Progressing Policy for Tourism, Hospitality and Events Education
Wednesday 18th October 2023
This one day national conference focuses on training, education, skills and employability in the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Sectors. The event is a joint conference, organised by The Association for Tourism in Higher Education, The Council for Hospitality Management Education and The Association for Event Management and kindly hosted by the University of West London.
The conference is organised in response to current Government policy and will include the findings of a major study funded by the three Subject Associations and delivered by Buckinghamshire New University. This research will evaluate the importance, impact and trajectory of skills across the three subject areas
Several key national stakeholders – including industry representatives and trade organisations - have already confirmed their attendance, as well as representatives from a breadth of further and higher education institutions., and will provide opportunities to explore creative responses to the challenges of Government policy, as well as an opportunity to add weight to the work being undertaken to demonstrate the importance of our sectors to policymakers.
The Government has much to say about the value of tourism, hospitality, and events to the UK economy. Effective training and education are critical to sustain and grow these sectors, and to create new jobs and further economic impact. Despite this, current education policy does not reflect this. Tourism hospitality and events qualifications are under threat – both within Further Education and Higher Education – as a result of both direct policy decisions and the consequences of others.
To confirm your booking, please email Dr Peter Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to contribute to the agenda, please do let him know.