2016 Speakers:

2016 Programme:

Prospects for investment and growth


Welcome by Peter Martin, VP, CGA Peach


The business and investment landscape

What does CGA Peach’s own exclusive data reveal about the latest trends in sales demand and new site supply - and the consequences for competition and growth? What are operators saying about their own investment priorities?

Jamie Campbell sets the scene, while Peter Martin seeks the views of investors, funders, dealmakers and market advisers


How to stimulate growth and innovation

The Living Ventures restaurant and bar business is continuing to evolve its hub-and-spoke business model to develop and spin-off concepts, give opportunities to young entrepreneurs and attract outside investment – and particularly outside of London.

Jeremy Roberts, CEO and founder


The political realities

Is Government helping or hindering business – what’sthe latest on National Living wage, business rates and property reform and what’s in store next on the legislative timetable?

Kate Nicholls, chief executive, ALMR


Where’s the growth?

An expert panel looks at opportunities for development in bricks and mortar, and beyond.

Sarah Fox, head of speciality leasing at Hammersons
Camilla Topham, director, development and London Estates leasing, Davis Coffer Lyons
Dan Warne, UK managing director, Deliveroo

3.35pm – break


Technology and the consumer

How the public will dictate the future of finance and payments

James McDonald, Director of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives, Barclaycard


Head to Head interview

The road from entrepreneur to corporate head to non-exec to sector investor

Peter Martin talks to Café Rouge founder, former Spirit Group CEO and board member at Corbin & King, Hawksmoor and Food & Fuel, Karen Jones CBE

4.45 pm

Leaders Panel

What does the future look like and how will the market continue to encourage and support innovation and entrepreneurship? Discussion chaired by Peter Martin

Karen Jones CBE
Matt Scriven, founder, Bitters’n’Twisted
Mark Derry, founder, Brasserie Bar Co
Jason Myers, ceo, Busaba Eathai


5.30pm – canapés and drinks

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