NEWS

 

SEE YOUR BRAND IN LIGHTS AT THE AHC 2019

4th December 2018

Entering into its 16th year The Annual Hotel Conference (The AHC) is the leading conference for the UK hotel industry, bringing together over 950+ attendees from across the entire sector. 

Becoming a Sponsor of The AHC gives you unrivalled access to top hoteliers, owners, operators and managers as well as investors, developers, designers, architects, consultants, tourism leaders and regional tourist boards.

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JOIN US FOR THE AHC 2019 AT THE HILTON MANCHESTER DEANSGATE ON 9TH & 10TH OCTOBER 2019

12th November 2018

Over 950 delegates gathered at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on 10th and 11th October to Learn, Network and Be Inspired at The AHC 2018, the 15th event in the series. With planning for 2019 in full swing, we invite you to save the date for the leading event for the UK hotel industry.

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15TH EDITION OF THE AHC 2018 A SELL OUT SUCCESS - DON'T MISS OUT ON BEING PART OF 2019

1st November 2018

With the doors now closed on the 15th edition of The Annual Hotel Conference (The AHC), planning is now in full flow for 2019. Dates, venue and location will be confirmed in the forthcoming weeks and with this in mind we wanted to share some of the 2018 success stories with you and ensure you don't miss out on being part of The AHC 2019...

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RECORD NUMBERS ATTEND THE 15TH THE AHC

16th October 2018

Over 950 delegates gathered at the Hilton Deansgate hotel in Manchester last week for the 15th Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) organised by Questex Hospitality Group. The event is the largest meeting of the UK hospitality industry and the number of delegates in attendance this year significantly exceeded previous years, cementing the event as a “must attend” in the industry calendar. 

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BREAKING NEWS FROM THE AHC

11th October 2018

Over 950 delegates are gathered in Manchester for the 15th Annual Hotel Conference (AHC). The mood is positive, conversation flowing and with a diverse range of speakers and topics, we're all enjoying a fantastic opportunity to learn, network and be inspired. 

Having the hotel community in one place means The AHC is a great platform to share breaking news on acquisitions, openings, appointments and launches. We're delighted to share the following news from Best Western.  

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WILL I SEE YOU AT THE AHC TOMORROW?

9th October 2018

Will you be joining me tomorrow at The AHC? There is still time to register for our record-breaking 2018 event with over 900 attendees from across the industry due to join us to “Innovate to Elevate.”

Jonathan Langston, Co-Founder & Conference Moderator, The AHC

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WHAT'S NEW AT THE AHC THIS YEAR

4th October 2018

With less than a week to go before The 15th Annual Hotel Conference (AHC), we wanted to share with you some exciting updates;

 What's new at The AHC this year?

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Charity Escapes to Exhibit at The AHC 2018

17th September 2018

Charity Escapes, the not-for-profit organisation, which match-makes hotels and holiday providers willing to donate prizes to charities hosting fundraising events, has set its sights on raising its first £1 million for charity.
 
The organisation is the only charity exhibiting at The Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) as it bids to expand its reach within the sector to sign up more hotels and hotel groups to support a wide range of UK charities and good causes.  
 

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DRIVING REVENUE THROUGH UNTAPPED OPPORTUNITIES

14th September 2018

There's gold in them thar hills. Or even in them thar car parks. In an era of high technology and data analysis in combination with intelligent revenue management, maximising every available income stream is the name of the game. We had a chat with Guy Cohen, Head of Sector – Hospitality at JustPark about ways to increase revenue and deliver a better customer experience.  

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HEAR FROM HOTELIERS: JONATHAN WALKER

5th September 2018

We keep saying it but The AHC really is an event created for hoteliers. We asked regular AHC attendee Jonathan Walker, Managing Director of No. 15 Great Pulteney in Bath, for his thoughts on the event and the UK hotel industry.

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READY, STEADY, BAKE! 


5th September 2018

The Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) and The Manchester College have created a unique partnership for the 2018 event which will see students, together with chefs at the conference host hotel, the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, prepare and deliver a mouth-watering selection of patisserie for delegates to savour.

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THE FINAL ACT: ANNOUNCING OUR CLOSING KEYNOTE

24th August 2018

“Delight and entertain” they said. “Motivational and uplifting” they said. “Stick to the theme” (it’s Innovate to Elevate FYI) they said. “Nothing too similar to anything we’ve had before” they said. 

An impressive list of previous closing keynote speakers. How to top that for The AHC 2018?

A bloke called Shed.

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Safety in Numbers

14th August 2018

To many, last week’s interest rate increase signified confidence within the economy and, coupled with the high levels of employment, there are indeed reasons to be cheerful. However, and let’s try not to use the word, there are certain shall we say uncertainties on the horizon and in times of uncertainty we place increased importance in comparable data. It provides a backdrop for historical analysis, an outlook for future activity and an anchor point for commentary and debate.

We’ll discuss benchmarking, its relevance, importance and the appropriate metrics to use during The AHC this October.

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AHC Full Programme Available

8th August 2018

Variety really is the spice of life. Never more so than when it comes to accessing a conference programme.You can now access the complete AHC programme via our website...

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THE LAUNCH OF THE 2018 GREAT HOTEL BIKE RIDE

18th July 2018

Amid the sporting fever of recent weeks, we are delighted to announce the shiny new website and open entries to the 2018 Great Hotel Bike Ride.

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JOIN US AT THE AHC 2018

11th July 2018

Join us, over 60 leading industry speakers and over 900 delegates from across the UK hotel industry at The AHC 2018 this October in Manchester as we gather to discuss, debate, converse and examine the opportunities for this fantastic industry of ours.

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WIN A COMPLIMENTARY TICKET TO THE AHC

29th June 2018


Last year we launched a competition for all those who downloaded The AHC App to win a complimentary delegate pass to The AHC 2018. Always true to our word, we’re delighted to announce the winner of the complimentary pass to this year’s event is Ravi Majithia from Avantis Hotels.

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TECH (AND FOOTBALL) TALK WITH ROBERT HOLLAND

Tuesday 19th June


Technology has forever changed the world we live in. And innovation and technology will always be inextricably linked. Innovation is the driving theme for this year’s Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) and Robert Holland, Managing Director UK & Ireland at HotelPartner Yield Management and also Chief Technology Advisor for UKHospitality will lead a discussion around technology and the latest trends shaping the hospitality industry. We managed to sneak a coffee and chat in with Robert before the main event in October.

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SEE WHO'S ATTENDING THE AHC

14th June 2018

The following companies have already confirmed their attendance at The AHC 2018. To join them, and us, click here to register.

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GIRLS DON'T DO MATHS

31st May 2018

 

Right? Wrong. Very wrong.


Please meet Dr Rebecca Harding, an independent economist specialising in trade and trade finance. She is CEO of Coriolis Technologies, a trade technology company which provides data to the trade, finance and banking sectors. Rebecca will be delivering the Economic Overview of the UK on Wednesday, October 10 at 12:40pm and plans to bring her approach of “delivering complex economics in an Enid Blyton way” to delegates during The AHC.

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TALKING DISRUPTION, OPPORTUNITIES AND, OF COURSE, NETFLIX WITH LEO JOHNSON

24th May 2018


In anticipation of Leo’s opening keynote speech at The AHC on Weds 10th October at 12.10pm, we caught up with him to find out more about his passion for the future.

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PROGRAMME UPDATE FROM THE AHC

17th May 2018


It’s a wonder we have found time amidst the flurry of Royal Wedding excitement and the administrative joy GDPR is providing to spend any time on The AHC programme development but lo, we have! Nuptials and data legislation are no match for us. Further to our earlier announcement, additional exciting and relevant confirmed sessions and speakers include...

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HOW GDPR WILL AFFECT YOUR CONTACT PREFERENCES FOR THE AHC

15th May 2018


With the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) upon us, we need to reconfirm your contact preferences prior to 25 May 2018 in order to continue communicating with you. Click here to reconfirm that you would like to receive email communications from The AHC. In addition, you may choose to provide us with your phone number and direct mailing address by clicking here.

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INNOVATE TO ELEVATE - PROGRAMME LAUNCH

1st May 2018


At the very core of The AHC is an acclaimed programme of world class key note speakers, engaging presentations by industry leaders, interactive workshops, debates and panel discussions where senior figures in their field share valuable industry insight. We know delegates place significant value on the conference programme and so aim to create an outstanding schedule that delivers thought-provoking yet practical advice. The 2018 programme is crafted around this year’s theme: Innovate to Elevate. 

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LIMITED EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE

21st March 2018

Tickets for The Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) 2018 are selling fast with only 50 tickets at the Early Bird still available. 

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THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE AHC WORM

13th February 2018 


The AHC - Innovate to Elevate
Registration for The Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) 2018 is now open. Click here to secure your place at the leading event for the UK hotel industry. Registration opens with our Early Bird delegate rate but this rate is limited to 200 tickets so please do book early. Tickets are already selling fast!

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HOW TO BEAT THE JANUARY BLUES (ACCORDING TO THE AHC)

18th January 2018


In three easy steps...

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