BHA reveals full Hospitality and Tourism Summit programme

20 May 2013 by
BHA reveals full Hospitality and Tourism Summit programme

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has revealed full details of the programme for the Hospitality and Tourism Summit 2013.

The 11 June event will include an address from employment minister Mark Hoban on the industry's jobs pledge, IHG chief executive Richard Solomon's perspective on the industry's place in a global marketplace and a look to the future from Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group.

The second Hospitality and Tourism Summit will examine how to deliver on the Olympic legacy and unlock the industry's potential for job creation, while also challenging decision makers to back hospitality and build Britain's competitiveness.

BHA chief executive Ufi Ibrahim said: "The BHA is the agenda-setter of the hospitality and tourism industry and the Summit is the industry's opportunity to come together and speak to government with a united voice and ensure that they listen and act upon our agenda for growth."

Full summit programme

08.40 - 09.20: Day One: welcome to a new era
Hosted by:
•Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive, British Hospitality Association
•Jonathan Worsley, Chairman, Bench Events

The future is ours: how hospitality can change lives •Alan Parker CBE, Chairman, British Hospitality Association

World leaders: British hospitality's place in a global marketplace •Richard Solomons, CEO, InterContinental Hotels Group

Partners for change: working in partnership to make things happen •Sir John Armitt CBE, Chairman, Olympic Delivery Authority

09.20 - 09.40: The New Normal: thriving and surviving in tough times •Dr Andrew Sentance CBE, Senior Economic Adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers

09.40 - 09.50: Interview for inspiration •Surinder Arora, Owner and Chairman, Arora International Hotels
•Robert Webb QC, General Counsel, Rolls-Royce

09.50 - 10.10: Be prepared: lessons from today to prepare for tomorrow •Willie Walsh, CEO, International Airlines Group; Chairman, London Chamber of Commerce

10.10 - 11.00: Think Global, Act National
Scene setter
•Simon Vincent, President EMEA, Hilton Worldwide
Chaired by: •Robert Webb QC, General Counsel, Rolls-Royce
Panellists: •Angela Brav, Chief Executive Europe, InterContinental Hotels Group
•Ning Ning Yu, President, China International Travel Service
•Faith Taylor, Senior Vice President, Sustainability & Innovation, Wyndham Worldwide
•Peter Verhoeven, Chief Operating Officer, Ibis Europe

11.00 - 11.30: Coffee Break

11.30 - 11.40: People power: mobilising employee success •Lance Batchelor, CEO, Domino's Pizza Group plc

11.40 - 11.50: United we stand: the power of a united industry •Alastair Storey, Chairman, BaxterStorey

11.50 - 12.10: Up close and personal: introducing the 'social customer' •Christopher Rodrigues CBE, Chairman, VisitBritain
•Nigel Huddleston, Industry Head, Travel at Google
•Jim Eccleston, Director, TNS

12.10 - 12.25: Special keynote •The Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State, DCMS

12.25 - 13.00: From good to GREAT: strategies for success
Chaired by:
•Gordon Innes, CEO, London & Partners
Panellists: •James Berresford, Chief Executive, VisitEngland
•Lord Lee of Trafford, Chairman, All-Party Parliamentary Group (Tourism)
•Lord Clement Jones, London Managing Partner, DLA Piper
•Dermont King, Director, Bourne Leisure; Managing Director, Butlins

13.00 - 14.00: Lunch

14.00 - 14.10: The Big Hospitality Conversation: the topic on everyone's lips •Patrick Dempsey OBE, Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels and

14.10 - 14.20: Special keynote •Steve Holliday, CEO, National Grid

14.20 - 14.30: Inspiring the next generation •Phil Hooper, Corporate Affairs Director, Sodexo UK

14.30 - 14.40: Pipeline to success •Amanda Brady, HR Director, Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants
•John Forrest, Chief Operating Officer, Premier Inn
•The apprentices

14.40 - 15.00: Combating unemployment •Peter Lederer CBE, Chairman, Gleneagles Hotel; Chairman, International Leadership School, HIT Scotland
•The jobseekers

15.00 - 15.30: Coffee Break

15.30 - 15.35: The youth of today: widening opportunities for young people •Jill McDonald, President and CEO, McDonald's UK

15.35 - 15.50: The big pledge: unveiling the industry's pledge for jobs •Mark Hoban MP, Minister of State for Employment

15.50 - 16.05: Special keynote •The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Financial Secretary to HM Treasury

16.05 - 16.30: From pledges to action
Chaired by:
•Heiko Figge, Head of Hospitality & Leisure, Moorfield Group
Panellists: •Ian Sarson, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland
•Calum Ross, Proprietor, Loch Melfort Hotel & Restaurant
•Andrew Evans, Managing Director, St Bride's Spa Hotel, Saundersfoot
•Thomas Dubaere, Managing Director, Accor UK & Ireland
•CiarÁ¡n Fahy, CEO, Ellerman Hotels

16.30 - 16.45: Breaking the mould: platform for the future? •Ufi Ibrahim , Chief Executive, British Hospitality Association
•Anne Pierce MBE, CEO, Springboard UK

For more information regarding The Hospitality and Tourism Summit 2013, email Philippa Brady at or call the BHA offices on 020 7404 7744

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