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Luke Johnson to be headline speaker at Master Innholders' Conference

21 July 2015 by
Luke Johnson to be headline speaker at Master Innholders' Conference

Serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson has been confirmed as the headline speaker at next year's Master Innholders' 23rd General Managers Conference.

Johnson has succeeded in the restaurant world, building up and then selling PizzaExpress, Signature Restaurants (owner of the Ivy, Le Caprice and the Belgo chain), and Strada; as well as spending six years as chairman of Channel 4 television. Today he is chairman of private equity house Risk Capital Partners, which has stakes in Patisserie Holdings, Gail's Artisan Bakery and Red Hot World Buffet. It also owns the Baker and Spice bakery chain and holds a majority shareholding in Feng Sushi, 3Sixty Restaurants and contract catering firm Genuine Dining.

The theme of the 2016 conference is Excellence is No Coincidence. Conference chairman Stuart Bowery said "Delivering excellence is behaviour and a habit, not a coincidence. The General Managers' conference attracts attendees who operate the finest hotels in the UK and beyond."

Joining Johnson on the conference stage will be Steve Radcliffe who will be opening the event with a talk on creating a mindset that delivers great results. During his career, Radcliffe has provided leadership to some 50 chief executives and heads of the civil service, the NHS and government departments.

Other speakers will include Robbie Bargh, founder-director of restaurant and bar consultancy Gorgeous Group, and behaviour expert Jez Rose.

The conference will run from 11 to 12 January 2016 at Grosvenor House, London, a JW Marriott hotel.

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