PUB20 has announced its line-up of speakers for this year’s event, designed to give those in the trade inspiration and food for thought as the new decade gets underway.
John Longden OBE, founder and chief executive of Pub is the Hub; Clive Watson, executive chairman of City Pub Company; Josie Adams, head of learning and development at Young’s; Dawn Davies, head buyer at Specialty Drinks; Charlie Gilkes, founder of Inception Group; Rafael Liuth, head chef at The Jugged Hare; and Neil Rankin, chef proprietor at Temper will be among those taking to the stage at the free-to-attend show, which takes place on 4 and 5 February 2020 at Olympia London.
Attendees can access presentations and demonstrations held across four stages: The PUB Theatre, Talks at the Bar, The Taproom Talk-Space and the Taste Table.
There will also be a CEO Panel featuring Kris Gumbrell of Brewhouse & Kitchen and Clive Watson of The City Pub Group, who examine how pubs are evolving to keep up with modern pub goers.
Another talk to look out for is Leading Landladies: Women in The On-Trade, featuring Stosie Madi, chef patron at The Parkers Arms in Newton-in-Bowland; Mary Mclaughlin, co-founder of Cheshire Cat Pub Company; and Jackie Moody-McNamara, coach, mentor and consultant at Turn the Key. They will explain how to champion, inspire and engage the future female leaders of the industry.
In Sustainability 101: Top Tips for Your Pub, Peter Borg-Neal, founder and CEO of Oakman Inns & Restaurants; Sandy Jarvis, operations director of The Culpeper; and Mel Marriott, MD of Darwin & Wallace will discuss 10 easy ways pubs can become more sustainable, as hospitality businesses come under increasing pressure to adopt sustainable polices and reduce their carbon footprint.
To see the full line-up, register for PUB20 and keep up-to-date with the latest news and information, visit thepubshow.co.uk.