2015 Event Agenda
1. Hospitality Live Debating Competition
Open to teams of students who are members of the Institute of Hospitality through the Education Membership Scheme Programme (EMS).
Discuss a hot industry topic as a team competing against other national and International teams. Represent your university, participate and make yourself heard. Use your presentation skills, your quick-thinking and your sense of humour to make sure your team wins the competition.
Our 2014 event saw the Bournemouth University team win both competitions, fighting off student teams from IMI University Centre Switzerland, Hotelschool The Hague, University College Birmingham and University Campus Suffolk.
Crispin Farbrother, Programme Leader for Hospitality in the School of Tourism at Bournemouth University, said: “The teams felt well prepared, but as the day went on the excitement was mixed with elements of tension as they appreciated the seriousness, competitiveness and quality of the other teams. Meeting the other team members was of value and the close finish did nothing but add to the experience of the day. Winning was fantastic for us and some of our students are already planning to return and defend their title in 2015.”
2. Business Game Competition
Open to teams of students who are members of the Institute of Hospitality through the Education Membership Scheme Programme. Industry professionals who are individual members of the Institute are also welcome to participate in the game.
Run your own virtual hotel with HOTS Simulation system and make successful business decisions in all operational areas of your property. HOTS Simulation is a web based business management system that challenges participants to run a large hotel with a series of online exercises including business planning, goal setting and scenario planning.
Each team will manage a hotel within the virtual environment and will need to make the best strategic business decisions to win the competition.
Working in partnership with arena4|finance and HOTS, the Business Game Competition Final will take place alongside the Hospitality Live Debating Competition Final on 19 March 2015.
3. The Hospitality Careers Forum
Open to all hospitality students and professionals. You don’t need to be a member of the Institute to participate in the forum.
Learn about the wealth of hospitality careers and current opportunities available to you. All information coming personally from our industry experts.
Students who are student affiliate members of the Institute of Hospitality are entitled to priority bookings for one-to-one sessions.
Register here for the careers forum
Terms and Conditions
Participants for the Hospitality Live Debating Competition must be members of the Institute of Hospitality through the EMS programme.
Participants for the Business Game Competition must be members of the Institute of Hospitality through the EMS programme and/or individual members of the Institute.
The Careers Forum is open to anyone who wishes to attend.