Programme Information

There will be two programmes on the day, addressing issues throughout the pub sector. - PLEASE NOTE THE MAIN PROGRAMME HAS BEEN POSTPONED. The technical programme and trade expo will still take place on 18th October 2012.


Titles of the two programmes are;

The British Pub ~ A Route to Sustainable Resurgence - POSTPONED

Technical Programme ~ Addressing key issues, including: Asbestos in Licensed Premises (following the recent court case), WEEE Compliance and a proposed Pub Hazard Database

The British Pub ~ A Route to Sustainable Resurgence - POSTPONED

This programme is aimed at Operations Directors/Managers, Brand Owners and all senior levels of management within the licensed sector of the drinks industry.

Paul Hegarty is Chair of this programme committee and invites you to the seminar, addressing the positive steps being taken to ensure resurgence in the pub sector. The programme reflects our view that an holistic approach should be taken by industry in order to promote the quality and sustainability of the licensed trade sector.

Speakers for the day include:

Brandon Lewis MP, Community Pubs Minister
Locals, Localism & The Community
Brandon Lewis took over the role as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department of Communities and Local Government in the recent Government reshuffle.

Jon Collins, CGA Strategy
The British Pub - doomed or resurgent? What is really happening in the market?
Jon is Chairman at the Institute of Licensing Ltd and Chief Executive at CGA Strategy. He will give a statistical/broad overview of where the on-trade is, setting the scene for the remaining speakers.

Nick Miller, Meantime Brewery
The vital final step from grain to glass
Nick Miller, CEO of Meantime Brewery, a local London brewery with a global footprint, and previously MD of Miller Brands, will talk about how the pub is the vital last step in ensuring that the consumer experiences their beer as the brewer intended. He will be delivering the message that quality of dispense delivers a positive consumer experience, resulting in more sales.

Paul Hegarty, Drink Aware
Can the pub be the home of responsible drinking?
Drinkaware aims to change the UK's drinking habits for the better by promoting responsible drinking and find innovative ways to challenge the national drinking culture to help reduce alcohol misuse and minimise alcohol-related harm. Paul will outline how the pub is a managed environment, where endorsing responsible drinking will make for a better consumer experience, both the individual and the pub community, resulting in raised income and profit margin.

Alastair Scott, Catton Consulting
Profiting from great people and processes
Alastair Scott is a very experienced hospitality professional with a range of activities including providing consultancy services for mutli-site and single site ontrade outlets. Alastair writes for various industry magazines including the M&C report the Morning Advertiser and the BII magazine. He has also created an industry leading productivity tool and Level 5 training course. Alistair will show how addressing operational detail drives additional sales and thus converts existing and new sales effectively into profit

Rupert Ponsonby, The Beer Academy
Providing the ultimate beer experience
Rupert is a director of R&R Teamwork, a PR and marketing company specialising in the drinks market. He has worked with a wide range of breweries as well as with The National Hop Association of England and with British maltsters. He is also a Cotswold barley and wheat farmer. He represents The Beer Academy, dedicated to helping people understand, appreciate and enjoy beer sensibly. Rupert will show how, by understanding the beers being served and being able to advise the consumer in the same way that a licensee would advise on wine; developing a beer menu; developing beer and food matching within the portfolio of consumer experiences, again profits will be increased.

Darran Lingley, BII Licensee of the Year 2011
Business with the X Factor
Darren provides the Licensee's perspective, providing a plethora of ideas for licensees to increase profitability through an improved consumer experience.

To view the full programme please click here POSTPONED

Technical Programme

The additional programme addresses key issues, including Asbestos in Licensed Premises, WEEE Compliance and a proposed Hazard Database

Brian Bunting, Chairman of the BFBi Dispense Committee and Competent Person for a number of UK brewers will be chairing the Technical Programme.

Speakers for the day include:

Steve Livens, Senior Policy Advisor, British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA)
Managing Asbestos in Licensed Premises ~ Revision of the Guidelines

Carl Kruger, B2BCompliance WEEE Compliance 
Revision of the Legislation

Iain Ramage, Chairman of BDA Technical Committee
Creation of a Pub Hazard Database

Technical Discussion on the Future Sustainability of Installation & Cellar Services

To view the full programme please click here

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Owned by BFBi (Brewing Food & Beverage Industry Suppliers' Association)