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Postponed: Attend the UK’s largest licensing event featuring leading solicitors and trade experts

Join over 80 people for this special, free to attend event, 4th October Everyman Cinema, King's Cross.

We regret to inform you that the 2023 Annual Licensing and Regulatory event, initially for Wednesday 4th October has been postponed.

This is due to the train strikes taking place on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October 2023. We apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please be assured that we are working hard to ensure the event takes place early 2024.

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

Attended by over 80 professionals from brands such as Mitchells & Butlers, PizzaExpress, Pan Pacific Hotels, Dorsett Hotels, The Big Table Group, REKOM and J D Wetherspoon to name just a few, 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 at Everyman Cinema King‘s Cross 14-18 Handyside Street, London, N1C 4D, and broken into two sessions , this promises to be an invaluable and fascinating day. Speakers and topics confirmed so far include:

Brief overview below and full agenda with speaker information here:

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, Lisa Sharkey, Managing Partner, Poppleston Allen
  • 14:10 Industry leader Q&A: Dawn Donohoe, Group Managing Director, Nightcap PLC and Nikkie Thatcher, New 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. Lisa Sharkey, Managing Partner and David Inzani, Partner, Poppleston Allen, take 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.

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