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EuroCHIRE 2015 15-17 October 2015 Manchester Metropolitan University                                                           


Hospace 2015, 26th November, Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel

Barcode Expo 2015                      

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


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



HOSPACE is a one-day annual conference and exhibition hosted by HOSPA which is the UK's leading educational organisation for Professionals involved in Financial Management, Revenue Management and IT within the hospitality industry, based at the Sofitel London Heathrow on 26th November.

HOSPACE 2015 will enable UK and international delegates to get an informed and cutting-edge view from an international line-up of inspirational experts – all icons in their own field – about the latest key financial, revenue and IT management issues and developments, as well as the commercial aspects that connect these together to maximise profitability and create value.

Highlights include: ‘A Leaders’ Panel’ comprising a line-up of some of the UK hospitality industry’s most influential executives who will be looking at present issues, trends and developments affecting all hospitality professionals, two major HOSPA Spotlight Panel Sessions that will examine in detail key topics of the day that affect all our Members and delegates and a programme of industry specific educational workshops – all led by top specialists in their subjects.

As in past years, HOSPACE will be supported by a growing and increasingly influential exhibition of hospitality technology solutions – providing delegates with a ‘one stop shop’ to view and interact with the latest and ‘best in class’ technologies – covering all eventualities for any hospitality business, whether they be start-up, established independent, or multi chain-owned, operations.


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.