The countdown has begun for this year’s Peach 2020 conference – the most influential gathering of leaders from the UK eating and drinking-out market.
The exclusive, invitation-only event for the sector’s top executives and entrepreneurs – run by CGA, the industry’s leading research and insight consultancy – is being held at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, on Wednesday, November 21. As always, it will be followed in the evening by the annual Peach Hero & Icon Awards dinner, honouring the best in the industry.
VIP invitations for the 2018 event are being sent out now, and with over 100 industry leaders already confirmed to attend, organisers are planning for another sell-out.
Full details of this year’s conference programme will be announced in coming weeks, but the agenda will cover the sector’s biggest issues – business pressures, politics, diversity, supply chain, international, technology and where to find growth opportunities.
Speakers will be drawn from both the corporate and entrepreneurial sides of the business. Speakers already confirmed include one of the sector’s most experienced executives Mike Tye (pictured right), former boss of Spirit Group, David Lloyd, Premier Inn and Costa, and now chair of Moto and NED at The Restaurant Group, as well as UK Hospitality’s ceo Kate Nicholls and Pho’s head of marketing and founder of Ladies of Restaurants Libby Andrews.
As ever, a key theme of Peach 2020 will be understanding the implications of what’s new and changing in this highest competitive marketplace, from consumer tastes and habits to legislation to operational innovation. So CGA’s own team will present the latest thinking on using data and insight in tracking trends and market opportunities.
Industry veteran and Peach founder Peter Martin will again chair the afternoon’s proceedings with CGA ceo Phil Tate.
The day’s events will culminate in the annual Peach Hero & Icon awards presentation dinner. Industry voting that will help to draw up the final category short-lists will start in September.
The awards will honouring dozens of outstanding operators across the out-of-home eating and drinking markets, and will include the unique Icon awards which recognise those individuals who have made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the sector.
The conference and awards dinner are both strictly invitation-only events, with places reserved for senior executives in operating companies. To inquire about attending please submit your request here: www.cga.co.uk/whats-on/peach-2020.
CGA is grateful to our sponsors of this year’s Peach 2020: Asahi, Casual Dining, Chapman Ventilation, Coffer Corporate Leisure, CPL Online, Diageo, Fishbowl, Fourth, Odgers Berndtson, Natwest/RBS, Reynolds, RSM, Yumpingo and Zonal.