What is the Summit?

Regenerative Hospitality Summit 2024 will explore how to harmonise the activities of hospitality, food and drink organisations, with the natural ecosystems, communities and places of which they are a part, to help them thrive.

Regenerative hospitality reaches far beyond established commitments to sustainability. It puts the active revival of biodiversity, the empowerment of under-represented people, the protection of distinctive cultures and the vitality of rural and urban locations at its core.

It is an ethos of its time, which has the potential to provide food, drink and hospitality brands with a deeper sense of meaning and purpose, in ways that resonate with employees, guests and clients.

The Regenerative Hospitality Summit will:

  • Build a supportive international network of organisations and individuals, committed to achieving regenerative impact.
  • Showcase ways in which food, drink are hospitality organisations are embracing regenerative practice, as a source of inspiration to others.

In addition to hearing from renowned expert contributors, delegates will have opportunities to interact, share their expertise and explore opportunities for collaborative legacy projects.

From Ulster University and the Oxford Cultural Collective

Your Summit Hosts

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Oxford Cultural Collective
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Anna Pollock, Keynote Speaker

Anna Pollock, Keynote Speaker
“As humanity now faces a ‘permanent poly crisis’, incremental change is inadequate. Only systems change will do. Regenerative approaches enable hospitality to realise its higher purpose – the healthy flourishing of people, place and enterprise.” Anna Pollock - Keynote speaker, OCC patron and tourism strategist

The Social Programme

The social programme will include informal events, enabling delegates to explore shared interests and consider future working partnerships.

Special dinners from chefs Romy Gill MBE and Paul Bloomfield, assisted by Culinary Arts Management students from Ulster University, will ensure a memorable experience for all.

Romy Gill MBE

Your Transylvanian experience

The Summit is being held in the heart of magical Transylvania, which will be a source of inspiration to delegates.

Our location will be Casa Ratiu, a collection of historic houses set around a lush courtyard, incorporating a modern conference centre, outdoor dining areas, the Papillon Café and individually designed bedrooms.

Casa Ratiu is run as a social enterprise, supporting the work of the Ratiu Democracy Centre, promoting active citizenship, celebrating Transylvanian culture and providing employment for local people.

Travel & Timings

Travel & Timings

Delegates arrive on Sunday 5 May and checkout on Wednesday 8 May. A welcome reception will take place upon arrival on Sunday with the programme of summit events beginning on Monday 6 May.

The closest airport is Cluj-Napoca,  to ensure a smooth start to your experience in Transylvania, we will collect you from Cluj-Napoca airport or train station.

Alternative Accommodation

Please arrange accommodation before booking your spot the summit.

  • Principia Apartments, Turda

    Principia Apartments is located in Turda, a 1-minute walk from Casa Ratiu.

    The property has Free WiFi is available throughout, and all units feature air conditioning and a flat-screen TV, at the apartment complex, units include bed linen and towels.

  • Potaissa Hotel, Turda

    Located in the historical centre of Turda, Potaissa Hotel, has 24 rooms and a restaurant with bar and terrace. Located a 6 minute walk away from Casa Ratiu.

    Potaissa Hotel offers accessible, double, twin and apartment rooms.

  • Salis Hotel & Medicinal Spa, Turda

    Salis Hotel Turda, is located a 25-minute walk away from Casa Ratiu.

    Their rooms are complemented by premium amenities including delicious breakfast, paid SPA access, and complimentary Wi-Fi.