Between 9.45am and 10.00am – Conference starts
Featuring the below business leaders who will be discussing:
1. Winning strategies in a competitive marketplace
Emma Woods, CEO, Wagamama
Drawing on the approach and experience of leading the team at Wagamama, Emma will address the importance of innovation to ensure the ongoing relevance and success of brands in the UK restaurant sector.
Alasdair Murdoch, chief executive, Burger King UK
Alasdair will speak on leadership – the key attributes which are more critical, now than ever, for our sector.
Jens Hofma, CEO, Pizza Hut Restaurants
Jens will discuss the journey Pizza Hut Restaurants has been on since the MBO last April, and how the business has survived, and will thrive, through the various cycles in the restaurant market.
2. Key trends and opportunities
Graeme Smith, managing director, AlixPartners
AlixPartners will give an overview of the restaurant market from an M&A perspective and what the current and future focus is for investors.
Karl Chessell, business unit director – food and retail, CGA
Karl will look at patterns of UK restaurant openings and closures over the past year. Overlaying performance data and consumer changes, he’ll look at cuisine types, formats and geographies, giving CGA’s view of those parts of the market most exposed, and those offering most potential.
3. The big issues
Hot Topics (Panel)
Industry leaders will debate the big issues impacting the restaurant sector, from rents and rates and the growth of delivery to how data is impacting menu innovation. The panel will feature:
James Spragg, chief executive, Casual Dining Group
Matt Snell, managing director, Gusto
Richard Morris, managing director, Tortilla
Nisha Katona, founder, Mowgli Street Food
4. Evolution after a CVA
5. Disruption: Deliveroo’s plans to deliver ingredients and more
6. Future leaders: the next generation of operators
Concepts to watch (Panel)
Hear from the founders of up-and-coming concepts MCA believe will shape the market in years to come. They will discuss their journey so far, what makes them different and their future growth plans.
Rachel Hugh, co-founder, The Vurger Co., a 100% vegan fast food restaurant
Brittney Bean, co-founder, Mother Clucker, a fried chicken street food concept
Andy Lennox, founder, Zim Braai, a southern African inspired concept
Pre-order your copy of the Restaurant Market Report 2019
The 2019 edition of the Restaurant Market Report from MCA will focus on the trends, challenges and opportunities shaping the UK restaurant market for 2019 and beyond. For pricing information or to pre-order a copy, please call 020 7611 0405 or email email@example.com.