Phil Tate, Group Chief Executive, CGA

How many plans will pub, bar and restaurant operators need to navigate 2021? One thing that 2020 has taught us is the need to be flexible, agile and ready to react and adapt rapidly to change.

CGA group CEO Phil Tate will be explaining CGA’s view of the new market landscape – its changing shape, trading trends, industry confidence and new consumer habits – when he delivers his annual State of the Nation presentation at the BIG Peach 2020 Digital Experience next Wednesday, November 18.

“Throughout the pandemic CGA teams have been working closely with suppliers and operators, as well as UK Hospitality, providing the weekly and daily data feeds and analysis to help them scenario plan for their businesses and lobby those in power,” said Tate.

With CGA’s international reach, he’ll be spotlighting global as well as UK trends, drawn from the data gathered by the specialist insight teams in Manchester and Chicago, as he sorts through the data and insight that will help frame the sector’s 2021 playbook.

The international dimension will continue with one of the greats of the US restaurant scene, the legendary founder of Union Square Hospitality Danny Meyer is joining the line-up on November 18.

Meyer will talk about the global lessons learned from the lockdown of the New York restaurant scene, the future of service and hospitality and how to inspire and care for our people, in conversation with both Peach 2020 chair Peter Martin and guest interviewer and co-founder of Hawksmoor Will Beckett.

The BIG Peach 2020 Digital Experience programme goes ‘on air’ at 1.30pm on November 18, with UK Hospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls co-hosting with Peter Martin ‘live’ from the Peach studio in London. Big topics of the day will include not just the continuing political uncertainty around the pandemic, but Brexit, food supply, the economy and re-imagining our urban centres.

“So tune in from the start as we set the scene with Phil Tate’s State of the Nation, 1.30pm next Wednesday.”

Other high profile leaders and experts lined up include:

  • Minette Batters, president, National Farmers’ Union
  • Tom Bloxham MBE, founder, Urban Splash
  • Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour shadow chancellor
  • Simon Emeny, CEO, Fullers
  • John James, founder, Soho Estates
  • Karen Jones CBE, chair of Prezzo, Hawksmoor and Mowgli
  • Suzanne Rosnowski, Relevance International, New York
  • Martin Wolstencroft, CEO, Arc Inspirations
  • Emma Woods, CEO, Wagamama

Although we are online this year, we want the industry to be totally involved, so if you want to put a question to any of the speakers and panelists, just register for the event, and email your contribution to me and we’ll be selecting the best to be answered on the day.” said Martin.

The day’s programme will culminate with the presentation of the 2020 Peach Hero & Icon Awards.

If you would like to attend, support or otherwise get involved, please register your interest.

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