Tuesday 17 May 2022
10:30am – 12:00 noon BST
At the IHIF hotel investment conference in Berlin last week there were four issues which came up in almost every conversation, panel and speech: (1) the war in Ukraine and its impact on the sector, (2) the challenge to hotel profitability arising from inflation and rising costs (especially energy and labour), (3) the importance of ESG and how the hotel sector is still slow to react, and (4) where and how will we find the staff to run our businesses?
The talent landscape has changed and workers want different things in the new world. To meet the resourcing requirements of the future, hospitality businesses need to adapt. How can they do this? How can they meet the needs of those that want to develop their career and those who want the flexibility to work when and where they want? Are there any short-term fixes? What longer-term strategies could be developed?
HVS along with our friends at Bird & Bird (lawyers), AlixPartners (business recovery specialists) and EP Business in Hospitality are delighted to present our 16th webinar focused on the hospitality sector, with a mix of topical presentations followed by a lively panel, including questions ‘from the floor’.
Adapting to the new talent demands in the Hospitality Sector: Creating Worthwhile Careers and Rewarding "Gig" Jobs
Introduction and welcome – Karen Friebe, Partner, Bird & Bird
The importance of refocusing on talent – Stephen Cassidy, Vice-Chairman, UK Hospitality and Senior Vice President & Managing Director, UK & Ireland, Hilton Hotels
A more progressive approach to hotel schools – Donald Sloan, Chair of Oxford Cultural Collective and Ruud Reuland, former Director General of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne - interviewed by Chris Sheppardson, CEO, EP Business in Hospitality
Creating worthwhile careers and rewarding jobs – panellists include:
- Joanna Aunon – Director, WiHTL
- Theo Bortoluzzi - Business Development Manager, Kerten Hospitality
- Frank Croston – Partner, Hamilton Hotel Partners
- Raissa De Haas – Co-Founder, Double Dutch
- Alison Dixon - Partner, Bird & Bird
- Marie-Paule Nowlis – General Manager, Sofitel Hotel St James’s London
- Anthony Woodcock – Co-Founder, Gig
- Alice Woodwark – Managing Director, Mitie Communities
Moderated by Russell Kett – Chairman, HVS
Summary of key learning points and next steps – Graeme Smith, Managing Director, AlixPartners
*Programme subject to change