Hospitality Exchange Programme
Tuesday 12th October 2021
Skills, Shortages & Solutions
Pamela Ballantine welcomes delegates to this session on coping with the labour market.
The Challenge Industry expert, Sean Wheeler, in conversation about people.
The Labour Market Economist, Andrew Webb, on wage inflation and local employment.
Hoteliers Charter Sally Beck from the Royal Lancaster on her drive to improve industry image.
The Chef Story Michael Wignall on his journey from BMX bikes to Michelin Star.
The Solution Tim Browne explores staff engagement and other solutions.
The Debate A short panel discussion on the staffing crisis facing the industry.
Hotel & Hospitality Heroes We'll recognise those nominated for their outstanding contribution to the hospitality sector - from hotels to suppliers.
Annual General Meeting for NIHF Members.
Wednesday 13th October 2021 - AM
Hosted by Mark Simpson, join us for a session packed with data, details and discussion. And, a nice breakfast too!
The Hotel Report NIHF will launch a new report on the 2021 industry position.
The Data Sarah Duignan, STR, will look at industry performance in more detail.
The Marketplace Tom Barrett on hotel sales and investments.
The Economic Outlook Neil Gibson, EY Chief Economist, on recovery of tourism.
The Restoration Niall Gibbons and John McGrillen from Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI on enabling future success.
The Success Story Michael Williamson, Director ASM, reflects on the sector's growth pre-pandemic.
The Industry Debate The expert panel considers the sector, hopes for the future and how we need to move forward. Questions from the floor encouraged!
Wednesday 13th October 2021 - PM
Gordon Lyons MLA, Minister for the Economy, on support for the sector and the Executive position on growing the economy with tourism.