26 May, 2017

Big names to tackle the big issues at CGA’s Future of Finance seminar

Industry icon Robin Rowland OBE, boss of YO! Sushi and non-executive director at Marstons and Caffe Nero, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s CGA Peach Future of Finance conference in London on June 20.

Other experienced operators already signed up to speak include Leon’s managing director John Upton, Jamie Oliver Group’s CFO Tara O’Neill and non-exec director at Genuine Dining Co, Feng Sushi and Brighton Pier Paul Viner.

Rowland, one of the sector’s most experienced executives, will help set the agenda for the day in a session with CGA’s own Peter Martin, discussing how the economy, consumer confidence and investment is being, and will be, affected post-Election and in the run up to Brexit – and what it will mean for the broad eating and drinking out market.

Industry experts on the seminar roster include leading property expert Trevor Watson of Davis Coffer Lyons, top market analyst Douglas Jack of Peel Hunt and sector investor Darrel Connell of Imbiba Partners.

The CGA team will also be on hand to provide extra insight and context – revealing the results of our latest quarterly confidence survey among senior executives in restaurant, bar, and pub market.

The agenda will look at how data can help inform decision-making, specifically speakers will be addressing:

  • Valuing local markets
  • Cost pressures and the price challenge
  • Where are the winners in the new market landscape?

The afternoon will conclude with Upton, O’Neill and Viner in a panel discussion focusing on how businesses are going to find growth opportunities in a highly competitive market, where costs are rising and confidence is under pressure? Who has a competitive edge? Who’s going to succeed, who’s going to struggle? What will be the next big disruptive innovation?

These and many more questions will all be addressed at the Future of Finance Seminar 2017, to be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 30 Euston Square, London.

The audience will be made up largely of CFOs, CEOs, non-executive directors, investors and entrepreneurs of all types. The invitation-only event is free to operators – to apply for a place please email hello@cgapeach.co.uk

The seminar is organised in partnership with Barclaycard, Coffer Corporate Leisure, CPL, Fourth, RSM and Zonal


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