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30 June 2022

Festival4Finance for Hospitality

30 Jun 2022

We are very excited to be launching our very first Festival4Finance.

This is an online event for the hospitality industry which will run throughout July commencing with the first webinar on Thursday 30th June. Please follow the links in the section below to find out more about each of the webinars.

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Entry Requirements

This event is ideal for all those working in aspiring leadership roles in the hospitality industry seeking to improve their knowledge of hospitality finance.

Organisations Involved

This event is a joint collaboration between arena4finance, Merlin Consulting and the Master Innholders.

Session Details

Thursday 30 June 2.00pm - Introduction to the Festival4Finance

This is the first event in the programme for the Festival4Finance. Hosts Debra Adams, CEO and Founder from arena4finance and Hilary Cooke, CEO and Founder from Merlin Business Consulting, will be joined by Stephanie Timsit, Finance Director of the Peninsula Hotel, London to discuss the importance of understanding the numbers in your hospitality business.

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Thursday 7th July 2.00pm - Preparing a demand forecast for your hotel in a post pandemic world

In this session we will focus on the top line and consider the role of past, present and future data for preparing revenue forecasts in an ever-changing market environment. Our speakers listed below will share their experience and provide you with tips for preparing your next revenue forecast:

Debra Adams, CEO and Founder of arena4finance

Michael Heyward, CEO & Founder, Heyward Group and Head of Professional Development at HOSPA

Adrienne Hanna, CEO & Founder, Right Revenue

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Thursday 14th July 2.00pm: Managing food costs in challenging times

In this session we will focus on one of the largest and fastest changing costs in the profit and loss account – the cost of food and beverage. Our expert speakers will discuss how to manage your F&B costs to maintain both profitability but also customer satisfaction. The speakers taking part in this webinar are:

Debra Adams, CEO and Founder of arena4finance

Sarah Dovey, Operations Director at Kafoodle

Adrian Martin, Vice Principal Edge Hotel School

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Thursday 21st July: Managing energy costs in a hospitality business

In this session our experts will discuss the impact of increasing energy costs on the profitability of the business and share their thoughts on how to manage this cost for the future. The speakers taking part in this webinar are:

Debra Adams, CEO and Founder of arena4finance

Peter Till, Chair, Energy & Environment Alliance

Paul Nisbet, Finance Director Valor Hospitality Europe Limited

Michael Grove, Chief Operating Officer, HotStats

Sue Williams, General Manager, Whatley Manor Hotel

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