Hospitality Exchange Programme
Tuesday 17th October 2023
09.45 - £45
A new perspective on people including managing productivity and attracting new staff, compered by Tim Browne.
Adrian Ellis from the Lowry Hotel on changing the industry image and engaging with schools.
Behind the Pass
The Grill at the Dorchester Head Chef, Tom Booton, on his journey from commis chef at 15 to heading up his own restaurant on Park Lane.
Gen Z Speaks
Hear what attracts young people to the industry - perspective, passion and purpose.
Crazy Busy Zena Everett presents a lively masterclass on managing time, talent and energy. Each delegate will receive a free book - The Crazy Busy Cure - a productivity book for people with no time for productivity books.
Mingle with Mocktails
14.30 - Free
Networking after lunch or before the AGM with some special mocktail creations.
15.30 - Free to Members
Annual General Meeting for NIHF Members.
Wednesday 18th October 2023 - AM
08.00 - £35
A hearty start to the day with a big breakfast and business update hosted by veteran journalist, Mark Simpson.
Hotel Performance & Forecast
STR data, detail and a dive into the future with Sarah Duignan.
Sales & Valuations
Savills’ hotel specialist, Tom Barrett, on the current marketplace.
Adrian Patton, ASM, on the rising costs of a bedroom over the last ten years.
The True Value of Tourism
Economist Andrew Webb delves into the economic power of tourism.
Tourism - A Transformative Sector
Industry discussion on the sector’s robustness, diversification and global opportunities.
The Green Dream Yannick Cabrol from EY presents tourism: a sustainable future.
Tourism Outlook Insights into the coming year from Tourism Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland.
Wednesday 18th October 2023 - PM
13.00 - £60
Stuart Godwin from the Lamington Group on sailing, sustainability and creating the room2 hometel brand.