Organisers of the new Casual Dining show that launches in February hope their expanded line-up of keynote speakers will help to pull in the industry punters.
Jens Hofma, CEO of Pizza Hut UK, Alex Reilly, MD of Loungers, Andrew Guy, CEO of Ed’s Easy Diner, and Peter Martin, VP of CGA Peach, will all present at the show, which takes place on 26-27 February at the Business Design Centre in London.
Hofma, Reilly, Guy and Martin, who all feature on Allegra Strategies’ Top 100 Restaurant Who’s Who List, will share their observations and expertise on the casual dining market over the course of the two-day show.
The free Keynote programme will also include sessions by Mark McCulloch, former head of marketing at YO! Sushi and Pret a Manger, Scott Elliot, director at CGA Peach, and Jason Katz, founding partner at Kings Park Capital, who will be discussing the role of private equity in the leisure sector.
“We are thrilled to be able to present our audience with such a strong keynote line-up for our first event,” said Chris Brazier, group event manager at Diversified Communications, which is behind the show. “Casual Dining will provide an exciting opportunity for our visitors to engage with, and gain valuable advice from, some of the most influential individuals within the Casual Dining sector.”