After a brief hiatus, hotel conference season is back in full force.

While it’s obvious that this year will hold a unique set of challenges, the fact it’s going ahead will be a great boost to the hotel industry.

Trade shows present a great opportunity to grow businesses through strong working relationships while gathering invaluable insider knowledge. This is something that has been more difficult during remote workings reign.

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But what will be different?

Despite the successful vaccine rollout, conferences still pose problems for managing Covid transmissions.

Handshakes

The usual meet and greet behaviours face extinction. Handshakes for example are unlikely to survive as people become far more concerned with unnecessary contact.

This will come as a great relief to many who would argue a simple ‘how do you’ suffices.

Business cards

Even more problematic will be business cards. Notlost for example won’t be using these. We imagine other businesses will be doing the same.

There are some challenges posed by this as business cards are the easiest way to transfer contact information. Digital versions exist but are not as widely used.

Virtual attendance

We are also likely to see some attendees getting involved digitally. In the modern age it’s perfectly possible to catch talks and network all from the comfort of one’s bedroom.

While there are obvious pros and cons to this to this it allows for a wider range of delegates and provides options for those unable to attend

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Independent Hotel Show

When – 4th-5th of October

Where – Olympia London

Are Notlost going to be thereExhibiting (Stand 1551)

What to expect?

The independent Hotel Show is a key date for boutique and luxury hotels (and those looking to rub shoulders with them).

What’s exciting is that we will be there too. Showcasing our state of the art lost property software for the world to see at stand 1551.

The Independent Hotel Show also offers a comprehensive seminar programme. Talks cover important subjects like back to basics hotel marketing, the importance of design and the power of social media.

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Hotel Summit

When – 27th of September

Where – De Vere Wokefield Estate, Golf Club Reading

Are Notlost going to be there – No

What to expect?

The first event in the calendar  is Hotel Summit, an established coming together of hospitality professionals.

As well as the opportunity to rub shoulders with senior executives, Hotel Summit has a variety of different seminars. The talks cover key topics such as leading in extreme conditions and improving accessibility through design.

When the day is over, there is a full Gala dinner for attendees to wine, dine and chinwag with other delegates.

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Hotel 360

When – 29th September

Where – Excel London

Are Notlost going to be there – Attending

What to expect?

Hotel 360 touts itself as the UK’s foremost trade show dedicated to hotel growth and features 42 speakers and 150 seminars.

Talks range from the productivity of remote vs office workers to consistency in guest experience. Hotel 360 also boasts 300 exhibitors, showcasing the latest tools of the trade to augment any hospitality business.

For those that enjoy an interactive format you can also find panel debates tackling key issues.

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Business Travel Show Europe

When – 30th September – 1st October

Where – Excel London

Are Notlost going to be there – No

What to expect?

Business Travel Show Europe has been running for 27 years, during which time it has established itself as the largest conference of it’s kind. It casts a wider net than others and services the European travel community as a whole.

The scale of the event means that there will be around 450 senior buyers in attendance with over 100 exhibitors already booked in.

This year also has a focus on ethics and sustainability with the Ethical Travel Trail feature, showcasing suppliers focused on bringing real change to the industry.

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VAC 2021

When – 7th-8th OCtober

Where – QEII Centre

Are Notlost going to be there – Attending

What to expect?

Four our last entry on this years conference rundown we have The Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions (VAC for short). 

This particular conference has a wide reach without a specific focus on hotels. This means you can experience insights from a broader range of hospitality experts. Including zoos, museums and galleries.

There will be a focus this year on a collective effort to bounce back to profitability following a difficult period for all involved.

Find out more

If your not able to attend any of these events but want to chat don’t worry!

Get in touch with us on +44(0)20 8037 3970 or drop us an email hello@notlost.com and we’d be happy to demo our product.