Hospitality & Leisure

Mission Statement

The focus group promotes the Hospitality and Leisure interests of both Shanghai and the UK by providing both a discussion platform on the issues and challenges related to these industries and also via networking opportunities.

The focus group examines industry trends and standards with a goal of enhancing Shanghai’s overall residential leisure and business travel experience.

We assist in setting standards and helping to improve a competitive advantage over other destinations in China.

The focus group offers an extra value for members representing the Hotels, Service Apartments, and Leisure Clubs that will allow them to fully benefit from their membership in the British Chamber.

Hospitality & Leisure Focus Group Quarterly Update – Q1 2016

Wednesday, 01 June 2016

Recently, the Chamber set up a Hospitality & Leisure Focus Group (H&L FG) to better serve some of the members interests and to attain a clearer picture of the current and future hospitality & leisure landscape.

Focus Group Members

Co-Chair: Paul Eveleigh, CEO, Good For You
Co-Chair: Howard Bennett, Managing Director, Radisson Blu Plaza Xing Guo Hotel Shanghai 

Amane Karazawa, Director of Sales and Marketing, Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Miranda Dong, HRG Jin Jiang China
Eira Jarvis, Country Manager, PRET A MANGER
Daniel Beech, Sales Manager East China, British Airways
Andy Ritchie, Director (Teaching & Learning), Sino British College
Robert Xia, Sales Manager East China, Virgin Atlantic
Neil Houghton, General Manager, Intercontinental Shanghai Pudong

Chamber Executive Committee Sponsor: David Markham, Vice President Operations, East China, IHG

Chamber Office Facilitator: Jun Wang

If you would like to apply for the Hospitality and Leisure Focus Group member, please send a brief introduction and motivation for joining to Jun Wang at

If you would like to recommend an event, or find more details about this Focus Group, please also contact Chamber Staff Jun Wang, or join our LinkedIn Group