Dennis Hogan, MD, Compass Group UK & Ireland is this year’s Arena Face2Face interviewee

Foodservice industry networking association, Arena, has confirmed that Dennis Hogan, managing director, Compass Group UK & Ireland, will take the hot seat opposite ITN’s esteemed anchor man, Alastair Stewart, at the Arena Face2Face Interview & Lunch 2016 on Friday September 30 at The Landmark, London.

The event will also feature an exclusive panel discussion that will see industry experts deliberating the impact of Brexit on the foodservice and hospitality industry.

Alastair Stewart will discuss strategy, growth, and industry insight and opinion with Dennis Hogan, who is at the helm of the UK’s largest food services firm, Compass Group UK & Ireland. The business commands annual revenues of £2billion and is one of the country’s biggest private sector employers.  His influence touches approximately 60,000 people working across more than 15,000 sites, including workplaces, famous sports and leisure venues, schools, hospitals, oil rigs and remote locations, and much more.

Dennis will talk candidly with Stewart on a diverse range of topics impacting the Compass UK & Ireland business and also the wider contract catering sector and hospitality industry. As well as debating the most up-to-date news issues, Horgan will focus on the core principles that are fundamental to driving the Compass Group UK & Ireland business forward. 

Subjects up for discussion include: Delivering Sustainable Growth, the exploration of the company’s flexible business model and its new approach to procurement; An Employer of Choice, changing perceptions to make foodservice a career of choice and Compass Group UK & Ireland’s contribution; Driving Innovation, putting innovation at the heart of the business and remaining agile to compete with the high street; and A Passion for Food, ensuring food remains central to the company’s ethos and investing in culinary talent.

 Starting at 10.30am, the event includes the Brexit panel discussion followed by a champagne drinks reception, the Arena Face2Face Interview and a superb three-course lunch prepared by the talented brigade at The Landmark, London.

Tickets cost £155+VAT for Arena members and £199+VAT for non-members. Tables of ten cost £1395+VAT for Arena members and £1791+VAT for non-members.

For further information and tickets visit www.arena.org.uk/event/2178 or contact Lorraine Wood on lorraine@arena.org.uk / 07803 853 618.

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