Met Police Detective Sergeant on how to tackle pub drug problems

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Line-up revealed: an exciting speaker schedule for MA500 at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge has been announced
Line-up revealed: an exciting speaker schedule for MA500 at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge has been announced
MA500 operators will be hearing from a night czar and television stars – and more – when they meet at Chelsea’s Premier League football ground in London next month.

Fresh from his appearance on the BBC’s My Million Pound Menu​, former Draft House founder Charlie McVeigh will be talking about going from pubs to casual dining, and why he’s taking a punt on a new concept at a time when others are heading the opposite way.

Amy Lamé, London’s Night Czar will be discussing how the night-time economy is changing under her stewardship, two years into the role, and how operators can embrace those opportunities.

The MA500 is The Morning Advertiser​’s club for multiple pub and bar operators from across the UK. With membership made up of some of the best operators in the business, the club meets three times a year across the UK.

The next event will see delegates visit Stamford Bridge, London, the home of Chelsea FC, on February 13 with an exciting line-up of speakers on the agenda. The afternoon will see members embark on a study tour of some of the most exciting new sites in the Clapham area, which will see them experience everything from hidden speakeasies to the latest in immersive pub entertainment.

Other speakers on the day include top chef Max Halley, a regular on Sunday Brunch​, who will be looking at the lost art of the sandwich, and how pubs can reinvent their offer, turning a traditional product into an innovative and exciting part of their menu.

We’ll be tackling the challenging issues surrounding drug use in pubs, with a leading expert from the Met Police, Detective Sergeant Ian Broughton, giving advice and insight into how to tackle the problem.

Also present will be EI Group director Nathan Wall to talk about how the business is reinventing the pub model through the work it is doing with its Managed Expert models, and how multiple operators can get benefit.

Other topics will see us take a closer look at the challenges surrounding cask beer, with leading expert Annabel Smith, and how you can cut back on your staff turnover by reinvigorating your team through training with CPL’s Jamie Campbell.

We’ll also be looking at social media and how operators can tap into the skills of influencers to boost your business. Three leading operators, including New World Trading Company’s Chris Hill, Tokyo Industry’s Aaron Mellor and the Prince of Peckham owner Clement Ogbannaya will be sharing their experiences.

And, of course, we can hardly forget the challenges facing the sector from Brexit – we’ll have UKHospitality CEO Kate Nicholls on hand to give us the latest developments and issues to keep you prepared and ready for 29 March.

To book your free place at this stand-out industry event, contact Stevie Robinson on 01293 846508 or email her on fgrivr.ebovafba@jeoz.pbz​.

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