The Big Hospitality Conversation
The Winter Gardens, Blackpool
Wednesday 8th June 2016
09.00am - 16.00pm
We know a good conversation can lead to great things, this is why we want you to join us for the Big Hospitality Conversation taking place on 8th June 2016 at The Winter Gardens
This event will showcase the UK's vibrant hospitality & tourism industry, celebrate leading employers and inspire the next generation of hospitality leaders.
The Big Hospitality Conversation is the bellwether campaign of the Hospitality & Tourism industry. The Big Hospitality Conversation has a threefold mission:
- 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’.
- To facilitate meaningful dialogue between young jobseekers and employers
Over 3,000 hospitality Chief Executives and HR Directors have connected with young jobseekers across the UK to generate over 48,000 new jobs, apprenticeships and structured work placements in our industry since the start of the campaign in 2012.
- 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.
The event will host morning panel sessions and key note speeches from renowned industry leaders, we then welcome you to join us for a networking lunch, and to visit our sparkling hospitality careers exhibition. This will showcase career opportunities with leading businesses in the Hospitality & Tourism industry.
We look forward to you joining us for this exciting event on Wednesday 8th June, at The Winter Gardens and encourage you to bring your HR Director along.
To find out even more about the initiative have a look at our website bha.org.uk/bhconversation.