EP, HVS, Bird&Bird and AlixPartners Seminar – Adapting to the new talent demands in the Hospitality Sector

Creating worthwhile careers and rewarding “gig” jobs

Tuesday 17 May 2022 10:30am – 12:00 noon BST

EP Business in Hospitality along with Bird & Bird, AlixPartners and HVS are delighted to present our 16th webinar focused on the hospitality sector, with a mix of topical presentations followed by a lively panel, including questions ‘from the floor’.

The talent landscape has changed and workers want different things in the new world. To meet the resourcing requirements of the future, hospitality businesses need to adapt. How can they do this? How can they meet the needs of those that want to develop their career and those who want the flexibility to work when and where they want? Are there any short-term fixes? What longer-term strategies could be developed?


Introduction and welcome – Chris Sheppardson, CEO, EP Business in Hospitality

The importance of refocusing on talent – Stephen Cassidy, Vice-Chairman, UK Hospitality and Senior Vice President & Managing Director, UK & Ireland, Hilton Hotels

A more progressive approach to hotel schools – Donald Sloan, Chair of Oxford Cultural Collective and Ruud Reuland, former Director General of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Creating worthwhile careers and rewarding jobs – panellists include:

Moderated by Russell Kett – Chairman, HVS

Summary of key learning points and next steps – Graeme Smith, Managing Director, AlixPartners

*Subject to confirmation

Russell Kett, Chairman – HVS
Karen Friebe, Partner – Bird & Bird
Graeme Smith, Managing Director – AlixPartners
Chris Sheppardson, CEO – EP Business in Hospitality

For any enquiries please contact Lauren Bush