Future of Finance Seminar 2019

The choice finance conference for the hospitality industry
Thu 20 Jun
30 EUSTON SQUARE

Why Attend?

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The first half of 2019 has brought a host of pressures, including rising costs, fast-changing consumer habits and the turbulence of Brexit. But for the best brands, this is a time of great opportunity too.

For any operator seeking to grow over the rest of the year and beyond, access to market intelligence and insight is more vital than ever—and that’s where CGA’s exclusive Future of Finance seminar comes in. Here are just a few of the big questions we’ll be answering.

  • What is the optimal size for expanding brands?
  • Where are the gaps in the market where demand isn’t yet met?
  • Has the casual dining sector peaked, and is the recent resurgence in pubs temporary or permanent?
  • How are changes in cuisine tastes and drinking habits affecting consumer behaviour?
  • What headroom for growth is there in casual premium and fast casual?
  • Where do consumer profiles best suit brands?
  • Which macro economic and finance trends should leaders be tracking?
Ranging right across the out-of-home eating and drinking market, CGA and brand leaders will equip you with the tools you need to grow at the right speed. It’s an essential date in the diary for anyone seeking to navigate the choppy waters of the restaurant, pub and bar world in 2019.

Sponsorship packages are now available. Contact craig.jackson@cga.co.ukPlease note that this event is invitation-only. Submit your request below and we'll be in touch.

Speakers

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Maurice Abboudi
Executive Director, K10 Restaurants
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Mark Derry
Executive Chairman, Brasserie Bar Co.
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Nick Collins
Chief Executive, Loungers
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Karl Chessell
Director, CGA
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MIKE CHEUNG
Analyst, Capdesia
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Peter Martin
Vice President, CGA
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Kate Nicholls
Chief Executive, UKHospitality
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Trevor Watson
Director, Davis Coffer Lyons
Debra ward
Debra Ward
Managing Director, Camm & Hooper
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Dave Sherrington
Regional Head of Sales, ThinCats

Agenda

13:30
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14:00
Registration
14:00
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14:10
Welcome from Peter Martin, vice president, CGA
14:10
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14:35
Decline and fall?
What does a deep-dive into CGA’s multiple data sources tell us about what’s really happening in the restaurant sector? Where are the pinch points, which brands and segments are still doing it for consumers and which are on the slide? Are pubs really stealing casual dining’s clothes? Karl Chessell, food and retail director, CGA
14:35
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15:05
Investing in next-generation brands
Why are on-the-go brands like Wasabi and Farmer J winning over financial backers while food and drink groups others struggle? How is the property market adjusting to the new trading realities? Panel discussion with Mike Chueng, analyst, Capdesia, Trevor Watson, director, Davis Coffer Lyons and Dave Sherrington, Regional Head of Sales, ThinCats
15:05
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15:35
Head to Head interview: Loungers goes to market
Loungers’ CEO Nick Collins on the group’s decision to IPO and what that means for the future of the business, how the process went, what he and the senior team learned, how things have changed, and whether the stock market should be home for more hospitality operators? In conversation with Peter Martin
15:35
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16:00
Coffee break
16:00
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16:30
Mapping out the market
Which towns & cities still have headroom for growth? And how can operators gain an insight into these markets from afar? Graeme will discuss the impact of local consumer preferences on the growth potential for brands in today’s competitive market and ask what data tools are needed to track and predict these shifts in the market. Graeme Loudon, commercial director, CGA
16:30
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17:00
Politics in flux: what it means for hospitality
With Brexit uncertainty as strong as ever, EU regulations still coming on stream and a new prime minister taking power this summer, it’s hard for businesses to plan with any confidence. So how to cut through the political and legislative confusion? Kate Nicholls, CEO, UKHospitality
17:00
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17:45
Time to act differently
A panel of business leaders discuss the financial drivers that are making them do things differently – at least part of the time. How is performance data changing their lives? Mark Derry, Director of Brasserie Bar Co.; Debra Ward, MD of Camm & Hooper and Maurice Abboudi, CEO, K10 and Million Pound Menu investor
17:45
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19:00
Join us on the roof deck for complimentary drinks and BBQ

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The Venue

30 Euston Square - 5th Floor Stateroom

London NW1 2FB