JD Wetherspoon’s chairman Tim Martin, Greene King CEO Nick Mackenzie and Stonegate CEO David McDowall, all feature on the line-up of speakers at MCA’s Pub Conference 2024 on 26 June.

The annual event takes place at a brand-new venue this year, The Ham Yard Hotel, London and will feature a full day of presentations and panels, including Q&As with leaders in the pub and bar sector.

With content focused precisely upon the needs of multi-site leaders, the Pub Conference brings them face to face with industry specialists, analysts, investors, industry watchers and suppliers for a full day of insight and networking.

Fresh from celebrating the pub company’s best results in years, founder and chairman Sir Tim Martin returns to the Pub Conference to share how Wetherspoons has achieved a surge in profits. Sir Tim will also discuss the company’s target to reach 1,000 sites, lessons learned the turbulence of recent years, and the importance of spending time in pubs and listening to customers.

Later, in a keynote fireside chat, Greene King’s Nick Mackenzie will discuss where the pub company is investing in its pubs and new formats, why its cultural transformation matters to teams and customers, and the group’s plans for long-term sustainable growth.

David McDowall has been at the helm of Britain’s largest pub group, comprising more than 4,500 branded, operator-managed, and leased & tenanted venues, since January 2023, and will share progress on embedding his strategic vision into the company, how he is the embodiment of its bar-to-boardroom culture, and how the group is utilising data insights to optimise its diverse portfolio, which he describes as Stonegate’s superpower.

Other highlights of the day include a panel hosted by Karen Bosher, hospitality consultant and ex Greene King MD, who will be joined by dynamic women leaders to discuss diversity and inclusion for the pub sector, with insight from Karen Bates, Global People Director, BrewDog, Rachel Masing, People Director, ETM, Monique Samra, people experience manager, Fuller’s and Franki Hale, Chief People Officer, Wells & Co.

With £100m of new funding from Alchemy Partners, and fresh from being promoted to CEO, Brasserie Bar Co’s Richard Ferrier will also join The Pub Conference line-up to share more about plans to reach 60 sites and more than 500 bedrooms by 2027.

For more information on the event and the current agenda, and to book your tickets, please click here.