memberships and club industry at large. The two organizations will participate in each other’s 2020 educational events and collaborate on a club cybersecurity guide.
“By strengthening our collaboration, the private club industry will greatly benefit from new, cutting-edge resources,” said NCA President & CEO Henry Wallmeyer. “We are excited to join forces with HFTP to address serious issues like cybersecurity that concern our respective members.”
The two organizations are member-based nonprofits that draw from their volunteers’ extensive knowledge bases to develop and present educational opportunities, best practices and other resources.
“Both HFTP and NCA have worked in parallel to keep their members informed on industry trends and professional best practices,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH. “Our associations work to contribute to the vibrancy of the club industry, but diverge in our areas of focus. By coming together, we can provide a broader spectrum of resources as well as reach a greater portion of professionals.”
The partnership establishes a corresponding presence within each organization’s events. This includes the upcoming HFTP Club Summit on March 23-24 in Atlanta, Ga., USA and the NCA National Club Conference on May 17-19 in Key Largo, Fla., USA.
In addition, the organizations are collaborating on a comprehensive guide to cybersecurity that is specific to the club environment. The guide is due to be available in late spring 2020.
The National Club Association (NCA) has been the advocate for the private club industry in Washington, D.C., for nearly 60 years. As the voice of private clubs on Capitol Hill, NCA ensures that club concerns are forefront when legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry are being decided. In addition, NCA provides club leaders an outstanding array of resources on club industry trends, governance best practices, legal and operational matters and ways to strengthen club leadership. For more information, please visit nationalclub.org.
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), established in 1952, is a hospitality nonprofit association headquartered in Austin, Texas USA with offices in Hong Kong, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Dubai. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segments of the hospitality industry with an international network of members and stakeholders. HFTP uniquely understands the industry’s pressing issues, and assists its stakeholders in finding solutions to their challenges more efficiently than any organization. HFTP offers expert networks, educational resources, career development programs, research, leadership opportunities and conferences and events. HFTP produces international events throughout the year, including the world’s largest hospitality technology tradeshow and conference brand: HITEC. The association also owns the world’s only hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch.com®. For more information about HFTP, visit www.hftp.org.For the latest news, visit the HFTP News page at news.hftp.organd the HFTP Connect blog at blog.hftp.org.
Follow HFTP on social media Facebook (@HFTPGlobal); LinkedIn; Twitter (@HFTP); Instagram (@HFTP_HITEC). Stay tuned to HFTP’s industry-specific, informational news sites: HFTP News, HITEC Bytes, HFTP Club Bytes, HFTP Finance Bytes, HFTP GDPR Bytes and HFTP FB Bytes. HFTP event photos are available on Flickr, and HFTP event videos are available on YouTube.