HOSPA CEO Jane Pendlebury looks ahead to dates in the HOSPA calendar

June is proving to be an active month for HOSPA Events. We have three separate meetings. The first on June 10th is covering the very important topic of Keeping Guest Data Secure at The Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel. We will be looking at both the cyber threat and also the on-going attention necessary to stay ahead of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which have now been in effect for a year. In many cases hotels and related businesses took the opportunity to clear out old and out-of-date data and implement new procedures. But the key is to maintain the urgency that was keeping people awake in the run-up to May 25th, 2018. And the cyber threat is a constant worry for IT Directors across all industries, the world over. Hotels are no exception - and arguably a bigger target than other businesses. 

Our second meeting is our always popular and well attended annual breakfast meeting with BDO in its office at 55 Baker Street, London. BDO never fails to deliver concise, clear, yet detailed explanations of current hot financial topics. A great number of HOSPA members are qualified accountants and the BDO presentations always strike the right chord to satisfy their desire for full facts and implications whilst not baffling the other hoteliers in the audience. If you can attend on 13th June, I would recommend it. 

Our third event is in Scotland on June 26th. HOSPA sponsors Criton are hosting a networking event at the new Kimpton Hotel in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh. It promises to be an evening full of fun and networking. This is a must-attend event for our Scottish members and those travelling to the area at the end of June.  All of these events promise to be well attended and full of great content. Be sure not to miss out - reserve your place now by emailing us at HOSPA@HOSPA.org