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Living Wage to take centre stage at hospitality summit

Fifth Hospitality & Tourism Summit set to be held on Monday 27 June at The Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in London

Pictured: Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the BHA

The British Hospitality Association has announced details of the fifth Hospitality & Tourism Summit.

The summit, set to be held on Monday 27 June at The Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in London, will attract leaders, CEOs, politicians, investors and suppliers to discuss the issues that matter most within the industry. 

The 2016 agenda focuses on issues affecting the whole industry including: alleviating the impact of National Living Wage; the EU referendum; continued devolution; gaining competitive advantage in the global tourism marketplace; making the digital economy work; improving profits; and future trends.

Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the BHA, said: “The summit is the Davos of hospitality and tourism; connecting leaders of the UK Plc who are seeking solutions to the big issues affecting our industry. It provides an exclusive platform for inspiration, innovation and debate. 

“It is our ambition to ensure the future success of our industry and a level playing field for tourism and hospitality businesses that operate in the UK.”

Nick Varney, chairman of the BHA, added: "The summit is a proven way of engaging with government in a transparent and open way where we can all participate in discussing and influencing the policies and initiatives needed to grow our industry.”

Registration for The Hospitality & Tourism Summit organised by the British Hospitality Association and Bench Events, is now open at

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