Hotel industry pioneers to speak at The Global Hotel Summit

Global Hotel Summit

CEOs and leaders from some of the world’s leading and most established hotel brands will join The Global Hotel Summit to share their insights and collective views on the future of the hotel industry on Thursday, 29 October from 15:00 CET | 14:00 GMT.

Delivered by Planday in partnership with the Independent Hotel Show, the leading business event for the luxury and boutique hotel community. The summit will bring together key influencers and sector pioneers including: Karin Sheppard, Managing Director Europe – IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), CEO of Best Western GB Rob Paterson, Bespoke Hotels’ CEO Thomas Greenall and Philipp Weghmann, Executive Vice President for Europe, Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Independent Hotel Show’s Portfolio Director, Elena Attanasio said the event is an important date for any hoteliers’ diary.

“No matter whether you are a small independent B&B or a large global group, the insights to be shared are unmissable and relevant for all. The Global Hotel Summit will uncover what the hotel industry and travel market look like today and reveal the practical solutions and innovations available to navigate and succeed in this new world. Joining us are highly established operators within the industry. Powerful voices to offer advice, developments and inspiration to the community. Sessions will cover a variety of key topics from brand identity, company culture, employee morale, digital transformations, tech solutions and of course the most pivotal steps in hygiene and safety.”

As well as hoteliers, the summit includes data insights from Alexander Robinson, who brings more than 10 years’ experience in the hotel industry – including roles at Yelp and Expedia, plus CEO of The Growth Works, James Lemon who works with hotel businesses including Holiday Inn and IHG to scale-up through partnerships.

Planday will use the opening session to unveil the results of a global survey, completed by hundreds of hotel owners, operators and employees to reveal the attitudes and confidence of the industry right now.

Planday’s Partnership Manager Kevin Ryan said “we’ve surveyed hundreds of our hotel clients around the globe to understand market attitudes, confidence and planning and we are excited to unveil the results at this event. To find out what your competitors are thinking and what the world’s biggest and best brands are planning, register to secure your
place today.”

The Global Hotel Summit will be moderated by Keterina Albanese, Content Director at Montgomery Group, organisers of Independent Hotel Show. Keterina says “This is an opportunity for industry leaders and innovators to set the industry’s agenda for the coming year and hear what changes the industry should be striving towards to ensure its growth and

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