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Registration for the inaugural Hospitality NZ Summit, The Future of Hospitality – Building Forward, is now open.

Set to be held at the Trusts Arena in Auckland on 7-9 September 2021, the summit will be hosted by Hospitality New Zealand and the NZChefs Association.

Hospitality NZ Chief Executive Julie White and NZ Chefs Executive Officer Janine Quaid say the event is both a showcase for the industry after the worst of the challenges of COVID-19 and a chance to re-set how the industry will evolve to thrive into the future.

“It is the premier event for all hospitality and accommodation providers to connect and share solutions for the recovery of the industry.”

The two-day event is designed for owners, venue managers, accommodation providers, employees, chefs, and those who supply and purchase hospitality supplies. It’s open to everyone in the industry, not just Hospitality NZ or NZChefs members.

Features include:
• Dedicated hospitality and accommodation think tanks with leading industry guest speakers
• Education and training seminars
• A trade expo to touch, discover and hear the latest innovation in the industry
including a demonstration kitchen
• The NZ Hospitality Championships, featuring both cookery and a range of service elements
• A networking lounge

“The Industry Think Tanks will enable attendees from the accommodation and food and beverage sectors to take a close look at the sector’s challenges,” says Julie White.

“Change is already here; it’s about taking a fresh perspective to find a solution.”

The annual Hospitality NZ Awards of Excellence will be held on the last day, giving hospitality and accommodation operators the opportunity to put forward their venue to an expert judging panel.

The Supreme winner will be announced along with the People’s Choice Award and this year the Hospitality Awards for Excellence are open to anyone in the industry. Applications are open now and close on 20 June.

White says the Hospitality Summit being held 18-months after the onset of COVID will be an ideal time for the industry to look at how it will re-set for the future.

“The Hospitality Summit is where New Zealand’s $11 billion industry can gather as a community to discover, connect and explore the trends shaping the future of our industry.”

To register:
For the Hospitality Awards: https://www.hospitality.org.nz/s/awards
Your attendance: https://www.hospitality.org.nz/s/summit
To showcase your business at the trade show, email: marketing@hospitality.org.nz.

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