We've some great speakers for Hospitality Exchange 2023. Let's meet them.
A wily team of three keeping us on topic, in order and on time.
A multi-talent expert, renowned in the hospitality industry, Tim brings his considerable knowledge and interest in people to the fore as he oversees a session focusing recruiting for the future, on coping with being “crazy busy and the opinions of Gen Z.
An exciting line-up of industry experts and inspirational leaders join us for this year's programme.
A meteoric culinary career from commis chef at 15 to head chef at 26, Tom Booton will speak about his passion for the industry, what it’s like to have you name above the door at the restaurant in one of the world's most iconic hotels and reinventing the grill menu using great produce and a classic twist.
It’s been a busy time with flagship properties selling for record prices, Tom will give the inside track on the local hotel market, current trends, valuations and perhaps a sneaky peak at what’s for sale and what’s not.
Sailing around the world gave Stuart a different perspective on hotel stays and an insight into the damage to global infrastructure which led to the creation of “hometel”, offering a different accommodation option and a commitment to protecting the planet. The fourth “hometel” will open in Belfast in Autumn 2023.
Industry experts and influencers join us to chat about big issues, hot topics and give their opinion on the future.
Sarah is an apprentice with the Galgorm Collection and has taken on a “roaming” role where she moved around all the kitchens and thus developed into one of the strongest students with great potential. A budding culinary talent, Sarah was one of a select few students chosen to represent SERC in Nashville for 3 weeks in a student placement programme.
Dr Joanne Stuart
With a career spanning over 35 years in Irish tourism, Ruth is currently Chief Executive of the ITOA Ireland, and a Director of ITIC and Tourism Ireland.
Business tourism is a vital sector for Northern Ireland. Julia from ICC Belfast will give her insights into this sector, its ability to transform tourism and the role of a leading venue.