Alex Reilley, the managing director of fast-growing café, bar and restaurant group Loungers, is to headline this summer's Arena networking event.
Held at The Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in London on Friday 27 June, the event will see Reilley talk about the evolution and success of Loungers, which runs the neighbourhood café/bar Lounge brand, and the bar/restaurant Cosy Club brand.
He will also talk about the future plans for expansion and Loungers' place in the varied and ever-growing casual dining market.
Meanwhile, veteran industry commentator Peter Martin will open the event with a view of the UK eating and drinking out market, drawing on the latest CGA Peach data, and Martin's ‘Top Winning Trends for 2014'.
The event will start at 10.30am with Martin's industry insight and analysis, before a drinks reception and three-course lunch, after which Reilley will take to the stage.
Tickets (www.arena.org.uk/event/885) cost £145+VAT for Arena members and £195+VAT for non-members.