Clive Watson, Josie Adams, Charlie Gilkes and Neil Rankin lined up to speak at Pub20

13 January 2020 by
Clive Watson, Josie Adams, Charlie Gilkes and Neil Rankin lined up to speak at Pub20

UK pub industry show Pub20 has announced the speaker line-up for its 2020 event, taking place 4-5 February at Olympia London.

John Longden, founder and chief executive of Pub is the Hub; Clive Watson, executive chairman of City Pub Company; Josie Adams, head of learning and development at Young's; Dawn Davies, head buyer at Specialty Drinks; Charlie Gilkes, founder of Inception Group; Rafael Liuth, head chef at the Jugged Hare in the City of London; and Neil Rankin, chef-proprietor at Temper will be among those taking to the stage to educate and inspire visitors at the free-to-attend show.

Attendees will be given access to a wealth of advice through a series of talks, presentations and demonstrations held across four stages: the pub theatre, designed by Harp Interiors; talks at the bar; the taproom talk-space, in partnership with Thirsty's; and the taste table, in partnership with Brew City, supported by Rational and Brakes.

Highlights include:

  • CEO panel: The Great British Pub: A panel including Kris Gumbrell of Brewhouse & Kitchen and Clive Watson of the City Pub Group will examine how pubs are evolving to keep up with modern pubgoers.

  • Leading Landladies: Women in The On-Trade: Stosie Madi, chef-patron at the Parkers Arms in Newton-in-Bowland, Lancashire; Mary Mclaughlin, co-founder of Cheshire Cat Pub Company; and Jackie Moody-McNamara, coach, mentor and consultant at Turn the Key will explain how to champion, inspire and engage the future female leaders of the industry.

  • Sustainability 101: Top Tips for Your Pub: Peter Borg-Neal, founder and chief executive of Oakman Inns & Restaurants; Sandy Jarvis, operations director of the Culpeper in London's Whitechapel; and Mel Marriott, managing director of Darwin & Wallace will discuss 10 easy ways pubs can become more sustainable.

  • A Mindful Drinker Walks into a Bar: With more than eight million people now moderating their drinking, Club Soda's Laura Willoughby will explore the opportunities for publicans to upsell a more extensive and diverse range of soft drinks.

  • CBD Curious? Set to be one of 2020's hottest trends, Serge Davies, chief executive at Green Monkey will delve into the use of CBD as an ingredient and explore how you can cash in on CBD products in your pub.

Oisín Rogers, Pub20 ambassador and general manager of the Guinea Grill in London's Mayfair, said: "Pub20 has something for everyone. Whether you are just starting out or are well established, the stellar line-up of industry heavyweights will cover the issues that really matter to the trade from food and drink trends to the fantastic career opportunities this dynamic and innovative industry has to offer."

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