Speaking and Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

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.

CGA Peach 2020

  • Wednesday, 18 November 2020
  • 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. 

The 2020 edition will be our biggest yet! We’ll have a packed house with 300 industry leaders invited – so some great networking opportunities as well as great insight from our top-notch speakers.

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

Please note this event is strictly invitation-only, with places reserved for senior leaders 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


  • Monday, 9 December from 5-8pm
  • Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2HW

CGA’s Business Unit Director of Food & Retail Karl Chessell will be joined by leading sector speakers bringing their wealth of knowledge, including the award-winning economist Alan Clarke, discussing what lies in store for the economy in the coming year. The event is packed full of facts, data, analysis and insight all delivered in a time-efficient three-hour package. It begins at 5 PM with canapes and a drinks reception, followed by presentations from Prestige and guest speakers, ending with time for more networking. The evening wraps up at 8 PM.

Event is complimentary and by invitation only.


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. 

From our blog....

How to be a great entrepreneur

What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur in the ultra-competitive eating and drinking-out market? A Peach 2020 conference session chaired by Mowgli founder Nisha Katona got the inside track from three start-up experts: Grind’s David Abrahamovitch, KERB’s Ollie Hunter and Love Lane Brewery, Bar & Kitchen’s Stephen Crawley. Here are seven of their lessons.
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Sustainability: what consumers want

Sustainability has been a big buzzword of 2019, and consumers are piling pressure on operators and suppliers to respond to their concerns. CGA’s Karl Chessell told our 2020 conference what the public wants.
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Ten takeaways from Peach 2020

This week’s sell-out Peach 2020 Conference, co-hosted by CGA’s Peter Martin and Mowgli founder Nisha Katona, brought together the sector’s top decision-makers to talk about the burning issues of 2019. Here are just ten of the messages from a jam-packed day.
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Ian Payne named Industry Icon and Plan B scoops Special Award

Hospitality veteran and Stonegate Pub Company founder Ian Payne was named an Industry Icon at CGA’s 2019 Hero & Icon Awards on Wednesday (20 November). The founders of Plan B, the initiative to support women in hospitality, meanwhile received the evening’s Special Award for contributions to the industry.
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