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19 & 20 NOV 2019



Keynote Theatre 3

Please Note: The below schedule is from Restaurant & Bar Tech Live 2018 show. The 2019 schedule will be released closer to the event.

    • Tuesday


      11.00 - 11.30

      Ryan Jacovides
      CEO at Mustard Consultancy and Former MD at Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

      Data driven but people focused

      People are the biggest differentiator in the industry. With this in mind, Ryan will be sharing how an increasingly data driven world can help the industry, without losing the personal touch.


      11.45 - 12.15

      Sophie Evans
      Head of Marketing - Be At One

      Sustaining growth of a national brand in a competitive market

      This seminar will take you through how Be At One have tried to keep their own USP in a saturated market, through ensuring the customer is always at the heart of the strategy. Touching on points such as staff training, the Be At One app, their cocktail development programme and how they are looking to use their guests data to give them a tailored, personalised experience in the future.


      12.30 - 13.00

      Christopher Fung
      Ex-CEO & FoodTech Guru - Crussh – Fit Food & Juice Bars

      The Future is FoodTech

      Christopher Fung, ex-CEO of Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars and now a NED/Board Advisor/Investor in a number of disruptive high-growth potential Food and FoodTech businesses will speak about the Future of Food Tech and why our industry needs to pay more attention to the little changes that will end up as big disruptors in Food Tech and share how he is picking and guiding what are hopefully the winners of the future.


      13.15 - 13.45

      Tom Sycamore
      Operations Director - PizzaExpress UK & Ireland

      53 years young, what does the future hold for PizzaExpress

      With 53 years of heritage, recently awarded Superbrand status and as one of the nation’s most loved restaurants brands, how does PizzaExpress plan to stay relevant and continue to evolve in the current market. Tom will discuss plans for the future, relationship with technology and driving an innovation agenda.


      14.00 - 14.30

      Thierry Clarke
      Founder & CEO - InvestorConnected

      Making Investors Believe in Your Vision

      How do you get investors to believe in your business? It’s all very well having a plethora of facts and figures but without a clear narrative investors won’t be interested. If you want funding you need to tell a compelling story of where your company came from and where it’s going. I’ve raised billions of dollars for businesses throughout my career so let me help you secure that investment.


      14.45 - 15.15

      Mark James

      Fatbergs, what’s causing them and are restaurants responsible?

      Mark will discuss the current fatberg crisis in our sewers. With over 360,000 sewer blockages throughout the UK every year, 80% are caused by FOG, restaurants are now in the firing line as the source of the FOG that creates fatbergs. Is this criticism fair? There are serious shortcomings in FOG management solutions, the lack of up-to-date standards for grease equipment, varying degrees of service levels by grease contractors and a market crowded with ineffective “fat digesters” that do not work. So what is the Solution? This is a must see Seminar for any business with persistent FOG problems.


      15.30 - 16.00

      John Potter
      Director - ActiveFeedback Ltd

      How to make your restaurant thrive when others can’t survive.

      Find out how we filled a brand new restaurant ‘against all the odds’; no footfall, no roads nearby, no brand and without using online booking platforms. You will come away with a blueprint and a refreshed perspective for achieving sustainable growth in your businesses. Learn how to fight back against online booking platforms, how to rank and rate higher on online review websites and discover how to fill every cover at every sitting without wasting money on ineffective traditional advertising.


      16.15 - 16.45

      Mat Wood & special guests
      Product Director - Access Hospitality

      Using Technology to Grow in Uncertain Times