Students: Passion 4 Hospitality (P4H) 2015 in London

Passion 4 Hospitality, the largest student and industry experts networking event created by the Institute of Hospitality is now open for free registration. On 19 March 2015, #P4H2015 will take place at a central London venue (soon to be confirmed). The following information explains all you need to know about participating in this fantastic, fun hospitality event hosted annually by the Institute.

2015 Event Agenda

1.  Hospitality Live Debating Competition

Open to teams of students who are members of the Institute of Hospitality through the Education Membership Scheme Programme (EMS).

Discuss a hot industry topic as a team competing against other national and international teams. Presentation skills, preparation, quick-thinking and a sense of humour lend themselves to a winning team!

P4H 2014 saw the Bournemouth University team win both the debate and the business game competitions, fending off student teams from IMI University Centre Switzerland, Hotelschool The Hague, University College Birmingham (UCB) and University Campus Suffolk.

Crispin Farbrother, Programme Leader for Hospitality in the School of Tourism at Bournemouth University, said: “The teams felt well prepared, but as the day went on the excitement was mixed with elements of tension as they appreciated the seriousness, competitiveness and quality of the other teams. Meeting the other team members was of value and the close finish did nothing but add to the experience of the day. Winning was fantastic for us and some of our students are already planning to return and defend their title in 2015.”

2.  Business Game Competition

Open to teams of students who are members of the Institute of Hospitality through the Education Membership Scheme Programme. Industry professionals who are individual members of the Institute are also encouraged to participate in the game and provide competition for the students.

Run a virtual hotel with HOTS Simulation System and make successful business decisions in all operational areas of your property. HOTS Simulation is a web-based business management system that challenges participants to run a large hotel with a series of online exercises including business planning, goal setting and scenario planning. Each team will manage a hotel within the virtual environment and will need to make the best strategic business decisions to win the competition.

Working in partnership with arena4 finance and HOTS, the Business Game Competition Final will take place alongside the Hospitality Live Debating Competition Final on 19 March 2015.

3.  The Hospitality Careers Forum

Open to all hospitality students and industry professionals. You don’t need to be a member of the Institute to participate in the Hospitality Careers Forum. Learn about the wealth of hospitality careers and current opportunities available to you from industry experts.

Students who are student or EMS Affiliate members of the Institute of Hospitality are entitled to priority bookings for one-to-one sessions with the experts.

Terms and Conditions

Participants for both the Hospitality Live Debating Competition and the Business Game Competition must be members of the Institute of Hospitality through the EMS scheme. The Careers Forum is open to everyone who wishes to attend.

To find out if your college or university is an EMS member of the Institute, click on: UK Education Members Scheme list

If your educational centre is listed, simply ask for your personal student log in details at your information desk and log in on By opening an online account you automatically become a member of the Institute. If your educational centre is not listed, please contact for more information.

For the HOTS Business Game Competition Contact:

Wayne Gosden
Tel: +44 (0)1202 842809

For all other aspects of Passion 4 Hospitality 2015 contact:

Kitty Tobin
Institute of Hospitality
Tel: +44 (0)20 8661 4909

New Student #P4H2015 Special Offer – Free Membership

Passion 4 Hospitality was created by the Institute of Hospitality as part of its drive towards engagement with hospitality students. The event brings students, academia and industry together, with the Institute acting as the catalyst to facilitate this initiative.

The Institute of Hospitality would like to offer free membership to all industry students. As a student affiliate member who participate in Passion 4 Hospitality 2015. As a student affiliate member of the Institute, these are just some of the benefits you will have access to:

  • Exclusive access to our comprehensive e-resources collection, e-learning modules and bi-monthly webinars
  • Online hospitality specialised job board
  • Continued professional development support throughout your entire career (CPD)
  • Personal copy of our quarterly ‘Hospitality’ magazine
  • Unique industry local and regional networking events
  • Worldwide industry acknowledged membership
  • Institute of Hospitality’s membership card
  • Exclusive members’ discounts and promotions

Plus, student affiliate members get priority bookings for one-to-one sessions at The Hospitality Careers Forum.

The usual student joining fee is £30* however, if you wish to take advantage of this one-time offer and become a free student affiliate member, simply fill in the quick Student Free Affiliate Membership Application Form and send it back to (*Renewal fee will apply after 12 months).

The Institute of Hospitality is the professional body for aspiring managers studying and working in hospitality, leisure and tourism. It has been the industry’s leading network for more than 75 years.  The Institute promotes the highest professional standards of management and education and its membership spans more than 100 countries worldwide. To learn more about us, please visit

We look forward to welcoming you to the event.


Author: Institute of Hospitality

Established in 1938, the Institute is the international professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers who work or study in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. We help more than 10,000 hospitality professionals in 100 countries grow their knowledge, professional profile and expertise offering a wide range of high quality membership services such as targeted and regular industry networking events, hospitality qualifications and extensive online quality resources such as free management guides, Hospitality magazine, webinars, ebooks and ejournals. To learn more about our many member benefits, view our website or email