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By Berenice, Tuesday 7 January 2020

We've an exciting 2020 calendar of Arena events planned. Look out for event details coming very soon.

Less than 2 weeks:  Arena Christmas event with Alasdair Murdoch PLUS panel discussion

By Berenice, Thursday 21 November 2019

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.

The programme:
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
3.30pm      Close

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.