UK: The Independent Hotel Show London, organised by Montgomery Group, has released its full agenda ahead of the event on 16-17 October at Olympia London.
On the Innovation Stage, in partnership with eviivo and designed by New Heritage Design, day one will kick off with VisitEngland’s Janet Uttley and Kate Nicholls OBE, CEO of UKHospitality sharing the latest legislation, opportunities and initiatives relevant to the independent hotel sector.
Across the two days, topics on the Innovation Stage will range from wellness and design to breaking down the components of ESG, including sustainability, staff health and wellbeing, transparent marketing, and more.
Over on the Hotel Business stage, in partnership with HotelPartner and designed by Design Command, hoteliers can engage with a number of key issues affecting the independent hotel sector.
Editor – hospitality of Boutique Hotel News, Eloise Hanson, will host a lively discussion on whether hoteliers should outsource their restaurant and bars. She will be speaking with Heleri Rande of HRande Consulting, The NoMad London’s F&B director Megan Zutter, and edyn’s head of experience Jordan Kiziuk.
For hoteliers looking for opportunities to grow and invest, Emily Newman of NewDog PR will be joined by Mohith Sondhi of OakNorth Bank, KSL’s Philip Ward, Nick Davies of The Cottage In The Wood Malvern and Sarah Green of HotelFinance to discuss the practicalities, risks and opportunities of refinancing.
Daniel Twigg of Clockwork Marketing will be leading a discussion on building authentic brands with The PIG Hotels’ Lotti Bruce and Clare Anna, brand Ambassador for Zedwell Hotels, while Ryan Haynes of Haynes MarComs will be joined by The Headland Hotel’s Veryan Palmer and Susanne Williams of Journey Consultancy to discuss the implications and opportunities of AI for the hotel sector.
The Hotel Business Stage will also see the launch of the #IHSPowerHour, where industry leaders and consultants including Andy Banner-Price of The 25 Boutique B&B and Chris King of Lightening Travel Recruitment will be hosting short, 10 minute presenting sharing insights and actionable takeaways for hotel businesses.
In partnership with Mews and designed by New Heritage Design, the Social Business Space will return, focussing on industry trends in an informal, networking environment. Sessions will include Breaking boundaries as GMs of the Future; Advice and guidance on today’s industry issues; and Why hospitality needs a global chartered professional body.
To learn more about this year’s Independent Hotel Show London and to register for a complimentary ticket, click here.