Caffè Connections Conference Timetable – Tuesday

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Speakers
The Seminar
Time
9.40 - 9.50
Speakers
The Seminar

Welcome remarks from Caffè Culture

Time
9.50 - 10.30
Speakers
Mark Palmer
Company: Pret a Manger board advisor and Cawston Press co-founder
The Seminar

Key Note: Mark Palmer, Mapping the future

Pret a Manger board advisor and Cawston Press co-founder Mark Palmer provides a look at what’s driving change within the coffee shop market, questions what coffee should learn from the food to go and casual dining revolution and offers up some thoughts on the way forwards.
Time
10.30 - 11.15
Speakers
Darren Williams
Company: Country Director UK & USA at Tea 2 Tea
Matthew Hopkinson
Company: Director at Local Data Company (LDC)
Paul Ettinger
Company: Business Development Director at Caffè Nero
Peter Dore-Smith
Company: Founder and Director of Kaffeine
The Seminar

Industry Debate: Corporates vs Disruptors

What can the big chains learn from the fast moving, tread-setting independents? And vice versa. Who has really got their finger on the pulse? Who delivers the best product the UK’s café subculture or the high street chains and can both peacefully co-exist?
Time
11.15 - 11.45
Speakers
The Seminar

Networking Break

Time
11.45 - 12.15
Speakers
Simon Stenning
Company: Executive Director, MCA Insights
The Seminar

Sector Insight: The next coffee wave is food

MCA executive director Simon Stenning looks at the changing importance of Food to Go within the coffee shop and wider foodservice market, drawing from MCA’s UK Food to Go market report detailing consumer behaviour, the competitive landscape and key drivers for growth, along with major trends.
Time
12.15 - 1
Speakers
Gareth Barrett
Company: Policy Manager at The British Soft Drinks Association
Kawther Hashem
Company: Nutritionist and Researcher at Action on Sugar
Rend Platings
Company: Founder of Sugarwise
The Seminar

Industry Debate: Are consumers still sweet on sugar?

Just as the FMCG sector and quick service restaurants have responded to consumer concerns over salt and fat levels in their products, so the momentum behind sugar reduction is growing. How should the coffee shop sector respond with its drinks and should it be revisiting its food selections? 
Time
1 - 1.45
Speakers
The Seminar

Networking Break

Time
1.45 - 2.30
Speakers
Ben Townsend
Company: Trainer at London School of Coffee
Dale Harris
Company: Director of wholesale at Has Bean
Rob Ward
Company: Group coffee specialist Gruppo Cimbali
Simon Bracken
Company: Co-founder and MD at Scanomat
Tim Sturk
Company: Head of coffee training and development at WSH
The Seminar

Drop in Session: Man vs Machine - is the Barista Dead?

World leading baristas go head to head with machine manufacturers to debate whether the latest machines really can deliver on their promise of a fully automated coffee as good as barista-made coffee. Will a standardised coffee offering improve the market by ensuring bad baristas can’t destroy good coffee or is it just a matter of training?
Time
2.45 - 3.15
Speakers
Chris Vincent
Company: CEO of global e-consultancy Practicology
The Seminar

Drop in Session: Channel hopping, harnessing digital

Chris Vincent, CEO of global e-consultancy Practicology, examines how world class retailers, F&B specialists and hospitality companies have optimised their digital strategies to make a splash and deliver on their customer proposition and how you can apply these lessons.
Time
3.30 - 4
Speakers
Jonathon Doughty
Company: JLL’s head of EMEA Foodservice Consulting
The Seminar

Drop in Session: Understanding the flow of the day

As all-day operators, Jonathan Doughty, JLL’s head of EMEA Foodservice Consulting, looks at how coffee shops best exploit differing consumer needs during the day and optimise their offer to ensure that they understand what the consumer wants, how they want it and what sort of experience they are looking for.