Forthcoming Industry Events


Independent Hotel Show, 17 - 18 October 2017

UK Restaurant Manager of the Year, Royal Garden Hotel, Monday 8th January 2018

The Gold Service Scholarship

Hotelympia 2018

Independent Hotel Show, Olympia London, 17 - 18 October 2017

A firm fixture in the calendar of independent hoteliers and industry professionals alike, the show presents a curated collection of over 300 innovative product and service providers from across the hotel supply chain. Together with expert insight from our Seminar Programme and multiple networking opportunities, the Independent Hotel Show is designed to satisfy the demands of hoteliers committed to improving their business.

Visit the Institute of Hospitality at stand 284

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HOSPACE 2017, 2 November

HOSPACE is a one day annual conference and exhibition hosted by HOSPA the Hospitality Professionals Association. It is now time to book your delegate spaces for HOSPACE 2017 in London at The Royal Lancaster Hotel on November 2nd! There is an excellent programme of topics with some of the best speakers in hospitality. With key supporters from within the industry, this years event is a must for your diary. 

Book directly via the HOSPA Shop, alternatively go to their website & download the booking form, and send it back to hospa@hospa.org

UK Restaurant Manager of the Year, Royal Garden Hotel, Monday 8th January 2018

Restaurant Managers are invited to compete in this prestigious competition to become the UK Restaurant Manager of the Year.

The competition is important in terms of promoting front of house as a genuine and exciting career and rewarding those professionals who are the best in the industry. Anyone who fulfils the role of a Restaurant Manager is welcome to enter, having responsibility for business performance; managing people; staff training and coordinating the operation of the restaurant. 

For full details and to enter please go to www.restaurantmanageroftheyear.co.uk 

Closing date for entries: 24th November 2017
Semi-Finals and Final: 8th January 2018, Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, London, W8 4PT.

Contact the events team by email at events@afws.co.uk or phone 020 8661 4904.

Restaurant Manager of the Year Live Final and Drinks Reception

Institute of Hospitality members are welcome to attend the Final and Drinks Reception; a great opportunity to meet the competitors and network with members and colleagues.

Date: Monday 8th January 2018, 5-8pm
Place:Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, London, W8 4PT
Cost:£20 for members; £35 for non-members

To reserve your place:
www.instituteofhospitality.org/RMOY or contact the events team on: events@instituteofhospitality.org or 020 8661 4904.


The Gold Service Scholarship

Application for entries to The Gold Service Scholarship closes on Friday 29th September. Should you know of any young starts within the industry that you fell would be suitable candidates, please do encourage them to enter viat the Scholarship website. We have had an excellent calibre of entries so far.


Applicants must be employed full-time in food and beverage services, in any sector of the industry, within the United Kingdom. They must also be aged between a minimum of 22 and a maximum of 28 years of Friday 29th September 2017.

Key dates

Quarter Final - 20th and 21st October 2017

Semi Final - 21st November 2017

Development Seminar and Final - late January 2018

Awards Ceremony - February 2018

NOTE: Successful applicants will only be required to attend one Quarter Final heat.


Hotelympia 2018, Excel London, 5 - 8 March 2018

Hotelympia is the UK’s largest foodservice and hospitality event and the most important event for any professional wanting to gain access to the latest products and thinking. Come on down to find real innovation and new ideas for your hospitality offering.

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