Exploring the HFTP PolyU Student Chapter… - School of Hotel ...


Exploring the HFTP PolyU Student Chapter… - School of Hotel ...

Our Mission Statement

We, the members of HFTP Hong Kong Polytechnic University Student








The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Chapter, dedicate ourselves to provide a platform for future industry leaders

in hospitality finance and technology. We commit ourselves to cultivating

energetic hospitality professionals by offering opportunities to explore and


develop our interests in the sector we are qualifying for with education,

Dr. Henry Tsai

Assistant Professor

networking and resources.

+852 2766-6528


Ms. Shanshan Ni

Chapter President

+852 9656-7196



Newsletter Issue 02 August 2009


Our chapter has recruited 51 members since its foundation and we look

forward to welcoming you into our ranks very soon.

Membership application forms may be downloaded from:




28 September, 2009

General Meeting

14-16 October, 2009

Hotel Investment

Conference Asia-Pacific


Past Events

22-25 June, 2009

HITEC 2009, Anaheim,


11-12 May, 2009

Asian HFTP

Conference, Singapore

Exploring the HFTP PolyU Student Chapter…

Hospitality Financial and Technology HFTP The HK PolyU Student Chapter

Professionals (HFTP) is an provides a platform for members to

internationally active professional network with their peers and industry

association headquartered in the practitioners in the hospitality finance and

United States. Inaugurated in May

2007, The Hong Kong PolyU Student

technology sectors. Through participation

in conferences, seminars, field trips and

4 April, 2009

Golf Day & Barbeque

26 November, 2008

Hotel Visit to The Mira

Hotel, Hong Kong

Chapter was the first in Asia and the

second outside North America.

other activities, the Chapter helps its

members to gain a better understanding of

accounting, financial management,

information processing and technology

HFTP The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Student Chapter

8/F, HJ Wing

School of Hotel and Tourism Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hung Hom, Kowloon

Hong Kong, China

15-17 October, 2008

Hotel Investment

Conference Asia-

Pacifica 2008

24-27 September, 2008

HFTP Annual

Convention 2008,

Nashville, Tennessee

management in the hospitality industry.

The Chapter also provides students with

resources and educational programs to

keep them at the leading edge of finance

and technology in the hospitality industry.

Upcoming Events

Election for Board of Directors

28 September, 2009


2009 HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow

16 – 19 September, 2009

BBQ & Golf Gathering

4 April, 2009

Hotel Visit to the Mira Hotel, Hong Kong

26 November, 2008

During the first general meeting this September,

This year’s annual convention & tradeshow will be held

On a sunny weekend in April, 13 members of

we will invite you to elect new board members,

in Green Valley Ranch Resort, Las Vegas, NV in the

the HFTP PolyU Student Chapter attended a

including President, Vice-president, Treasurer


BBQ & golf gathering in Tuen Mun in the

and Secretary. The Board of Directors is the life

and soul of an organization and serving as a

Hotel Investment Conference Asia-Pacific

14-16 October 2009

New Territories. Comprised of undergraduate,

postgraduate, local, Mainland and western

member of the Board yields countless rewards.

HICAP is going to celebrate its 20 th anniversary at the

students, the Student Chapter is a big family

It is our hope that the new leaders will lead our

InterContinental Hong Kong hotel. Student helpers are

with great diversity.

Student Chapter to a promising future!

wanted!!! Application details will be coming soon…

Past Events

HITEC 2009, Anaheim, California

22 – 25 June, 2009

HFTP Asian Conference, Singapore

11 – 12 May, 2009

HFTP PolyU members Karen Xie and Sabrina Chen

In November, 20 HFTP PolyU student members paid a

visit to the recently renovated The Mira Hong Kong.

The Mira’s renovation involved an investment of 50

were awarded student scholarships to attend the 2nd

million US dollars, which transformed the former

HFTP Asian Conference at the UNLV Singapore

Miramar Hotel into a stylish new boutique hotel.

campus. They used this opportunity to exchange ideas

with HFTP UNLV Student Chapter members.

2008 HFTP Annual Convention,

Nashville, Tennessee

24 – 27 September, 2008

With the support of student scholarships, two

HFTP PolyU members Kate Yang and Shanshan Qi

student members, Shanshan Ni and Anna Chu

represented our Chapter at HITEC 2009, serving as

attended the 2008 HFTP Annual Convention. The

student helpers. There were a total of 23 student

convention included many informative seminars in

helpers from ten universities worldwide. Both Kate

the hospitality finance and technology fields, and

and Shanshan were very happy to meet and work

the attendees were very impressed by the fantastic

with these new friends at HITEC.

conference venue – The Gaylord Opryland Resort.

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