The Arena Christmas event is less than a month away! As well as a fantastic opportunity to catch up with industry colleagues and hear what guest speaker, Simon Emeny, Chief Executive, Fuller, Smith & Turner has to say about his career and business, this popular Arena event also allows us to reflect on what 2013 has delivered and debate what 2014 may have in store for us all.
To help us do this, industry analysts Horizons will kick start the day with an insightful look at what happened to shape the foodservice and hospitality market in 2013. It will also make authoritative predictions of likely outcomes in 2014.
Month-by-month, using informed opinions and up-to-the-minute data, Horizons will paint a comprehensive picture of the year’s key events and developments. Topics to be tackled include the effects of the post-Olympic bounce back, the continued impact the weather is having on operators in different sectors, the rise of consumer confidence, the growing ‘FreeFrom’ phenomenon, and the resulting growth of both personalisation and premiumisation.
The team will also consider how each of the different sectors can be expected to perform next year, the real reasons why casual dining will continue to do well in the coming months, how and why successful pubs have avoided the pitfalls of their failed colleagues, and what the industry is doing to accommodate the 24-hour-a-day consumer.
The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, provides the beautiful surroundings and magnificent hospitality for this great event. Make sure you are there to enjoy the full benefits of industry insights, an inspiring guest speaker, and the opportunity to interact with over 200 industry professionals.