2017 Seminar Programme

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Business Theatre

in partnership with

Nespresso

  1. Business Theatre
    Our 'state of the industry’ address features vital intel on the health of the hospitality sector. Hotel expert George Titlow presents a data-driven visual presentation, with both an insightful review ...
  2. Business Theatre
    George Titlow hosts a panel featuring some of our finest hospitality minds, as they interpret the over-arching trends from our in-house expert’s landmark presentation. In these fast-paced times, do gu ...
  3. Business Theatre
    Owners aren’t always operators too many hotel success stories include a driven, savvy entrepreneur working alongside an experienced hospitality professional. Representatives from both roles talk candi ...
  4. Business Theatre
    Lifestyles are becoming more diverse families need flexibility, key contributors turn to freelance work, and employment law evolves at pace. How can we cater for our employees’ unique human needs, bri ...
  5. Business Theatre
    Top entrepreneurs say that the best staff are attracted to a strong brand that’s going places. Learn how to write job descriptions explaining what you can do for those ideal candidates, creating a sym ...
  6. Business Theatre
    Now that your ideal candidate has signed on the dotted line, what’s the best way to make them an integral part of your business family? How should managers tap into their staff’s motivations, fully en ...
Innovation Stage

in partnership with

evvivo

  1. Innovation Stage
    New for 2017! Earlier this year The Independent Hotel Show canvassed thousands of industry influencers and prosumer guests on the subject of their ideal hotel room. This afternoon we unveil the result ...
  2. Innovation Stage
    Find out all you need to know about this notoriously fast-paced part of your business. The session will concentrate on how to integrate new technology into your existing systems rather than ripping ou ...
  3. Innovation Stage
    We’ve invited some of the most intriguing tech entrepreneurs catering to the hotel sector to speed pitch their latest products, taking only five minutes each, to delegates this year. Plus our inscruta ...
  4. Innovation Stage
  5. Innovation Stage
    Nowadays building a successful brand is more about individuality and passion than slick design or on-trend amenities. But as the song goes, Sometimes just doing your thing’s the hardest thing to do. L ...
  6. Innovation Stage
    Sculpting your hotel’s personality is only one part of brand marketing. Now you have to introduce it to the world. Our team of PR, branding and marketing experts discuss the most pertinent strategies ...
  7. Innovation Stage
    'Brand partnerships’ that’s shrewd hook-ups with other like-minded businesses are an excellent way to accelerate the growth of your brand identity. They can also lead to lucrative new revenue streams, ...
Gymnasium For The Mind

by  Shape London supported by Technogym

  1. Gymnasium For The Mind
    You don’t even need a spa to jump on the latest wellness trend! Mindfulness promotes 'living in the moment’ rather than fretting about the future with simple pleasures like walking, cognitive activiti ...
  2. Gymnasium For The Mind
    This initiative, led by the Mayor of London, aims to promote mental and physical wellbeing in offices, workshops, warehouses – plus, of course, hotels, restaurants and bars. Commit to certain standard ...
  3. Gymnasium For The Mind
    Use of technology has been the deciding factor for many business successes over the past two decades. Now, though, things are changing and the human element how to unlock yours and your staff’s greate ...
  4. Gymnasium For The Mind
    Not only does the male grooming industry continue to surge, but more men are being encouraged to take better care of their mental wellbeing, too. Find out how chaps like to be pampered, and what you c ...
  5. Gymnasium For The Mind
    Avvio to provide
Business Theatre

in partnership with

Nespresso

  1. Business Theatre
    It’s not a rebellion against the dark forces of the Staycation Empire The Tourism Alliance is the voice of the tourism industry’ in the UK. Established with the blessing of the CBI and Department of C ...
  2. Business Theatre
    Using your location to promote your hotel is a no-brainer if you’re in the Lake District, or Edinburgh. But the real art is making it work wherever you are, by forging key alliances with local busines ...
  3. Business Theatre
    Tourism is one British industry that actually could benefit from the infamous referendum result and with hotel bookings from abroad up, it actually already is. We put forward a practical guide on how ...
  4. Business Theatre
    Whether you are selling, extending, refurbing or renovating, being fully informed and prepared when approaching your hotel valuation is vital and can lead to a higher valuation figure. Learn the detai ...
  5. Business Theatre
  6. Business Theatre
    A practical and inspirational session hearing from those in the thick of hotel acquistion, development and operations. If knowledge is power be prepared to come away from this talk feeling like a Marv ...
  7. Business Theatre
    A panel of specialists explore ethical business in the luxury sector. Sustainability, eco-friendliness and transparency have become key factors in consumer choices. But they come at a cost which needs ...
Innovation Stage

in partnership with

evvivo

  1. Innovation Stage
    The 'guest journey’ refers to your customers’ sensory experience, and its consistent presence during their stay from the satisfying crunch of the gravel on the driveway to the cosy glow of the bedside ...
  2. Innovation Stage
    We know that you put a great deal of effort in to getting all the little details exactly right to ensure your guests have a wonderful stay, from choosing the ingredients for the perfect breakfast to c ...
  3. Innovation Stage
    The editor of Hotel Specification International, Can Faik, presents a fascinating analysis of design innovations in the coming year. Plus with wellness and authenticity becoming so important to guests ...
  4. Innovation Stage
    One claim made about the popularity of Airbnb is that it stems from a sense of community: owner, guest and location come together for a refreshingly congenial transaction. How can we in the hotel trad ...
  5. Innovation Stage
    Thanks to social media, travel is now more than ever a status symbol easily broadcasted within personal networks. Learn why positioning your service as a lifestyle matters to the #millennial.
  6. Innovation Stage
    The hot photo-sharing application is considered the lifestyle sector’s most powerful social media tool. But it can be harder to have a 'lit feed’ than it first appears. Learn the tricks of the trade f ...
Gymnasium For The Mind

by  Shape London supported by Technogym

  1. Gymnasium For The Mind
    Spa Health and Safety
  2. Gymnasium For The Mind
    As technology develops, the role of a PMS within your hotel is changing from that of a static Property Management Database, to a dynamic connected system which manages all operational issues, and ensures that processes can be automated and optimised. Much like the spine in your own body, Mews does the heavy lifting streamlining your operations, enabling you to get back to true hospitality: making your guests' stay more comfortable and memorable
  3. Gymnasium For The Mind
    Learn how to protect your business from the rising tide of digital wrongdoing. Our experts will take you through best practice, how to mitigate your databases against hacking, and the new data protect ...
  4. Gymnasium For The Mind
    Like any industry, interior design has had to learn to adapt, change and evolve with rapid technological advancement. Technology is shaping hospitality design as designers react to sociocultural chang ...
  5. Gymnasium For The Mind
    As our climate changes, both economically and meteorologically, the playing field for the world’s top sparkling wine has opened up to a new contender. Discover Henners, an East Sussex sparkling wine, ...
  6. Gymnasium For The Mind
    So baby boomers want relaxation and pampering, but millennials favour adventure sports and mindfulness and that’s before we consider Generation X, the middle age group that marketeers claim are untapp ...

Title partner

james hallam

Commercial partners

  • Chic Retreats
  • sky
  • nespresso
  • drom
  • La Via Del Te
  • Boutinot
  • Henners

Design Partners

  • Benedict Wilhelm
  • Galapagos
  • Harriet Forde
  • Lombok
  • Grace & Thorn
  • Valdivian
  • Vaughan
  • Shape London
  • Technogym