The Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) 2017 was held on October 11th and 12th at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate. This year was the largest yet, attracting over 850 delegates from all across the industry. The Hotel Property Team was very proud to have been in attendance ourselves.
This was the 14th year of the AHC. The theme was ‘Embracing Change, Seizing Opportunities’, two very important topics in the industry. Changes in the UK affecting the culture, economy, and even political landscape were all up for discussion.
The greatest thing about AHC is how dynamic it is. There was a conference with a full programme of world-class speakers, including hoteliers, investors, owners, operators, architects, and even tourism leaders. These individuals hosted talks, discussions, and interactive workshops, sharing their insights into the industry.
On top of the above there were plenty of opportunities for networking and discussions among the delegates. In fact there were dedicated spaces such AHC Connect and AHC Social, areas for dining and meeting. This made it much easier for people to connect. The fact that noteworthy industry partners and sponsors were in attendance meant the chance to start building strong relationships was not to be missed.
You can find out more about the AHC on their website, including viewing the full list of delegates in attendance, sponsors, and speakers. There is a great video with highlights of the 2017 conference and you can view plenty of pictures at http://www.simoncallaghanphotography.com/Brighton-Photographer-Blog/Conference/Annual-Hotel-Conference/2017.
The Hotel Property Team was very proud to attend AHC 2017 and learned a great deal that will help us to continue provided outstanding services for our clients. We look forward to the 2018 event and hope it is even bigger and more successful than this year.
If you have any questions about hotel operations, developments, investment, or the challenges and opportunities in the industry, feel free to contact us.