Day Two Conference Programme

Our conference programme was carefully curated with expert speakers in the fields of hospitality, technology, economics and sustainability to help equip you with the insights and tools you need to make your hotel a success in 2024 and beyond. 

               Day 2

Light Breakfast

Day 2 - 8:30AM - 9:00AM

Enjoy a light breakfast with your fellow delegates before presentations begin for day two of the conference. Speaker of the conference, Peter Hancock, will also introduce day two of the conference. 


Adapting For Tomorrow

Day 2 - 9:00AM - 9:30AM

Speakers: Simon Maguire SJS

A good leader needs to be adaptable to the changes that come their way - and the future is sure to bring of them.

Ensure your equipped with the skills to manage these changes as Simon Maguire SJS discusses the leadership qualities you'll need to ensure a successful future for your hotel, such as collaborative leadership and diverse teams. 


Workforce Trends For The Future

Day 2 - 9:30AM - 10:00AM

Speakers: Leanne Walters-Hawke

What are the expectations of the workforce of the future? How will hotels need to adapt and develop to meet these expectations? How can organisations mitigate immediate risks in workforce planning?

Leanne Walters-Hawke presents her findings to ensure you're equipped to successfully recruit and retain the talent of the future. 

Economic Forecast - Now & in The Future

Day 2 - 10:00AM - 10:30AM

Speakers: Joe Nellis CBE

With both an energy crisis and a cost of living crisis, 2023 proved to be a difficult time for many hoteliers economically - but what might 2024 bring?

Joe Nellis talks through his latest economic findings and forecasts for the industry in 2024 and beyond, as well as providing a long-term perspective on cryptocurrencies and transactions.  




Day 2 - 10:30AM - 11:00AM

An opportunity to recharge and network with fellow delegates before presentations resume. 

Breaks will also provide the opportunity to meet and network with our much-valued sponsors. Their products and services have all been carefully selected for their relevance to the hotel sector.

Ethics Of A New Age

Day 2 - 11:00AM - 11:30AM

Speakers: Professor Keeley Crockett

With the rise of new technology such as AI, how can hoteliers not just use the technology effectively, but also ethically?

Professor Keeley Crockett presents her latest findings on the ethics around the use of new technology, as well as advice on ensuring your team is mindful of new scams and up-to-date on the laws around data protection.

Leadership Of The Future

Day 2 - 11:30AM - 1:00PM

Speaker: Keith Coats

Proudly sponsored by Casna Group - a trusted leader in the cleaning and facilities management industry and facilitator of the Hotel Leadership Conference's keynote speakers since 2019.

Keynote speaker Keith Coats takes to the stage to discuss how hospitality will evolve over the next 10 years and what hoteliers need to know to ensure their hotel is fit for the future.


Closing Remarks

Day 2 - 1:00PM - 1:05PM

Chairman of the Hotel Leadership Conference, Adrian Ellis FIH MI,  brings the Hotel Leadership Conference to a close.

Conference Lunch

Day 2 - 1:05PM - 2:30PM

Lunch will be provided after the closing address for all in attendance.