Additional Speakers Announced
Food has never been more important. It really can be the catalyst for change. It can play such a central role in life and is increasingly essential for actually bringing people together, whether family, friends or colleagues. Today there are concerns on current situations in the industry and we do need to come together to create a better future.
By working together we can make a difference. Below is a future event which is important for anyone looking for insights and to make a difference to business, industry and life.
Hospitality Insights Conference 14th November
Raising the bar to support genuine social change
EP is bringing together consultants, caterers and clients for a full-day of powerful insights and to engage in a meaningful debate. There is a great need to share knowledge in these times of change. It can benefit all in terms of new business, raising the bar for positive change and building meaningful relationships.
9:00am Welcome and Introduction
9:30am Nourish The World
Professor David Russell, Chairman of The Russell Partnership Collection on the role we play in education, the knowledge levers we have and balancing commercial returns with building healthy living and our role in knowledge leadership.
10:00am The Consultants View
It is clear that many want an open conversation on the current situation and three consultants will provide their important insight:
- Peter Pitham, MD/Principal Consultant of Catering Consultancy Bureau
- Ian Doughty, Partner of Turpin Smale Catering Consultants
- Julian Fris, Director of Neller Davies
10:30am Break for Morning Drinks
11:00am What Will Foodservice Look Like In Five Years?
What insights and learnings can support companies to anticipate the future, speaking on this core area are:
- Martin Boden, Managing Director UK of Sodexo
- Kate Taylor, Nutrition Consultant
- Tom Cox, Director of AlixPartners
- Lily Simpson, Founder of Detox Kitchen
11:45am The Dominance of Red Tape
Has the industry grown so fast that there is a lack of understanding on how to best to procure catering services? Chris Stern, Managing Director of Stern Consultancy argues that the dominance of red tape in procurement is causing mass frustration.
12:05pm Your Delivery Is On Its Way
Stringent constraints and space implications require innovative solutions – is the future central production kitchens and a greater self-delivery? Speaking on this core area:
- Dan Gill, Founder of Dine
- Mike Coldicott, Managing Director of Tricon
- Dean Kennett, Managing Director of Just Hospitality
- Stuart Sunderland, CEO of City Pantry
12:30 Break for Lunch
1:30pm Is The Commercial Model Broken?
With increased pressure on caterers, is the commercial model in need of fixing? Food and people are of the utmost importance but is the current process not having as much positive commercial impact as it should. Sharing their insight:
- Adam Elliott, CEO of The Concerto Group
- Doug Tetley, Managing Director at Delaware North Companies UK
2:15pm ‘Change Please’
What if your morning coffee could change lives? Change Please will showcase how they empower homeless people with the skills, equipment and speciality beans they need to become fully-fledged baristas.
2:25pm Are We Beyond Sustainability?
Continuing to treat sustainability as an “optional extra” might seem like a good idea, for some, but there might be some surprises ahead. This discussion includes:
- Mark Linehan, Sustainability Consultant
- Philip Verey, Commercial Director of Winnow Solutions
- Wendy Sutherland, Managing Director of Ramsay Todd
- The Carbon Trust
3:00pm Break for Afternoon Drinks
3:30pm The Special Ingredient
Kevin Watson, Managing Director of Amadeus on building strong cultures against all the pressure and expectations.
3:50pm Where Is The Emerging Talent?
Every generation faces its own challenge but now the emerging talent is lacking the creativity and innovation which is causing business problems. This discussion includes:
- Antony Woodcock, CEO of gig
- Jane Sunley, CEO of Purple Cubed
- Stephanie Hamilton, Director of Culture & People of ISS
- Simon Tarr, CEO of People 1st
4:15pm The Need to Support Mental Health
4:30pm Event Close