See you in Chicago next weekend

Come and join Peter Martin and CGA’s US team at the Atlantic Club reception on the evening of Friday, May 17.

If you are heading to Chicago for this year’s NRA Show or still thinking about it, here’s an extra incentive. Come and join Peter Martin and CGA’s US team at the Atlantic Club reception on the evening of Friday, May 17.

This informal get-together for restaurant and bar operators from across North America, UK and Europe is being held at Flight Club, 111 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, 6060, and starts at 6.45pm. Atlantic Club founder and CGA vice president founder Peter Martin will be hosting.

As with all Atlantic Club events, it’s an opportunity for like-minded business leaders, brand-owners and entrepreneurs to catch up, meet new friends and colleagues and find out what’s new over a drink, some food and this time a game of hi-tech darts as well!

An afternoon tour of a few bars and restaurants is also on the cards with Scott Elliott and Matt Crompton from CGA’s Chicago office on hand to provide the latest insights into the US drinks market, while Atlantic Club founding partners Phillip Harrison head of the Harrison, the international design agency, and Terry Varner, president of restaurant builders Herman-Stewart, will be discussing next generation restaurants.

If you are in town and can join us, just confirm by emailing Sophie Spedding, The social darts competition will run from 7pm to 9pm – with the conversation continuing in the bar afterwards.

There are already have a good bunch of both US and UK operators confirmed for May 17 reception, and if you know of any American or Brit operators who would like to join us, please let us know.

The Chicago Atlantic Club meet follows the National Restaurant Association’s Marketing Executives Group conference and is on the eve of the world-renowned NRA Show, one of the most important global food and drink exhibitions, this year celebrating its centennial year. If you haven’t booked for either of these already but would like to, please see the links below.

Other things to do

CGA’s Peter Martin will also be speaking on food and drink trends at the Marketing Executives Group conference at the Fairmont Hotel on May 16 – sharing the stage with the legendary US menu maven Nancy Kruse. For more details and to register for the MEG conference (and its accompanying social events), see

Peter will also be at the NRA Show, which opens on Saturday, May 18. There is a cocktail party for international visitors on Saturday evening and Peter is again speaking on the morning of Monday, May 20 at the show’s Global Summit. For more details of how to attend the show see

For any queries, more information, to confirm your attendance or for an invitation for a colleague, please contact Sophie Spedding,

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