AHICE 2020 – insights into the devastating impact of COVID-19 Sep 7, 2020

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The Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) will be held online and in-person this year in Sydney and Auckland on 8-9 September 2020, taking a closer look at COVID-19’s impact on the future of the hotel industry.

The pandemic has severely affected workers in the hospitality and tourism industry, many of whom are still dealing with reduced hours, job losses and decimated savings.

A recent survey conducted by Intrust Super found that almost half of hospitality employers have reduced staff hours by at least 20%. 60% said their staff levels may not return to normal until 2021 or later. Between January and July this year, super contributions for hospitality staff at Intrust Super dropped considerably.

Intrust Super’s Ben Chapman will be presenting at the conference, outlining the impacts these issues are having on hospitality workers and their savings. Our CEO, Brendan O’Farrell, will also be participating in an industry Q&A with HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson.

This year’s program also includes panel discussions on travel expectations for the next decade, the 2020-21 real estate investment outlook and staff retention challenges in the current environment.

For those attending in person, Ben will be on the expo floor to discuss the products and services that can help your staff recover from the impacts of COVID-19. And you can email service@intrust.com.au directly for more information.

You can still register for the virtual event, and access all sessions and virtual networking opportunities at the AHICE website.

The information contained in this article is of a general nature only, and does not take into account your individual financial situation, objectives and needs. You should consider the appropriateness of the general information and read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement, available at www.intrust.com.au or by calling us on 132 467, having regard to your own situation before making any investment decision.