UK Conference & Study Tour
WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH 2018 | CAMP AND FURNACE, LIVERPOOL
Operators attend for FREE
Please join us in Liverpool on Wednesday 21st March for what promises to be an enlightening and inspiring day of presentations, discussions, networking and a lot of food and drink.
So why Liverpool? Since gaining the status of The City of Culture back in 2018, Liverpool has grown in stature and is now home to a vibrant independent restaurant scene. This R200 Study Tour will delve into what makes Liverpool tick, by hearing from long-time operators in the city as well as relatively new entrants, and will identify where the opportunities lie for anyone planning to make a play there.
The day will also give attendees great networking opportunities as well as the chance to hear from people who don’t typically speak at events and to share thoughts on what 2018 and beyond holds. It will also give you the chance to sample much of Liverpool’s independent restaurant scene and give you food for thought for you own businesses.
The half-day conference speaker lineup includes:
11.00 Welcome – Stefan Chomka, editor, Restaurant
11.05 Nisha Katona, in discussion with Stefan Chomka
11.30 Understanding the Liverpool property market – Ted Schama, Shelley Sandzer
11.50 Bringing New York to the North – James Hitchen , East Coast Concepts
12.15 Enlightening Liverpool’s nightlife – John Ennis, Graffiti Spirit Group
13.30 Restaurants of the future – Tom Weaver
13:50 Gary Usher, in discussion with Stefan Chomka
14.20 Investment in 2018 and beyond – panel discussion; Kieran Lawton, Palatine, Gary Usher, Wreckfish
14.50 Paul Askew – fine dining in the city
15.10 Alex Moore, Rosa’s Thai – choosing Liverpool to kickstart Rosas’s UK expansion
15.30 Introduction of Food Study Tour, followed by the tour
This will then be followed by a walking study tour of the city’s most interesting restaurants and bars, where attendees will get to sample a large and varied array of food and drink and experience first-hand Liverpool’s burgeoning food and drink scene.
Venues on the tour include:
- Neon Jamon
- The Art School Cellar
- Buyer’s Club
- Porky’s Alpine Ski Chalet
- Salt Dogs and 81 (Graffiti Spirit Group)
Operators attend for FREE
Industry suppliers can only attend if sponsoring the R200. For more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Luke.Mould@wrbm.com
Camp and Furnace
67 Greenland Street
Liverpool L1 0BY
If you would like to stay over in Liverpool around the time of the event, please click the link below for some options.