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MA Leaders Club Online Special - May 2021

MA Leaders Club Online Special - May 2021

We’re starting to see a few chinks of light at the end of the tunnel, with the Government roadmap to reopening allowing those pubs lucky enough to have a garden to undertake some limited trading as we move towards indoor opening in May and fingers crossed a full re-start in June.

The MA Leaders Club May event will be taking a look at some of the challenges facing businesses as things begin to return to normal for pubs, and will be speaking to some top operators that have innovative solutions in store in order to hit the ground running in the next few months.

Please see our agenda below for MA Leaders Club Online on 13 May.

  • Introduction​​
  • State of the Nation — with Jonathan Jones, Managing Director UK&I at CGA​ ​— A look into how consumer behaviour is changing and what that means for operators
  • Labouring the Point — with Nina Marshall, Director of HR Operations at Stonegate, Karina Coen, Managing Director of Hospitality Operations at Stint and Hayley Connor, Head of People & Learning at Brewhouse & Kitchen​ — With the restart underway, operators are having to manage the return to work, alongside recruitment, training and the need to be flexible and cost conscious under the restrictions
  • Late Night Action — with Aaron Mellor, Group Managing Director & Chief Executive at Tokyo Industries​ — After a year of full closures, what’s left for the late night sector - how can it recover and adapt to the new normal? We’ll be talking to late-night operators to get their insight into this once booming sector
  • Food Factors — with Paul Dickinson, Director of Food at Fuller, Smith & Turner and Alice Bowyer, Group Executive Chef at Liberation Group​ ​— How has the pandemic impacted on food trends in hospitality - what are consumers looking for, and how are operators adapting to recover and meet those changing needs. What lessons have we learnt from lockdown. We’ll be hearing from different operators on how they see their food offer moving forward
  • Staycation Anticipation — with Rob Greacen, Managing Director of Stay Original​ ​— With the summer looming, and holidays abroad unlikely, how can operators tap into the opportunity of tourism at home? We’ll be speaking to some top operators on their advice when it comes to making the most of the staycation crowds
  • Wedding Bells — with Howard Nye, Operations Director at Anglian Country Inns and Sarah Groves, Head of Sales at Young's​ — With ongoing restrictions on large gatherings unlikely to change soon, pubs have a great opportunity to tap into the smaller wedding market
  • Closing Remarks​​

If you run at least two sites and are interested in being part of the MA Leaders Club, drop us a line at ubfcvgnyvgl.riragf@jeoz.pbz​​ to find out more.