We know a good conversation can lead to great things, this is why we want you to join us for the Big Hospitality Conversation taking place on 7th September 2015 at The Dorchester, Park Lane.
This event will showcase careers within housekeeping, celebrate leading employers and inspire the next generation of housekeepers.
The Big Hospitality Conversation is the flagship campaign of our industry. It has a threefold mission to:
- Promote Hospitality as a career of choice
- Facilitate meaningful dialogue between young jobseekers and employers
- Demonstrate the power of the industry to create jobs, especially for young people
We are calling on hospitality businesses to pledge to create jobs, apprenticeships and work experience opportunities within our industry, inspire the next generation and change lives.
Our target is to create 60,000 hospitality career opportunities for 18 to 24 year olds by 2016.
To date over 2,500 Chief Executives and HR Directors have connected with young jobseekers across the UK to generate over 45,000 pledges.
We aim to abolish the myth that hospitality jobs are low-skilled, low-paid and lead to dead ends. The event will host morning panel sessions and key note speeches from renowned industry leaders, including CEO of The Dorchester Collection, Christopher Cowdray. Please then join us for the Big Conversation, followed by a networking lunch.
We also welcome you to visit our buzzing careers exhibition, which will showcase career opportunities in the housekeeping industry, hosting businesses including The Dorchester, ISS, Premier Inn, Red Carnation Hotels, Apex Hotels, Berkeley, Corinthia, Wellesley Hotel, Firmdale Hotels, Omni Facilities Management, ICM and more!
We look forward to welcoming you at The Dorchester to inspire the next generation of housekeepers, and encourage you to bring your HR Director along.
P.S. There is limited availability for this VIP event, places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis and will go quickly.
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British Hospitality Association
The BHA represents over 40,000 hotels, serviced apartments, clubs, restaurants, food service, attractions and leisure companies. As the ‘hub’ for Hospitality and Tourism, the BHA’s thought leadership, market know-how, intelligence and expertise, deliver a powerful voice to government, as well as reliable advice, valuable connections and strategic support to business. Its purpose is to work with government to ensure the right business environment in which Hospitality and Tourism can thrive. The key measure of success is the creation of 300,000 new Hospitality and Tourism jobs in the UK by 2020.