The Big Hospitality Conversation Kent
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 from 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We know a good conversation can lead to great things.
Please join us for the Big Hospitality Conversation taking place on 27th January 2016 at Ashford International Q Hotel, Kent.
This event will showcase the vibrant hospitality and tourism industry of our capital, celebrate leading employers and inspire the next generation.
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 16 to 24 year olds by 2016.
To date over 3000 Chief Executives and HR Directors have connected with young jobseekers across the UK to generate over 48,000 pledges.
The event will host morning panel sessions and key note speeches from renowned industry leaders, including Jonathan Neame, Chief Executive, Shepherd Neame, and TV Chef Mark Sargeant. This will be followed by your chance to have your own Big Conversation with eager young jobseekers. We then welcome you to continue to Conversation over a networking lunch and to visit our buzzing careers exhibition, open until 5pm.
You can find the full agenda here.
We look forward to welcoming you at Ashford International to inspire the next generation of restaurateurs, 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.