Full speaker schedule announced for lunch! 2023
The food-to-go sector is ever-evolving, which is why UK retailers, café and coffee-shop operators need to stay ahead of curve with trends and consumer insights.
Bringing together the best in the business, lunch! – the definitive event for the café, coffee shop and food-to-go sector, will provide these invaluable insights on 27-28 September at ExCeL London, in its highly anticipated free seminar programme.
The event has confirmed interviews with interviews, talks and panels from Gail’s, Marugame Udon (Europe), Pret, WatchHouse, Chopstix, BP, buns from home, Subway, Tossed, Holland & Barrett, Tortilla, BloomsYard, Kaffeine, Wingstop, 200 Degrees Coffee, Coco Di Mama, Bank Street Coffee – and many more.
A few interview highlights include:
Keith Bird, CEO of Marugame Udon Europe will discuss the success of Marugame Udon Europe, the state of the hospitality industry, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead – interviewed by Mark Stretton, CEO of Fleet Street Communications.
Guy Meakin, UK Shops & Franchise Director of Pret will discuss the important developments, changes, and opportunities that Pret are seeing – interviewed by Simon Stenning, Founder of FutureFoodservice.
Marta Pogroszewska, Managing Director of GAIL’s will talk all things GAIL’s including their incredible growth, how they look after their teams and more – interviewed by Simon Stenning, Founder of FutureFoodservice.
Caroline Otty, MD of Watchhouse will discuss the success story that is the speciality coffee shop Watchhouse, revealing what the future holds for its growth – interviewed by Mark Stretton, CEO of Fleet Street Communications.
Bharti Radix, Founder of BloomsYard will discuss her journey through the hospitality industry – interviewed by lunch! Group Event Director Chris Brazier.
Will Kenney, Commercial Director of 200 Degrees Coffee will be sharing the secrets of the success and discuss what the future holds for this exciting multi-site coffee shop brand operator – interviewed by lunch! Group Event Director Chris Brazier.
Jon Lake, MD of Chopstix will talk about the Chopstix brand, plus insight into franchising and collaborating with passionate founders to make an even better experience for staff and customers – interviewed by Mark Stretton, CEO of Fleet Street Communications.
Danny Scobie, Head of Food at Scotmid Cooperative will discuss the exciting new food-to-go concepts that are bringing new customers to convenience retailers – interviewed by Gavin Rothwell, Director & Founder of Food Futures Insights.
As well as interviews, the show will host a range of dynamic panels – including The Next Big Thing Panel; Independents: Pushing through Adversity; Marketing for Coffee Shops Panel, Marketing for Food-to-Go Panel, The Head of Food Panel, Operations in Food-to-Go, Coffee Shop Leaders Panel, The BSA Multi-Site Panel, Operations in Coffee-Shops Panel, The Food-to-Go Leaders Panel.
Also, don’t miss exciting Keynotes with Peter Dore-Smith Owner of Kaffeine (Inside the Mind of a Coffee Shop Owner); Jo Hayward, Vice President, Convenience Europe at bp (Transforming the Food Experience on the Forecourt); Rachel Chatterton, Head of Food and Drink Development at Holland & Barrett (Re-launching Our Food Business); Stasi Nychas, Co – Founder / COO, Neat Burger (Neat Burger: The New Grab & Go Format).
Plus, the programme will have plenty of insights on trends from vital data and research companies like FutureFoodservice, Globaldata, Mealtrack, IGD, FoodFutureInsights, Lumina and theDeliveryWorld.
REGISTRATION: Please note that individual event badges will allow access across all three events.
lunch! the definitive café, coffee shop & food-to-go event, will take place on 27-28 September 2023 at ExCeL London. For more information, please see here.
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