Agenda

2017 Agenda

RESTAURANT SOS – STANDOUT OR STALL

The UK’s restaurant sector is facing an unprecedented period of change that will reshape the industry. For many, it’s a make or break time, with operators large and small facing rising costs and intensifying competition. Additional pressure includes the growth in importance of technology and an increasing fight to recruit and engage a new generation of employees.

How can you make sure that your restaurant operation is a cut above its competitors? An enticing menu is just the start. During an inspirational day of insight, we will explore how to enhance the eating out experience.

This year’s conference will draw on expertise and insight from both inside and outside the industry to provide solutions to these issues and a road map for the future of the market.

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MCA CEO Summit @ Restaurant Conference 2017 – 8.15am – 9.45am 

An executive preview of the latest MCA Restaurant Report 2017, in association with Carlsberg, Charles Russell Speechly & Diageo. Invite Only.

Speakers for the day include:

Lord Mark Price, former Managing Director at Waitrose, Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership and current Minister of State for Trade and Investment

click here to view Mark’s biography

Lord Price will focus on unlocking the power of employee engagement. Drawing heavily on the much vaunted John Lewis Partnership model, as well as looking at best practice from other companies, Price will demonstrate how a commitment to employee engagement is a commitment to long-term sustainability and happiness in the workplace for all.

Lord Price is also offering all delegates a free offer to his new engagement service tool, Click here to see more

 

Jeremy King, Co-Founder, Corbin & King

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Jeremy King, the renowned restaurateur behind some of London’s most iconic businesses, will talk about working practices and his thoughts on where the sector is heading.

 

 

 

Dave Coplin, CEO, The Envisioners, previous Principle Tech Evangelist for Microsoft Ltd and non-executive director for Mitchells and Butlers plc.

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Dave Coplin, will talk about where the restaurant sector is going wrong with technology.

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Jinlong Wang, Chief Executive, Pizza Express

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MCA editor Mark Wingett will be talking to Jinlong Wang, the new chief executive of the UK’s largest restaurant chain, PizzaExpress, about the current state of the market; his plans for the group both nationally and internationally; and how the brand will evolve to remain relevant.

He is the former legal counsel to Starbucks founder Howard Schultz and led the team that launched the coffee chain behemoth in China, overseeing the roll out of 2,500 sites under the brand in the country.

Previously, interim chief executive of PizzaExpress China, he will also lead the company’s plans to open restaurants in mainland China.

 

Simon Jeffrey, Researcher, Centre for Cities

Simon will examine the evolution of the UK’s city centres and the impact on the F&B sector.

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Justin Landsberger, Commercial Director UK & Ireland, Deliveroo

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Justin will explore the development of Deliveroo Editions and the thinking behind the concept

 

 

 

Steve Holmes, Chief Executive, Azzurri Group

click here to view Steve’s biography

Steve will be among our panelists, discussing the theme “Where does casual dining go from here?”

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Alison Vickers, Ex-Development Director at YO! Sushi

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Alison will discuss the opportunities and challenges of expanding internationally

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Chris Miller, Founder, White Rabbit Fund (Island Poke, Kricket)

click here to view Chris’ speaker biography

Chris will join our expert panel to discuss the tools behind building the next generation of restaurant brands

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Matt Grech-Smith, Co-Founder, Swingers

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Matt will join our expert panel to discuss the tools behind building the next generation of restaurant brands

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Graham Hall, Restaurant Director, Ennismore (Breddos Tacos. Tandoor Chophouse)

click here to view Graham’s biography

Graham will join our expert panel to discuss the tools behind building the next generation of restaurant brands

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Adam Hyman, Founder, CODE Hospitality (Sub Cult, Le Bun)

Adam will join our expert panel to discuss the tools behind building the next generation of restaurant brands

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Steve Richards, Chief Executive, Casual Dining Group

Steve will join our panel discussing “What’s next for casual dining”