Responsible Hospitality Edmonton is hosting a two-day forum that
will help communities and businesses foster positive environments in
and around bars and licensed venues.

National and international experts
are coming to Edmonton to share the latest research, trends, and
strategies for planning, managing and policing the hospitality industry.

“We want to explore the newest community standards for creating safe
and vibrant places to socialize,” General Manager Jill Bradford says in a release.


One hundred people who are involved in the hospitality industry in
the Edmonton area have registered.

Leading off the two days of discussions will be Jim Peters, a
world-renowned author and speaker on social and legal trends in the
hospitality industry. Peters is the founder and president of the U.S.
based Responsible Hospitality Institute.

He will speak about the
fundamental characteristics of healthy and safe hospitality zones, the
benefits of creating a sociable city and how to build a successful
nighttime economy.

Other speakers will address issues facing the hospitality industry
such as safety planning, reducing violence and aggression, and
influencing positive behaviours.

Participants will also be updated on
local initiatives by Responsible Hospitality Edmonton to promote a
safe, thriving late night environment in the city.

Where: Urban Lounge, 10544 Whyte Ave.

When: May 12-13

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