Scottish Hospitality “Resilience” Conference

Gordon MacKintosh MIH, Chair of the Institute of Hospitality Scotland Branch

THE Institute of Hospitality, Scotland Branch, supported by Scottish Business Network will deliver a free one-day, online conference on Wednesday, November 25th. The theme of the conference is building resilience and appreciation of the hospitality

industry in Scotland.

The conference will comprise talks, interviews and panel discussions covering various aspects core to the sector. Speakers will range from industry recognised figures based in Scotland, the UK and around the world, to the young talent entering the industry.

The event is open to all of those involved in the hospitality sector in Scotland and across the globe. To attend this free event, register online.

Confirmed speakers are -: Gordon McIntyre, Hospitality Health and City of Glasgow

College, Chris Wayne-Wills MIH, Crerar Hotels, David Cochrane MBE, HIT Scotland and Craig Leith, Robert Gordon University – with more to be announced this week.

Gordon MacKintosh MIH, Chair of the Institute of Hospitality Scotland Branch, stated:

“The goal of the conference is to share experience, strategies, insights, innovations and challenges so that together, we can weather the current storm and plan for the


SBN Chair, Russell Dalgleish added – “Part of our ethos at SBN is to identify

collaborative opportunities hence our eagerness to be involved in the delivery of this conference. I was impressed by the Institute’s approach to, not simply

focusing on the issues the sector currently faces in Scotland, but to look at how through supporting each other we can look to the future.”

The hospitality industry in Scotland comprises, those who work in hotels,

restaurants, bars, tourism, facilities management, cruise liners and a broad supply chain of service providers, and one which contributed £5.9bn to the Scottish economy 2019 and provided employment for 270,000 people. It is an industry along with retail, which has been the hardest hit this year, as measures have been taken to address the spread

of the Coronavirus. However, there is also a clear recognition of the importance of the industry to the Scottish economy, extensive support from both UK and Scottish Governments to help the industry get back on its feet and keep as many jobs safe as possible.

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