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Attend the UK’s largest licensing event on May 1st 2024, featuring leading solicitors and hospitality trade experts

This free event offers a unique licensing learning and networking opportunity.

If you work in the hospitality sector, this annual event is a must.

Attended by over 80 professionals from the world of hospitality, this is an opportunity for you to learn about the latest developments in licensing law and regulatory / health and safety and how they might affect the sector and your business.

Taking place May 1st, Everyman Cinema, King’s Cross, 14-18 Handyside Street, London, N1C 4DN, and broken into two sessions, this promises to be an invaluable and fascinating day. Speakers and topics confirmed so far include:

AM Regulatory. 10:30 – 13:00

  • 10:00 Registration: With refreshments
  • 10:30 Welcome and overview: Graeme Cushion, Partner, Poppleston Allen
  • 10:40 Interviews under caution: Navigating interviews in regulatory matters: Joe Harvey, Associate Solicitor, Poppleston Allen
  • 11:00: Corporate manslaughter. John Williams, Barrister, Crown Office Chambers gives updates, recent cases and sentencing.
  • 11:30 Food safety and allergens: Rob Easton, Head of Environmental Health at Shield Safety, gives insights into where the real risks are within food operations, and the steps that should be taken to mitigate them
  • 12:00 Coffee break
  • 12:20 Martyn’s Law and its potential impact on operators: High-profile security expert Nick Aldworth and Associate Solicitor at Poppleston Allen, Andy Grimsey
  • 13:00: Lunch

PM Licensing: 14:00 – 15:45

  • 13:30 PM Registration: With refreshments
  • 14:00 Welcome and overview, Jonathan Smith, Partner, Poppleston Allen
  • 14:10 Industry leader Q&A: Hospitality Business Advisor and ex Managing Director (and founder) of The Adventure Bar Group, Tom Kidd, and Nikkie Thatcher, News Editor, The Morning Advertiser
  • 14:35 Drinking Differently: Katy Moses, MD at research consultancy KAM. How customers are changing how, where and what they drink.
  • 15:00 Coffee Break 
  • 15:15 Licensing update. David Inzani, Partner, Poppleston Allen, takes a look at what licensing issues are coming over the horizon and how operators should prepare.
  • 15:45 Networking: With food and drinks

This free seminar promises to be a useful and fascinating licensing event, so I do hope you can attend either the whole day, or the AM / PM session. You are welcome to come along with colleagues if you let us have their details.

To secure your place, simply email c.weston@popall.co.uk and state whether you wish to attend the whole day, PM or AM.

Success has always relied on knowledge. Those who know more are usually better prepared for making decisions and – more often than not – receive better outcomes.

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