UK: The Independent Hotel Show, presented by James Hallam, has unveiled its seminar programme across the two day trade show at Olympia London, 4-5 October 2021.
At the Innovation Stage, in partnership with eviivo and dressed by sofa.com, sessions will range from reviving the urban hotel, sensory design, and changing the hotel framework.
On the second day, CEO of the Institute of Hospitality Robert Richardson will host a conversation on The Future of Hospitality. He will be joined by Chris Gamm of Springboard, David Taylor of Lore Group, Julia Sibley of The Savoy Educational Trust, Kathy Dyball of Caterer.com, and Sally Beck of Royal Lancaster London.
Juliet Kinsman, sustainability editor at Condé Nast Traveller, will also host a session on ESG. She will be joined by Will Ashworth of Watergate Bay Hotel and Another Place, James Ghaffari of B Lab UK, Sue Williams of Whatley Manor Hotel, and Philippa Hughes of The Bull Inn Totnes.
At the Social Business Space, designed by Aorta, hoteliers will debate and discuss topics such as marketing, rebuilding city hotels, recruitment and retention, and more.
Independent Hotel Show event director Elena Attanasio, said: “The Independent Hotel Show programme is packed with content aimed directly at our audience of boutique, luxury and independent hoteliers. We know the specific issues, trends and challenges that affect our audience and work hard to provide practical, implementable thought leadership alongside more wide-ranging analysis and insight.”
Sue Williams, general manager of Whatley Manor, said: “Independent Hotel Show is an essential event to attend if you wish to keep moving your business forward. So many inspiring speakers on relevant subjects that challenge us all. It is one of our industry events that I always prioritise in the diary.”