UKHospitality has unveiled the programme for Shaping the Future, the association’s annual conference.
Detailing unique insights from key industry speakers, the agenda addresses the significant themes facing the sector including the state of the nation, challenges and opportunities, and how, together with government, industry can safeguard future success.
Shaping the Future will hear from 50 speakers from across the hospitality and political world, including key opinion formers and influencers from government, Yo! Sushi, IHG, Be At One and TripAdvisor, presenting to the industry’s most senior figures.
More than 500 business leaders from across the sector will discuss the opportunities, reflect on the current outlook and explore the potential for collaboration with government.
From a single platform, Shaping the Future will cement the voice of the industry as a single unified voice for all hospitality businesses.
Through the insights of political officials, business leaders and UKHospitality, Shaping the Future will lay the ground work to facilitate government’s understanding of the industry, its economic contribution, and how it can support the UK’s third largest private sector employer that employs 2.9 million people.
Commenting on the event, UKHospitality chief executive, Kate Nicholls, said: “Building on the success of the British Hospitality Association’s Hospitality and Tourism Summit and the ALMR’s Spring Conference, this event will amalgamate the best and most timely discussions from the accommodation, food service, leisure, pubs and bars sectors and dissect what the future has in store for our sector.
“We have a dynamic line up of topics and speakers who will provide specialist high level insight on their key areas.
“As UKHospitality’s first industry-wide event it will be the perfect setting for us to detail our plans on how we will champion the interests of the UK’s hospitality businesses and bolster our influence within Government to make hospitality a policy priority and ensure a prosperous future for our industry.”
Shaping the Future will be held July 9th and hosted by Principal Hotel Company at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.