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News Release - Issued by Great Potential

Hotel and Tourism industry organisations line up for Yorkshire Hotel Show on 10th & 11th February 2015 at York Racecourse.

Key industry organisations will be at the Yorkshire Hotel Show on 10th and 11th February when hundreds of hoteliers, restaurateurs and caterers will descend on York Racecourse for the second Yorkshire Hotel, Restaurant and Bar show to be held in Yorkshire.

The British Hospitality Association has confirmed attendance as an exhibitor and will be presenting ‘The Big Hospitality Conversation’ initiative that brings job-seeking young people together with hoteliers, restaurateurs and other catering business to learn and exchange knowledge about careers in the industry.

Chief executive of the Institute for Hospitality, Peter Ducker will also be speaking about the professional qualifications and accreditation that the Institute provides, plus its work with local colleges and universities that help young and mature industry practitioners with continuous professional development (CPD).

‘Meet The Tourism Society’ is an opportunity to learn about the wide and influential part it plays in this important industry that is so vital to the economy of Yorkshire, which has seen so much success with the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014. Welcome to Yorkshire will also be part of the Yorkshire Hotel Show line up with more news of the ‘Tour de Yorkshire’ planned for May 2015.

‘Hospitality Action’, the hotel and catering industry charity and the Lord Mayor’s charities will benefit from a Charity Dinner to be held at York College on the evening of Monday 9th February when the Lord Mayor of York and the Civic Party will attend to see students from the College cook and serve the banquet.

“Support from the key industry bodies demonstrates the importance of a regional show that showcases industry services and products, plus the inclusion of the Charity Dinner will add entertainment and networking value for visitors in a social setting that complements the serious business case for attending the show.” comments show director, Keith Myers.

The Yorkshire Hotel Show is a FREE event for industry professionals in the Yorkshire region creating business opportunities and featuring the latest equipment, food, drink, interiors and technology. Local and national organisations showcase the best the Hospitality industry has to offer for 2015.
The venue for the show is the Ebor Stand at York Racecourse, a space that overlooks the racecourse and has great access with 2000 free parking spaces.

“Visitors will have some of the best expertise for products and services on hand, a packed conference programme of business seminars and opportunities to meet some of the best talent in the business” added Keith.

Confirmed exhibitors include:
121 WORKWEAR; British Hospitality Association: Dancing Goat Coffee; Deliciously Yorkshire; Godson and Stones; Great Potential; Hospitality Action; Hotel Owner Magazine (Media partner); HSH; Hotel HR Group; Institute of Hospitality; IC Entertainment; Linx Beds; Merlin Software; Nikki Stones Accounting; Planet Planit; Saville AV; The Tourism Society; Visit York; Welcome to Yorkshire; York Festival of Food and Drink.

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For further information please contact:
Contact: Keith Myers, Show Director
Tel 01904 349477
Mob 07712886036

Press Contact: John Gallery, Great Potential, Tel: 07967 032623

Notes for Editors: York Events Ltd, the team behind the show has assembled a wide range of professionals in tourism and hospitality to make this show possible and is grateful for local support including VisitYork, Welcome to Yorkshire, York Festival of Food and Drink and City of York Council. The Show’s media partner is Hotel Owner Magazine, a Mulberry Publications title.