HOSPACE announces transatlantic partnership with HTNG
On 18 November 2021 at the Royal Lancaster London, HOSPACE, the annual conference of the Hospitality Professionals Association (HOSPA), a non-profit educational organisation, is for the first time set to be a dual affair. HOSPA has partnered with HTNG, a Chicago-based technology solutions association and committee of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), to share hosting responsibilities to build upon the success of HOSPA’s 2020 hybrid event.
This partnership is intended give the event an international element, driving awareness of HOSPACE amongst HTNG’s established global presence, while also engaging actors from the HTNG community to better address issues impacting today’s hospitality industry.
Jane Pendlebury, CEO of HOSPA, said: “We’re delighted to partner with the team at HTNG for this year’s HOSPACE. The pandemic changed so much for everyone in our industry, and it’s now imperative to turn to technology to help us rebuild and recover.”
Pendlebury added: “While we’ll be covering technology, the content of HOSPACE will be wide-ranging. There’ll be something there of interest for everyone who works in hospitality, including a look at sustainability following Cop 26, as well as a focus on careers in hospitality and the paths available.”
Initial planning for the event estimates 400 guests will attend in person, with capacity for another 500 to attend remotely thanks to the use of virtual technology, with content and speakers to be announced once confirmed.
Michael Blake, SVP and CTO of the AHLA, concluded: “HOSPA has always done a great job in bringing the hospitality community together to engage in discussion around the key issues impacting our industry. We’re excited to combine the forces of both organisations and look forward to our first event back with our members in the European region!”