Experts lined up for Hotel & Catering Show in Bournemouth

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The Hotel & Catering Show, taking place from March 11-12 at Bournemouth International Centre, will tackle a variety of industry issues through 30-minute seminars hosted by hospitality professionals. 

On Tuesday March 11, Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Tom Aikens will head up the Chef Panel – looking to London, speaking to local chefs about taking the capital’s current food trends and making them work for your local market.

This will be followed by a second Chef Panel on Wednesday, which will see local Chef Matt Budden of the Bournemouth Marriott Highcliff Grill talk with chefs from across the region about fresh, local produce and seasonal menus.

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In his seminar Trip Advisor – friend or foe, Bespoke Hotels chairman Robin Sheppard will explain how to manage the travel site to become a positive part of a hotel’s marketing campaign.

For those looking to ‘’Get more produce for your pound”, Terry Cook will be on hand to explain how by understanding wholesalers and local suppliers, operators can achieve more for their money. 

Industry expert Paul Tansey will be talking all things social media as he hosts Liking the fans – #socialmediaforbusiness.  Tansey will also be chairing a Driving bookings using digital marketing panel.

Furthermore, Bovey Castle MD Jeremy Rata will reveal how he has created one of the top family hotels in the UK.

Visit England director Jenny McGee will chair a panel of industry leaders to examine the prospects for the Hospitality Industry, post-recession. The MD’s panel – after the storm  will discuss what the future holds for those business who survived the economic downturn.

Later, Marie Clare James will be leading ‘Profit on a plate – reducing your costs, not your quality as she explains how to make your food offering work better for your business.

And finally, Wasting money? will look at how helping the environment can also help your bottom line, as hospitality specialist Rebecca Hawkins demonstrates how small businesses can reduce their environmental impacts and costs.

 For further details visit the Hotel & Catering Show website.

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