BHA reveals plans for ‘Davos of hospitality and tourism’

BHA reveals plans for ‘Davos of hospitality and tourism’

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) will hold the fifth Hospitality & Tourism Summit at The Grange St Paul’s Hotel on June 27.

The BHA describes its summit as the “Davos of hospitality and tourism” as it attracts leaders, chief executives, politicians, investors and suppliers to discuss key industry issues.

Global Hospitality Services (GHS) and its London Hotel Partner, Grange Hotels will host The Summit at their London City flagship, The Grange St Paul’s Hotel.

The 2016 agenda includes alleviating the impact of National Living Wage; the industry’s stance on the Europe In-Out debate; continued devolution; the global tourism marketplace; the digital economy; improving profits; and future trends.

Last year’s summit attracted more than 600 delegates and speakers included Boris Johnson MP, Mayor of London and Tracey Crouch MP, minister for tourism.

Ufi Ibrahim (pictured), BHA chief executive, said: “The summit is the Davos of hospitality and tourism; connecting leaders of the UK Plc who are seeking solutions to the big issues affecting our industry.

“It provides an exclusive platform for inspiration, innovation and debate.”

Nick Varney, BHA chairman, added: “With the support of our industry, the summit is a proven way of engaging with government in a transparent and open way where we can all participate in discussing and influencing the policies and initiatives needed to grow our industry.”

Gergana Halatcheva, senior vice president at Global Hospitality Services, added: “As an international hospitality service provider for independent hotels, combining local expertise with a global presence, we recognise the value of this event to our partners and peers across the industry.”


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