Continuing to Educate, Engage and Inspire

By Berenice, Friday 25 September 2020

After a week of announcements we now have some sort of idea of what lies ahead and want to take this opportunity to update you on what Arena is doing to support our members. Staying connected is going to be even more important than ever before.

Most of you know, Arena is the networking organisation for the foodservice and hospitality industry.  Through our relevant and inspiring events, we’ve brought thousands of people together to learn, share ideas and build relationships.

It’s disappointing not to have clear guidance on what is going to happen with physical events in the near future, however, it doesn’t mean that Arena is going to stop doing what we love doing which is bringing people together.  We’ve been doing it for over 35 years so we are not going to stop now!  But, like many other businesses, we’ve had to adapt and look at a different way of doing things.  

These are challenging times for our industry and although our physical events are on pause, we’re proud to be able to continue to support our members and foodservice and hospitality colleagues. We've created a number of virtual initiatives and opportunities to have the important conversations and keep us all connected. 

These include:

  •  Ask Arena:  Our series of webinars include relevant speakers, insight and research that spark debate and provide practical advice and support.  
  • Friday Focus (formerly Feel Good Friday Newsletters): A bi-weekly platform where our members can share news and information which will also be featured on 
  • our website
  • Members Blogs: Guest members share their Covid-19 experiences, learnings and solutions with our wider community
  • Zoom Get Togethers: Bringing our members together in an informal, virtual environment to pause, catch up and share experiences and ideas

Plus we will soon be announcing some exciting new virtual events so watch this space!

Get In Touch

If you are an Arena Corporate member and would like to contribute to our Friday Focus newsletters, feature in one of our Members Blogs or have a subject you would like us to cover via our monthly Ask Arena webinars, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you.  Either send Lorraine Wood an email or give her a call on 07803 853618.

We all work in a wonderful, resilient industry and we will bounce back. In the meantime let’s stay safe and stay connected.