One of the hospitality industry's best known and most experienced independent environmental and food safety consultants - Professor John Forte FIH (see biography in ‘Notes to Editors') - is to speak on Day 2 of the 2007 British Association of Hospitality Accountants (BAHA) Annual Conference and Exhibition, which will take place on 8 and 9 November at the 5-star Radisson Edwardian Heathrow Hotel, 140 Bath Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 5AW.
Entitled ‘Managing Technology for Profit', the two-day BAHA Annual Conference and Exhibition is one of the leading events on the hospitality industry calendar. On Friday, 9 November at 12.35pm, Professor John Forte FIH - an independent environmental and food safety Consultant to the hotel and catering Industry, and a principal in the management team of the Institute of Hospitality's highly acclaimed Carbon Trust-supported Hospitable Climates energy efficiency advisory programme - will be addressing BAHA delegates on one of the industry's most important current issues: ‘The Eco-Friendly Hotel - the Finance Director's Perspective'.
"In our industry," said Professor Forte, "it is the accountants who can best see the benefits of saving wasted energy; and the most positive response has always come whenever we have addressed ourselves to them!"
As announced last month, EasyGroup founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who launched the easyHotel budget hotel group in 2005, is to be the keynote speaker at the 2007 BAHA Annual Conference and Exhibition. He will get this year's Conference off to a flying start with a presentation on ‘Using a Famous Brand to Build a New Hotel Business Model'.
The 2-day conference and exhibition will afford finance and IT professionals, from all corners of the UK, the opportunity to get an informed view from a line-up of expert speakers, making individual presentations and taking part in Panel Forums, on current key issues - such as ‘The Cost of the Environment'; and the ‘Separation of Ownership and Management: Implications for Performance Measurement' - and their impact for the future.
Individual speakers, and those taking part in the Panel Forums, will focus on:
purchasing for strategic advantage
a Review of industry trends
capital asset management strategies
customer profitability analysis
strategic information management
IT Systems for competitive advantage
the cost of the environment
"The 2007 BAHA Conference also presents an unrivalled opportunity for networking and for viewing some of the ‘best in class' products and services available to the hospitality sector at the accompanying exhibition," said Debra Adams, BAHA's Head of Administration and Education (see ‘Note to Editors' for list of exhibitors). "In addition, the event is ideal for professionals wishing to undertake continuous professional development (CPD), since they can not only benefit from the expertise and knowledge of the speakers, but also from a series of practical workshops and presentations."
The BAHA Annual Conference and Exhibition is also noted for its social aspect. On the evening of the opening day of the conference - Thursday, 8 November - there will be a Drinks Reception, sponsored by IBM, followed by a three-course Conference Dinner with guest speaker and entertainment.
The delegate packages on offer for attending the 2007 BAHA Conference and Exhibition range from the full two-day BAHA conference package - including accommodation and breakfast at the Radisson Edwardian Heathrow for the night of 8 November, and the Conference Dinner - at £289 for BAHA members and £335 for non-BAHA members, to those wishing to attend Day Two of the conference only, where the cost is £80 for BAHA members and £90 for non-members.
For full details of price packages and regularly updated details on the 2007 BAHA Conference and Exhibition, visit the BAHA website: www.baha.co.uk .
Contact: Phillipa Graham Conference Co-ordinator British Association of Hospitality Accountants Tel: 01202 889 430 Fax: 01202 887 967 Website: www.baha-uk.org email: email@example.com
Debra Adams Head of Administration and Education British Association of Hospitality Accountants Tel: 01202 889430 Fax: 01202 887967 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.baha-uk.org