The Big Hospitality Conversation – A Day to Sparkle

We know a good conversation can lead to great things, this is why we established The Big Hospitality Conversation.

The British Hospitality Association welcome you to the Big Hospitality Conversation taking place on 7th September 2015 at The Dorchester Park Lane.

Please join us from 9am for registration, with the Big Hospitality Conversation itself running from 10am until 1pm. The Big Conversation comprises of seminars across work experience, apprenticeships and youth employment, in which we hear from young people and business leaders alike. We are calling on you to join the 2,500 hospitality businesses who have already pledged to create over 43,000 opportunities within our industry.  

Please join us for lunch and networking after, and visit the careers event running until 3.30pm showcasing housekeeping opportunities across a wide range of businesses. 

The Big Hospitality Conversation is the bellwether campaign of the Hospitality & Tourism industry. The Big Hospitality Conversation has a threefold mission:

  1. To promote Hospitality as a career of choice

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) estimates that some 80% of leaders in our industry achieved their executive, franchisee/ownership, chef and management positions by working their way up. The Big Hospitality Conversation is the BHA’s flagship campaign promoting great career journeys and the sheer breadth of hospitality jobs. We need every business in the United Kingdom to get behind this campaign, and to play their part in abolishing the current misconception of Hospitality jobs being ‘low-skilled’, ‘low paid’ and leading to ‘dead-ends’.

  1. To facilitate meaningful dialogue between young jobseekers and employers

Over 2,500 hospitality Chief Executives and HR Directors have connected with young jobseekers across the UK to generate over 43,000 new jobs, apprenticeships and structured work placements in our industry in the past 18 months.

  1. To demonstrate the power of the industry to create jobs, especially for young people

Our target is to create 60,000 hospitality career opportunities for 16 to 24 year olds by 2016. Through The Big Hospitality Conversation, the BHA encourages members to ‘pledge’ their new job, apprenticeship or placement opportunities.

Working with our partners, we offer support and guidance to our members where it is needed. We celebrate not just the numbers of careers that our members are helping to grow, but the narratives of the young lives that are being changed for the better.

We look forward to you joining us for this exciting event on the 7th September, at The Dorchester, Park Lane and encourage you to bring your HR Director along.

P.S. There is limited availability for this VIP event, places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis and will go quickly. Please note we will admit only one representative per company.

To find out even more about the initiative have a look at our website Follow links to see pictures and videos.

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