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American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Leader to Provide Keynote Address

The Greater D.C. Hotel Chapter of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) is hosting an educational and networking event on the state of the hospitality sector in the D.C. metro region on April 21, 2016.

The event titled, “The State of the Hospitality Industry & Its Impact on the DC/VA/MD Region,” will feature a keynote address by Matt MacLaren, Esq., Senior Vice President of Member Relations at AH&LA.

The presentation will provide a preview of the upcoming AH&LA Legislative Action Summit, which aims to unite the lodging industry on the most impactful advocacy issues. These include moving the needle on technology and distribution issues, as well as leveling the playing field with short-term online rentals, and much more.

“The hospitality sector in the D.C. metro region is undergoing a significant transformation where the intersection of technology and increased demand is creating enhanced growth opportunities for area hotels,” said Diann Turner, President of the HFTP Washington, D.C. Chapter and Director of Business Development for Netlink Resource Group. “Matt’s insights will help regional hoteliers gain an understanding of legislative opportunities that will directly impact their businesses.”

The event will take place at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on April 21, 2016. The cost to attend is $40 for members and $45 for non-members. To register email hftpdc@gmail.com.  Please RSVP by April 15, 2016.

HFTP is a global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs, and other hospitality-related businesses. Founded in 1952, HFTP provides first-class educational events, networking, certifications and resources to over 5,000 members worldwide.

Headquartered in Washington D.C., AH&LA provides focused advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for an industry of more than 53,000 lodging properties.