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Video 8 July 2020

Hotel Operators Must Be Flexible, Be Lean and React Quickly to Change, says HVS Webinar Panellists

EP Magazine, HVS, Bird & Bird, and AlixPartners hosted a webinar for the Hotel sector on 8 July 2020We were joined by a number of industry experts covering essential issues on how to plan for financing the re- start, including cash flow scenario planning, working capital considerations and funding options.Graeme Smith, Managing Director, AlixPartnersKaren Friebe, Partner, Bird & BirdJames Salford, Partner, Bird & BirdChris Sheppardson, Chief Executive Officer, EP Magazine Russell Kett, Chairman, HVSProgramme: - Introduction and welcomeChris Sheppardson, EP Hospitality - Financial Planning for the restart:Cash flow scenarios, working capital considerations and funding optionsGraeme Smith, AlixPartners - Legal Challenges and Managing Tensions Between StakeholdersOwners, Landlords, Tenants, Operators, Franchisors, Franchisees and Lenders Karen Friebe and James Salford, Bird & Bird - Panel Session: Is Every Stakeholder Ready?Key issues which need to be taken into account Chaired by: Russell Kett, Chairman, HVS Eva Bachmann, EnnismoreNeil Kirk, L&R HotelsBen Barbanel, OakNorth BankWayne Arthur, Staycity Hotels - Closing remarks and summary of key issuesChris Sheppardson, EP Hospitality

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