The Arena Savoy Lecture 2017
with Andrew Selley, Chief Executive, Bidvest Foodservice
5pm, Monday 20 March 2017
The Savoy, London
Bidvest Foodservice has been re-energised and is enjoying a strong period of growth, cementing its position as one of the UK’s leading foodservice providers. Its chief executive, Andrew Selley, who is also the chairman of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors, will address foodservice and hospitality professionals on the business’ vision and strategy, the move to rebrand as Bidfood, and how the wholesale sector and wider industry need to get future fit to face the challenges presented by primary issues including Brexit.
As Brexit continues to dominate the political and economic landscape, a panel discussion will also debate the opportunities and challenges ahead.
• Andrew Selley’s insightful presentation including:
o The reorganisation and cultural change that have transformed Bidvest Foodservice into an engaged, insight-led business
o Simplifying the business and supply chain to deliver the best customer experience
o The challenging five-year plan on target to take its financial performance to new heights
o Pressing industry issues – from Brexit to sustainability
• Brexit panel discussion, in association with the British Hospitality Association: a lively debate on the challenges and opportunities that Brexit will present to contract catering, casual dining, pubs, hotels and suppliers
• An excellent opportunity to engage with professionals from across the foodservice and hospitality industry
• The formidable hospitality of London’s iconic establishment – The Savoy