2012 Hospitality Showcase offers an opportunist view into your business future
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Conference theme: 'Being relevant to tomorrow's customers'
Hospitality NZ is looking forward to hear from its fantastic line up guest speakers, all who are very passionate about this year's theme and our industry.
Taking a couple of days out of your business will be a valuable investment into the future of your business and customers. This year's conference is focused on presenting a comprehensive programme of business sessions, workshops and evening events, driven by putting our members' businesses first.
Michael McQueen understands what it takes to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. Having dedicated the last eight years to tracking the dominant trends shaping society, business and culture, he has helped some of the world's best-known brands navigate change and stay in front of the curve. Michael's presentation on the shape of things to come will help you discover opportunities that will keep your business relevant to tomorrow's customers.
The previous Award winners, Brown Pub Methven, Cheltenham Hotel Feilding and Karamea Village Hotel will present the 'What makes a country pub great?' workshop by sharing their ideas and may even tell you their secrets to what it takes to run your own successful country pub.
Consider yourself a coffee expert or who knows the value of a good coffee? Then you may wish to attend the 'Coffee margins - how to improve them' workshop. David Burton of Burton's Pure Expresso has had over 35 years in the tea and coffee business, initially as a tea taster for Choysa (he is a third generation taster) before he ventured in the world of coffee.
Having established highly recognised companies Burton Hollis and Columbus and with brands Gravity and Burton's also in his portfolio, David is able to talk to most topics concerning coffee. As a national and international barista judge he also knows his way around espresso machines. David is now concentrating his energy on his new venture Jack's Coffee, which specialises more on the end user.
Sustainability and the modern hospitality consumer is more than being a 'eco-friendly' business Kath Dewar of Good Sense, Steve Logan of Logan Brown and David Hawk from Suite will provide their insights to what a consumer demands for sustainability, share ideas and examples of what they have experienced in their own businesses. This workshop will help you to find 'sustainable' ways to engage with your customers and the ones in the future.
This year's conference will be action-packed, complete with hospitality experts, entertainment value and passionate people who live and breathe hospitality.
The Amora Hotel in Wellington is the venue for this year's conference and being held on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 September.
Please click here to view the full 2012 Hospitality Showcase programme.
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