HVS, along with our friends at Bird & Bird (lawyers), AlixPartners (restructuring specialists) and EP Business in Hospitality, are pleased to present our next webinar on Tuesday 20th July at 10.30-12.00 BST.

The discussion will focus on whether the UK and European hotel sector has the talent it needs to achieve successful growth in business and a swift return to profitable operations. We will examine the key issues that employers in the hotel sector are currently facing, with presentations followed by a lively Q&A featuring a panel of experts. These topics will include: 
  1. Attraction and retention: Employers are facing unique challenges in recruiting and retaining talent.
  2. Post-COVID challenges: Much of the general public debate has focused on home or remote working, which is irrelevant for the vast majority of roles in the hotel sector. We want to look at the burning questions for employers as the sector prepares to reopen.
  3.  Life goes on: One key theme is what the post-COVID hotel sector might look like. Whether this involves restructures, sales and acquisitions, joint ventures or franchising, the treatment and transfer of staff remains a key consideration. This is therefore the perfect time to look at the implications of COVID for transactions and the knock-on effects regarding employees, such as the relaxation of brand standards and the implications for staffing numbers, roles and activities. 

Hotels post-Covid - Does Britain have the Talent? Key issues for the European hotel sector

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July 20, 2021

Tuesday - July 20, 2021

10:30 AM - 10:35 AM

 Introduction and welcome – Chris Sheppardson, EP Business in Hospitality

10:35 AM - 10:55 AM

The post-COVID to-do list: legal considerations – Stephanie Creed, Bird & Bird

  • Immigration – getting the right people for your business 
  • Re-opening safely – protecting staff and minimising legal risk
  • The role of data – ensuring a safe reopening without falling foul of GDPR 
  • Restructuring, reorganisation and right-sizing – an overview of the legal aspects
10:55 AM - 11:50 AM

Panel – Getting the talent we need to help return to profitability – GMs, brands, owners, operators share their opinions

Moderated by Russell KettHVS 

11:50 AM - 12:00 PM

Summary of key conclusions and learning points – Chris Sheppardson, EP Business in Hospitality

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