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.

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

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

Speakers for the day include:

mark-price-author-photo-high-resLord Mark Price, former Managing Director at Waitrose, Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership and current Minister of State for Trade and Investment

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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.

 

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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.

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Dave Coplin, CEO, The Envisioners & non- executive director, Mitchells & Butlers

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

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paul-swinney-officialPaul Swinney, Principal Economist, Centre for Cities

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

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steve-holmes_ask-by-johncareySteve Holmes, CEO, Azzurri Group

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

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alison-vickers-yo-sushiAlison Vickers, Development Director at YO! Sushi

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Alison will discuss the opportunities and challenges of expanding internationally

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img_5510Chris Miller, Founder, White Rabbit Fund (Island Poke, Kricket)

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

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matt-grech-smith-headshotMatt Grech-Smith, Co-Founder, Swingers

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

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graham-hall-approvedGraham 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 restaurant brand

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adam-hymanAdam Hyman, Founder, Code Hospitality (Sub Cult, Le Bun)

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

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