Why Attend?


The Annual Hotel Conference (The AHC) is the UK's leading conference for hoteliers; individual, boutique, branded and consortium hotel owners, operators and managers segment of the industry. It is a must-attend for all those involved in this, the largest sector of the hotel industry.

Joining hoteliers at the event are developers, architects, consultants, marketing and social media experts, investors, bankers, advisors and government agencies who all gather to learn, network and do business in a forum which deals with the issues of the day.

The AHC is dedicated to communicating what you need to know is happening on a local-to-global basis; this specialist conference delivers practical and educational knowledge, advice and contacts whilst addressing the key issues for today.

The AHC 2018 opens on the 10 October with registration, lunch, an afternoon of conferencing followed by our cocktail party. The 11 October is a full–day event with guest speakers, knowledgeable panelists, and a choice of debates, panel sessions, presentations, industry exhibitors, targeted and relevant delegates all sewn together with hours of networking.


The AHC 2018 will 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 session will be back for 2018. Pre-registration is required, please contact rowan.scahill@theahc.co.uk to register.

Cocktail Party – Day 1 concludes with an opportunity to meet fellow delegates, speakers and sponsors, accompanied by drinks and canapés.

AHC Connect Zone - A networking lounge where delegates can relax and take stock of the day’s sessions.

AHC Social Zone, Podium Bar and 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 light refreshments during your busy schedule.