The conference, which is set to take place on Tuesday 7 June at the Hilton Hotel on London’s Bankside, is expected to look at the sector’s role in levelling up with panellist sessions and interviews on the day addressing how, with the right support, the sector can become a catalyst for nationwide economic growth.
UKH CEO Kate Nicholls said: “This conference comes at a particularly key time for the industry as we look to recover from the pandemic while facing a challenging economic climate and soaring costs.
“The UKHospitality Summer Conference is always a popular date in the diary and the feedback from delegates always reflects what an important event this is for knowledge sharing and networking.
“This year should be no exception with our line-up of stellar speakers and panellists from both within and without the industry.”
Alongside Government MPs and local mayors, speakers include Sarah Willingham, former Dragon's Den entrepreneur and founder of Nightcap, Luke Johnson, former chairman of Pizza Express and Suzanne Baker, Commercial & Property Director at Stonegate Group.
Shaping the industry
As well as how the industry can contribute to ‘levelling up’, the sector’s progress in sustainability, recruitment and business recovery is also expected to be under the spotlight.
Furthermore, exclusive data from STR and others will be presented, alongside insight and advice from business leaders and high-level networking opportunities for delegates with UKH members and non-members welcome to attend the conference.
Nicholls added: “This year in particular is an opportunity for operators who should be in the room as we look at how the sector and its stakeholders can come together to work collectively to shape our industry, so it is fit for the future and able to play its full role in the wider UK recovery.”