Ask Arena: From Re-Opening Roadmap to Recovery - 24 JUNE - CLICK HERE TO BOOK FOR THIS FREE WEBINAR!

By Berenice, Friday 11 June 2021

On the morning of Thursday 24 June 2021 (8.30-9.45am), CGA’s Karl Chessell, Business Unit Director for Hospitality Operators & Food, EMEA, will take us through the sector reopening journey, examining initial market performance and revealing the sentiment of both leaders and consumers. There will also be a focus on the key trends that are here to stay, which operators and suppliers will need to take account of in their strategies for the second half of 2021. REGISTER NOW FOR THIS FREE WEBINAR.


This will be followed by an interview giving unique insights into how operators are responding as the market continues to re-open.  Peach 20/20’s Founder and Executive Director, Peter Martin will be speaking with key operators to explore what’s going well and what challenges they have encountered, as well as delving into what surprises were in store they didn’t anticipate.

Guests attending the webinar will have the opportunity to ask questions after both the research presentation and Peter’s interview.

Our Speakers

Karl Chessell

Karl Chessell is CGA’s Business Unit Director for Hospitality Operators & Food, EMEA. He worked with CGA as a partner and consultant for more than 20 years before formally joining in April 2018. Karl is passionate about eating and drinking out and it has been a constant throughout his career, leading international teams at global businesses including Experian and TransUnion. His team work closely with pub, bar and restaurant operators and food service companies to provide deep insight on the hospitality sector – market performance, sector shape & size, consumer trends, business sentiment, brand strategy, pricing, where to focus and where to invest.

Peter Martin

Peter Martin is one of the most respected and experienced influencers and opinion-formers in the hospitality world, with 40 years experience as entrepreneur, columnist, editor, media owner, market analyst and board adviser.

He is founder and executive director of Peach 20/20, hospitality’s most influential events programme, which includes the flagship Peach 20/20 conference and Hero & Icon awards ceremony held in London every November. Peach 20/20 is now at the heart of a year-round programme of face-to-face and virtual events, including the Atlantic Club, an exclusive international network for senior executives from the out-of-home food and drink market, which Peter started three years ago.

Over the years, he has launched and run a raft of business magazines, newsletters and conferences, sits on the advisory council of UK Hospitality and during the COVID-19 crisis has continued to work closely with CGA and UK Hospitality to support the out-of-home sector, helping to deliver industry insight and data, and chairing and curating industry webinars.

He is a trustee of the Tim Bacon Foundation, the cancer charity created in memory of celebrated restaurant and bar entrepreneur Tim Bacon.  In 2016 he won the Special Achievement Award from Eat Out magazine, and in 2018 the Special Award at the Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards.