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UTS presents seminar on inclusive employment in hospitality industry

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As part of its Disability Entrepreneurship Project, The UTS School of Business is presenting a seminar on inclusive and sustainable employment for people with disability in the hospitality industry. The seminar will feature two case studies, one from Italy and one from Australia.

Alex Toselli, chair of The Download Albergo Etico Project, will present at the seminar on the topic of successful business models and social impact. The Download Albergo Etico Project is an integrated training, life skills and employment project for people with Down Syndrome in northern Italy. The Project owns and operates a hotel staffed by people with Down Syndrome who train in all facets of the hospitality business.

Bec Ho of Touched by Olivia will also present at the seminar. Touched by Olivia is an Australian charity that operates the social enterprise Livvi’s café, which provides employment opportunities for young people with disabilities. Ms Ho will present on the development of the business model used to develop Livvi’s café.

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion, chaired by Professor Simon Darcy, Professor of Social Inclusion at the UTS School of Business. The afternoon will conclude with food, drinks and networking opportunities.

The seminar is being held on Thursday 17 November 2016 from 3pm to 5:30pm at Level 8, Room 002, Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS 14 Ultimo Road, Ultimo.

Registration for the event can be lodged here. Registrations close Tuesday, 15 November 2016.

Contact information
Kerrie Langford, National Employment Manager, 02 6283 3202,