The Restaurant Group CEO, Andy Hornby

New CEO at The Restaurant Group Andy Hornby (pictured left) is the latest high profile speaker to join the panel for this year’s CGA Peach 2020 conference in London on November 20.

Hornby will be explaining the future plans for the stock-market listed company, whose operations encompass high street restaurant brands, the Brunning & Price pub business and airport concessions, following its acquisition of Wagamama and the announcement of a long-term restructuring of its core restaurant business, including the Frankie & Benny’s brand.

This year’s invitation-only event for the sector’s top executives and entrepreneurs will be held at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London on Wednesday, November 20, when chef, food writer, TV presenter and Mowgli restaurant founder Nisha Katona MBE will team up with CGA vice president Peter Martin to co-chair the conference sessions.

The driving force behind the Mowgli brand will draw on her experiences as a relative industry newcomer, promoting Indian food and launching a restaurant business, to help shape this year’s conference narratives.

“I’m really excited to have Nisha on board to bring her entrepreneur’s perspective to the day’s debates and discussions and to help me get to the heart of some of the big challenges the market faces,” said CGA vice president Peter Martin.

“There’s no escaping the fact that the eating and drinking out market is under pressure, like much of the rest of UK business, and how operators embrace change and disruption, especially around technology, and go about creating great places and experiences for both customers and staff is going to be vital.

Other big name speakers already signed up for the November conference roster include: executive chair of specialist caterer Bartlett Mitchell, Wendy Bartlett MBE; commercial director of global food hall operator Time Out Markets, Jessica Parrish; and CEO of UK Hospitality, Kate Nicholls (pictured below).

Kate Nicholls, chief executive at UKHospitality

An underlying theme of Peach 2020, which is run by CGA, the industry’s leading research and insight consultancy, will be analysing the implications of what’s new and changing in this highest competitive marketplace, including food supply, premiumisation, consumer tracking, site optimisation and tactical pricing. CGA’s CEO Phil Tate and food & retail director Karl Chessell will highlight the latest data, insight and measurement techniques.

As ever, the conference will be followed in the evening by the annual Peach Hero & Icon Awards dinner, honouring the best in the industry, and hosted by Peter Martin and Phil Tate.

The awards will honour dozens of outstanding operators across the out-of-home eating and drinking markets, and will include the unique Icon awards, which recognise those individuals who have made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the sector.

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

To inquire about attending please submit your request here: https://www.cga.co.uk/peach-events/request-a-seat-peach-2020-november-20-2019/

CGA is grateful to our sponsors of this year’s Peach 2020:

Our Partners

The only way suppliers can attend this event is through sponsorship. Contact craig.jackson@cga.co.uk for details.

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