View the guest list for the Arena Summer Event 2018 on Friday

By Berenice, Wednesday 11 July 2018

The current guest list for the Arena Summer Event on Friday 13 July 2018 is available to view. Take a look at who will be at Stationer’s Hall for an insight into how attracting, developing, engaging and retaining great people is increasingly essential to a business’ success. A panel of relevant, thought-provoking speakers will explore the demands and expectations of today’s employees, and how leaders can harness these to create a stand-out, appealing and successful people culture.

Click here to view the guest list.

The speaker line-up includes Stephanie Hamilton, Head of People & Culture, ISS UK & Ireland, Chris Hill, Chief Executive, New World Trading Company, Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director, Red Carnation Hotels, Hazel Detsiny, Managing Director, Unilever Food Solutions and Tevin Tobun, Managing Director, Gate Ventures.

There will also be two exclusive industry insight sessions by Fiona Speakman, Client Director, CGA and Keith Fenton, Head of Foodservice, Britvic Soft Drinks that will consider ‘Market Confidence’, including the key challenges and opportunities ahead for operators and suppliers, and the impact of the soft drinks levy.

If your name isn’t on the list, it’s not too late.  There are still a few tickets available and there will also be plenty of opportunity to interact with fellow foodservice and hospitality professionals during the drinks reception and lunch.

Click here to buy tickets online or contact Lorraine Wood by email or on 07803 853 618.

We would like to thank our event partners and sponsors - Britvic Soft Drinks, Delifrance, Matthew Clark, Kraft-Heinz, Flexy and Nescafe Azera - and everyone that has already purchased tickets; thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at Stationers' Hall on Friday.

Arena Summer Event explores market confidence, the sugar levy and key challenges and opportunities

By Berenice, Wednesday 4 July 2018

Market Confidence, the impact of the sugar levy and key challenges and opportunities ahead for operators and suppliers will be explored by CGA and Britvic Soft Drinks in two exclusive industry insight presentations at the Arena Summer Event on Friday 13 July.

Market confidence with Fiona Speakman, Client Director, CGA:
The eating- and drinking-out market has never been more exciting for consumers, however, faced with all this choice there is a real challenge for operators to continue to meet expectations.

Fiona will be providing an update on the current state of the out-of-home market, highlighting the key trends across consumer, supply and demand.

She will also address the state of confidence amongst industry leaders and the potential impact of legislation in relation to the sugar tax and rising costs, assessing the reaction of consumers. This session will also highlight the areas of opportunity within the market and where the focus needs to be in relation to offer and sustainability.

The soft drinks levy with, Keith Fenton, Head of Foodservice, Britvic:
Keith will consider, at a macro market and foodservice level, the impacts of the sugar levy since its introduction on 6 April.

Using the latest market insights, he will look at the changes that have been experienced in buying behaviours at customer and consumer level, the overall performance of the total soft drinks market and the changing trends since the introduction of the levy, offering insight into how ranges and categories could be shaped moving forward. He will also look at how manufacturers have reacted and adapted to the legislation, both pre and post levy, and the subsequent reactions from consumers.

In addition, through a panel of relevant, thought-provoking speakers, the Arena Summer Event: 'Securing Success through People' will discuss how attracting, developing, engaging and retaining great people is increasingly essential to a business’ success. The line-up includes Stephanie Hamilton, Head of People & Culture, ISS UK & Ireland, Chris Hill, Chief Executive, New World Trading Company, Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director, Red Carnation Hotels, Hazel Detsiny, Managing Director, Unilever Food Solutions and Tevin Tobun, Managing Director, Gate Ventures.

Tickets are still available.  Click here for more information and to buy tickets online or contact Lorraine Wood by email or on 07803 853 618.