Richard Lewis – CEO, Interchange & Consort Hotels, Best Western Hotels, Beacon Purchasing

Richard Lewis has over thirty years’ experience in service industries with thirteen years in international

markets including Libya, Egypt, the U.A.E. and Jordan. He has spent the majority of his time in hospitality and

related businesses.

Lewis has held senior roles with EMI, Forte, Le Meridien, CNN Turner Broadcasting and Preferred Hotel Group.

Lewis has an in-depth understanding of e-commerce after helping to pioneer the transformation of travel

booking patterns with WorldRes in the late 1990’s and launching Clickworker’s crowdsourcing platform in the

UK in 2010.

Lewis is an international speaker and panellist who has presented on subjects ranging from ‘Brand though the

eyes of the consumer’ to ‘Internet innovations in Tourism’.