The Big Hospitality Conversation
City Hall, London
Monday, 21st September 2015
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 21st September 2015 at London City Hall.
This event will showcase the vibrant restaurant and food service industry of our capital, celebrate leading employers and inspire the next generation of restaurateurs.
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 2,500 hospitality Chief Executives and HR Directors have connected with young jobseekers across the UK to generate over 44,000 new jobs, apprenticeships and structured work placements in our industry in the past 20 months.
- 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 in the chamber followed by the Big Conversation and networking lunch in the London Living Room.
The lower ground area will also showcase career opportunities in the restaurant industry with an employer exhibition hosting businesses including our key sponsor OCS and Ed’s Easy Diner, Babylon Roof Gardens, Ned’s Noodle Bar, Benugo, Searcy’s, Whitbread Restaurants, Costa and more.
We look forward to you joining us for this exciting event on Monday 21st September, at City Hall and encourage you to bring your HR Director along. Places are limited, so click the button below to secure your place!
To find out even more about the initiative have a look at our website bha.org.uk/bhconversation.