Highlight of Industry Events

By Georgia Ward

At Custard, we understand the importance of developing ourselves, learning from leading experts and networking with industry professionals. With a range of opportunities in the industry, we put together a round up of the must-attend events in the next few months:

Annual Hotel Conference

10 & 11 October 2018 at Hilton Hotel, Manchester

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s Annual Hotel Conference to hear from the world-class speakers and catch up with clients and industry professionals. The two-day programme is overflowing with engaging presentations, break out sessions and networking opportunities.

Attendees will hear from the likes of:

  • Leo Johnson, head of PwC’s Disruption practice and co-presenter of Radio 4’s flagship series FutureProofing,
  • Serena von der Heyde, partner of Georgian House
  • David Taylor, VP operations at Principal and IHG
  • Robin Rossmann, managing director of STR

For more information or to book your place, click here.

Independent Hotel Show

16-17 October 2018 at Olympia London

The Independent Hotel Show is the UK’s leading forum for the luxury, boutique and independent hotel sector. A must-attend event, the show offers a carefully-curated collection of 350 premium suppliers and an inspirational programme of seminars and panel discussions with industry experts.

Our managing director, Petra and account director, Mika will be sharing their expertise on Tuesday 16 October.

Hotel Room Of The Future
11:00am – 11:45am, Innovation Stage

Petra will be discussing the results of research sessions with industry experts on the Hotel Bedroom of the Future and essential future-proofing plans for your own business.

All Good In The ‘Hood – Presented by Sky
3:15pm – 4:00pm, Business Theatre

Mika will be sharing her in-depth knowledge and top tips on the benefits of joining forces with like-minded businesses in your area and how to build this into your marketing strategy.

Visit us on stand 575 for a no-strings chat with our team of PR and marketing specialists and to pick up the first issue of our new magazine, Curious.

To register your place at the Independent Hotel Show, click here.

Westminster Venue Collection Showcase

Monday 29 October, 6.30-9pm, at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly.

Westminster Venue Collection will be putting the ‘awe’ in Autumn with its WowMinster showcase.

During the evening, event professionals will have the chance to meet and network with 34 of London’s finest venues as they bring Westminster to life, including BAFTA 195, 116 Pall Mall, Cavendish Venues and Houses of Commons. Attendees can enjoy a dazzling evening of food, drink, competitions and conversations at the home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, which will be dressed to impress and ready to wow thanks to its enviable state-of-the-art facilities.

Event buyers can pre-register for a place by contacting enquiries@wvc.london before Thursday, 25 October.

Places are strictly limited, and Westminster Venue Collection reserves the right to qualify your event planning credentials in order to confirm your place.

Hotel Marketing Association

Marketing 101 – PR Strategy
Monday 12 November at The Principal Hotel, Russell Square

The Hotel Marketing Association is known for hosting insightful and engaging marketing seminars to stimulate creative and strategic thinking. The upcoming event will focus on how to get the best results from your PR efforts. Top tips and best practice for developing an effective PR strategy.

The event will include networking, presentations and an optional tour of the recently renovated Principle Hotel.

To book your place, click here.

26th Annual Hotel General Managers’ Conference

28-29 January 2019 at Intercontinental London – The O2

Master Innholders present ‘Now Is The Time To…’, the 26th Annual General Managers’ Conference. As the only event created for hoteliers by hoteliers, the Master Innholders Conference is the foremost networking event for hospitality professionals.

The two-day event will explore the range of challenges and opportunities facing the industry. Hoteliers will be led through a programme focusing on change, influence, aspiration, and growth that will inspire the creation of practical and measurable innovation to take away and implement in their business.

We are proud to be a Gold sponsor and supporter of this unmissable event.

Tickets for the Master Innholders’ General Managers’ Conference are available through the Master Innholders website https://conference.masterinnholders.co.uk/