09.00 – Arrival, tea, coffee & registration

10.00 – Welcome address

Simon Stenning, Executive Director, MCA

10.10 –  The challenge of sugar legislation *Panel*

Marc Frankl, Food & Beverage Director, Amadeus
Kelly Healing, Senior Manager, Coca-Cola European Partners

10.40 – The gluten-free opportunity 

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, Chef & Entrepreneur, Genius Foods

11.05 –  Driving a brand in tough times

Charlie McVeigh, CEO & Founder, Draft House

11.30 –  BREAK

11.50 –  Co-creation: New(ish) Thoughts in Marketing Theory

Jackie Clarke, Reader in Marketing & Consumer Behaviour, Oxford Brookes University

12.15 –  Innovation through partnerships

Russell Danks, Partnership Director, Greene King Pub Partners

12.40 –  Marketing challenges through the supply chain *Panel*

Susan Bolam, Managing Director, Jellybean Creative Solutions
Catherine Hinchcliff, Head of Corporate Marketing, Bidfood
Emma Holden, Marketing Coordinator, Country Range Group
Will Richards, MCA

13.10 –  LUNCH

14.15 –  Marketing on a shoestring: How to make a big impact on a tight budget *Panel*

Eve Bugler, Founder & Managing Director, BabaBoom
Marko Husak, Co-founder, Bundobust
Chloe O’Hare- Carroll, Marketing & Communications Manager, Yumchaa

14.45 –  The ‘digital’ restaurant: Utilising the power of digital to drive footfall, spend and loyalty

Helen Slaven, Chief Commercial Officer, Eagle Eye Solutions

15.10 –  Preparing for The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Jonathan McDonald, Senior Associate, Charles Russell Speechlys

15.35 –  Innovative brands reveal what’s in their marketing toolbox *Panel*

Megan Burton-Brown, Marketing Manager, Tortilla Mexican Grill
Paul Hurley, Founder, Dum Dum Donuts
Jenny McPhee, Head of Brand, The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant

16.05 –  CLOSE

Simon Stenning, Executive Director, MCA