The Bizimply Guide to Pub18 Essentials

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Bizimply will be attending Pub18 this year and we’d love you to come along! The trade show will be on the 6-7th February in the London Olympia and is set to have a huge influx of industry visitors – not one to be missed! We’ll be at stand 39 – come and say hello to Ger, Martin, Matt and our CEO – Conor.

Visit us on stand 39 at Pub18What is Pub18?

Pub18 is “the only dedicated show for the UK pub industry”. It boasts over 200 innovative suppliers, 30 talks and workshops, and multiple networking opportunities. We love exhibiting at the pub and bar show because of the electric atmosphere, the chance to hear from experts in the industry, as well as the opportunity to showcase Bizimply to those we feel would make great use of it.

What’s happening at Pub18?

Well, across 2 stages, industry heavyweights will discuss hot topics including investment, online marketing, and recruitment. For food and drink, you can hear from leading chefs, consultants, brewers and other experts on improving your offering and driving sales. You can also get insider tips from thought leaders on topics like keeping your workforce engaged, how to successfully marketing your bar or pub, and how to maximise profits!
Of course, there’ll also be a wide variety of exhibitors (including us at stand 39) showcasing their products and meeting and greeting attendees. It’s set to be an entertaining and busy two days!

Ask Alexa! Bizimply Alexa

The Bizimply team will have an Alexa with us, stop by and put her through her paces! We’ll also be running a raffle over the two days to win a FREE Amazon Echo! In addition to this, our head of sales – Martin, will be doing talks on how you can control labour costs for your pub. These talks are scheduled both days of the trade show at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.

What workshops and talks do we recommend attending?

There are so many insightful and educational talks at Pub18, it’s tough to choose just a few. That said, here are 3 from each of the two days that we feel are particularly valuable:

Day One – 6th Feb

1. Publican Panel: The Secrets to Our Success

For this talk, Robyn Black of Inapub, Jennifer Kuhn of Windsor Fenchurch, Lee Price of The Castle and Natalie Coleshill of Milford Arms share their experiences in the industry and their secrets of success. Don’t miss their insights.

Where: PUB Theatre
When: 10-11.15am

2. The Pub18 Debate: Reasons to be Cheerful

Join Mark Stretton of Fleet Street Communications, Anthony Pender of British Institute of Innkeeping, Brigid Simmonds of BPA, Kate Nicholls of ALMR, and Paul Harbottle of Ei Group for a talk on opportunities and pitfalls to watch out for in 2018.

Where: PUB Theatre
When: 13.30-14.15pm

3. Trend Watch: The Rise of the Experiential Economy

Tristan O’Hana of Pub & Bar Magazine, James Addy of Handmade Mysteries, Mark McCulloch of We Are Spectacular, and Melanie Goldsmith of Smith & Sinclair discuss what can be learned from the growth of experience-led pubs.  No doubt this will be an interesting talk.

Where: PUB Theatre
When: 12-12.45pm

Day Two – 7th Feb

1. Future Pub: How Data and Tech Will Help Run Better Business

Join Matt Eley of Inapub, Joe Cripp of Trail, Mark Daniels of Wadworth, and Mike Shipley of Vianet for a talk surrounding how best to use data and technology for your pub. 

Where: PUB Theatre
When: 11.45-12.30pm

2. Masterclass: Making the Most of Social Media

For this masterclass, Matt Jones of Inapub details how to get the best out of social media for your pub. Get your spot to learn some tips and tricks for using Facebook, Twitter and other tools.

Where: PUB Theatre
When: 16-16.30pm

3. Making Memories: Memorable Customer Experiences

Paul Charity of Propel, Andrew Stones of Be At One, Jonathan Swaine of Fuller’s, Kris Gumbrell of Brewhouse & Kitchen, Yvonne Fraser of Greene King are a fine lineup of speakers who will teach you how to generate repeat-business with memorable customer experiences. 

Where: 10.30-11.15am
When: PUB Theatre


Some stands to check out!

There are an array of stands at Pub18 that we are looking forward to seeing. We’ve listed some of our favourites for the line up below:

Tabology – Stand 30

Tabology have a Pub & Bar EPOS System, called BarTab, designed by publicans to help you run your pub. They recognises that quick, error-free service at the tills keeps staff and customers happy. Like Bizimply, they’re big believers in spending less time on admin and more time improving your business.

Platinum Recruitment – Stand 90

The Platinum Recruitment CompanyPlatinum Recruitment is a leading hospitality and catering recruitment agency, specialising in the supply of top Hospitality professionals. They offer temporary and permanent careers within every type of hospitality venue – a real plus for pubs and bars who want to hire quality staff, keeping customers happy and driving sales.

Fentimans – Stand 42

FentimansFentimans have been making beverages in the North East for over 100 years. They pair selected botanicals with the finest natural ingredients, which are then brewed for 7 days. Make sure you give one of them a try!

HIT Training – Stand 234

HIT TrainingHIT Training is a leading training and apprenticeship provider for the Hospitality and Catering sector. They offer a wide choice of apprenticeships and development schemes that help your pub find the best training solutions to meet end goals, improve team motivation, increase the quality of services and boost businesses’ profitability.

The Five Points Brewery Company – Stand BWB

The Five Points Brewing CompanyThe Five Points Brewing Company is an independent brewery based in Hackney, East London. They brew beer that is unfiltered, unpasteurised and full of flavour. So if you’re on the lookout for a quality alcoholic drink, check out their stand!

We look forward to exhibiting at Pub18 and we hope you visit us at stand 39 on the Tuesday or Wednesday! Click here for (free) tickets to the event. Feel free to spread the word and share this blog!


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