The AHC does not only deliver relevant and informative content but will also dedicate a significant amount of time and space for peer-to-peer networking.

The programme allows time allocated to meet with industry colleagues old and new, and the opportunity to speak to our experts, sponsors and exhibitors. We advise coming armed with plenty of business cards!

Here are just some of the ways you can make the most of your time at The AHC:

Speed Networking

Our ‘Business & Bubbles’ speed networking sessions will be back, with more opportunities to enjoy a fast-paced business card exchange to meet a number of new contacts in one place. No pre-registration is required, and don't forget to bring plenty of business cards. 

The AHC Drinks Reception

Day 1 concludes with The AHC Drinks Reception, offering the opportunity to continue networking with fellow delegates, speakers and sponsors in a relaxed environment. Enjoy delicious drinks and canapés accompanied by music in the Deansgate Suite.

The AHC First-Timers Reception

There is a first time for everything – including attending The AHC. If you’re new to the fold, you are warmly invited to join us for a special reception on Tuesday 8th October to kick-start your time with us, meet fellow delegates and learn some tips and tricks on how to make your experience at The AHC the most enjoyable and productive as possible. As an extra treat, there will also be drinks and canapes. Join us on Tuesday 8 October from 19:00 – 21:00 in the beautiful Cloud 23 at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate hotel offering unrivalled views over Manchester. 

To register interest please email


Innovation is now inherent in our lives and the hospitality industry stands to benefit from immeasurable opportunities facilitated by innovation and technology. But often this is a baffling, complex and misunderstood world.

The Hotel Tech Hub offers a space to meet with peers and suppliers to learn more about the latest technology improving hotel operations, enhancing guest experiences and disrupting the industry.

Exhibition & Catering

Embark on a journey through the AHC exhibition to learn about how our sponsors can help you grow your business, and engage with fellow peers over one of our many catering hubs. 

Situated across the ground and 1st floor

The AHC App

The AHC app will enhance your networking opportunities and allow you to access the most up-to-date information about the event. With this app, you will be able to optimize your networking opportunities by having real-time visibility of who is at the event and what they do. You will simply shake your phone to share contact information more completely and efficiently than ever before. 

The app will be available to all registered delegates. Click here for details

AHC Zones & Meeting Areas

Offering designated workspaces and meeting areas, these zones provide a hub to meet in person with fellow delegates, catch up online and take in some all-day refreshments during your busy schedule. These can be found throughout the event.