UKHospitality launches its first industry event following February’s merger

UKHospitality, the newly-merged industry association, has revealed the dates of its first event for the sector under its new guise.

The new industry body, which saw The British Hospitality Association (BHA) and the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) combine in February as part of a new agreement, will host Shaping the Future on July 9 to officially welcome UKHospitality.

This will be the inaugural event for UKHospitality and will provide delegates with the vision of what the industry’s new trade body intends to deliver on behalf of the 200,000 businesses it represents from a variety of sectors from restaurants, pubs and casual dining outlets to hotels and visitor attractions.

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The conference, held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London, will bring together business leaders to discuss opportunities, exchange ideas and explore the potential for collaboration with the government.

UKHospitality chief executive, Kate Nicholls, said: “We are very excited to be unveiling our new logo and announcing an event to formally bring our diverse membership together for the first time under the UKHospitality umbrella. Shaping the Future is the perfect platform for us to detail our plans on how we will champion the UK’s hospitality businesses, which operate across the UK – from FTSE 100 enterprises to multi-site and independent single-site operators.

“Shaping the Future will provide us with the chance for us to work together to redouble our influence on the Government in order to make hospitality a policy priority. The day will be a brilliant amalgamation of industry expertise and will give us an opportunity to share what we have planned for the future. Businesses both large and small are facing similar challenges and the conference will bring everyone together to discuss how we can ensure a prosperous future for our industry.”

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