UKHospitality is delighted to announce that the 2019 Bar and Nightclub Conference will take place on 16 October in Troxy, London.
Run in partnership with Propel, the Conference is the go-to event for anyone involved in the UK's vibrant and innovative 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.
11.30am-11.50am: Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UKHospitality, chairman of the Mayor’s Night-time Commission and a panel member of the government’s cultural cities inquiry, provides an update on political and regulatory developments, including PPL price increases, affecting the bar and nightclub sector.
11.50am-12.20pm: Karl Chessell, business unit director at CGA, reveals details of new research on usage, areas of growth and evolution within the UK bar and nightclub market.
12.20pm-12.50pm: What are consumers looking for? Paul Hayes, sales director at Design My Night, which operates in 13 UK cities, provides an overview of where customer demand is strongest in the bar and nightclub market, key leisure trends and growth areas as consumers seek richer, more immersive experiences.
12.50pm-1.20pm: James Scott, director of insights at Bibendum, examines the key drinks trends in the UK bar and nightclub sector, looking at growth opportunities and gaps in the market.
2.00pm-2.30pm: JJ Goodman, founder of London Cocktail Club, talks about the founding and evolution of his business, trading in London, staff training and evolving innovative cocktails and other products.
2.30pm-3.00pm: Peter Marks, chief executive of bar and nightclub company Deltic, talks about the company’s investment plans, brand evolution, the shifting dynamics of the late-night market and the growing importance of entertainment, digital capability and pre-booked sales.
3.00pm-3.30pm: Paul Charity talks to Aaron Mellor, founder of Tokyo Industries, about the ever increasing importance of creating immersive experiences in the bar and nightclub sector, the acquisition of Red’s True Barbecue, his ground-breaking Boogie Wonderland in Ibiza, the development of his boutique dance festival Lost Village – and operating a nightclub in Los Angeles.
3.30pm- 3.45pm: Coffee
3.45pm-4.10pm: Mitchells & Butlers divisional director Susan Chappell talks about evolution, product offer, staff training and marketing at its bar brand All Bar One, which is 25 years old this year.
4.10pm-4.35pm: Leading licensing barrister Philip Kolvin QC provides a personal perspective on the key legal issues and developments bar and nightclub operators face in the current climate.
4.35pm-5.00pm: Kate Nicholls talks to Sacha Lord, owner of the Warehouse project, about his career in the sector and his work at Manchester night-time tsar.
5.00pm-5.30pm: Kate Nicholls talks to Lord Smith, Institute of Licensing chairman, Rockpoint Leisure founder Dan Davies, East Coast Concepts managing director Simon Kaye and Chase Consultancy principal Paul Chase about the trading, economic and regulatory issues the sector faces.
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 email@example.com
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