Andrew Selley, Bidvest Foodservice’s chief executive will headline the Arena Savoy Lecture 2017

Andrew Selley, the Chief Executive of Bidvest Foodservice, will deliver the Arena Savoy Lecture 2017 on the evening of Monday 20 March at The Savoy, London.Andrew Selley 1

The esteemed event will also feature a fascinating Brexit panel discussion, in partnership with the British Hospitality Association.

Bidvest Foodservice has been re-energised and challenged.  One of the UK’s leading foodservice providers, its impact is strong in all sectors and growing. Andrew Selley, its chief executive, the chairman of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors, and the driving force for change, will discuss Bidvest Foodservice’s vision and strategy, and how the wholesale sector and wider industry need to get future fit to face the challenges presented by key primary issues.

A respected business leader, Andrew will give an insight into the reorganisation and cultural change that have transformed Bidvest Foodservice into an engaged, insight-led business that moves ever closer to its customers as it climbs a steep growth curve. Pressing topics, including Brexit and sustainability, will also be discussed.

 Brexit will continue to dominate the political and economic landscape in 2017. A panel discussion, in association with the British Hospitality Association, will consider the specific challenges and opportunities that Brexit will present for the contract catering, casual dining, pubs and hotels sectors, and suppliers.

Now in its 21st year, Arena’s prestigious Savoy Lecture is a firm favourite with foodservice and hospitality professionals.  As well as insight and opinion from influential industry figures, it also offers an excellent opportunity to engage with colleagues during the drinks reception and three-course dinner, whilst enjoying the superb hospitality of the iconic Savoy hotel.

The event starts at 5pm and tickets cost £195+VAT for Arena members and £245+VAT for non-members. Tables of ten cost £1755+VAT for Arena members and £2205+VAT for non-members.

For further information and tickets visit www.arena.org.uk/event/2748 or contact Lorraine Wood on lorraine@arena.org.uk / 07803 853 618.

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