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
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