See who is attending The Arena Christmas event in less than 3 weeks

By Berenice, Thursday 16 November 2017

Delivery is to spur British foodservice growth over the next two years, with rapid expansion looking set to continue and more operators adopting it as a route to market. This is the insight from NPD Group, that also predicts an additional spend by consumers on delivery occasions of £656m by 2019. The topic of delivery as a market disruptor will be addressed at the Arena Christmas Event on Monday 4 December 2017.

Peter Georgiou, CEO of the innovative restaurant delivery business, Supper, and Joe Moore, the CEO of Crust Brother, will join Peter Backman for an industry insight briefing that will discuss the market and its trends, including the rise of delivery, and what 2018 could have in store. Headline speaker, Roger Whiteside, CEO of Greggs, will also discuss the role delivery will play in Greggs’ growth strategy.

Tickets are selling very fast and a great mix of foodservice and hospitality professionals are already on the guest list.  Companies represented so far include Brakes, Bidfood, Blue Apple, Bord Bia, Britvic Soft Drinks, Costa, Dawn Meats, Delifrance, Essential Cuisine, Food Alert, Green Gourmet, Invest Northern Ireland, ISS UK & Ireland, Kerry Foods, KP Snacks, Kraft-Heinz, McCain Foods, Nestle Professional, Mission Foods, Pan Artisan, Pimpernel Wharf, Pritchitts, Revenue Management Solutions, RH Amar, UCC Coffee and Vestey Foods.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to hear from influential industry players and maximise the networking available throughout the day.

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


Industry disruptors will share insight at Arena Christmas Event

By Berenice, Tuesday 7 November 2017

Peter Backman returns to the Arena Christmas Event to present his regular seasonal briefing but with a new exciting twist for 2017. As well as reviewing the past year in foodservice (the good and the bad!) and giving his views on some of the promises for 2018, he will be joined by two new vibrant industry disruptors; Joe Moore CEO of Crust Brother, the pizza business that has made the transition from street food to bricks and mortar, and Peter Georgiou, CEO of Supper, the innovative restaurant delivery business. They will discuss and debate the market and its trends, and they will welcome participation from the floor.

Headline speaker, Roger Whiteside, CEO of Greggs, will give an insight into Greggs’ transformation from a traditional bakery into a contemporary food-on-the-go retailer in his post-lunch address.
Topics to be covered include the strategy for growth and to become the customer’s favourite for food on the go; supply chain ownership; and how Greggs stays ahead of the cross-sector competition. Roger will also share his opinion and experience on the hot industry topics of the day.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from a fascinating mix of industry influencers and to interact with foodservice and hospitality professionals throughout the drinks reception and three-course lunch.

Tickets to this most popular Arena event are available but selling fast.  Click here for more information and to buy tickets online or contact Lorraine by email or on 07803 853 618.