HOSPACE 2013 has been the biggest conference yet, with over 400 delegates from varying disciplines across the hospitality industry. The event was an opportunity to meet liked minded people, listen to some very interesting views from Industry experts and gain a real insight into the key issues affecting the sector.
Knowledge and Connections for Technology, Finance, and Revenue Management Professionals in Hospitality
HOSPACE is a one-day annual conference and exhibition hosted by HOSPA which is the UK's leading educational organisation for Professionals involved in Financial Management, Revenue Management and IT within the hospitality industry.
HOSPACE 2013 will enable UK and international delegates to get an informed and cutting-edge view from an international line-up of inspirational experts – all icons in their own field – about the latest key financial, revenue and IT management issues and developments; as well as the commercial aspects that connect these together to maximise profitability and create value.
HOSPA is delighted to announce the line-up of top hospitality industry experts for HOSPACE 2013’s annual ‘Leaders Panel’ discussion on ‘Key issues, trends and developments facing the industry today’.
Putting the current hottest topics under the microscope will be: HOSPA President Robert Cook, Chief Executive of De Vere Hotels & Village Urban Resorts; Heiko Figge, former Managing Director of Guoman and Thistle Hotels and currently head of private equity company Moorfield Group’s hospitality portfolio; Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director of Red Carnation Hotels; and Stewart Campbell, Managing Director of Redefine BDL Hotels which develops and manages branded and independent hotels.
The panellists will examine the hospitality’s industry’s hottest topics – ranging from the Government’s attitude to the hospitality industry, the UK’s non-competitive tourism VAT rate compared with other European countries, and the difficult visa process for international visitors, to job creation, the best use of social media and ecommerce, and the costs of sourcing and procurement.
In addition to the ‘Leaders Panel’ discussion, other highlights of HOSPACE 2013 – designed for Hospitality Finance, Revenue Management, IT and Commercial Professionals – include: a top-level Finance Panel discussion on ‘The changing face of the funding landscape for the hospitality sector’; a thought-provoking Hospitality IT Debate on ‘Is Technology good for the hotel/hospitality business?’; and a highly informative Revenue Management Debate on ‘Integrating all the feeds for Revenue Management’. In addition, delegates will be able to benefit from HOSPACE’s popular, highly topical programme of hospitality industry specific educational workshops – all led by top specialists in their subjects.
As in past years, HOSPACE will be supported by a growing and increasingly influential exhibition of hospitality technology solutions – providing delegates with a ‘one stop shop’ to view and interact with the latest and ‘best in class’ technologies – covering all eventualities for any hospitality business, whether they be start-up, established independent, or multi chain-owned, operations.
If you would like to register your interest in exhibiting next year or would like more information about the exhibition click on the registration button below or call +44 (0) 1202 889430
As Revenue Management becomes an increasingly established force in the hospitality industry alongside the rapid development in communications technology and social media, a panel of top experts at HOSPACE 2013 will be looking at how revenue managers can collate all their information streams into a cohesive picture.
The 2013 programme of 21 really practical and topical ‘Educational Workshops’ – designed to put ‘theory into practice’ – have been unveiled for HOSPA’s Annual HOSPACE Conference and IT Exhibition on Thursday, 21 November.