Industry Archive

 A listing of past events.

Hotel and Catering Challenge Cup 2016 

Sunday 11th September, King's House Sports Ground

The Hospitality and Tourism Summit 2016

Monday 27th June, The Grange, St Paul's, London

The Arena Savoy Lecture 2016

Monday 4th April, 6pm, The Savoy, London

Prospects for 2015                         

January 20th 3.30pm - 6.30pm Strand Palace Hotel, London

The Future is in our Hands

CHME Council for Hospitality Management and Education 2015, 20-22 May 2015

President's Debate and Christmas Reception

Tuesday 2nd December 3.30pm-6.30pm
Guildhall Library, London

Call for papers experience

EuroCHIRE 2015 15-17 October 2015 Manchester Metropolitan University    

Barcode Expo 2015  

Barcode Expo 2015, 13 October 2015, Camp and Furnace, Liverpool

Hotel and Catering Challenge Cup 2016

For the second year running, the Institute of Hospitality is delighted to sponsor the hugely popular Hotel and Catering Challenge Cup 2016 on 11th September 2016. We are looking forward to bringing together up to 80 football teams, each made up of hospitality professionals, along with friends and families for a day full of fun both on and off the pitch!

One day football tournament with 6 trophies up for grabs to ensure that every team has the opportunity to win some silverware! Kicking off at 11am with nearly 1,200 players all working in the industry and fighting it through the group stages and into the finals, crowning one ultimate champion by the end of the day!

This year’s Cup theme is about how picking the right team – from the workplace to the playing field – leads to success.  The Institute’s own team is as passionate about the ‘beautiful game’ as they are about helping hospitality professionals to build winning careers. So start gathering your team today and plan to join our team on the 11th September for an incredible day and a winning event.

Date: Sunday, 11th September 2016

Venue: King's House Sports Ground, Riverside Drive, Chiswick, London, W4 2SH

Cost: This event is free to attend


For more information and to book your team, please contact:

Paul Gilley on 0207 112 5373 and




  • 10:00 am - Registration
  • 11:00 am - Kickoff
  • 11:00 am - Bungee Jumpers away!
  • 11:00 am - Bouncy Castle is up!
  • 11:00 am - Face painted anyone?
  • 11:30 am - It's a Knockout commences
  • 1:00 pm   - 5K Ready Steady GO!
  • 3:00 pm   - The London Cheerleaders take to the pitch
  • 3:00 pm   - Group Stages finish                                                                                                                                                                        


For more information and to book your team, please contact:

Paul Gilley on 0207 112 5373 and

HT The Hospitality and Tourism Summit 2016                         

The 5th Hospitality & Tourism Summit will take place on 27th June 2016. It is the Davos of Hospitality & Tourism; connecting leaders of the UK Plc who are seeking solutions to the big issues affecting our industry.  It provides an exclusive platform for inspiration, innovation and debate.

For more information, please visit

arena_savoy The Arena Savoy Lecture 2016                         

The Arena Savoy Lecture 2016 with Ken McMeikan, Group Chief Executive, Brakes Group

6pm, Monday 4 April 2016

The Savoy, London

The wholesale industry impacts all areas of the UK foodservice and hospitality market and economic growth. Leading the pack in this dynamic £30bn-plus sector is Brakes Group. Its Group Chief Executive and influential figure Ken McMeikan will address foodservice and hospitality professionals on the shape of the business, the wholesale sector and the wider industry, plus future challenges and opportunities, at the esteemed Arena Savoy Lecture.

Don’t miss:

  • Ken McMeikan’s enlightening address including:
    • The three-year period of transformational change and investment at Brakes Group under his leadership
    • The values and innovations driving the success of Brakes Group
    • The challenges facing the wholesale sector and the UK foodservice and hospitality industry
    • The opportunities presented through technology in ecommerce and data analytics
    • Investing in people and communities
  • An excellent opportunity to make potentially lucrative connections with a diverse guest list of professionals from across the foodservice and hospitality industry
  • The formidable hospitality of London’s iconic establishment – The Savoy

For more information and to book tickets visit

TourismSociety  Tourism Society, Prospects 2015                         

We would like to invite you to join us at our upcoming Prospects event on Tuesday January 20th at the Strand Palace Hotel, London at the Tourism Society members rate

Event description

Join us for our traditional start to the year as our expert panel predicts the biggest trends that 2015 holds in store for the industry.

This year we see David Edwards FTS, Head of Research and Forecasting for VisitBritain return to forecast the visitor trends. Nicola Shaw, CEO of HS1 will cover infrastructure, Carl Castledine, Managing Director of Away Resorts will explore trends in the domestic holiday parks market and Matt Costin, Director of Hotels Team at BDRC will look at the opportunities and challenges that the hospitality sector faces over the next 12 months.

There will as usual be plenty of opportunity for discussion during the Q+A and networking afterwards.



Please ensure that you arrive to register by 4pm when the event will begin

4.00pm-5.30pm - Introductions, speaker presentations and Q+A session

5.30pm-6.30pm - Refreshments and networking

Confirmed speakers and chair

David Edwards, Head of Research & Forecasting, VisitBritain

Nicola Shaw, CEO, HS1

Carl Castledine, Managing Director, Away Resorts

Matt Costin, Director of Hotels Team, BDRC Continental

Patricia Yates, Director of Strategy and Communications, VisitBritain who will chair the event

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The Future is in our Hands

Council for Hospitality Management and Education 2015

20-22 May 2015

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) warmly invites members of the Institute of Hospitality to attend the Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) Research Conference hosted in Manchester in May 2015.

The Council for Hospitality Management Education is a non-profit making organisation representing UK, European and International universities and colleges offering higher education programmes in the fields of hospitality studies, hospitality management, and related fields. It is CHME’s stated purpose to contribute to the professional development and status of UK, European and International hospitality management education, through the sharing of best practice in scholarship and pedagogy.

The conference aims to bring new and important hospitality education research topics to the fore and to provide an opportunity to debate and discuss issues of relevance related to the current and future teaching and learning of hospitality and hospitality management. During recent years, a range of pressures and demands have been exerted on higher education and the provision of hospitality education particularly. Both the hospitality industry and hospitality management education have faced turbulent times in recent years. This conference intends to explore how and why the provision of hospitality and hospitality management education are changing and how best to support the needs of higher education and the wider hospitality industry. Recent discussions in Hospitality issues 35 and 36, provide a timely reminder of the debate on the future of hospitality management education.

The CHME Research conference hosted by MMU will provide an opportunity to discuss future collaboration between higher education and the hospitality industry as part of CHME – PaTH debate on Wednesday 20th May 2015. We especially welcome industry representatives to attend our conference and the conference organising committee at MMU have provided a number of industry focused seminars running alongside the main conference and hope that you will find our keynote speakers and industry related workshops of great benefit to you and your business.

As a member of the Institute of Hospitality, CHME and MMU are pleased to offer a specially discounted rate for members of the Institute.

Click here to find out further details on the conference programme and special fees.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in May 2015.


President’s Debate and Christmas Reception
December 2nd

Guildhall Library, London


It's less than two weeks to go until the Society's annual President's Debate and Christmas reception takes place. Chaired by Lord Thurso MP FTS, President of the Tourism Society our panel will discuss, amongst other topics, their ambitions for the next government including new business opportunities and the challenges that the industry still faces. The event will double up as the Society's Christmas reception and will provide a great opportunity for you to meet both new and old members and learn more about the Society and what it can offer you.

Confirmed speakers:
Christopher Rodrigues (Chairman, VisitBritain)
Sir David Michels (President, Tourism Alliance and Institute of Hospitality)
Sean Taggart FTS (CEO of the Albatross Group of Companies, Chairman of The Coach Tourism Council, a Director of The European Tour Operators Association and a Commissioner within the UK Commission for Employment and Skills)

Members: £20.00

Book your tickets online via this link

Still time to be represented at the event. For event sponsorship opportunities, please contact the office on 0207-269-9693 or email Blanche Fitzgerald:


Experience EuroCHRIE 2015
15th–17th October 2015
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK


In The Experience Economy, Pine and Gilmore called for economic sectors to shift from selling services to selling experiences. While services are intangible, experiences are distinguished as being memorable. Global pioneers in the experience economy have sought opportunities to increase their competitive edge and strategic advantage by viewing services as experiences.

Experience EuroCHRIE 2015 conference will seek to place into an industrial and academic context the hospitality, tourism and events industries and the experience economy. Pedagogic research into the educational experiences of hospitality, tourism and events students is also welcome.

We invite the submission of research and practice conference papers and/or poster presentations from academics, industry practitioners and postgraduate research students on the following research themes:

  1. Consumers’ experiences
  2. Management of experiences
  3. Sustainable experiences
  4. Experience technologies
  5. Educational experiences

Full details of the themes and the paper/poster submission guidelines, can be found at the conference website:

Please note: the Call for Paper themes are indicative areas for conference submissions but they are not exhaustive. Please feel free to submit outside these areas. For authors who are unsure of the theme to which their paper is best suited, please submit as ‘Miscellaneous’ and the Programme Chair will allocate a theme.

Any queries related to paper submission, please contact Dr. Amanda Miller (Programme Chair,

Submission Deadline: Monday 2nd March 2015

Twitter: @EuroCHRIE2015



SK Events and PR, organiser of Liverpool Food & Drink Festival, has launched Barcode Expo, a brand new trade exhibition for the bar, restaurant and cafe industry. 

Taking place in the Camp and Furnace,  Liverpool on October 13th 2015, it will bring together Liverpool and the North West’s wealth of expertise and creativity across hotel, bar, café and restaurant owners and decision makers with trade exhibitors from across the industry.

This new event provides an excellent opportunity for businesses selling or promoting to the industry to increase brand exposure, expand their customer base, meet key decision makers and raise their profile in the North West region.

Barcode Expo will also feature a seminar programme with industry experts alongside a tasting theatre, networking events, sampling opportunities, demonstration area, spirit zone, and a cocktail flaring bar.