Annual Hotel Conference extends duration and speaker programme


Next week’s Annual Hotel Conference looks set to be bigger and better than ever, with an extra day of sessions and more speakers confirmed to share their insight.

Hosted by Questex Hospitality Group, the 16th Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) takes place next week, on the 8th, 9th and 10th October at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate.

In response to delegate demand, the leading conference for the UK hospitality industry has been extended and now spans three days and features 28% more speakers than last year.

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The conference programme features 65% of speakers new to The AHC stage and one third of these are female.

  • New sessions to the programme, covering the most topical conversations include:
    The Independent Party – A panel of independent hoteliers discussing the power of their position in the market   
  • Tales from The Tribal Ring – The Independent v Branded Chiefs – Senior figures from both branded and independent hotels discuss their own unique challenges
  • Leading from the Regions – General Managers Debrief – Concluding our Regional Roundtable series, four general managers share their approaches to unlocking the potential around profit, people, customer experience and more
  • Brexit Workshop – Mark Essex, Director, KPMG talks us through the political to the practical and what options are available and which are now off the menu?

Claire King, event director of The AHC said; “Never has there been a more pressing time to come together as a community. The AHC is proud to provide a unique, nurturing and fun platform for the industry to gather and collectively, look to the future. This year’s event features more content, more networking and more speakers to deliver the highest quality conference to the gathered audience. We’ve always stayed fiercely true to our “Learn. Network. Be Inspired.” maxim and we’re looking forward to welcoming the industry to The AHC next week.”

The AHC is for UK hoteliers, owners, operators and managers as well as investors, developers, designers, architects, consultants, tourism leaders and regional tourist boards.

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