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The Forbes Travel Guide Events Forum is part of the Forbes Travel Guide Management Excellence Programme. It consists of three courses.

Event Sales
Booking group business and selling your property’s event spaces is a competitive business. We will discuss the effective techniques needed to win in event sales, properly prepare for the meetings and the importance of building relationships based on trust and credibility. Tips on closing the sale and staying connected will also be reviewed.

Event Management
Creating a memorable event requires a high level of coordination across many staff and departments. In this session, we will review different types of banquet service and compare that to restaurant service. We will also discuss the foundational service standards expected from the event team. The session will end with a discussion on common challenges in events along with service recovery techniques.

Leading with Different Personality Types
Gain insight into various personality types using the Enneagram method. The Enneagram defines nine different personality types from three “centers” including The Instinctive Center, The Feeling Center and The Thinking Center. Each participant will get a sense of their own personality type along with the strengths and opportunities of their corresponding leadership styles.

The Forbes Travel Guide - Revenue Management Course forms part of the Forbes Travel Guide Management Excellence Programme and consists of two courses.

Introduction to Revenue Management
This lesson will present the fundamentals of revenue management. Topics will include pricing strategies for determining room rates, and how this is driven by factors including occupancy as well as guest behaviour and historical data.

Rooms Cost Controls
In this session, time will be spent understanding an inventory along with necessary equations and strategy to determine the best way to manage overall costs. There will be a full overview of the highest cost items in room operations along with tips on lowering those costs.
The Forbes Travel Guide Food and Beverage ROI Improvement is part of the Forbes Travel Guide Management Excellence Programme and consists of two courses.

Food and Beverage Upselling and Driving Revenue
When it comes to upselling and driving revenue, being the expert on your restaurant and your product is key. Learn how to combine this expertise with your ability to pick up on guest cues and preferences to upsell for cocktails, food, wine and other hotel services. Time will be spent exploring creative ways properties around the globe drive their food and beverage revenue.

Food and Beverage Cost Controls
This session will focus on the management and tracking of Food & Beverage inventories to create efficiencies, reduce waste, and control cost. We will explore how having a proper inventory management system informs timely ordering, storing and tracking of food and beverage items, and gives you real-time visibility into what is on your shelf.