To help you plan the New Year, we have brought together dates of interest to hospitality operators, including major sporting events, trade exhibitions, conferences, Institute of Hospitality events, and the introduction of new legislation.
8 January 2018
Restaurant Manager of the Year 2018
Royal Garden Hotel, London
Organised and hosted by the Institute of Hospitality.
15-16 January 2018
The Master Innholders General Managers’ Conference
Principal’s De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London
‘The Spirit of the Time’ is the title of this year’s must-attend event for hotel managers.
26 January 2018
Institute of Hospitality Sussex Branch Annual Black Tie Dinner
Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa, Midhurst
5-6 February 2018
Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI)
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, Mumbai
India’s most important hotel investment conference.
9-25 February 2018
5-8 March 2018
The UK’s market leading hospitality and foodservice event ( 82nd edition).
11 March 2018
23rd Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism Northern Ireland
Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast
Formerly known as the Janus Awards, the largest event within the Northern Ireland Branch calendar.
12 March 2018
Institute of Hospitality Passion4Hospitality 2018
Novotel London West, London
The Institute of Hospitality’s flagship student and industry networking event.
20-22 March 2018
Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast
Northern Ireland’s premier food, drink, retail and hospitality event.
New Acrylamide Legislation
Food businesses in the UK will be required to put in place practical steps to manage acrylamide within their food safety management systems under new EU legislation which will apply from April 2018.
Read guidance from the Food Standards Agency
1 April 2018
UK National Living Wage Increases
From £7.50 an hour to £7.83 (for 25 year olds and over)
Other pay increases include a rise in the rate for 21-to-24 year olds by 4.7% from £7.05 to £7.38 an hour, the rate for 18-to-20 year olds by 5.4% from £5.60 to £5.90 an hour, a 3.7% increase in the rate for 16-to-17 year olds from £4.05 to £4.20 an hour and a 5.7% rise in the rate for apprentices from £3.50 to £3.70 an hour.
4 April 2018
Gender Pay Gap Reporting Deadline
Private and voluntary sector employers in England, Wales and Scotland with at least 250 employees will be required to publish information about the differences in pay between men and women in their workforce, based on a pay bill ‘snapshot’ date of 5 April 2017, under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. The first reports must be published by 4 April 2018. Read guidance from ACAS
9 April 2018
Institute of Hospitality Fellows’ Dinner
An evening of high-quality food and drink and exclusive networking.
RAC Club, London
12-13 April 2018
Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) National Leadership & Development Forum 2018
Celtic Manor, Newport
HCA celebrates 70 years with the theme of ‘Delivering Today, Enhancing Tomorrow.’
14 April 2018
The Grand National
19 April 2018
Institute of Hospitality Southern Branch: Student of The Year Awards 2018
Balmer Lawn Hotel, Brockenhurst
Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Windsor Castle, date to be confirmed
6-8 May 2018
Food & Hospitality Africa 2018
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, SA
A gateway to the African market. With a footfall of over 6 600 of visitors over three days in 2017 – more than 80% of whom make or influence decisions.
19 May 2018
FA Cup Final
25 May 2018
EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Introduced
Members have free access to our ‘Get ready for GDPR’ Management Guide
26 May 2018
UEFA Champions League Final
14 June – 15 July 2018
FIFA World Cup
2 -15 July 2018
Wimbledon Tennis Tournament
7-29 July 2018
Tour de France
19 -22 July 2018
British Open (Golf)
Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland
Rugby World Cup Sevens
3-5 September 2018
Speciality & Fine Food Fair
The UK’s leading showcase of fine food & drink with more than 850 producers.
28-30 September 2018
The Ryder Cup (Golf)
16-18 October 2018
Independent Hotel Show
A diverse collection of suppliers and expert insights from business sessions.
5-7 November 2018
World Travel Market
The global meeting place for the international travel trade.
21-22 November 2018
Sleep 2018 – The Hotel Design Event
For 11 years, Sleep has led the market as Europe’s premium event for hotel design and development.
November 2018 (date to be confirmed)
Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference
The Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
More than 250 senior figures and decision makers involved in all aspects of hotel and tourism investment in South Asia expected.