Taking place tomorrow, at the Ham Yard Hotel in London, Food to Go 2020 is gearing up to the best event yet in this successful conference’s five year history.

As vibrant and diverse as the sector itself, the programme brings to the stage best-in-class operators and thought leaders to examine the trends, consumer behaviour and growth opportunities that are shaping food to go in 2020 and onwards.

Five Guys CEO, John Eckbert will discuss its journey in the UK so far, what it has planned for the future, and some of the differences between food to go in the UK and the US.

Pret’s new UK MD, Clare Clough, will also discuss what Pret has planned for the Veggie Pret fascia and how the integration of the Eat estate is progressing.

We’re also joined by speakers from MCA Insight, Sustainable Restaurant Association, Deliveroo, Salad Box, TriSpan, Borough Market, Slaw, Itsu, Neat Burger and Harrods. View the full conference agenda.

It’s not too late to join us, there are still a few tickets left available. Click here to secure your place or call Laura Tudor on +44 (0)1293 610343.

 

Full agenda

10:05 | Blonnie Walsh, head of insight, MCA Insight

The key findings, insight, facts and stats from MCA’s Food To Go Report for 2020 will be presented by Blonnie.

 

10:25 | Clare Clough, UK managing director, Pret

Pret’s new UK MD, Clare, will discuss what Pret has planned for the Veggie Pret fascia and how the integration of the Eat estate is progressing.

 

10:45 | PANEL - Sustainable Restaurant Association

Andrew Stephen, CEO of the SRA will host a panel of operators who will explore eco-issues challenging food to go in 2020, including ways of reducing plastic, food waste and meat. Joining

Andrew on the panel are Spencer Craig, co-founder of Pure, Jamie Crummie, co-founder & director of Too Good To Go and Grace Regan, founder of Spice Box.

 

11:25 | Rohan Pradhan, chief sales officer, Deliveroo

Rohan will discuss Deliveroo’s Pickup, the click and collect service, and how it is positioned to be a game changer for the future.

 

11:45 | Mike Kelly, master franchisee, Salad Box

Founded in Romania in 2012, Salad Box now has over 70 outlets across 12 countries including New York, Paris and London. Master franchisee Mike will explain its rapid progression and how to run a successful franchise food to go operation.

 

12:05 | Robin Rowland, operating partner, TriSpan

Industry veteran Robin will take part in a Q&A to discuss what makes emerging start-ups attractive to private equity investors.

 

13:30 | Darren Henaghan, managing director, Borough Market

Darren will address the decline of ‘quick food to go’ and the move Borough is making towards communal dining with a focus on provenance.

 

13:50 | Gijs Dutry van Haeften, co-founder, Slaw

Slaw, the plant-based challenger brand. Gijs discusses why they closed one of the best new restaurant openings of 2019 to focus on food-to-go, and the challenges involved.

 

14:10 | Jemima Ferguson, brands & marketing director, Itsu

Jemima will identify and share a host of trends in food to go, including tech, digital, sustainability, flavours and ingredients.

 

14:50 | Zack Bishti and Stasi Nychas, co-founders, Neat Burger

Fronted by F1 legend Lewis Hamilton, emerging plant-based burger chain Neat Burger launched in London in 2019. Stasi and Zack will discuss the future for plantbased alternatives in food to go.

 

15:10 | Chris Dee, director of food, Harrods

Chris will take part in a Q&A to discuss how the refined retailer is focusing on food to go to feed the 42,000 customers that visit the store every day.

 

15:30 | John Eckbert, chief executive officer, Five Guys

Five Guys opened in the UK in 2013 and already has over 100 sites. CEO John will discuss its journey in the UK so far, what it has planned for the future, and some of the differences between food to go in the UK and the US.

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