Speakers & Agenda

08:00 REGISTRATION


08:50 OPENING WELCOME

Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive, British Hospitality Association

Jonathan Worsley, Chariman, Bench Events


09:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage


09:10 CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS

CHAIRMAN’S OPENING SPEECH:

Nick Varney, CEO, Merlin Entertainments and Chairman, British Hospitality Association

HOST SPONSOR WELCOME

Thomas Dubaere, Managing Director, UK & Ireland, ACCORHOTELS


09:30 THE ECONOMIC CONTEST

SCENE SETTER:

Gerald Lawless, President and Group CEO, Jumeirah Group


09:45 THE ECONOMIC CONTEST

Hospitality and Tourism is an economic contest between nations. Success in today’s global market requires more than competition. It requires collaboration. In this session, speakers will review the role of influencers, in particular governments, in shaping the Hospitality and Tourism economic contest.

MODERATOR:

Karen Friebe, Partner, BLP

PANEL MEMBERS:

Peter Gowers, CEO, Travelodge

Pedro Ortun, Head of Tourism, European Commission

Margaret Ritchie, MP for South Down

Faith Taylor, SVP, Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Wyndham Worldwide

Brett Tollman, CEO, The Travel Corporation


10:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Boris Johnson MP, Mayor of London


10:50 COFFEE


11:20 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

INTRODUCED BY:

Dermot King, MD Bourne Leisure

Jonathan Bell MLA, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Northern Ireland


11:40 ECONOMIC INSIGHT

Andrew Sentance, Senior Economic Advisor, PwC


11:50 CAPITAL FLOWS

MODERATOR:

Jonathan Hubbard, Head of Investor Services EMEA, JLL

PANEL MEMBERS:

Cody Bradshaw, Senior VP, Acquisitions, Starwood Capital

Coley J. Brenan, Principal, KSL Capital Partners

James RiddellManaging Director, Lone Star Europe

Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson and MD, Bharat Hotels

Mike Saul, Head of Hospitality and Leisure, Barclays

Max Thorne, CEO - Property, SACO


12:30 REINVENTING HOSPITALITY & SERVICE

MODERATOR:

Alastair Storey, Chairman & Chief Executive, WSH

PANEL MEMBERS:

Rod Ainsworth, Director of Regulatory and Legal Strategy, Food Standards Agency

Norbert Hummel, Chairman, FoodServiceEurope

David Loewi, Managing Director, D&D London

Harry Murray MBE, Chairman, Lucknam Park

George Vezza, Managing Director, Nestlé Professional UK and Ireland


13:15 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Martin Brown, Work Services Director for Wales and Employers, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)


13:30 LUNCH


14:25 COMPETITION FOR JAPAN

David Loewi, Managing Director, D&D London; Chairman, The Restaurant Association

Yutaka Ito, Senior Vice President, EMEA; General Manager, London, ANA - All Nippon Airways


14:35 CHANGING THE GAME – CUSTOMERS, TECHNOLOGY OR BUSINESS?

MODERATOR:

Christopher Rodrigues CBE, Chairman, Visit Britain

PANEL MEMBERS:

Manon Antoniazzi, Director of Tourism, Sport and Heritage, Welsh Government

Alison Dolan, Deputy Managing Director, Sky Business

Helena Egan, Director, Industry Relations, TripAdvisor

Kellie GlueckHead of International Merchant Marketing, Discover Financial Services

Isabelle Pinson, Senior Director of Market Management, Northern Europe, Expedia

Terri Scriven, Head of Hospitality, Google UK


15:25 COFFEE

Your opportunity to meet young apprentices from the industry.


15:55 POWER OF ATTRACTION AND INSPIRATION

MODERATOR:

John ForrestChief Operating Officer, Premier Inn; Chairman, Big Hospitality Conversation

PANEL MEMBERS:

Stephen Cassidy, Area Vice President, Hilton Worldwide; Chairman, Hospitality Guild

Grant Cornwell MBE, Chief Executive Office, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

Steve Holliday, CEO, National Grid; Vice Chairman, BITC

Stephen HowardChief Executive, BITC


16:10 COFFEE


16:40 LEADERSHIP THROUGH UNCERTAINTY

MODERATOR:

Ben Twynam, Head of Practice UK, Travel, Leisure & Hospitality, Heidrick & Struggles

PANEL MEMBERS:

Paul FlaumManaging Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants

Jens Hofma, CEO, Pizza Hut

Catherine RoeChief Executive, Elior UK


17:20 CLOSING REMARKS

Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive, British Hospitality Association


17:40 BREAKOUT SESSIONS (30 mins)

BREAKOUT 1: MEET THE SERVICED APARTMENT LEADERS

As the hospitality industry continues to grow and we continue to see consumer driven diversification of experiences. Is the Aparthotel and Serviced Apartment sector, positioned to be the largest growth segment, within the hospitality Industry? Meet the leaders of this sector, moderated by the CEO of the sector’s leading association.

MODERATOR:

James Foice, Managing Director at The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP)

PANEL MEMBERS:

Susan Cully, Managing Director, Marlin Apartments

Russell Kett, Chairman, HVS London Office

Rebecca Hollants Van Loocke, Country General Manager - UK, Germany & Georgia, The Ascott Limited

Sean Worker, President and Chief Executive Officer, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality

BREAKOUT 2: ALLERGENS

The practicalities of running a busy kitchen and a successful food business make compliance with allergens regulations a very difficult task to implement and keep up with. As information for consumers continues to gain momentum with regulators, we as an industry need to get up to speed on our allergens compliance and start laying the ground work for nutrition information. This panel discusses the troubles of allergens compliance, practical solutions and opens into informing customers on nutritional information.

MODERATOR:

Legal & Policy Advisor, British Hospitality Association

PANEL MEMBERS:

Kim Antoniou, Founder and CEO, Kafoodle

Dr Chun-Han Chan, Senior Scientific Officer, Food Allergen Legislation and Risk Assessment Food Allergy Branch

Eileen Steinbock, Head of Health and Nutrition, Brakes

BREAKOUT 3: THE FUTURE AND CURRENT PRACTICALITIES OF HOSPITALITY REVENUE MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY AND FINANCE

HOSPA Community Chairs will discuss the latest trends and practical challenges for Hospitality businesses. Part future – part right now - what you should be looking at in our industry.

MODERATOR:

Carl Weldon, Chief Executive, HOSPA

PANEL MEMBERS:

Paul Nisbett, Chair, HOSPA Finance Community

Michael Heyward, HHS; Deputy Chair, HOSPA Revenue Management Community

BREAKOUT 4: VIP PREMIERER SCREENING

The Heart of Hospitality & Tourism

A programme for the British Hospitality Association made in partnership with ITN Productions.


18:30 EVENING NETWORKING RECEPTION

Continue networking in a Street Fair Style reception hosted by Accor Hotels. 

A raffle prize draw will be held for ‘Chefs Adopt a School’ by The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts.


21:30 CARRIAGES


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