Solidarity with Hospitality
We are fully aware of the catastrophic impact coronavirus has had, and will continue to have, on the hospitality industry and believe in the importance of staying true to our mission of supporting the local and global hospitality community. Our chosen conference theme reflects our sentiment, our strength, and our community; ‘Solidarity with Hospitality’.
Over the last 18 years The AHC has proudly become the leading event for the UK hospitality industry and never has there been a more urgent need to come together as a sector and support each other.
The immediate future is uncertain, but we do know that the uncertainty won’t last forever and when it disperses there will be a new normal where originality, passion and adaptability will be king. The importance of face-to-face meetings, handshakes, clinking glasses and embraces will resume, even within the context of a new normal.
Our commitment is to provide hoteliers, owners, operators and managers as well as investors, developers, designers, architects, consultants, tourism leaders and regional tourist boards unrivalled practical knowledge, insight, debate and content to equip them for the new normal and help them return to business and deliver an even stronger, more profitable, more popular and more successful hospitality experience than before.
Absorb an acclaimed programme of world-class keynote speakers, engaging presentations by industry leaders and interactive workshops, debates and panel discussions where senior figures in their field share valuable insight. Participate in the many and varied networking opportunities throughout the conference carefully created to ensure you benefit from reacquainting with existing contacts whilst forming new relationships for the development of your business.
Hoteliers, owners, operators and managers as well as investors, developers, designers, architects, consultants, tourism leaders and regional tourist boards will gather for two days of unrivalled practical knowledge designed to add real value to their business operations.
'For me, the value of a conference often turns on whether I have made just one really useful contact, or learnt a single incisive piece of information or advice that could transform my business, and the AHC has never failed me.'
Robert Nadler, Entrepreneur
'The AHC started as a mild flirtation and has become a full-blown love affair. I confess I’m hooked and unable to get through any October without attending to get my annual fix. You should try it, it’s addictive'
Robin Sheppard, Chairman, Bespoke Hotels
‘Well, you all certainly embraced changed and seized opportunities to make this year’s AHC the biggest and best yet. It was just great to see the growth in attendance, both in delegates and exhibitors, and feel a very strong vibe emanating from the sessions and networking.’
Michael Hirst MBE, Consultant to CBRE Hotels
‘I thought the tone of the conference was absolutely spot on this year. It was forward thinking in terms of tone and content, and left participants with a positive view of the future’.
Alister McCutchion, JLL
‘As a first time attendee I enjoyed the event. It was friendly and well run. It was a positive experience.’
Richard Fogarty, Bruce Shaw LLP
‘I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you and the team for arranging the wonderful dinner on Wednesday evening – great feedback from guests on both venue and food.’
Gordon McKean, Relationship Director, Barclays Corporate Banking
‘Thank you another excellent conference which we all found useful and informative.’
Andrew Rouse, Commercial Development Director, Vine Hotels
‘The AHC is one of the best networking events for hospitality professionals in the UK. Dedicated time in the programme for networking really makes it stand out from so many of the other conferences out there. I made some great new connections as well as caught up with existing industry colleagues and friends. I will definitely be back!’
Ciara Crossan, Founder & CEO, WeddingDates