May 10, 2012
Simon Kossoff, Chief Executive Officer, Carluccio’s, will take to the stage as guest speaker at the Arena networking lunch on Tuesday 17 July 2012 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, London.
The summer Arena lunch is an incredibly popular event. Senior professionals from across the hospitality industry seize the opportunity to interact with business colleagues and contacts before the holiday period. They also enjoy the informative, interesting, and often inspiring, post-lunch talk given by the carefully selected speaker.
This year attendees will gain a fascinating insight into the motivations and philosophies of Simon Kossoff, the man that has steered the creation and development of one of the UK’s most successful restaurant groups, Carluccio’s.
Born out of a chance meeting with Priscilla and Antonio Carluccio, the now famous Carluccio’s brand has grown steadily since inception in 1999. Under Simon’s expert guidance it has grown from a solitary venue in central London to a national, £90million plus, 59-strong restaurant group.
Join us and fellow industry colleagues to find out more about Simon, his hospitality career that really took off in the early eighties when he became assistant manager at a then fledgling Pizza Express, and what it was about the Carluccio’s caffé and deli concept that really captured his attention and imagination.
Simon will reveal the Carluccio’s story so far and the strategy he has put in place to stimulate and sustain growth, and ultimately reach the target of opening 100 UK stores and developing a wider international plan for the business.
The not-to-be-missed event starts at 12pm with a lively networking drinks reception, followed by a spectacular three-course lunch and Simon’s enlightening address.
Tickets cost £135 plus VAT for Arena members and £175 plus VAT for non members.