The Savoy GM announced as keynote speaker at AHC 2011

By Emma Eversham

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The Savoy's Kiaran MacDonald will open The Annual Hotel Conference 2011
The Savoy's Kiaran MacDonald will open The Annual Hotel Conference 2011
The Savoy general manager Kiaran MacDonald has been announced as keynote speaker at the Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) 2011, which will take place in Manchester next month.

MacDonald, who oversaw the refurbishment of The Savoy when it closed its doors to the public in December 2007, will share the highs and lows of the renovation programme and provide an insight into his experience of running the luxury London hotel, which re-opened last year.

Now in its eighth year, the conference at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on 8 November, will bring together hoteliers from across the UK with delegates already set to attend from a number of independent hotels, including Focus Hotels, Legacy Hotels & Resorts and Umi Hotels.

Aimed at individual, boutique and consortium hotel owners, operators and managers, the conference has grown in size over the years to become a key event for the hotel sector and will also be attended by

Topics for discussion

The programme of topics to be discussed at the event include sustainability, by looking at the pros and cons of 'green practices'; how to make the most of your hotel restaurant; finance, the use of third party channel websites and social media.

British Hospitality Association (BHA) chief executive Ufi Ibrahim, who opened the 2010 conference, and whose organisation is supporting the event this year said: "With panel sessions on channel management, finance and social media as well as advice on driving revenue and cutting costs, the AHC is tackling the issues that are of most concern to the industry in today's challenging climate.

"I know the event provides a vibrant learning and networking forum and it's a conference we're delighted to support. I much enjoyed the 2010 conference and greatly look forward to the 2011 event."

Media partner

BigHospitality is the official media partner for the AHC 2011 and will be bringing all the news and views from the event to you via our website and our social media channels Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

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