Top industry leaders confirmed for conference programme at European Coffee, Tea and Soft Drinks Expo

Top industry leaders confirmed for conference programme at European Coffee, Tea and Soft Drinks Expo

Make sure you join the thousands of key decision-makers from the hospitality industry who will be gathering at European Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks Expo at London's Olympia on 21 and 22 May.

They are coming to learn from the free to attend Conference Programme featuring high-level industry leaders tackling business-critical topics.

Topics on the table include ‘Roasting - what to consider when choosing a roasting partner” which will feature Scott Russell, founder & ceo, Paddy & Scott's; Adrian Campbell–Howard, founder and md, Society Café and Josh Clarke, head of coffee, Clifton Coffee Roasters discussing what to consider when selecting a roaster.

The issue of Bean to Cup will also be put under the spotlight.  Maxime Herbaut, coffee and beverages manager, Eat; Agnieszka Rojewska, World Barista Champion 2018 and Raf Mlodzianowski, owner of Raf Makes, will be debating  ‘Barista vs Bean to Cup’.             

Dominic Allport, insights director, The NPD Group is going to be revealing  ‘Insights, trends and opportunities in the UK & Global coffee and beverage market’, looking at key trends, opportunities, consumer usage and development potential.

Meanwhile,  Craig Bunting, co-founder & marketing director, BEAR; Panagiotis Konstantinopoulos, director, Coffee Island and Jessica Worden, coffee manager, GAIL's Bakery will be tackling the challenges of staffing in ‘Staffing – how to retain your staff and increase efficiencies’.

Soft drinks are also going to be debated with Sonia Louro Carvalho, head of hot beverage, Compass Group; Mark Hastings, director of restaurants’ Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park and Mark Low, creative lead, Mr Lyan Studio taking part in this panel debate.

Visitors looking for inspiration on growing their business will be able to hear from again from Panagiotis Konstantinopoulos, director, Coffee Island; Emilie Holmes, founder, Good and Proper Tea and Stephen Leighton, director of coffee, Has Bean Coffee, who will be discussing how to grow your business while retaining integrity, while another highlight will be  ‘Learn from the mistakes of other great hospitality business operators’, where Joao Almeida, head of drinks & operations, Elan Group and Raf Mlodzianowski, owner, of Raf Makes will be sharing success stories, but also when things don’t work out – what went wrong and lessons learnt to overcome challenges.

Sustainability will also be covered by Oliver Rosevear, head of environment, Costa Coffee; George May, chief commercial officer, bio-bean who will be discussing ‘Putting your coffee waste to work - How sustainability and waste reduction leads to positive customer feedback and increased margins’. 



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