Food at the Heart of Culture - Future Trends in Food and Service

16 May 2019

08:00 - 15:00

Bird & Bird
12 New Fetter Lane
London EC4A 1JP

table setting

In a modern life of rising stress, declining productivity and a lack of trust, food and service can make a positive difference.

On Thursday 16 May, we will be joined by experts from the worlds of hospitality, hotels, restaurants and beyond, who will explore the power of food and service in daily life.

We hope you will be able to join us.

Click here to register >

The programme

08:00 - 08:45

Arrival and breakfast

08:45 - 09:05


Chris Sheppardson, Managing Director, EP Magazine
Karen Friebe, Partner, Bird & Bird

09:05 - 09:30


Chris Garside 
Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland

 09:30 - 10:00

Panel Discussion: Hotels 

Ken McCulloch, Founder, Malmaison and Dakota Hotels
Marco Trufelli, Managing Director, Macdonald Hotels
Sean Kelly, Area Director Operations UKI, 
Marriott Hotels International
Mark Frankl, Food and Beverage Director, Amadeus

 10:05 - 10:45

Break-out session 1:
Tech and Innovation - topic TBC
Ian Edwards, Partner, Bird & Bird
Julie Fawcett, Chief Executive Officer, Qbic Hotels
Tech and Innovation - topic TBC
Stuart Coetzee, Business Development Manager, Winnow
Stuart Sunderland, Founder,City Pantry
Andrew Main, Fonunder & Chief Executive Officer, SerTech Exchange Ltd
David Reed, Chairman, Prestige Purchasing
Stephan Waterman, Chief Operating Officer, Hero Wellbeing

 10:50 - 11:15 

Refreshment break

 11:15 - 11:50

Q&A session
Gareth Banner
Managing Director, The Ned

 11:50 - 12:30

Break-out session 2:
Brad Barritt, International Rugby Player, Saracens Captain and Founder
John Harris, Chairman, The Good Eating Company
Gavin Pooley, Managing Director, LiquidLine

Robert Turner, Associate, Bird & Bird
Jan Matthews, Chief Operating Officer, Smart Group
Doug Tetley, Managing Director, Delaware North
Martin Guntrip, Club Secretary, The All England Club

 12:35 - 13:05

Q&A session

 13:05 - 13:30

Closing remarks

Chris Sheppardson, Managing Director, EP Magazine
Karen Friebe, Partner, Bird & Bird

 13:30 - 15:00

Networking lunch