‘Taking the Investment Forward – Making the Most of the Investment in Your People and Business to Create Value’, to be held at the Sofitel London Heathrow, at Terminal 5 on Thursday 22nd November 2012.
Setting the scene for HOSPACE 2012 will be a special ‘Leaders Panel’ discussion on the current state of the industry. Putting the 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.
See www.hospace.net/exhibition/video for a short video on last year’s event to whet the appetite.
Another key morning highlight will be a ‘Finance Panel‘ session where one of the greatest challenges currently facing the UK hospitality industry – the crucial issue of obtaining hotel finance – will be examined under the title of ‘Getting the Wheels of Finance to Turn Again’. The distinguished panel of hotel finance experts will include: Sylvia Matthews, Senior Vice President, Finance, Jumeirah Group; John Stuart, Financial Director at BDL Management – the UK’s largest multi brand and hotel management company; Graeme Smith, Partner, Zolfo Cooper Corporate Finance, who leads Zolfo Cooper’s activities in the hotel sector; and Tim Helliwell, Head of Hotel Finance, Hospitality & Leisure Team, Barclays Bank.
The ‘Hospitality IT Debate’ entitled: ‘Can outsourced IT services really support the needs of Hospitality IT for both internal business requirements and guest services?’ Participants include: Jeremy Ward, Senior Vice President IT, Kempinski Hotels; Chris Huggett, Senior Vice President Networking Business, EMEA, Hewlett Packard; Paul Missen, Vice President Technology EMEA, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group; Joanne Stanford, Group IT Director, De Vere Group; and Raman (RP) Rama, Principal Vice President and Chief Technology Officer/Chief Information Officer at JHM Hotels, and President of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP).
The Revenue Management session will be asking the question: ‘What is the Revenue Management contribution to strategy and future leadership in hospitality?’ Participants include: Chris Cooper, Group Director of Revenue management, Rocco Forte Hotels; Pamela Carvell, Owner of Pampas Marketing and Life President, Hotel Marketing Association; Mark White, General Manager, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels at Chelsea Football Club; and Jim Cockell, Group IT Solutions Director, National Express.
Programme of 21 industry specific Educational Workshops – all led by leading specialists in their subjects.
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.
The event’s grand finale Gala Dinner – including the signature ‘HOSPA Pub Quiz’ – is one of the traditional social networking highlights of the Conference.
HOSPACE 2012 promises to also be an invaluable for networking, professional updating – through expert presentations, panel forums and educational workshops – and experiencing Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
See www.hospace.net/conference/programme for the full programme.
Day only pricing starts at £162.50 for members – that is £135 ex. VAT for a day’s development and education!
For bookings and further details for HOSPACE 2012, contact the HOSPA Membership Services Office on telephone: 01202 889 430; fax: 01202 887 967; or email: email@example.com