The Restaurant Show Unveils Stellar Live Events Line-Up

The Restaurant Show, featuring Catering Equipment Expo, has revealed its full programme of free-to-attend live events, set to take place on the BigHospitality Live Stage when the show returns to Olympia London this September (27th – 29th).  
With a line-up of speakers
that reads like a who’s who of industry heavyweights, visitors will be treated to expert advice on everything from sustainability and restaurant design to trends and technology, all backed by the latest insight from Lumina Intelligence.

Top chefs and industry leaders will be taking to the stage alongside experts in design, technology and food & drink to share insight and opinions and debate the biggest issues facing hospitality now and in the future.

Speakers include Executive Chairman of Oakman Inns & Restaurants, Peter Borg-Neal; Hawksmoor Co-Founder & CEO, Will Beckett; CEO of UKHospitality, Kate Nicholls; Michelin-starred Swedish chef Niklas Ekstedt; Paul Dickinson, Director of Food, Fullers; pioneer of high-end barbeque cooking Neil Rankin; Chris Gamm, CEO of The Springboard Charity; Claire Smith, Director of ABDA Design; and star of Netflix’s Chef’s Table, Asma Khan, amongst many others.

Andrew Reed, Managing Director – Wine & Exhibitions, William Reed says: “The fantastic line-up of speakers appearing at The Restaurant Show this year is testament to our industry’s unrivalled sense of community. Hospitality is a tough business, but a hugely rewarding one – made all the more so by the people who work in it. It’s always a privilege to see industry experts come together on stage at The Restaurant Show and share their knowledge and insight with others – improving our industry’s prospects as a result.”

The full programme of live events is available below:

Monday 27th September - 

10:30am – Appetite for change: opportunities and challenges ahead for UK eating out

11:15am – Hospitality: A vision for the future

12:10pm – The covers story: getting diners back through the door

1:05pm – Feeding the fire: Fireside Chat with Stefan Chomka and Niklas Ekstedt

2:00pm – The Great Reset: How restaurants can build back with sustainability at heart

3:00pm – Trend to long-term: how plant-based is changing menus

4:00pm - Key takeaways: what’s next for food delivery?

Tuesday 28th September - 

10:30am – Raising the bar: navigating pub market recover

11:15am - Data: The hospitality game changer?

12:10pm – Championing and empowering women in hospitality with Asma Khan and Sally Abé

1:05pm – Table talk: build relationships, boost loyalty

2:00pm – Word on the street: the future of (street) food

3:00pm – Low2No need-to-knows: on-trade insights

4:00pm – Feed your imagination: immersive dining

Wednesday 29th September

10:30am – Restaurants reimagine: a future outlook for UK restaurants

11:15am – Staffing 2021: lost generation of lasting opportunity?

12:10pm – Better by design: planning your restaurant space

1:05pm – Working lunch with Big Hospitality’s Stefan Chomka

2:00pm – Team tech: leveraging technology to optimise staffing

For more details on the all the speakers and seminar, click here.

The Restaurant Show, featuring Catering Equipment Expo is supported by BigHospitality, Morning Advertiser and Lumina Intelligence, allowing the award-winning team at William Reed to harness the best industry knowledge and expertise to continue The Restaurant Show’s legacy as the destination for insight, innovation and inspiration.





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The Restaurant Show, featuring Catering Equipment Expo is taking place from 27th – 29th September at Olympia London. It is a product of the award-winning team at William Reed.

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