During a day of insight, inspiration and networking, speakers will address the current marketing trends, challenges and opportunities in the eating out market, while sharing their approach and experience on how to innovate and grow in a challenging climate.

11:00 – Introduction

Jill Livesey, MD, HIM & MCA

11:10 – Value vs Values

Blonnie Walsh, Senior Insights Manager, MCA Insight & HIM

Blonnie looks at some of the key trends forecasted for the UK foodservice market (Health, Environmental, Plant Based etc) that operators and manufacturers can tap in to. However, she delves deeper into the importance of price and the point at which consumers choose price over values.

11:30 – The Rise of Food Halls

Davinder Jheeta, Creative Director, Simply Fresh

11:50 – TBC


12:10 – TBC


12:30 – Speakers Q&A Panel

Throughout the morning you will be able to submit questions to our speakers through Just before lunch, our morning presenters will join together for a panel to answer further questions from a host and the audience.

13:00 – Lunch

13:45 – Running The World’s Most Ethical Pub

Randy Rampasad, Owner, The Green Vic

Hear Randy share the story of The Green Vic, a three-month pop-up pub in London’s Shoreditch area, that has the aim of being the world’s most ethical pub. How did the idea come to fruition? What challenges did he face?

14:00 – Mapping the Market Trends With Industry Leaders

Concepts to watch panel – Kebab Queen, K10, Coq Fighter
  • Reuben Todd, Managing Director, K10
  • Deacon Rose, Co-Founder/Director, Coqfighter
  • Stephen Tozer, Founder, Le Bab

There are some fantastic operators in the UK that are making their mark in the eating out space. Here we showcase three of those operators and discuss the challenges they have faced and their recipes for success in a crowded marketplace.

14:30 – TBC


14:50 – Driving sales through B2B eCommerce

Lotte Tregear, Head of eCommerce, Red Bull / Josh Clifton, Commercial Innovation Manager, MCA Insight & HIM

Josh and Lotte unpick the growth of B2B online in the wholesale space, highlighting the key opportunities and successes that Red Bull have seen within grocery retail and the opportunities available to mirror this and grow sales in the foodservice space.

15:10 – Food Spark Interview

Tom Lee, Editor, Food Spark

15:30 – Close and Drinks Reception