UKHospitality’s Kate Nicholls to join Gambling Minister, Shadow Minister and fellow industry CEO’s at November’s bacta Convention

Kate Nicholls OBE, CEO of UKHospitality and one of the most respected and influential voices in the sector is the latest thought-leader to accept an invitation to speak at this year’s bacta Convention (Wednesday 22nd November, County Hall, London).
Kate who took-up her post at UKHospitality following the 2018 merger between the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and the British Hospitality Association, will join a line-up of leading industry and political figures which includes the Minister responsible for gambling, The Rt Hon Stuart Andrew MP, the Shadow Minister, Alex Davies-Jones MP, the Gambling Commission’s Andrew Rhodes, Michael Dugher of the Betting and Gaming Council, the Bingo Association’s Miles Baron as well as representatives from The Bank of England who will be sharing the latest trends impacting payments including what the Bank is doing to protect access to cash.
Bacta CEO John White who is curating the Convention believes the line-up of speakers reflects the reputation enjoyed by bacta and its members who are key supporters of economies and communities on the high street and at the coast.
He stated:  “We have aimed extremely high in our endeavours to bring together the key voices from within and outside the industry and I’m delighted at the response we’ve had.
“Kate Nicholls OBE, our latest confirmed speaker played a pivotal role during the darkest days of lockdown when she took the hospitality sector’s arguments to the heart of government. It will be fascinating to listen to her perspective on that period, what help she believes the sector needs from a future government and how land-based hospitality businesses can contribute to the UK’s economic recovery.”
“The bacta Convention is part information exchange, part debate and part inspiration and I’m confident that our distinguished speakers will tick all of those boxes.”
“We will be launching our dedicated promotional campaign in September when we will be announcing the Convention theme, providing more details on the day’s events and how to register.”