Regional members of the British Hospitality Association (BHA) have been told how Coventry and Warwickshire is benefiting from the 2012 Olympic Games.
The Heart of England region of the BHA held a regional members’ day at the Legacy Falcon Hotel in Chapel Street, Stratford.
Chief Executive of the Ricoh Arena, Daniel Gidney, was one of the keynote speakers and explained how the venue had won the right to host Olympic football this summer.
The day-long session heard from BHA Chief Executive Ufi Ibrahim and other leading industry figures on subjects ranging from how tourism can drive the economy, to forthcoming legislation and social media. He said: “The hospitality industry is the economic driver of many regions of the country directly and indirectly employing nearly 300,000 people in the West Midlands alone. It’s potential for growth is huge.”
Around 60 industry figures attended the session at the Legacy Falcon Hotel.