12.30pm – Arrivals & networking lunch
2.00pm – Afternoon conference
Simon Townsend, chief executive, Ei Group
Simon will discuss the continued importance of the group’s core tenanted and leased estate amid the growth of its managed and commercial property arms, and how the relationship with publicans has evolved.
Lawson Mountstevens, managing director, Star Pubs & Bars, HEINEKEN UK
Lawson will reflect on the lessons learnt through the integration of 1,900 from Punch and give insights into his strategy for the enlarged group going forward.
Clive Chesser, chief executive, Punch
Clive will unveil his strategic vision for Punch under the ownership of Patron Capital and discuss how the pubco is building on its relationship with tenants.
More speakers to be confirmed shortly.
5.30pm – Networking drinks & canapés
6.30pm – Dinner
Hosted 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.
Guest 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