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Glasgow Welcomes Champions' Event

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Thursday, 4 October 2018 from 09:15 to 12:30 (BST)

Glasgow Welcomes Champions' Event

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Join us for our latest “Champions” event for managers and leaders in Glasgow’s tourism sector. We’ll be outlining the latest developments and opportunities the Glasgow Welcomes Initiative is bringing to you in 2018/9, and welcoming key speakers from the hospitality and tourism sector.

Hosted by the Chair of the Glasgow Welcomes Initiative, Craig Martin of Glasgow Airport, this quarterly event is a valuable development opportunity for like-minded people from all sectors of the Glasgow tourism and hospitality industry who are passionate about customer service excellence. These informal events are ideal to learn from each other and to share experiences.

Our exciting line-up of speakers will share insights & top tips relevant to businesses large and small, across all sectors of tourism and hospitality:

In Conversation with Peter McKenna, Co-owner & Chef of The Gannet Restaurant, Finnieston

Peter will share experiences gained throughout his fascinating career which has taken him from Killybegs Culinary School in Ireland via fine dining establishments in The Hague, London and Sydney, to being personal chef to a Saudi Prince and a Russian oligarch.  Peter returned to Glasgow where he met his business partner Ivan Stein, with whom he went on to open The Gannet – one of the world’s top 10 restaurants (Conde Nast Traveller). As well as being passionate about creating tasty seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients from small independent farmers, producers and foragers, Peter recognises the importance of creating a culture within his company where team members and customers alike are valued and treated with respect.  


Craig Martin (GW Chair) will be posing the questions!


Celia Hague, Area GM (Scotland), Motel One

Creators of the budget design concept, Motel One Hotels have arrived in Glasgow with a brand new 374 room property, Scotland’s largest hotel.  This multi-award winning Munich-based company was founded in 2000 and currently operates 65 hotels with 18,064 rooms. 
With high quality interiors, innovative design and a firm belief in excellent service, Motel One are keen to embrace their social responsibility and continuously evolve.

Celia Hague will share the story of the brand’s culture and inclusive ethos.  We’ll hear how Motel One encourage and support employees, offering attractive incentives, and how this leads to high levels of satisfaction for staff and guests alike.

Glasgow Tourism & Visitor Plan to 2023

Sallyann Tindall of Scottish Enterprise and colleagues will update us on the latest opportunities available through the Glasgow Tourism & Visitor Economy Plan, including Digital Tourism Scotland, China Ready and other new activities.

Finishing up with an optional tour of the Crowne Plaza, it’s a morning not to be missed!

Please note: Photography and film of our events may be used by Glasgow Welcomes for publicity purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed, please advise at time of booking.

Eligibility: Glasgow Welcomes events are aimed at managers and leaders working in hospitality and tourism businesses across Glasgow. Unfortunately we are unable to offer places to intermediaries, consultants or suppliers of services.


Do you have questions about Glasgow Welcomes Champions' Event? Contact Glasgow Welcomes

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Crowne Plaza Glasgow
1 Congress Road
G3 8QT Glasgow
United Kingdom

Thursday, 4 October 2018 from 09:15 to 12:30 (BST)

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The Glasgow Welcomes initiative is supported by the city’s public sector partners (Scottish Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, VisitScotland and Glasgow Life) and representatives from hospitality and tourism-related associations / sectors / groups.

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