Top speakers lined up for MA200 meet

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MA200: top speakers lined up
MA200: top speakers lined up
A top line-up of speakers has been unveiled for the November meeting of the MA200 club for managed multiple retailers. The event, on Wednesday, 3...

A top line-up of speakers has been unveiled for the November meeting of the MA200 club for managed multiple retailers.

The event, on Wednesday, 3 November at Plaisterers' Hall, City of London, also sees winners announced in the MA200 awards.

Speakers include Peter Hansen, principal of Sapient Corporate Finance, the

corporate finance adviser to the leisure industry.

He will look at what's happening to pub values and provide insights on key trends in the sector.

Keith Knowles, group managing director at Beds & Bars, explains the differences between doing business in the UK and Europe.

Toby Smith, chief executive of Town & City Pub Company, talks about how his firm has achieved its best sales increases on the high street in the past year.

Simon Dodd, commercial director at Orchid Pub Company, the first pub company to be named in The Sunday Times list of best big companies to work for, explains how the company has set about creating a people culture. Philip Wood, founder of the highly-regarded Roxy Bar & Screen, explains what pub operators need to know to make screening films a commercial success.

Peter Borg-Neal, chief executive of Oakman Inns, talks about the company's approach to pub retailing.

Sam Hagger, operations director of Ssoosh Inns, talks about his business and explains the merit of a partnership approach towards traditionally separate services — telephony, broadband, Wi-Fi, payment solutions and background music.

Jason Ridley, iTradeNetwork's UK general manager, will be presenting on "The rise of e-commerce and what it means for the pub sector". Inventive Leisure compliance director John McDonald and food and safety operations manager Ioan Eyton-Jones talk about how staff at the Revolution vodka bar operator have been taking advantage of e-learning.

And John Weir, managing director of Wear Inns, explains how soft drinks revenues have been improved thanks to a focus on sales and service. The PMA Team, editor of the

Morning Advertiser, said: "The event is another great chance to pick up inspiration and insight from fellow operators."

Members can book up to two free places by emailing Stephanie Smallwood on fgrcunavr.fznyyjbbq@jvyyvnz-errq.pb.hx​ or calling her on 01293 610323.

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