The final Propel Multi Club conference of 2019 is to be held on
14th November 2019
at Millennium Gloucester Hotel, 4-18 Harrington Gardens, London SW7 4LH
Operators of multi-site companies can claim two free places by emailing Anne Steele on: firstname.lastname@example.org
10.00am-10.30am: What’s happening in the market?: Stephen Owens, managing director of pubs and restaurants at Christie & Co, sets out key trends in the pub, restaurant, and hotel mergers and acquisitions market.
10.30am-11.00am: How do you compare with your peers?: Andrew Ball, of sector accountancy specialist haysmacintyre, reports on the key metrics sector multi-site companies are reporting in this year’s haysmacintyre benchmarking survey.
11.00am-11.30am: Alison Vickers, owner of Auriac Associates and former business development director for YO! Sushi, who is working with Dum Dum Donuts, Island Poke, Barburrito and Black Sheep Coffee, looks at opportunities for UK brands in transport hubs and international markets through franchising.
11.30am-12.00pm: Back from the brink: Bibendum chief executive Michael Saunders talks about the key steps taken to return the company to health after being saved from the administration of Conviviality.
1.00pm-1.30pm: Ali Aneizi, founder of Tamweel, talks about investor appetite for new and disruptive leisure formats such as crazy golf and F&B concept Swingers, pilates and physio operator Ten Health & Fitness, and exercise and entertainment brand Gymbox, all of them businesses Tamweel has raised capital for to finance expansion and/or buy out shareholders.
1.30pm-2.00pm: Lorraine Copes, head of procurement at Corbin & King, offers her top ten insights on how to control the supply chain to maximise quality and value.
2.00pm-2.30pm: Ed Devenport, co-owner of Incipio Group, talks to Propel insights editor Mark Wingett about how the business, which secured £5m earlier this year to open six sites, creates bespoke venues with unique and unforgettable atmospheres.
2.30pm-3.00pm: Loui Blake, managing director of the UK’s largest vegan restaurant Erpingham House and co-founder of Kalifornia Kitchen, talks about his business, menu trends and experiences in the US after winning the Restaurant Marketer & Innovator scholarship for 2019.
3.00pm-3.30pm: Coffee break
3.30pm-4.00pm: Sector entrepreneur Mat Lake talks about his concepts Junkyard Golf, which is looking to expand into more UK regional cities, late-night dive bar concept Bunny Jackson’s, and record store and high cocktail bar venue Wilderness Trading.
4.00pm-4.30pm: Propel managing director Paul Charity talks to Wagamama and Hakkasan founder Alan Yau about his career in restaurants, current and future trends, and gaps in the market.
4.30pm-5.00pm: Andy Lewis-Pratt, who launched Xscape and is now chief executive of Market Halls, which will operate four sites by the end of this year, talks about the three-year global research that went into his reinvention of the food hall concept, how the offer is evolving and plans to open sites across the UK.
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