Generation Next

The Generation Next programme is exclusively for rising, fledgling operators, from up and coming street food vendors through to operators with one to five sites. As well as networking opportunities, these operators come together to hear from, and learn from, industry experts across property, finance, technology and logistics and bring these learnings back to their business.

The series brings together industry experts and peers twice a year to provide a melting pot of insight, ideas and advice. Each event features a set of keynote speakers, providing a forum to gain insight from industry peers and experts.

This event is free to attend for restaurant or pub operators owning 1 - 5 sites in total.

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Agenda for Sessions Islington, London, 31 October 2022

The first sneak peek of the agenda at our upcoming event on the 31 October is here. The agenda is still in the works, so please bear in mind that there will be more sessions and speakers to come in the next few weeks. So far, we have confirmed...

Session 1: The future of food halls​ – Olivia Reid​, Sessions restaurant director, and Jay Morjaria​, founder of Tiger and Rabbit and Mamma Pastrama in conversation with BigHospitality​ editor Stefan Chomka​ on what’s next in food halls.

Session 2: Beyond bricks and mortar​ - Matthew Scott​, founder of Hot 4 U; Nick Fitzgerald​, founder of Tacos Padre; Abby Lee​, founder of Mambow; and Jay Morjaria​ in conversation with BigHospitality ​reporter James McAllister​ on the options available to operators looking to build a brand before moving to a permanent premises.

Session 3: The plant-based evolution​ – Verity Foss​, co-founder Oowee, on the move from a meat-based concept to vegan fast food, the challenges in the sector, and what the future holds for it.

Session 4: Building the babs​ - Le Bab co-founder Stephen Tozer​ discusses the creation and growth of his multi-faceted Middle Eastern and kebab-based business that includes street food stalls, fast food venues, casual dining and a very singular fine dining concept.

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