London, February 2019

This conference was held at the legendary home of Chelsea Football club, Stamford Bridge, London on 13th February, 2019.

Key Speakers included:

Amy Lamé, Night Czar: Amy talked about London’s night time economy. Whether you are working at night, running errands or enjoying your spare time, London’s economy doesn’t stop at 6.00pm. Since being appointed as the Night Czar by Sadiq Khan in 2016, Amy stands up for 1.6m Londoners who work evening and nights, supporting venues at risk of closing and bringing in businesses, local authorities and Londoners together, to work out a balanced and sustainable plan for life at night in the Capital city.

Charlie McVeigh, Founder, The Draught House: MCA Editor, James Wallin quizzed experienced pub operator and Draft House founder, Charlie McVeigh on how he has jumped the divide to casual dining with an investment in former street-food stars BBQ Dreamz through the BBC’s Million Pound Menu programme. He shared his thoughts on the casual dining sector’s challenges what it means for pubs, and why he’s going against the flow.