Speaking and Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Countdown to Peach 2020!


CGA Peach 2020 and Hero & Icon Awards 2019

  • November 20, 2019
  • 13:00 - 23:00
  • The Brewery, London, UK

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.

Please note this event is strictly invitation-only.

Limited sponsorship packages are still available, contact craig.jackson@cga.co.uk.

UK Festival Awards 2019

  • Thursday, 5 December 2019
  • 18:45 - 23:00
  • The Troxy, London, UK

Book ended with a drinks reception and in-house after party, the ceremony will once again acknowledge the achievements of organisers and suppliers in the fields of production, innovation, emerging talent, marketing, catering and more.

Don’t miss out on your chance to book tickets to the UK Festival Awards 2019. This is an unmissable opportunity to celebrate successes, reward your team, and network with 600 of your peers at the biggest and best industry bash of the year.

CGA Insight 2020

  • Thursday, 23 April 2020
  • 13:00 - 16:45
  • 30 Euston Square, Auditorium, London, UK

The leading event for brands wanting to understand consumers and connect with guests old and new. Drawing on CGA’s wealth of consumer and trade data, this Conference will also feature some of the top names in casual dining and pub marketing.

Please note this event is strictly invitation-only, with places reserved for marketing professionals in operating companies.

CGA Future of Finance 2020

  • Wednesday, 17 June 2020
  • 13:00 - 16:45
  • 30 Euston Square, State Rooms, London, UK

After a challenging 2019, there is unlikely to be any let-up in the headwinds faced by operators in 2020. It will make the insights into market trends, funding, property, costs and the wider economy we provide at the Future of Finance Seminar all the more valuable.

Please note this event is strictly invitation-only, with places reserved for finance professionals in operating companies.

Events Sponsorships

All events are invitation-only and exclusive to operators. Limited sponsorship spots are available - contact us today to learn more.

Speaking Engagements

If you are organising a conference, company meeting, roundtable, workshop, or similar event and you would like a CGA representative to speak to your delegates, please get in touch!
We love taking on speaking engagements and sharing our knowledge and insights into the out-of-home market.

Upcoming Speaking Calendar


  • Wednesday, 16 October 2019
  • The Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London E1 0HX

The UKHospitality and Propel Bar and Nightclub Conference for the late night sector. This year’s agenda features some of the sector’s leading commentators, including representatives from the Institute of Licensing, Design My Night, Bibendum, Deltic and London Cocktail Club.  

CGA’s Business Unit Director of Food & Retail Karl Chessell will be speaking from 11.50am-12.20pm on details of new research on usage, areas of growth and evolution within the UK bar and nightclub market.

Tickets are priced at £139+VAT for operators who are UKHospitality members and £195+VAT for non-UKHospitality members. Supplier tickets are £185+VAT for UKHospitality supplier members and £285+VAT for suppliers who are not UKHospitality members. Tickets can be booked by emailing Anne Steele at anne.steele@propelinfo.com

  • Wednesday, 16 October 2019 from 14:50 - 15:00
  • Newbury Showground, Priors Court Road, Hermitage, Newbury, Berks, RG18 9QZ

Industry-leading guests will share insights, innovations and decades of event sustainability experience with delegates at The Festival Vision: 2025 conference at The Showman’s Show, Weds 16 Oct, 12-5.30pm, hosted by not-for-profit Powerful Thinking. Now in its third edition the conference focuses on developments in sustainable initiatives, with talks, panels and presentations on key topics, while framing Festival Vision:2025 in the context of global and national climate movements and policy.

Charlie Mitchell, Senior Consumer Research Manager and Chloe Sheerin, Consumer Research Executive at CGA will present research findings around the ever-increasing importance of sustainability to festival-goers, where this fits in with their other demands, what this means for festival operators and how to rise to the challenges being set by an increasingly demanding consumer.

This year, for the first time, the conference is open to all visitors to The Showman’s Show as well as event organisers who have taken the Festival Vision:2025 pledge.  

  • Tuesday, 29 October 2019
  • The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

The Caterer Summit 2019 will focus on building a sustainable business, both in terms of long-term success and environmental awareness. This one-day event will feature inspirational operators sharing their advice for building a rock-solid business model backed up by an ethical outlook. 

CGA chief executive Phil Tate will share the results of The Caterer’s Hospitality Business Leaders survey, which collected insights from 500 top industry bosses, including

  • Market confidence and industry challenges
  • The top 10 food and drink trends
  • The trends driving change in the hospitality market
  • Opportunities in the year ahead
Tickets are available to those who work within the hospitality industry and are priced at £249+VAT. Those eligible are: Anyone who works within a hotel, restaurant, contract caterer or pub / bar. Suppliers that wish to attend may purchase a ticket priced at £495+VAT.
  • 8 - 10 November 2019
  • Stratford Manor, Warwick Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 0PY

If you have any connection with the festival and events industry be it festival director, booker, committee member, volunteer or paid you really can’t afford to miss the annual AFO Conference.  From Friday evening to late lunchtime on Sunday, the session rooms and stages are buzzing with headline speakers, presentations, discussions, ‘how to do that’ sessions and panel debates. 

Charlie Mitchell, Senior Consumer Research Manager at CGA will present research findings around the ever-increasing importance of sustainability to festival-goers, where this fits in with their other demands, what this means for festival operators and how to rise to the challenges being set by an increasingly demanding consumer.

Delegate passes are available to purchase, starting at £110. 

Food Matters Live

  • November 19-20, 2019
  • ExCel, London, UK

Wednesday 20 November from 14.55 – 15.30

Panel debate: The growth of the low/no alcohol movement

  • Chris Fung, ex-CEO of Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars and Founder of new no-alcoholic spirit
  • Meeta Gournay, Co-Founder, Three Spirit
  • Matt Mullock, Client Director, CGA

A curated exhibition with hundreds of exhibitors and speakers, and thousands of visitors from across the global food and drink industry coming together to create cross-sector connections. CGA’s Matt Mullock will be joining the panel debate to discuss where are the new opportunities for growth and what are the latest trends driving innovation and disruption in no/low alcohol.

Tickets are still available to purchase. 

Join us on Wednesday 27th November 2019 for Drink Tank, a brand new event from the Morning Advertiser and held in partnership with CGA, that aims to bring the greatest and most innovative minds in the on-trade drinks industry together. It’s a premium event that will bring together the greatest and most innovative minds in the on-trade drinks industry to share, learn, and understand the political and economic landscape while discovering what can be done jointly to influence it.

Tickets are available to purchase. 


Join Nielsen CGA’s Client Solutions Director Matt Crompton and Senior Vice President Scott Elliott as they dive into exclusive On-Premise data to reveal the essential drink trends across Europe and the US.

Combining a variety of Nielsen CGA’s unique research products, their session will highlight key dynamics around concept supply, consumer drivers, the influence of bartenders as well as local POS sales and price performance.  Attendees will take away clear opportunities for further refining their drinks offering across the different parts of the US whilst having a much clearer understanding of trends yet to drift over from Europe.

Event is free to attend for trade. 

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