In less than two weeks, on Monday 2 December 2019 over 150 hospitality and foodservice professionals will gather at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, for a day of insight and inspiration at the Arena Christmas Event. Opening the event is industry commentator Peter Backman and Biff’s Kitchen’s Andrew Allen. They’ve joined forces – with the help of special guests representing start-ups and established businesses – to present ‘2020: A Vision’, a seasonal review of the year and a look at what 2020 may bring.
There's no hiding from the fact it's been a difficult year in general; challenging markets, tech driven disruption and demanding consumers make for interesting times. But what does that mean for the year ahead, and where are the opportunities to win? In this session we'll review the year and then ask our panel for some of their 2020 vision.
The event’s keynote speaker is Alasdair Murdoch, the CEO of Burger King. Drawing on his wealth of experience and success in influential positions within the restaurant industry – including Pizza Hut, KFC, Pizza Express and GBK – the Burger King CEO will discuss important business-shaping topics, including brand turnaround and resurgence, reputation management, supplier partnerships, sustainability, team development and consumer engagement.
10.30am Arrival and networking
11.00am ‘2020: A Vision’ panel discussion presented by Peter Backman and Andrew Allen
12.00pm Drinks and canapes reception
1.00pm Three-course lunch with wine
2.45pm Alasdair Murdoch, CEO, Burger King and audience Q&A
Build beneficial relationships
The Arena Christmas Event is always popular and well-attended. It provides a fantastic opportunity to catch up with industry colleagues, old and new, during the drinks reception and three-course lunch with wine. As with all Arena events, the guest list will be available to view beforehand to help attendees maximise their networking and build beneficial relationships into 2020.
There are still some tickets left, so don’t miss out! Click here for more information and to buy tickets online or contact Lorraine Wood by email or on 07803 853 618.
The guest list for An Audience with Tom Kerridge is now available to view. Find out which hospitality and foodservice professionals will be at the wonderful Corinthia Hotel, London, on the evening of Wednesday 30 October, for an exclusive evening with the popular and celebrated chef.
Guests will enjoy a luxurious drinks and canapés reception and exquisite three-course dinner with wine experience before Tom takes to the floor. Tom will give an inspiring and intimate insight into the life events, opportunities and challenges that have shaped his phenomenal career, bringing them to life with entertaining anecdotal stories. He will also share his thoughts on the latest industry hot topics and what the future may look like.
There are just a few tickets left for this fantastic event. If you want to see your name on the guest list, click here for tickets now or contact Lorraine Wood by email or on 07803 853 618.
To everyone that has brought tickets, we thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you at the Corinthia next week.