Peach 2020 Conference
Hero & Icons Awards 2019

Wednesday 20 November 2019

The Brewery, London


Why attend?

Peach 2020 has the enviable reputation of attracting the industry’s most senior and dynamic players from across the UK out of home leisure market. High calibre speakers, insight-driven content and superb networking are the hallmarks of Peach 2020. We have a packed house with 300 industry leaders invited – so some great networking opportunities as well as great insight from our top-notch speakers. Join us on 20th November. With 2020 just around the corner, there’s lots to discuss.

Please note this event is invitation-only, with places reserved for industry leaders in operating companies and we are currently on a waiting list. To apply for a place, submit your information below.

Limited sponsorship packages are now available. Contact for more information.


Nisha Katona

Owner, Mowgli

Peter Martin

Vice President, CGA

Phil Tate

Group CEO, CGA

David Abrahamovitch

CEO & founder, Grind

Stephen Crawley

CEO & founder, Love Lane Brewery Bar & Kitchen, Liverpool

Julia Wilkinson

Group Restaurant Strategy, Shaftesbury

Ollie Hunter

Head of Development, KERB

Karl Chessell

Director, Food & Retail, CGA

James Brown

Retail Director, BrewDog

Chris Hill

CEO, New World Trading Co

Kavi Thakrar

Head Babu, Dishoom

Henry Dimbleby, MBE

Founder and NED

Philip Hambling

Head of Food and Farming, NFU

Kate Nicholls

CEO, UKHospitality

Wendy Barlett

Executive Chairman, Bartlett Mitchell

Jane O’Riordan

Turtle Bay, FlightClub Darts & Caravan Restaurants

Rob Pitcher

CEO, Revolution Bars Group





Welcome and introduction

This year’s guest chair, chef, TV presenter and Mowgli restaurant founder Nisha Katona MBE joins CGA vice president and conference host Peter Martin to set out the day’s agenda 


What’s new, what’s changing and what not to ignore

Spotlight on global as well as UK food and drink trends, drawn from the data gathered by CGA’s specialist insight teams in Manchester and Chicago

  • Phil Tate, group chief executive, CGA


What it takes to be a successful entrepreneur

Nisha Katona leads the discussion on the lessons for the modern food and drink entrepreneur – the relationships to build, the partnerships to form and the advice to seek, with a panel including:

  • David Abrahamovitch, CEO & founder, Grind
  • Stephen Crawley, CEO & founder, Love Lane Brewery Bar & Kitchen, Liverpool
  • Ollie Hunter, head of development at KERB, the street food incubator and Seven Dials Market operator;
  • Julia Wilkinson, group restaurant strategy executive at Shaftesbury, the West End real estate investment trust.


Changing places

What data is telling us about how different towns and cities are changing, the vital role of hospitality and what this means for increasingly localised operator decisions

  • Karl Chessell, food & retail director, CGA


How to nurture a robust people culture

Attracting, developing and retaining talent continues to be the hospitality sector’s biggest challenge – but how to do it? Some of the sector’s top employers and culture creators share their approaches with Nisha Katona.

  • James Brown, retail director, Brewdog;
  • Chris Hill, CEO, New World Trading Co;
  • Kavi Thakrar, co-founder, Dishoom.


Networking break 


The public and sustainability

What does research tell us about customers’ changing attitudes to health, provenance and all things green

  • Karl Chessell, food & retail director, CGA


Feeding Britain

The future of British agriculture and the food supply chain has never been as far up the political agenda, but how can, and should, pub, restaurant and bar businesses have a louder voice? Peter Martin chairs the debate.

  • Henry Dimbleby MBE, co-founder of Leon, co-creator of the Sustainable Restaurant Association and the man charged by the Government to create a new food strategy for England;
  • Phil Hambling, head of food and farming at the National Farmers’ Union.


Politics of the possible

As Britain goes to the polls, what does the hospitality want from the next government – and what’s achievable? Where should it be putting its campaigning focus?

  • Kate Nicholls, CEO of UK Hospitality


What’s the future looking like?

In uncertain times, it’s the big question everyone wants an answer to. Peter Martin chairs a panel of leaders from across the industry to discuss the issues that are shaping their decisions and the market itself – both domestically and globally. Contributors include:

  • Wendy Bartlett MBE, executive chair of Bartlett Mitchell
  • Jane O’Riordan, chair at Caravan, Turtle Bay and Flight Club
  • Rob Pitcher, CEO, Revolution Bars


Conference closes – join us for networking and drinks


Hero & Icon Awards Dinner

22:30 – late

Afterparty at the Jugged Hare

Highlights from last year

Request to attend

Please note that this year’s Peach 2020 has proven to be immensely popular and is currently FULL.

Please submit your details below to be added to the waiting list. Priority will be given to retail operators.

The venue


The Brewery

52 Chiswell Street

London EC1Y 4SD

Our Partners

The only way suppliers can attend this event is through sponsorship. Contact for details.

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