Next Event | 20 March 2024, Manchester
Our first event of 2024 will be held on 20 March in Manchester. Details will be confirmed on the agenda in the new year, but the content will centre around bringing fledgling operators the experience and knowledge they need to help grow their brand. We'll be welcoming a range of expert speakers from across the industry to share their expertise on the hospitality trade.
Generation Next is applicable to operators working within the hospitality space with 1 - 5 sites - from restaurateurs and pub operators through to coffee shop owners and food to go operators.
Please register your interest for the upcoming March 2024 event by using the form below.
Agenda from our Previous Event | Bounce, Farringdon | 10 October 2023
Our final event of 2023 saw us head to London for a session which looks to peel back the lid on this hotspot of UK hospitality. The eye-catching agenda, which featured representatives from the likes of Poke House, Fat Hippo and Bunker Projects, aimed to provide a springboard for fledgling operators to expand their knowledge going into 2024.
10 October 2023, Bounce, Farringdon - 9:30am Registration, 10am Start
10:05 - Session 1: Conquering the High Street - What do businesses need to consider when expanding on the high street at speed? Representatives from QSR chain Poke House and Iconic Project Management on what it takes to achieve a robust expansion plan.
10:25 - Session 2: Concept Evolution - What does it take to evolve and finely-tune a concept when opening a new site or moving into a new space; and what are the crucial things to consider along the way? In this panel discussion we speak to Cin Cin founder David Toscano and Tendril Founder Rishim Sachdeva about the ins and outs of concept evolution.
10:45 - Session 3: Investor Panel - Investors including Charlie McVeigh, founder and investor at Bunker Projects, on raising finance, attracting the eye of potential supporters and growth in the current climate.
11:05 - Break
11:25 - Session 4: Using Their Loaf - Some of the most exciting chefs in the world of pastry and bakery right now chat about the thriving independent out-of-home bakery space. Confirmed speakers include Anna Higham, founder of the soon-to-launch Quince bakery in Islington and Founder of Longboys, Graham Hornigold.
11:45 - Session 5: Middle-Eastern Promises - The founders of Manchester-based Middle-Eastern inspired sharing plates restaurant Maray on bringing a flavour of Le Marais in Paris to the UK.
12:05 - Close
12:10 - Lunch
About Generation Next conferences
Generation Next works to help future entrepreneurs and concepts fulfil their potential in shaping the industry over the next few years and beyond.
The series brings together industry experts and peers twice a year to provide a melting pot of insight, ideas and advice. Each event begins with a set of 3-4 keynote speakers, providing a forum to gain insight from industry peers and experts. Following this, guests will be taken to a handful of different restaurant concepts to eat, network and see inspirational and new interesting concepts in the market to see what makes them tick.
The event is free to attend for hospitality operators owning 1 - 5 sites in total.