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HOSPACE returns with unique keynote event for 50th anniversary special

One of the hospitality industry’s biggest events is returning to the Royal Lancaster London later this year, as delegates from the UK and beyond prepare for HOSPACE.

Hosted by hospitality association, HOSPA, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, the one-day annual conference is set to be bigger and better than ever in 2019, with a unique keynote event in the form of a live podcast.

Presented by Cloudreach, Cloudbusting Live will be based on the organisation’s podcast series, Cloudbusting, which aims to deliver serious and informative messaging in a light-hearted way.

The live show, which is due to take place in the main auditorium straight after lunch, will focus on the digital transformation journey using cloud computing, and the potential benefits and challenges to the hospitality industry.

Alongside Cloudreach’s Cloud Strategist Jeremy Ward, his co-host Dave Chapman and their producer, Dan Tovey, the special HOSPACE live show will feature special guests Floor Bleeker, CIO MEA and Global Strategic Programs at Accor and President of HTNG, and Stephanie Timsit, former Director of Finance at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London and One Hyde Park Residence and Director at Magnolia Finance Consulting.

Jeremy said, “We’ve been doing the show now for the last eight months. We think of it as an infotainment show – our aim is to help larger enterprise organisations move to public cloud and go through the digital transformation journey. There are some fairly serious subject matters, but we take a light-hearted look at them and try to have a bit of fun.

“The live podcast will address cloud computing and digital transformation trends in relation to hospitality, I’ve worked in hospitality for many years and have been to many conferences and we wanted to come up with something unique that the audience would not have seen before”

This year will mark Cloudreach’s first appearance at HOSPACE and Jeremy said they are looking forward to it.

He said: “It’s our first time with Cloudreach, but I’ve been attending HOSPACE for many years. It’s a wonderful event because it benefits all senior hospitality professionals from a mix of finance, revenue and IT backgrounds. Other conferences usually have a very singular focus. Plus, as it’s only a day long you get a lot of value from the day and it’s fantastic for networking.”

HOSPACE returns to the Royal Lancaster London on Thursday, 28th November, and provides delegates with an opportunity to learn about the latest issues and developments in all things commercial within hospitality, as well as network with an international line-up of experts, speakers and exhibitors.

Jane Pendlebury, CEO of HOSPA, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Jeremy and the team to HOSPACE this year. With 2019 marking our 50th anniversary, this year’s event is set to be one of our best yet. The team from Cloudreach is sure to make a huge impact with their live podcast. I’ve worked with Jeremy for a number of years, and I know that with his sense of humour, it’s sure to be incredibly entertaining, as well as informative.

“I can’t wait to see how it goes on the day and I’m sure everyone in attendance will thoroughly enjoy it. We are continuously looking at ways in which we can push the boundaries and make each year better than the last, always with our delegates in mind.”

Sponsorship at HOSPACE provides an invaluable platform to get your brand seen by hundreds of hospitality professionals during the event and on the HOSPACE website.

To find out more about the sponsorship opportunities or exhibition packages available at HOSPACE, or to book your place, please visit

HOSPA members will receive discounted delegate prices to HOSPACE 2019. To enquire about this and other membership benefits, email or call 0203 418 8196.

For more information on HOSPA, please visit

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