Bizimply will be attending ScotHot this year on the 15th-16th March, so we decided to make a list of our must see speakers that we are most looking forward to see at The Spotlight Stage.
ScotHot was first launched in 1973 and has since become Scotland’s largest food, drink, hospitality and tourism trade show. It attracts thousands of key buyers and decision makers from both catering and hospitality establishments – who come together to network with suppliers and other companies and to showcase their own business.
Must See Speakers @ The Spotlight Stage
Day 1 – March 15th
- 10:15am – 11:00am ‘Becoming a healthier nation’
Cate Devine (Journalist & Food Writer) interviews Shirley Spear (Retired Head Chef) on becoming a healthier nation.
Shirley owns the well known restaurant The Three Chimneys with her husband Eddie. She was the head chef for 21 years and later went on to write a book ‘The Three Chimneys Marmalade Bible‘.
- 11:15am – 12:00pm ‘Food & Drink Future Trends’
James Withers (CEO of Scotland Food & Drink), Peter Martin (Vice President @ CGA Peach) & Rosie Hutton (Director @ Brand Associates)
The food & drink industry is known for it’s consistent competitiveness. Which is why in order to stay ahead of the game you need to keep up-to-date with emerging trends. You can learn all about these trends at this talk, it is a must see!
- 12:15pm – 13:00pm ‘How to deliver a Michelin star experience from the chefs themselves’
Andrew McIntosh (Sales Manager @ Caterer.com) Paul Leonard (Head Chef @ Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Island), Brian Grigor (Head Chef @ Number One, The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel), Emma Lonie (Restaurant Manager @ Number One, The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel)
This is not to be missed. If you have experienced a Michelin star restaurant then I’m pretty sure you’d want to know the secrets behind achieving such a high standard, right? You are guaranteed to leave with some great tips from these expert Chefs.
Day 2 – March 16th
- 10:15am – 11:00am ‘The Masters Class interviews the MasterChef Gary Maclean’
Gary Maclean (MasterChef: The Professionals winner 2016 and Senior Lecturer @ City of Glasgow College)
Gary is well-known for winning the professionals MasterChef. He will be giving tips for other chefs and will be doing a question & answer session for his students from The City of Glasgow College.
- 12:15pm – 13:00pm ‘The Digital Future’
Mhairi Clarke (PR Manager & Consultant @ Scottish Tourism Alliance, Founder One Louder PR) & Mike Moffo (Advisor @ Laduma)
Mike Moffo was one of the experts behind President Obama’s social media electoral campaign. What better person to be showing you how to streamline your social schedule!
- 14:15pm – 15:00pm ‘Being Innovative with Attitude’
Stephen Jardine (Journalist, broadcaster and Founder @ Taste Communications), James Rusk (Founder @ Rusk & Rusk), Stephanie Wade (CEO @ The Hub International), Jenny Mills (Founder @ The Posh Agency) & Stuart McClusky (Founder @ Bon Vivant Bars & Restaurants)
This group of leading experts all have a lot of experience under their belts so make sure you don’t miss it!
Keep up-to-date with Bizimply
We will be at stand 4748 so make sure to pop over to say hi. We will be live tweeting throughout the two days along with posting images via our Facebook page so give us a follow.