The Rise of the Super-Experience

By Berenice, Wednesday 11 May 2022

Contract catering and hospitality leaders gathered for a round table discussion at the Savoy Hotel in London to explore what makes a super-experience in the workplace, how super-experiences can support the newly emerging working world and how they can be created to improve motivation, collaboration, creativity, focus and productivity.

We were delighted to be joined by Liz Forte, Marketing, Health & Wellness Director - Eurest, Compass Group UK & Ireland; Matthew Wood, Managing Director, Lexington; Wendy Bartlett, Founder, Bartlett Mitchell; Melanie Duffett, Brand & Communications Director UK & Ireland, Sodexo; Nathan Franks, Operations Director, CH&CO and Russ Camplin, Head of Design, Nat West.

Jeremy Myerson, Academy Director, WORKTECH, chaired the discussion in association with Nescafé the world's leading coffee brand and we were delighted to welcome Nestlé Professional's Global Account Manager, David Barnes and Head of Workplace and Wellbeing, Jo Ward to the discussion.

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If you are interested in partnering with Arena for a round table discussion, please email Arena Director Lorraine Wood or call her on 07803 853618.

Missed Arena’s Savoy Lecture? Read the review now!

By Berenice, Wednesday 4 May 2022

Arena's Savoy Lecture took place on Tuesday 26 April at the iconic Savoy Hotel. Read IGD's Rhian Thomas' review of the event.

The Arena Savoy Lecture returned to The Savoy for the first time in two years, attracting 150 guests back to the impressive Lancaster Ballroom, for an evening of insight-sharing, inspiration and networking with industry colleagues whilst enjoying first-class hospitality from the iconic venue. 

The evening began with an economic outlook – Inflation is biting* - from James Walton, Chief Economist at IGD who underlined the significant challenges that the industry is currently facing.  

This set the scene for the keynote speech from Robin Mills, Managing Director of Compass in the UK and Ireland who shared his vision for the future of the “humble, exciting, creative, gripping, hardworking, people-centred catering and outsourcing industry.”

Click here to read the full review and view the picture gallery.