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15 Mar 2023

Arena's Savoy lecture “Adapt and win in changing times”

Arena's Savoy lecture “Adapt and win in changing times”

This year's Arena Savoy Lecture entitled ‘Adapt and Win in Changing Times’ takes place on the evening of Monday 24 April 2023 from 5.00pm to 9.45pm at the luxurious five star Savoy Hotel.

Arena’s Savoy Lecture has been the centrepiece of Arena’s event calendar for over 20 years showcasing both UK and global senior industry leaders as its speakers.  As the industry’s premier networking association, this year’s Savoy Lecture will showcase a panel of industry leaders including Wendy Bartlett MBE, Founder, BM Caterers; Kate Nicholls OBE, CEO, UKHospitality and Paul Nieduszynski, Chief Commercial Officer, Sysco GB.


What's on the Agenda?

Inspirational Panel Discussion:  In a thought-provoking panel discussion hosted by hospitality strategist Ann Elliott, our panel of industry leaders will discuss:

  • the current effect of inflation on the sector and how will it affect the market going forward
  • how does the UK government currently view the sector and what do they need to do in order to support hospitality
  • their experiences – what sectors are doing well and why, what sectors are still experiencing several challenges and how can the industry work together moving forward.
  • Supplier, wholesaler and customer partnerships – why are they so important?
  • predictions and vision for the next 12 - 18 months from both a hospitality business perspective and consumer perspective.

Plus much more.

Economic Viewpoint:  James Walton, Chief Economist, IGD will set the scene with his Economic Viewpoint. Inflation, rising food prices and increased energy costs have contributed to the cost-of-living crisis in the UK.  In this unique session James will focus on the key challenges businesses face and how to potentially overcome them.

Fabulous Networking Opportunities:  Guests will be able to view the attendee list prior to the event and plan whom they want to meet to build those all-important business relationships

Five star Hospitality:  Enjoy a splendid drinks and canapé reception within the Savoy’s River Room before entering the luxurious Ballroom to enjoy a three-course dinner with expertly paired matching wines

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Take a look at the panel of industry leaders:


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