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Wednesday, October 9 • 11:45am - 12:15pm
Tales from The Tribal Ring – The Independent v Branded Chiefs

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These are turbulent times and independent and branded hotels are facing their own unique challenges. This session will invite the chiefs from each tribe to discuss how they prepare for battle, what it takes to win the war and whether anyone will survive…?

Speakers
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Philip Shepherd

Managing Director, Hilton Parker
Philip is a strategy and finance specialist in the hospitality and leisure sector with over 25 years of experience advising financiers, hotel owners and operators, travel and destination management companies on their international growth strategies, operating models, pricing structures... Read More →
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Stephen Cassidy

Senior Vice President & Managing Director UK & I, Hilton
Steve is responsible for the company’s multi-brand 150 strong portfolio across the British Isles including the management of hotels ranging from London Hilton on Park Lane to a growing portfolio of value focused Hampton by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn properties.The UK portfolio... Read More →
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Kevin Charity

CEO, Coaching Inn group Ltd
Kevin is the founder and CEO of the Lincolnshire based Coaching Inn Group. The company buys freehold market town hotels, each of them being at the heart of the community. In many of them the company introduces its ‘Eatery & Coffee House’ casual dining concept.The group operates... Read More →
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Karan Khanna

Managing Director, UK&I, IHG
As IHG’s Managing Director for UK&I, Karan is responsible for overseeing IHG’s portfolio of more than 330 open properties in the UK&I, as well as leading on new openings, signings and operations across one of IHG’s key global markets.Karan joined IHG in 2011 as Director of Global... Read More →
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Jeremy Sanders

Head of UK, OYO
Jeremy Sanders was appointed Head of UK at OYO Hotels & Homes in October 2018, responsible for leading the company’s entry into and expansion across the UK - its first market outside of Asia.Within its first year, OYO UK achieved several key milestones under Jeremy’s leadership... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
Deansgate Suite