Attend MCA’s Restaurant Conference 2019 to hear sector leaders discuss:
• Winning strategies in a competitive marketplace
• Evolution after a CVA
• Key opportunities
• Global trends impacting the UK
• Insights from MCA’s upcoming Restaurant Market Report 2019

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From approx. 9.00am – Arrivals & registration

Between 9.45am and 10.00am – Conference starts

Featuring the below speakers, with more to be confirmed shortly


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.


Mark Jones, CEO, Carluccio’s

Mark will describe the Carluccio’s journey since the CVA last year and share how learnings from its Richmond restaurant and Fresca programme are helping to shape the future of the business.

Rare Restaurants

Martin Williams, CEO, Rare Restaurants

Martin will speak about the evolution of M Restaurants and Gaucho, and how the two businesses are being taken forward under the new umbrella of Rare Restaurants.

Pizza Hut Restaurants

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.


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.


Insights from MCA’s Restaurant Market Report

The Restaurant Market Report is the definitive annual report on the UK restaurant sector, focusing on the trends, challenges and opportunities impacting it in 2019 and beyond. MCA will share headlines and takeaways from the brand new 2019 report.

From approx. 4.45pm – Close & networking drinks

More speakers to be confirmed shortly.

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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