‘Save the date’ 2016 BHA Summit Announced

BHA Summit themeThe British Hospitality Association has announced details of the fifth Hospitality & Tourism Summit, which will be held on Monday 27th June 2016 at The Grange St. Paul’s Hotel.

The BHA Summit has become known as the Davos of hospitality and tourism, attracting leaders, CEOs, politicians, investors, and suppliers to discuss the issues that matter most within the industry.

Global Hospitality Services (GHS) and its London Hotel Partner, Grange Hotels will host The Summit at their London City flagship, The Grange St. Paul’s Hotel.

The 2016 agenda for the Summit focuses on issues affecting the whole industry including alleviating the impact of National Living Wage; our industry’s stance on the Europe In-Out debate; continued devolution; gaining competitive advantage in the global tourism marketplace; making the digital economy work for our industry; improving profits; and future trends.

Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association expressed: “The Summit is the Davos of Hospitality & Tourism; connecting leaders of the UK Plc who are seeking solutions to the big issues affecting our industry. It provides an exclusive platform for inspiration, innovation and debate. It is our ambition to ensure the future success of our industry and a level playing field for tourism and hospitality businesses that operate in the UK.

Jonathan Worsley, Chairman, Bench Events said “We would like to thank GHS and Grange Hotels for hosting The Summit for the first time this year.”

Nick Varney, Chairman of the BHA continued: "We are looking forward to welcoming our industry colleagues to The Hospitality & Tourism Summit.  With the support of our industry, The Summit is a proven way of engaging with government in a transparent and open way where we can all participate in discussing and influencing the policies and initiatives needed to grow our industry.”

Gergana Halatcheva, Senior Vice President, Global Hospitality Services commented, "We are very excited to be sponsoring the 2016 Hospitality & Tourism Summit and grateful to our partner Grange Hotels for hosting the event. As an international hospitality service provider for independent hotels, combining local expertise with a global presence, we recognise the value of this event to our partners and peers across the industry.”

Tony Matharu, Managing Director of Grange Hotels said, "In partnership with GHS, Grange Hotels are delighted to host this premier conference. The Summit provides a unique opportunity to gain important knowledge from the panel debates, to learn from inspiring keynote speakers and to engage in productive networking sessions. The Summit is the event for key people in the hospitality industry and delegates can be sure we will provide the ideal environment to support them on 27th June.”

Registration for The Hospitality & Tourism Summit is now open summit.bha.org.uk

Organised by the British Hospitality Association and Bench Events

Host Sponsor: Global Hospitality Services; Host Venue: Grange Hotels; Sponsors: American Express, Barclays Bank, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, Bidvest, Discover Global Network, Nestlé Professional, Sky and TripAdvisor

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