Hospitality News Premieres: Innovation within Hospitality, Job Creation and Government Initiatives

 Hospitality News Premieres: Innovation within Hospitality, Job Creation and
                            Government Initiatives

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, June 16, 2014

LONDON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The leading agenda-setter of the hospitality and tourism industry, the British
Hospitality Association (BHA) and television heavyweights ITN Productions
celebrated the premier screening of the latest programme titled 'Hospitality
News'. The successful premier accompanied by a gala dinner took place at the
Novotel London West. The event, which attracted over 550 delegates, paid host
to a series of round table discussions, breakout sessions and networking

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During the conference, Tourism Minister Helen Grant announced the formation of
the first ever industry-led Tourism Council. She explained the council will be
a joint government and industry partnership aimed at improving skills,
boosting the quantity and quality of jobs available in the sector and driving

Twitter UK Managing Director, Bruce Daisley explained how social media is
creating new conversations for those in Hospitality and Tourism that in-turn
lead to new customer acquisition and having customers feeling like their voice
is being heard.

In addition, Thomas Dubaere, Managing Director of Accor UK & Ireland shared
some of the key growth and expansion plans for the group that will create
hundreds of jobs.

To see the full programme, more ITN interviews from  BHA ' s annual
conference and specialised content from industry professionals and experts
within the Hospitality / Tourism sector, please visit British Hospitality
Association site . The programme includes:

  *Tourism Minister Helen Grant announces the formation of the Tourism
    Council aimed at giving the sector a voice
  *BHA Chairman, Alan Parker CBE, explains how government initiatives,
    recognition and job creation within the sector will take hospitality to
    the next stage
  *Twitter UK Managing Director Bruce Daisley explains the power of social
    media within hospitality
  *Fergus Ewing Scottish Minister for Energy, Enterprise & Tourism, talks
    about the exciting events happening this year in Scotland as well as some
    of the challenges being faced
  *Kit Malthouse tells us how London will match the Olympic games and keep
    tourism high
  *Helen Grant, Minister of Tourism sets the agenda for the Tourism Council
    at the BHA summit
  *Thomas Dubaere, Managing Director of Accor Hotels UK & Ireland shares the
    latest 'welcome' initiative being rolled out across all 10 of Accor's
    brands and his expansion plans
  *ACT Clean share how their partnership and professionalism with clients
    guarantee the best possible results
  *Mark Roper, VP & GM of AMEX UK shares the incentive programmes used to
    build customer loyalty within hospitality and tourism
  *Richard Lewis, CEO of Best Western Hotels GB discusses how the personality
    and uniqueness of each hotel can make a crucial difference to customer
  *Martin Passingham, Product Manager at Daikin UK shares how wasteful energy
    is reused in the system
  *Judy Hou, CEO of Glion Institute of Higher Education discusses how they
    are combining academic learning with practical experience
  *HospitalityGem are focusing on helping brands to build relationships with
    customers that go beyond food
  *The UK's largest pub and restaurant company, Mitchells & Butlers talks
    about how young people can turn their social life into a career for life.
    The company has thousands of job opportunities to offer and many employees
    find themselves running a million pound business.
  *P&G Professional show how they are providing solutions for the growing
    needs of the hospitality sector
  *Premier Inn share how they're providing the best possible experience and
    anticipating future needs of customers
  *Spirit Pubs discuss how their apprenticeship scheme is training the new
    leaders in hospitality
  *Ian Payne talks about the development schemes happening at Stonegate Pub
  *Patrick Dempsey share how Whitbread are creating 8000 new jobs for the
    16-24 year old bracket

About ITN Productions: ITN Productions is ITN's central creative hub producing
content for major global brands in the broadcast, online, mobile and corporate

About the BHA: The British Hospitality Association (BHA) is the voice of the
UK hospitality industry positively championing the interests of hotels,
restaurants, catering establishments & holiday attractions.

To learn more about how to become a member of the BHA please visit:

For more information visit or telephone

To learn more about the programme productions and/or enquire about how to
embed the full programme onto your site please get in touch: Elizabeth
Fisher-Robins Senior Producer ITN Productions Tel: +44(0)207-430-4436 Email: For media enquiries about the BHA conference
please contact: Julia Svetlosakova Communications Executive British
Hospitality Association Tel: +44(0)207-404-7744 Email:
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