Future food security a key issue on the Peach 2020 agenda

LEON co-founder Henry Dimbleby MBE is the latest big-name addition to Peach 2020's speaker roster.
Leon co-founder Henry Dimbleby MBE

Henry Dimbleby MBE (pictured above and left), the man charged by the Government to create a new food strategy for England, will be reporting on progress when he joins the speaker roster at this year’s CGA Peach 2020 conference in London on November 20.

There’s a raft of research to show that the nation is becoming more engaged when it comes to healthy eating, the provenance of their food and drink and environmental matters in general, but what conclusions has the school food campaigner, co-creator of the Sustainable Restaurant Association and co-founder of the Leon healthy fast-food chain and the London Union street food and late night market businesses, formed as he harvests views and evidence from all sections of the public and industry?

Peach 2020 delegates will be able to question Dimbleby on his contribution to national policy, particularly in the shadow of Brexit, which will be central to how hospitality itself develops and is allowed to develop, in the coming years.

This year’s invitation-only event for the sector’s top executives and entrepreneurs will be held at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London on Wednesday, November 20, when chef, food writer, TV presenter and Mowgli restaurant founder Nisha Katona MBE will team up with CGA vice president Peter Martin to co-chair the conference sessions.

The 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.

“As well as having that front-line experience, Nisha will also bring her barrister-training and media skills to our panel Q&A sessions. It’s going to be excellent day,” said Martin.

Other big name speakers signed up for the November conference roster include: new CEO of the Restaurant Group, Andy Hornby; executive chair of specialist caterer Bartlett Mitchell, Wendy Bartlett MBE; commercial director of global food hall operator Time Out Markets, Jessica Parrish; and CEO of UK Hospitality, Kate Nicholls.

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. CGA’s CEO Phil Tate and 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: https://www.cga.co.uk/peach-events/request-a-seat-peach-2020-november-20-2019/

CGA is grateful to our sponsors of this year’s Peach 2020:

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The only way suppliers can attend this event is through sponsorship. Contact craig.jackson@cga.co.uk for details.

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