New Speaker Announced for  Arena Futures Event ‘Connect – How to Build Your Network’

By Berenice, Tuesday 8 March 2022

We are delighted to announce James Hacon as the brand new speaker for Arena Future's first event which takes place in two weeks, from 5.30pm - 8.30pm on Tuesday 22 March 2022 at The Glassblower pub in Piccadilly, London.

James Hacon, a respected hospitality leader and prominent industry speaker will provide our guests with a number of hints and tips on networking.  In his session ‘The Do’s and Don’ts of Networking’ he will look at what preparation you should do before going to an event, how to approach someone you want to speak to, how to maximise your networking time, how to break into a group plus much more!

James will also be joined by Andrew Allen, CEO and Partner, Biff’s Kitchen and Emma Heal, Managing Director, Lucky Saint.  Emma and Andrew will discuss how they have utilised their network to build their businesses and careers, why connecting with industry colleagues is so important and also, how to do it! 

Why Attend?

This brand new event will provide your teams with a fantastic opportunity to understand how Connecting with others within the foodservice and hospitality sector can help them Develop those all-important business relationships and Grow within your company and the wider industry.


As this is our first Arena Futures event, we are offering everyone an introductory offer to attend which is only £45 + vat per ticket.  So book those tickets now to help your ‘rising stars’ flourish in their careers within your businesses.

At this event and our forthcoming Arena Futures events, attendees will be able to:

Connect –  practise networking and make long-lasting industry connections
Develop – a broad understanding of our foodservice and hospitality industry
Grow – alongside their peers in the sector

This is a fantastic opportunity to invest in your ‘rising stars’ to help them Connect, Develop and Grow. You can either book your tickets via the link above or contact Lorraine Wood directly by email or 07803 853618.

We look forward to seeing you there.