Battling to retain market share when economic conditions are so tough is a continual headache for most, but has the industry seen the worst of it in Europe?

Although many believe the effects of the recession are still being felt, the rise in deal activity and general positivity in the market has allowed some to suggest the worst is behind us.

In this week’s briefing we hear from some key experts on their thoughts for the market in Europe, including:

  • Sir Nigel Knowles, co-CEO of DLA Piper on Europe retaining its economic competitiveness.
  • Mark Wynne-Smith, Global CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels on the momentum he sees in Europe.
  • Robert Shepherd, of InterContinental Hotels, on the effort they are putting in within Europe.
  • And Kingsley Seevaratnam of Westmont Hospitality Management, on how the economic conditions are still effecting market confidence.

Video clips produced by yBC.tv for the Hospitality Channel, including interviews from industry conferences such as the most recent IHIF conference as well as specific Hospitality Channel shoots.