September 25th 2012 | Top Hospitality Industry Executives Named for ‘Leaders Panel’ at HOSPACE 2012
‘Taking the Investment Forward – Making the Most of the Investment in Your People and Business to Create Value’ is the title of HOSPACE 2012, HOSPA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition for Hospitality Finance, Revenue Management, IT and Commercial Professionals to be held on 22nd November.
HOSPA is delighted to announce the prestigious line-up of top hospitality industry executives who have agreed to participate in a special ‘Leaders Panel’ discussion at HOSPACE 2012.
Putting the current hottest hospitality issues, trends and developments under the microscope will be: HOSPA President Robert Cook, Chief Executive of De Vere Hotels & Village Urban Resorts; Surinder Arora, Founder and Chairman of Arora Hotels; Grant Hearn, Chief Executive, Travelodge; Angela Vickers, Managing Director, Apex Hotels; and Stephen Cassidy, Area Vice President at Hilton Worldwide.
Under the skilful guidance of HOSPA Chairman Paul Dukes – also Chairman at Kew Green Hotels – the Leaders Panel will examine subjects ranging from the impact, both present and future, of the UK and global economies; the legacy of the UK’s summer’s events; the latest legislation and the need for even stronger Government support – particularly a significant VAT rate reduction for the UK tourism sector, to meeting current guest expectations; ‘best practice’ revenue management; and the best use of social media, ecommerce and ever changing technology.
The ‘Leaders Panel’ will help set the scene for HOSPA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition ‘HOSPACE 2012’, entitled: ‘Taking the Investment Forward – Making the Most of the Investment in Your People and Business to Create Value’, which is to be held on 22 November at the Sofitel London Heathrow, Terminal 5.
Commenting on the Leaders Panel, HOSPA Chief Executive Carl Weldon said: “HOSPACE 2012 is extremely pleased to welcome and benefit from such an influential and experienced team of top industry executives. They will provide delegates with a balanced and insightful view about the current and future challenges and opportunities for the UK hospitality industry; and how these can be converted into long-term gain for the profession.”
In addition to the ‘Leaders Panel’ discussion, other highlights of HOSPACE 2012 –designed for Hospitality Finance, Revenue Management, IT and Commercial Professionals – include: a top-level Finance Panel discussion on ’Getting the wheels of Hotel Finance to turn again’; a Revenue Management session asking the question: ‘What is the Revenue Management contribution to strategy and future leadership in hospitality?’; a ‘Hospitality IT Debate’ entitled: ‘Can outsourced IT services really support the needs of Hospitality IT for both internal business requirements and guest services?’; and a programme of 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.
For regularly updated information on HOSPACE 2012 (HOSPA Conference and IT Exhibition), visit the HOSPACE 2012 website at:. For bookings and further details for HOSPACE 2012, contact the HOSPA Membership Services Office on telephone: 01202 889430; fax: 01202 887967; or email: .