2017 Master Innholders Conference explores the future of hospitality

The Master Innholders 24th Annual General Managers’ Conference titled The Next Generation. An Industry Revolution. will take place 16-17 January 2017 at the newly opened Hilton London Bankside.

Representing the next generation of Hilton hotels, this stunning venue combines urban design, innovation and exemplary service to create an experience that is far from ordinary, making it the ideal host venue for the conference.

 Debbie Taylor FIH MI, Chairman of the Conference Committee and Regional General Manager at Macdonald Hotels, set out to design a conference that educated and inspired delegates on the future of the industry. Commenting on the concept for next year’s must-attend event she said: “This year’s title represents the cyclical evolvement of the hospitality industry and the generations of strategies, design, leadership and customers. The industry is constantly developing to be better and bigger, and the conference signifies this and looks at how we can continue to innovate for generations to come.”

 Speakers at the two-day event will outline the year’s hottest trends to be aware of and the newest legislation to come into play, allowing hoteliers to start 2017 the right way. Peter Hancock FIH MI, Chief Executive, Pride of Britain Hotels is back by popular demand and will chair and share his witty expertise throughout the event.

Confirmed Speakers to date include:

 Leo Johnson, Presenter of Radio 4’s FutureProofing will take to the stage as a keynote speaker and explain his theory of there being three possible cities of the future and how businesses can thrive within them.

Discussing the future of the hotel industry, keynote speaker Olga Polizzi, Deputy Chairman & Director of Design at Rocco Forte Hotels, will explore the many ways that hotels can adapt to survive the modern world without losing the art of traditional hospitality.

Dr Dorian Dugmore, Chief Executive of the Wellness Academy, will return to the conference for a second year to discuss the benefits of corporate wellness and how this can be integrated into the operations of a hotel.

Former Chairman of the Master Innholders and Managing Director of Red Carnation Hotels Jonathan Raggett FIH MI will chair a panel discussion that will stretch the boundaries of the industry and raise some topical issues for the industry.

Tiffany St James, Co-Founder of Transmute, is set to share her ideas and examples of techniques that are designed to inspire operators in the digital art of hotel social media and technology.

Ufi Ibrahim FIH, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association, will outline new legislation affecting the industry over the coming year and discuss the impact they may have on hotels.

Business consultant and motivational speaker, Nigel Risner will demonstrate to delegates how they can operate their businesses at peak performance whilst winning the hearts and minds of their teams.

 Set to be another informative, inspiring and innovative event, the Master Innholders General Managers’ Conference has become a must-attend staple in the hospitality calendar for hoteliers looking to further their industry knowledge and network with their peers.

Take advantage of the early bird offer and receive 4 tickets for the price of 3 (lowest value ticket free of charge), available until 30 November.

Prices for hoteliers attending both the conference and dinner are £360 +VAT, with Master Innholders and St Julian Scholars able to secure a preferential rate of £280+VAT. Non-hoteliers attending both the conference and dinner can purchase tickets for just £460+VAT.

A select number of generous London hotels have provided a special rate for those attending the conference including Hilton London Bankside, Shangri-La at The Shard, London Hilton on Park Lane, The Goring, Park Plaza County Hall, Apex Hotel Temple Court, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge and Georgian House Hotel.

 To find out about hotel rates and to book using the 4 for 3 ticket offer, or to purchase individual tickets, please visit www.masterinnholders.co.uk/conference.

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