People 1st, the sector skills council for the hospitality industry, has partner with Professional Association for Catering Education (PACE) to deliver a joint programme at this year's annual conference.
The Learning and Development Forum and Conference, to be held on 12-13 March in Nottingham, was extended by an additional half day and the two organisations will work together to deliver the programme of talks and interactive sessions.
Annette Allmark, head of accreditation at People 1st, said that the decision to join with PACE and extend the programme to attract both employers and providers was an obvious choice.
"We've long had a great relationship with the PACE team and by joining resources we're confident that delegates will benefit from stimulating discussions around issues that are having a direct impact on their organisations," she explained.
There will be a strong focus on the future of training and quality apprenticeships, and interactive and practical guidance on addressing issues around work readiness, funding and recruitment.
Geoff Booth, chair of PACE, said that the agreement to work with People 1st on the event will ensure that all attendees will benefit from hearing about a range of programmes and initiatives that are happening throughout the industry.
"We're absolutely delighted to have People 1st on board and are really looking forward to the new range of issues and discussions that their inclusion will bring," he said.
"People 1st will help provide that all important link between educators and providers, which will add a new dimension to the event."
More details on the event and how to register can be found online.