Casual Dining announces first keynote speakers for 2016 event

Casual Dining announces first keynote speakers for 2016 event
13/11/2015 - 09:08
Casual Dining, the trade event for the restaurant and pub sector, has announced its initial keynote line up for 2016, which includes Luke Johnson, Simon Kossoff and Steve Richards.

Returning to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, on February 24th – 25th 2016, the show’s keynote programme will feature an exclusive interview with Luke Johnson, chairman of private equity firm Risk Capital Partners.

He’ll be discussing his experiences in the UK casual dining sector and involvement in growing the PizzaExpress, Giraffe, Strada, and Patisserie Valerie brands.

Simon Kossoff, chief executive of Italian restaurant and food shop chain Carluccio’s will be in interview with Peter Martin, vice president of CGA Peach.

Steve Richards, CEO of Casual Dining Group and Anthony Pender, chairman of The British Institute of Innkeeping and MD of Yummy Pub Co, are also on the speaker programme.

Horizons’ Peter Backman is back to report on the latest trends and developments in the ‘thriving’ casual dining market, now said to be worth over £7bn.

Registration for Casual Dining is now open via the Casual Dining Show website. 

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