The agenda for the 2017 conference is below:

2:00 – 2:05 –  Mark Wingett, editor, MCA. Welcome

2:05 – 2:30 – Simon Stenning, Executive Director, MCA.  Simon reveals the key findings from the 2017 MCA Menu and Food Trends report.

2:30 – 2:50 – Fraser Parramint, commercial director, Byron. Fraser discusses supply chain management with a simple focus on quality.

2:50 – 3:10 – Simon Burdess, Vice President Food & Beverages, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Simon highlights the latest F&B concept development taking place in hotels across Europe

3:10 – 3:30 – Richard Pryor, head of Food & Beverage, Casual Dining Group. Richard talks about the thinking behind F&B development for one of the UK’s largest groups of restaurants.

3:30 – 3:50 – David Gallacher, head of Food Development. David talks on managing the F&B innovation pipeline for 16+ pub brands.

3:50 – 4:20 – Jonathan Knight, international managing director, Jamie’s Italian talks to Mark Wingett about how the company is maintaining standards across a growing overseas operation