Independent Hotel Show London presented by James Hallam, the trade event for the UK's luxury and boutique hotel industry, returns to Olympia London on 4-5 October 2021 with an impressive array of speakers.
The line-up includes a packed two-day seminar programme with a wide range of insightful content across the Innovation Stage, in partnership with eviivo and dressed by sofa.com, and the Social Business Space, designed by Aorta, along with new feature the Tech Solutions Bar presented by Hospa, which will provide objective, expert tech advice for guests at the show.
Sessions will include ‘The Future of Hospitality' hosted by Robert Richardson, CEO of Institute of Hospitality with panellists 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, who will be setting the hospitality world to rights as they discuss retaining staff, strengthening the reputation of the industry and where to direct future resources and investment.
Elsewhere in the programme, Juliet Kinsman, sustainability editor at Condé Nast Traveller will host an all-star panel for ‘ESG: Building A Sustainable Business Strategy'. Philippa Hughes of The Bull Inn Totnes, Sue Williams, of Whatley Manor Hotel, Will Ashworth of Watergate Bay Hotel and Another Place Hotel Collection and Beach Retreats and James Ghaffari, director of Growth and Product, B Lab UK, who will discuss what it truly means for a hotel to be socially and environmentally responsible.
The Social Business Space will once again be a hub of discussion, debate and learning, as hoteliers are invited to sit down and discuss topics such as rebuilding the urban city hotel, the rise of residences, creating a lifestyle brand and what it means to be an environmentally and socially conscious business.
Independent Hotel Show event director Elena Attanasio commented: "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."
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