Burger King boss joins speakers’ roster for CGA’s Future of Finance

Burger King’s new UK CEO Alasdair Murdoch is the latest high profile speaker to join the panel at this year’s CGA Future of Finance seminar in London on June 21.
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Burger King’s new UK CEO Alasdair Murdoch is the latest high profile speaker to join the panel at this year’s CGA Future of Finance seminar in London on June 21.

Murdoch has recently been appointed to lead the Bridgepoint-backed joint venture that owns master franchise for the international QSR brand in the UK. As casual dining stutters, the evolving role of fast food brands, and Burger King in particular, in the current hyper-competitive out-of-home market will be a core area of debate.

Other industry leaders on the roster at this year’s seminar on June 21 are Deltic CEO Peter Marks and UKHospitality CEO Kate Nicholls, who will join Murdoch to debate how growth and investment are being affected by the changing shape of the high street and national and local legislation, as well as the continuing uncertainty around Brexit .

With tougher competition coupled with market nervousness, the cost of getting investment decisions wrong is higher than ever. The conference has also gathered a panel of experts to examine where the market’s moving – and where both opportunities and bear-traps lie.

Mark Sheehan, managing director, Coffer Corporate Leisure

Market investor Jurriaan van der Schee, head of Europe & TMENA, private equity, at TriSpan, will join Mark Sheehan (pictured right), managing director at Coffer Corporate Leisure, and Paul Newman, head of hospitality & leisure at RSM, to discuss where the smart money is going, and why.

The exclusive, invitation-only event for senior executives and finance professionals from the out-of-home food and drink market is being held at the 30 Euston Square State Room venue in London.

The packed programme will provide new and powerful insights into market trends, funding, property, costs and the health of the wider economy.

Simon Iddon, CIO, The Restaurant Group

How technology is shaping consumers’ spending habits, as well as proving efficiency and productivity solutions for operators, will also feature prominently on the agenda, with Barclaycard’s James McDonald providing an insight into the latest tech developments. A panel of tech experts, including Restaurant Group’s CIO Simon Iddon (pictured left) and PizzaExpress’s IT director Siobhan Fagan, will debate the challenges for hospitality with CGA’s Peter Martin.

CGA’s own experts will examine the changing market landscape, revealing the latest market confidence ratings and new data contrasting the fortunes of Britain’s major towns and cities.

Leading industry commentator and CGA vice president Peter Martin will chair the seminar.

Future of Finance is run in partnership with Barclaycard, Coffer Corporate Leisure, CPL Online, Fourth, RSM, Odgers Berndtson and Zonal.

To apply for a place, please visit www.cga.co.uk/whats-on/cga-future-of-finance-seminar-2018/

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