3 weeks to go to the Arena Savoy Lecture unmissable double bill

By Berenice, Monday 26 March 2018

The Arena Savoy Lecture 2018 delivers an unmissable double bill for hospitality and foodservice professionals: Simon Townsend, CEO of Ei Group, and Kate Nicholls, CEO of the newly-created industry body, UKHospitality. This really is a must-attend event for anyone working in or targeting the pub market!

The Ei Group of 2018 is a very different company to the Enterprise Inns (as it was formerly known) that began a notable journey of transformation in 2015.

Not only is it the largest pub company in the UK, with over 4500 pubs, it’s also the fastest growing managed-house business creating enormous opportunities for all – including suppliers and businesses targeting the pub market.

Ei Group’s CEO, Simon Townsend, will give an insight into the business’ significant shift in model and strategy. He will also explain the genuine opportunities available to sector suppliers and partners and how to maximise them.

Don’t miss Simon Townsend as he discusses:

  • The motivation behind the strategy to transform Ei Group from its origin of tenanted and leased pubs to managed houses
  • The size and timeframe of the ambition
  • The process, challenges, opportunities and key learnings for Ei Group
  • A central purchasing function and the increased opportunities for suppliers and partners to work with Ei Group
  • The remodelling of Ei Group’s tenanted and leased arm and the further opportunities it’s created

A new industry voice:

Last month, the ALMR and BHA merged to create UKHospitality, a new unified, powerful voice to support the dynamic hospitality sector – the third-largest private sector employer, which generates £38bn in tax for the exchequer and last year accounted for one in eight of all new jobs.

Kate Nicholls will explain the association’s role and responsibilities, how it will support the hospitality sector to deliver its full growth, and how it will effectively represent all the major sub-sectors of hospitality.

She will also outline the key issues impacting the industry and UKHospitality’s agenda for influencing government and creating a greater presence in the national media.
The popular Arena event will generate beneficial interaction between foodservice and hospitality professionals from across the sectors. Attendees will also enjoy the five-star hospitality of one of London’s most iconic hotels, The Savoy, including a drinks reception and three-course dinner with wine.
Don’t miss out! Tickets are selling fast.  Click here for more information and to buy tickets online or contact Lorraine Wood by email or on 07803 853 618.