Must-See Speakers at The Restaurant Show 2023

Not sure which sessions to attend at the restaurant show next month yet? We are excited to be one of the exhibitors at this year’s event! Here are our must-see sessions at the Restaurant Show 2023, which will be held at Olympia in London from October 2–4.
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The Restaurant Show 2023 is around the corner. As usual, we bring to our Bizimply Blog the lineup of sessions you should not miss!

The event is set to bring together restaurateurs, chefs, casual dining operators, and hospitality industry professionals for three days. From the 2nd to the 4th of October, in Olympia, London.

Bizimply will be once again exhibiting on the show (say ‘Hi!” to any of our team members there). If you say you came to us because of this blog, we will give you a treat!

But without further ado, let’s take a closer look at some of the speakers you must see:

📍Monday, October 2nd.

Megan Threshe – Lumina Intelligence.

“The Eating Out Consumer: What You Need to Know.”

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Insight expert Megan Thresher will give a  preview of the Lumina Intelligence Restaurant Market Report 2023. 

“Kicking off the content at The Restaurant Show 2023 is insight expert Megan Thresher with a sneak preview of the Lumina Intelligence Restaurant Market Report 2023. Learn the latest on hot-button topics like menu management and price increases, summer food and drink innovation, and navigating staff shortages. You’ll also get an up-to-date snapshot of the impact of the cost-of-living crisis.”

Catch us at The Restaurant Show next month!

Libby AndrewsTurtle Bay Restaurants, Karen FewellDigital Blonde, Paul LevinViral Ventures trading as ‘Karen’s Diners. 

“From TikTok to Instagram: How to make social media a success”

Time: 1:45 pm

As a Digital Marketer myself, I can’t wait to hear their insights on how to grow an audience online. 

“As social media evolves, the opportunities for operators to reach a wider audience grow. We’ve had Instagrammable dining, and now we have TikTok. Join this session to understand how you can use social media to drive footfall, grow a brand, market your business, and understand the impact it can have.”

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📍Tuesday, October 3rd. 

Lorraine CopesBe Inclusive Hospitality, Polly Robinson-  Coach and Leadership Development and Chris ToddJSK Restaurants.

“Inclusive onboard: Retaining and welcoming fresh talent to the industry”

Time: 1:45 p.m.

I had to mention this more-than-necessary session. Lorraine Copes, CEO and founder of Be Inclusive Hospitality, shares what’s key to attracting new talent to the industry.

“What’s the key to attracting new talent to your business and retaining the great staff you already have? Join this session, as we explore some of the barriers faced by new talent to the industry, how creating an environment that fosters inclusion can attract and retain talent within the industry and how businesses can adapt to create more inclusive onboarding practices.”

Also, it’s always exciting when familiar faces from the industry share their valuable insights. That’s why we cannot wait for Polly Robinson’s session at The Restaurant Show this year. She will discuss the barriers faced by new talent in the industry.

You can check the chat she had in our Hospitality Mavericks Podcast early this year:

Annaliese Hughes Group Operations Director, Jake Kemp – Mental Health Consultant, Sophie Rough – Soho House & Co, Scot TurnerThe Burnt Chef Project, Charlotte Wiseman –  Leadership and Wellbeing Consultants.

Putting positive mental health at the top of the priority list

Time: 11:00 am

We can’t wait to hear from experts on the impact of positive (and negative) mental health both personally and professionally, and take actionable advice on how to build a more supportive workplace.

Vic BanhamAntler Social, Maria Harris – Setree Pub Co, Jay JamesRosa’s Thai RestaurantsMelanie Todd – TikTok Trainer & Consultant.

TikTok: Connecting with your customers

Time: 1:15 pm

We are all super curious to learn how TikTok can help hospitality businesses. 

“Social media has its pros and cons, but there is absolutely no denying that it is a powerful tool. TikTok has taken the world by storm, with businesses going viral through the content they are producing. In this session, a panel of experts unpick the opportunities that social media offers pubs and bars, with a particular focus on TikTok. For many this is a huge untapped opportunity, so come and find out where to start and how to maximise its potential.”

📍 Wednesday, October 3rd. 

Sorcha Simons – Lumina Inteligence

Listening to consumers: The food and drink trends you need to be aware of

Time: 1:00 pm

“What do your consumers want? In this session with insight experts, Lumina Intelligence, we get under the skin of the data and highlight the food and drink trends that need to be on your radar. Hear how consumer behaviour has changed, the impact of the cost-of-living crisis and examples of how operators are adapting.”

Make sure to mark your calendars for these speakers and sessions, as they promise to deliver valuable insights and innovations that can elevate your business to new heights! 

See you at the show!

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