Can culture alone keep your people onboard?

Chris Hill, CEO of the award-winning New World Trading Co, will join Mowgli founder Nisha Katona MBE at this year’s Peach 2020 conference.
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Attracting, nurturing and retaining top people remains one of the hospitality sector’s biggest challenges. But what are the best strategies for companies to employ?

Chris Hill, CEO of the award-winning New World Trading Co, will join Mowgli founder Nisha Katona MBE at this year’s Peach 2020 conference to examine the best ways to create a strong and robust people culture – and how to ensure it stays relevant as businesses grow.

Nisha is teaming team up with CGA vice president Peter Martin to co-chair the 2019 conference sessions. The chef, food writer, TV presenter and driving force behind the Mowgli brand will draw on her experiences as a relative industry newcomer, promoting Indian food and launching a restaurant business, to help shape this year’s conference narratives – spotlighting the issues most important to her, chairing panels focusing not just on people but on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

Peach 2020 co-host, Mowglis Nisha Katona MBE

The invitation-only Peach 2020 event for the sector’s top executives and entrepreneurs will be held at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London on Wednesday, November 20,

Other big name speakers signed up for the November conference roster include: Henry Dimbleby MBE, cofounder of the Leon brand and the man charged by the Government to create a new food strategy for England; Andy Hornby, the new CEO of the Restaurant Group; Wendy Bartlett MBE, executive chair of specialist caterer Bartlett Mitchell; Jessica Parrish, commercial director at global food hall operator Time Out Markets,; Kate Nicholls CEO of UK Hospitality; and Julia Wilkinson, group restaurant strategy executive with Shaftesbury, the real estate investment trust which invests in London’s West End.

CGA’s group CEO Phil Tate, will also contribute to the conference discussion, highlighting US as well as UK food and drink trends, drawn from the data gathered by the insight specialist’s teams on both sides of the Atlantic, in Manchester and Chicago

An underlying theme of Peach 2020, which is run by CGA, the industry’s leading research and insight consultancy, will be analysing the implications of what’s new and changing in this highest competitive marketplace, including food supply, premiumisation, consumer tracking, site optimisation and tactical pricing, and CGA’s food & retail director Karl Chessell will showcase the latest data, insight and measurement techniques.

As ever, the conference will be followed in the evening by the annual Peach Hero & Icon Awards dinner, honouring the best in the industry, and hosted by Peter Martin and Phil Tate.

The awards will honour dozens of outstanding operators across the out-of-home eating and drinking markets, and will include the unique Icon awards, which recognise those individuals who have made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the sector.

The conference and awards dinner are both strictly invitation-only events, with places reserved for senior executives in operating companies. To inquire about attending please submit your request here:

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