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HOSPA announces exciting Autumn 2017 line-up of seminars and discussions not just for HOSPA members

HOSPA – the Association providing unparalleled support for hospitality’s Finance, Revenue Management, Marketing and IT professionals with career development, networking and up-dating on industry trends and developments – is delighted to announce its highly topical autumn line-up of discussions and seminars, open not just to HOSPA members but the hospitality industry as a whole.

The HOSPA autumn programme for September 2017:

·       Thursday 21 September

Bridging the gap between traditional and technology

Venue: The Rubens at the Palace

39 Buckingham Palace Road

               London SW1W 0PS

Time:     6pm

Cost:      £10 for non-HOSPA members; free for HOSPA members

Bookings: E:

                   T: 0203 418 8196

                How Red Carnation’s Rubens at the Palace and Hotel 41, both in London’s Buckingham

                Palace Road, have themselves met the challenge of blending traditional service with

                the cutting-edge technology demanded by today’s guests.

·       Thursday 28 September

Staff and Skills Issues in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector – seminar hosted by Mazars and run in conjunction with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Tourism and Hospitality Group, and the British Hospitality Association (BHA).

Venue: Mazars

 Tower Bridge House

              St. Katherine’s Way

              London E1W 1DD

Time:    5.30pm for 6pm

Cost:     £10 for non-HOSPA members; free for HOSPA members

Bookings: E:

                   T: 0203 418 8196

Speakers include:  Jon Claypole, Partner, Tax Investigations and Employer Solutions, Mazars;

Richard Karmel, Partner, Business and human Rights, Mazars

                                   John Guthrie, Employment Policy Adviser, British Hospitality Association

    Moderator:          Gareth Jones, Partner – Head of Entrepreneurial Services and Head of

                                   Hospitality and Leisure, Mazars

         Topics will include the sensitive service charge/tronc issue; the National Minimum   

         Wage; staff uniforms; employee accommodation; and the impact of the Modern

          Slavery Act.

The HOSPA autumn programme for October 2017:

·       Thursday 5 October

For hoteliers ONLY: HOSPA and Atos 1st Annual Roundtable Event: ‘Transforming Hospitality, embracing Digital’

Venue: Atos Business Technology and Innovation Centre

              4 Triton Square

              Regent’s Place

              London NW1 3HG

Time:    3.30pm to 7pm

Cost:     Free for non-HOSPA members and HOSPA members

Speakers include: Juan Antonio Gomez Garcia, Research Analyst BDO UK Leisure and


Focusing on how embracing digital can transform hospitality. An opportunity for hospitality leaders to meet and discuss latest trends impacting the sector, in a strictly no sales environment; and learn from keynote speakers. Delegates will have direct input into the inaugural ‘Directive on Digital Transformation: Hospitality’ report.       

·       Wednesday 18 October

Hotel Asset Managers – Minimising the Pain

How can the relationship between owner and manager – and the value of the hotel – be  optimised?

Venue: Sofitel St James’s Hotel

              Waterloo Place

              London SW1

Time:       6pm for 6.30pm

Cost:         £10 for non-HOSPA members; free for HOSPA members

Bookings: E:

                   T: 0203 418 8196

Speakers include: Katie Benson, Vice President Operations, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

Cody Bradshaw, Senior Vice President and Head of European Hotels,

                                                                                                                                Starwood Capital

                                  Frank Croston, Partner, Hamilton Hotel Partners

                                  Richard Nottage, Owner, Sofitel St James’s and Sofitel Grand, Amsterdam

                                  Hugh Taylor OBE, Chief Executive, Michels & Taylor

Moderator:              Russell Kett, Chairman, HVS London Office

Hotel operators expect their operators to increase their hotels’ revenues, profits and values. Increasingly they are turning to professional hotel asset managers to help ensure this is achieved. So, what are the advantages – and limitations – of bringing in an asset manager? What are the various options – in-house or outsourced? Shouldn’t an experienced hotel operator be able to look after all the owner’s interests without such ‘interferences’ or can each bring out the best in the other? How can it be a mutually rewarding, enlightening and productive relationship? These questions and more will be addressed by the expert panel. 


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