MODERATOR BIO AND PANEL DISCUSSION OUTLINE
Diversifying the market As the hospitality market matures and, as a result, naturally diversifies, how will a predicted rise in the prominence of mid-market and independent and boutique hotels impact procurement trends? This panel brings together suppliers and buyers to debate how products and services should be adapted to the new markets, while identifying the best practice models that have emerged in other global regions and seeing what the regionally industry can learn from these. Melanie Mingas, Group Editor, Business Portfolio Melanie is group editor of the B2B titles at BNC Publishing, producer of Hotel News ME and Catering News ME. In addition to the monthly print titles, the department also produces a number of industry events including the prestigious Leaders in Hospitality Awards and GM Leaders Conference. Company Profile Hotel News ME is a vital resource for hotel industry professionals seeking reliable, up-to-date information on the region’s hospitality sector. From the latest industry news and analysis, to information about new products and services, the publication is an essential tool for discerning hoteliers, packaged in an accessible and contemporary design.