School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management

Hospitality Horizons Virtual Conference

The Hospitality Horizons Virtual Conference on 11 November 2020 is a fantastic opportunity to meet industry experts who will share their experiences, knowledge and insight on how the hospitality industry is developing, including the ways it is adapting to the challenges posed by COVID-19. 

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Our industry experts will also talk to you about the breadth of fantastic careers and some of the courses you can join to help you develop into a reflective practitioner who is able to make informed decisions and respond flexibly to a dynamic globalised hospitality industry and anticipate emerging market trends. 

The conference is primarily for to 16 and 17 year old students who are aspiring to careers in hospitality but is open to any interest members of the public, staff and current students.

  • 10.00 - 10.15: Opening with Keynote Speaker Alistair Sandall from the Institute of Hospitality
  • 10.15 - 10.30: Paul Upham:  Director of Sales and Marketing from Hotel Indigo, Manchester Intercontinental Hotel Group
  • 10.30 - 10.45: David Greenwood-Haigh International Chocolate Consultant
  • 10.45 - 11.00: Paul Buchan Training, Diageo Learning for Life, England, Wales and Ireland and Other Projects at The Springboard Charity & Springboard UK
  • 11.00 - 11.15: Break
  • 11.15 - 11.30: Noel Dobbin: What Butlers See
  • 11.30 - 11.45: Dimitrios Nakai Meetings & Events Assistant Operation Manage from Double Tree by Hilton, Leeds
  • 11.45 - 12.00: Simon Lewis HIT Training
  • 12.00 - 12.15: Q&A with guests
  • 12.15 - 12.30 Hospitality Industry and School and Course talk by Dr Alexandra Kenyon (Course Director at Leeds Becket University)
  • 12:30 - 12.45 Q & A with Dr Alexandra Kenyon

Dr Alexandra Kenyon

Course Director / School Of Events, Tourism And Hospitality Management

Dr Alexandra J Kenyon: Alexandra is a Researcher leading on projects for the University's enterprise strategy focussing on Corporate Social Responsibility for events and hospitality, together with development projects in marketing emotions and interactive packaging.

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