The Big Hospitality Expo, sponsored by Uber Eats, opens its doors for the first time this month (Olympia London, 26th – 28th), and is set to establish itself as a mecca for restaurateurs and chefs, casual dining operators as well as pub, bar and street food operators.
Over the three days, alongside market leading and innovative exhibitors and products, The Big Hospitality Expo offers visitors access to data, insight, panels and presentations covering the latest trends impacting the UK hospitality market.
Two megatrends that are spearheading innovation across the sector are sustainability and technology.
27% of industry professionals across the UK food and drink industry list ethical consumerism and environment in the top three most important long-term consumer trends affecting the market*. Furthermore, 80% of hospitality professionals state that their business is prioritising sustainability over the next 12 months*. Sustainability is not a new trend, but is, or should be, on everyone’s agenda. Visit The Big Hospitality Expo and attend the following sessions to get a grip on the latest sustainability trends and how you can capitalise on them:
13:00, Tuesday 27 September 2022
Go for net zero, with Simon Heppner, Co-founder of Net Zero Now
Unlock a simple, credible and affordable route to Net Zero for your business with Net Zero Now. Co-founder Simon Heppner will explain the tools to calculate, reduce and compensate for your emissions while celebrating businesses already on their sustainable journey. With sustainability increasingly important to diners, join a global movement driving positive change. Join us with your questions, concerns and curiosity.
15:45, Tuesday 27 September 2022
Reusable packaging unwrapped, with David Burrows, Freelance writer & researcher, Mike Hanson, Director of Sustainable Business at WSH, Alison Thomas, Director at Shrewsbury Cup and Safia Qureshi, Founder & CEO at ClubZero
Covid safety saw brands revert to single-use packaging: but now consumer carbon concerns (and rising prices) mean sustainability is back on the menu. Our expert panel delves into the topic of reusable packaging, highlighting the importance of reusables from an environmental and consumer perspective and identifying key solutions available to businesses large and small.
11:15, Wednesday 28 September 2022
The green solution: how sustainable action could help you weather the cost of living crisis, with Juliane Caillouette Noble, Managing Director at SRA, Steve Rockey, People Director at Lime Wood Group Limited and Keith Warren, Chief Executive at Foodservice Equipment Association
Sky-rocketing energy, food and staffing costs are eating into the profits of every hospitality business. Join Juliane Caillouette-Noble, Managing Director of the Sustainable Restaurant Association and a panel of operators who are discovering that the time has never been better to implementing the key tenets of sustainability to protect profits and the planet.
From a technology perspective, digitalisation remains high on the list of priorities for hospitality businesses, with 60% highlighting it as a priority for their business in the coming 12 months. In the following session at the expo, experts shine a light on game changing technology within the hospitality industry and how operators can utilise it:
11:00, Tuesday 27 September 2022
Blending restaurant tech with world class hospitality, with Dhilon Solanki, Senior Lead Sales at Mr Yum, Ollie Vaulkhard, Director at The Vaulkhard Group, Dominique Fernandes, Director of Operations at Mildred’s and Amy Lau, Head of Marketing at Shake Shack
Gain exclusive insights into tech-fuelled innovation from a panel of industry experts - Ollie Vaulkhard from The Vaulkhard Group, Dominique Fernandes of Mildred’s and Amy Lau from Shake Shack, on the inspiring ideas and tech trends pushing them forward. Moderated by Dhilon Solanki, get the lowdown on choosing the best order, pay and growth platforms and how to harness it to drive sales, customer loyalty and more.
For the full line-up of speakers and sessions, click here.
To register for your free badge, visit: https://bighospitalityexpo-2022.reg.buzz/
The Big Hospitality Expo runs from 26th - 28th September at Olympia London, alongside Low2NoBev and featuring Catering Equipment Expo.
*Lumina Intelligence UK Top of Mind Business Leaders Survey 2022