The Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) will help the industry navigate ‘choppy waters’ caused by inflation, supply chain issues, staffing and other challenges when it returns later this year.
The programme for the event, which takes place at Manchester Central Convention Complex on 3-4 October, has been designed to help hospitality businesses ‘chart the course’ through current difficulties facing the sector.
Sessions, featuring more than 90 industry-leading speakers and delivered as keynotes, panel discussions and one-to-ones, will cover pertinent topics across four stages – Vision, Collaboration, Innovation and Transformation.
In Economic Outlook: Navigating Choppy Waters, a panel will question how the economy is expected to perform and what the impact will be on consumer and business spend with higher interest rates, record inflation, a tight labour market and geopolitical pressures.
A deeper dive will be taken into hotel performance forecasts, forward booking trends, P&L and the supply evolution in Crunching the Numbers: The Business of Hotels in 2022 and Beyond.
ESG, design, staffing and the social and economic impact of hotels are among the other topics being discussed as part of the AHC’s full programme which will be delivered across two days and can be seen here: https://www.theahc.co.uk/theahccouk/programme.
Alongside its dynamic education sessions, the AHC gives the brightest in UK hospitality the chance to come together to share visions for the future and network, connecting those with capital to those seeking it.
Joe Stather, new market lead for Questex’s Operational Real Estate portfolio, including the AHC, said: “Since the pandemic, the hotel industry has been working towards a ‘new normal’, but the feeling of normality remains elusive.
“What has become clear is that the industry is having to continually revaluate, adapt and innovate to navigate the uncertainty, hence why this year’s Annual Hotel Conference programme has been specifically designed to help delegates ‘chart the course’ for success.“
Tickets for the AHC are available now. To register visit theahc.co.uk