Eataly has big plans for expansion both in the UK and internationally, managing partner Adam Saper will tell Fourth’s annual conference in London on 1 October.

The foodhall concept is currently working with Selfridge’s in London, to launch its first UK site in 2017.

Saper will outline Eataly’s expansion plans, along with insights into how Fourth’s technology eases its processes, at Fourth’s annual conference at IMAX London on 1 October 2015.

Other operators talking at the conference include Steve Richards, chief executive of the Casual Dining Group (CDG); Mark McQuater, chief executive of Revolution Bars Group and Peter Borg-Neal, founder and chief executive of Oakman Inns and Restaurants.

Around 500 directors have already signed up for the event, which will also be the platform for a major new product launch from Fourth.