lunch! Keynote Theatre 2


Visitor tickets to lunch! give you access to two days of dedicated food-to-go seminars from leading industry speakers in the lunch! Keynote Theatres.

Check out the 2016 programme for Theatre 2 below:


Wednesday 21 September

10.15-10.45 | Emma Read, Director Of Marketing And Business Development, Horizons

Key Trends In The Food To Go Sector

PrintEmma Read, director of marketing and business development at Horizons, will provide an overview of what is happening in the food to go sector right now. She will focus on key trends, identify the key operators and look ahead to what the future may hold for the this dynamic sector.

11.15-11.45 | Rory McEntee, Head of Retail Marketing, Benugo

Benugo: Bringing An Independent Spirit To The High Street

BENUGO_120Benugo operates a portfolio of high street shops, restaurants, dining spaces & cafes in public spaces and in-house corporate cafes. Hear how the brand successfully develop an independent spirit & uniqueness in its offering, how it retains individuality across the portfolio and the challenge it faces as the business grows and strategy evolves.

12.15-12.45 | Cyril Levanant, Executive Director Foodservice UK, NPD Group

Fighting The Intense Competition At Lunchtime

NPD_Logo_RGB_Positive_72_smThe competition to attract consumers for lunchtime is increasingly intense. At the same time lunch is facing a strong competition from all the other day parts. Operators must find ways to attract more consumers at lunchtime and to convince them to spend more.

13.15-13.45 | Afroditi Krassa, Founder & Creative Director, AfroditiKrassa

Redesigning EAT.

Afroditi logo FFINALAward winning restaurant designer Afroditi Krassa will present an exclusive case study of her studio’s recent rebrand and redesign of EAT. to showcase how design can act as a catalyst for change within established market leaders and inspire new ideas & experimentation.

14.15-14.45 | Interviewed by Paul Charity, Managing Director, Propel Info

Exclusive Interview: Luke Johnson, Chairman, Risk Capital Partners

Risk Capital Logo_120Don’t miss this exclusive interview as industry investor, supporter and Sunday Times columnist Luke Johnson answers questions on his involvement in food to go including investments in Small Batch Coffee Co, Patisserie Valerie, The Bread Factory, Gail’s Artisan Bakery and his plans for Brighton Pier.

15.15-15.45 | Beth Taubner, Brand Strategist & Founder, Mercurylab NY and London

Food For Thought: How To Create Your Brand And Launch A Successful Cafe Business

PrintBeth will show you how to grow from a dream to successfully creating and building a cafe with happy, devoted customers. Based on real-life case studies, you will learn how to define and differentiate your brand and to build and market your independent cafe business from your first opening to expanding into a chainlet of venues.


Thursday 22 September

10.15-10.45 | Emma Read, Director Of Marketing And Business Development, Horizons

Food To Go - What The Future Holds

PrintEmma Read, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Horizons, will examine what existing trends mean for the future of this innovative and exciting sector. She will look at current trends on menus, developments with operators, and also consider how different operators are competing in this space as the boundaries between retail and Foodservice blur.

11.15-11.45 | Hosted by Dominic Roberjot, Publisher, Natural Products Magazine

How to Run Award Winning Juice, Smoothie & Shake Bars

lunch_2016_120Join an expert panel of award winning operators that specialise in Juices, Smoothies and Shakes as they reveal the secrets of their success and how they have turned some of their biggest challenges in to big profits.

12.15-12.45 | Andrew Stephen, CEO, The Sustainable Restaurant Association

The Importance Of Sustainability To Your Customers

SRA LOGO_120Join Andrew Stephen, CEO of the SRA to understand consumer trends in sustainability. Andrew will share tips from food to go operators who have done big things to make their food good and answer questions on why communicating your commitment to sustainability matters to consumers.

13.15-13.45 | Hosted by Dominic Roberjot, Publisher, Natural Products Magazine

Increasing Profits For Your Café

lunch_2016_120An expert panel of leading consultants and café owners discuss the best ways to increase profits for your café while keeping your customers and staff happy and engaged. Not to be missed.

14.15-14.45 | Barny Clevely, Managing Director, FCB Artisan Espresso Bars

The Importance Of Getting Coffee Right In A Takeaway Environment

FCB_120FCB discuss their journey from serving low quality cups of coffee to becoming a specialty chain where quality is at the forefront of what they do. Barny will cover the importance of the training they give to all FCB staff through to the partnership they have developed with their roaster.

15.15-15.45 | Vincent McKevitt, Founder & Top Tosser, Tossed

The Healthier Eating Cashless, Till Less Place

Tossed_logo+strap_horizontal_CMYKIn April this year Tossed launched Europe’s first cashless food to go outlet with all tills being replaced by a custom built kiosk solution. Vincent, the founder of Tossed, talks through the journey of change from 5 tills to 20 kiosks and his mission to make Tossed paperless.


“Overflowing with fresh ideas and interesting concepts – lunch! is always in my calendar.”

Richard Brownlie-Marshall, Head of Creative, Tossed