The next Tenanted Pub Company Summit will be taking place in London in February 2020. To be the first to hear about our 2020 programme, please register your interest by sending an email to

2019 Agenda:

12.30pm – Arrivals & networking lunch

1.45pm – Afternoon conference

James Wallin, MCA1.45pm – James Wallin, editor, MCA

Welcome address

Lawson Mountstevens, Star Pubs & Bars1.50pm – Lawson Mountstevens, managing director, Star Pubs & Bars, HEINEKEN UK

Lawson will talk about the learnings from the integration of 1,900 pubs from Punch into the Star estate and the unique role the company plays in its global brewing parent company, Heineken.

Peter Hansen, Sapient Corporate Finance2.15pm – Peter Hansen, Sapient Corporate Finance

Peter will look at the big deals in the sector over the last 12 months and what to expect in 2019

2.40pm – Q&A session with:

Paul Newby, Pubs Code AdjudicatorPaul Newby, Pubs Code Adjudicator

Fiona Dickie, Deputy Pubs Code AdjudicatorFiona Dickie, Deputy Pubs Code Adjudicator

Paul and Fiona will answer questions on progress made on the pubs code and the next steps in the regulatory process.

Clive Chesser, chief executive of Punch3.05pm – Clive Chesser, chief executive, Punch

Clive will share his vision for Punch including a focus on joint ventures and strategic bolt-on acquisitions.

3.30pm – Break

3.45pm – Panel featuring:

Mark Robson, Red Mist LeisureMark Robson, Red Mist Leisure

Ed Martin, ETM GroupEd Martin, ETM Group

Hamish Stoddart, PeachHamish Stoddart, Peach

Morning Advertiser editor, Ed Bedington, will interview Ed, Mark and Hamish, about the experiences of the tenanted and leased model and how pubco/tenant relationships have changed.

Gareth Nash, HIM & MCA Insights4.10pm – Gareth Nash, HIM & MCA Insight

Gareth will discuss why the pub sector has remained relatively under-exposed to the delivery market and how further opportunities could be unlocked in the tenanted and leased market.

Simon Townsend, chief executive of Ei Group4.35pm – Simon Townsend, chief executive, Ei Group

Simon will reiterate the importance of the tenanted and leased estate to the wider Ei Group business, despite the publicity around its rapid managed growth.

5pm – “Challenges and opportunities” panel

The conference will close with a panel featuring Simon Townsend, Clive Chesser and Lawson Mountstevens, who will be joined by Admiral Taverns’ Kevin Georgel, to discuss the key challenges and opportunities for the sector in 2019.

5.30pm – Networking drinks & canapés

6.30pm – Dinner

Kevin Georgel, CEO, Admiral TavernsHosted by Kevin Georgel, CEO, Admiral Taverns

As one of the most passionate proponents of the tenanted and leased model, Kevin will deliver a state of the nation address, examining the current state of the sector.

Philip Kolvin QCGuest speaker: Philip Kolvin QC

Philip will be sharing anecdotes from his career as the UK’s leading licensing barrister, including his work with pubs, nightclubs, Uber and many others.

Philip is a specialist licensing barrister, and the Head of Cornerstone Barristers, a leading chambers practising in the fields of planning, property, licensing, housing and public law. His clients include leading operators in all his fields of practise, including pub and nightclub operators, supermarkets, festival promoters, sexual entertainment venue operators and Uber.
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10.30pm – Carriages