Summit Schedule

Boutique Hotel Summit 2018

Grab a coffee and a pastry while meeting our exhibitors.

Piers Brown, CEO, International Hospitality Media

AI and how it will affect the travel and hospitality sectors

 

A 10-minute film interviewing leading hoteliers about the future, and how they think the sector can best blend technology such as AI with the human skills needed for hospitality.

 

The planning, development and opening of two exciting new hotel projects.

Grab a caffeine hit and meet our exhibitors

Three innovative new companies pitch for a fictional £50 million investment session, with the winner to voted for by the audience via Slido

 

What are the main challenges and opportunities facing boutique and lifestyle hotel owners?

Incorporating the trend for mindfulness in to your hotel offer

Three industry pioneers present for 10 minutes on F&B trends that are sweeping the sector.

Is the sharing economy still a major threat to the hotel sector or a necessary kick up the backside to keep standards high. Two 10 minute presentations followed by audience questions, then the audience votes for the winner.

Food, networking and exhibition stands to browse!

An in-depth interview with a sector leader.

66% of luxury brands are expecting their influencer marketing budget to increase over the next year. How can boutique and independent hotels build a relationship with customers via digital channels? Who should they be working with, and just what is an “influencer”?

It's not just about local produce – hotels who truly get the local trend are community hubs as well as destinations for travellers. What are the best ways to tap in to your local market and keep your neighbourhood customers coming back time and time again?

What are the most cost effective and flexible methods of financing hotel acquisitions and operations, either through debt or equity?

Hotels are increasingly sophisticated when it comes to revenue management, but what can they learn from the airline industry and others about dynamic pricing?

The time for lip service is over – when the government sets a date for banning petrol and diesel cars you know the low carbon agenda is not going away. But a sustainably and efficiently run hotel is more profitable, especially with the shadow of sustainability levies on the horizon. What are the most effective ways to transform your property?

You must be in the room to win one of our great prizes!

Piers Brown, CEO, International Hospitality Media

Informative, insightful and at times inspiring.

Simon Scoot, vice president global brand strategy - luxury & lifestyle, IHG

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