This year’s CGA Peach 2020 conference and awards dinner s now officially full – with over 350 executives from across the out-of-home food and drink market confirming their places at the invitation-only event in London on November 23.

“This is fantastic news, and there’s still over a week to go. It shows the enduring popularity of Peach 2020 and why it is the industry’s must attend event,” said CGA Peach’s Peter Martin, who is hosting both the conference and the evening’s Hero & Icon awards ceremony.

Any senior operators who have yet to secure a seat should quickly contact Steph Meredith at to ensure their names go on the waiting list.

Conference highlights will include a head-to-head interview with business legend, the former Asda boss and current chairman of Wagamama Allan Leighton, who will be in conversation with CGA Peach’s Peter Martin.

Also on the speakers roster is one of the architects of the renaissance of the North of England, developer and founder of Urban Splash Tom Bloxham MBE.

Top operators speaking include Steve Holmes, CEO of Azzurri Group whose casual dining brands include Zizzi, ASK Italian and Coco di Mama, and Mel Marriott, head of the London-based bar and restaurant start-up Darwin & Wallace. They will be joined on the conference’s concluding industry panel by sector backer Paul Campbell, whose market investments have included Hawksmoor, GBK,  New World Trading Company and Hickory’s.

CGA Strategy CEO Phil Tate will explain what’s driving the push to craft, artisan and premiumisation in the world of alcohol, while Food Tech Week founder Victoria Albrecht will look at how technology is solving big food issues.

Helping to host the conference and chair the panel sessions will be industry icons and restaurant entrepreneurs James Horler and Robin Rowland OBE.

The exclusive, invitation-only event for over 300 of the sector’s leading executives and entrepreneurs is being held at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, on Wednesday November 23, and will be followed in the evening by the annual Peach Hero & Icon Awards dinner, honouring the best in the industry.

A list of this year’s category nominees can be found here.

Brands and companies already registered to attend include: 360 Restaurants, Aubaine, Azzuri, Barburrito, Barworks / The Diner, BeAtOne, Bella Italia, Big Easy, Bills, Bitters’n’Twisted, Black & Blue, Brasserie Bar Co, Brewdog, Breakfast Club, Busaba, Café Rouge, Caffe Nero, Camino, Carluccio’s, Casual Dining Group, Ceviche, Chozen, Cinnamon Club, Comptois Libanais, Cosy Club, Cote Restaurants, Darwin & Wallace, Deltic Group, Dirty Martini, Dishoom, Ennismore, Drake & Morgan, Enterprise Inns, ETM, Five Guys, Fullers Pubs, Gaucho, GBK, Giggling Squid, Glendola, Hammond & Whiting, Hickory’s, Hippo Inns, Itsu, Jamie’s Italian, K10, Killer Tomato, Laine Pub Co, Leon, Little Gems, Living Ventures, London Union, Loungers, M Restaurants, M&B, MeatLiquor, MOD Pizza, Nando’s, New World Trading Co, Novus, Peach Pub Co, Pho,Pint Shop, Pizza Express, Pizza Hut, Pret a Manger, Prezzo, PubLove & Burger Craft, Red’s True BBQ, Revolution Bars, Ruth & Robinson, San Carlo, Seafood Pub Co, Smashburger, Starbucks, Sticks n Sushi, Temper, Tesco Restaurants, TGI Fridays, The Restaurant Group, Tortilla, Vapiano, Wagamama, Wahaca, Wetherspoon, Whitbread Restaurants, Wright & Bell, Wright Bros,YO! Sushi, Youngs, Yummy Pubs.

CGA Peach 2020 is supported by Platinum Partners:
Bookatable, Coca Cola, Coffer Corporate Leisure, Crown Cellars, CPL Online, Diageo, Fourth, Hospitality Gem, NatWest, Zonal
And our Event Partners:
Action Against Hunger, Asahi, Casual Dining Show, Fishbowl, Reynolds, RSM, Sky, Springboard, Steelite, Travers Smith

The conference and awards dinner are both strictly invitation-only events, with places reserved for senior executives in operating companies. To apply for a place, email


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