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Conference Agenda

Atlantic Club Austin 2023

The Peach 20/20 Conference and Hero & Icon Awards dinner offers a unique opportunity for industry leaders and influencers to meet and engage with like-minded peers, and share insight and experience. The 2022 event took place on October 18 at the iconic Roundhouse, London.

The 2022 conference programme tackled many of the big issues faced by the industry - we identified solutions and strategies, giving attendees practical ideas to execute within their own business. We also shone a light on the creativity that has been evident across the sector and beyond; spotlighting the individuals and businesses leading change.

Read 10 of the key takeaways from the Conference here

Thinkers, doers & game changers who took part in this year's Peach 20/20 Conference

  1. Create & Transform

    Introduction by conference chair Peter Martin - one of the most authoritative and influential communicators and community-builders in the eating and drinking out sector, with some 40 years experience as entrepreneur, columnist, editor, media owner, market analyst and board adviser. 

    Peter will set the scene – highlighting the biggest issues the sector is set to face in the coming year.

  2. It’s always the economy
    Martin Vander Weyer, business editor of The  Spectator, shares his perspective of the developing economic, business and political landscape - and where it’s leading us.
  3. So where does that leave investors?
    We ask a trio of sector investors for their take.
  4. The ultimate talent contest

    Nisha Katona, founder and CEO of Mowgli, asks how do we make hospitality the envy of other workplaces? She chairs a panel on creating compelling cultures and work environments.

Thank you to our event partners

The Peach Hero & Icon Awards

The Peach Hero & Icon Awards are hospitality’s most coveted accolades, recognizing and celebrating the best the industry has to offer – the leadership, creativity, inventiveness, agility and commitment to quality of both companies and individuals. Winners are selected either by votes of fellow industry leaders or the public. 

The high point of the awards ceremony, which follows the Peach 20/20 conference each year, is the award of the Peach Icon trophy, which goes to individuals who have made a lasting and positive contribution to this sector over a period of time, people who inspire, innovate and set the standards. Winners of the Icon award join peers in the industry’s own hall of fame. 

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  • “Peach 20/20 is a genuinely enjoyable and thought provoking industry event. It’s one that those involved in hospitality really want to go to and treat seriously. And the Hero & Icon Award is much valued by its recipients.”
    Karen Jones CBE
    Icon award winner and industry leader
  • "Peach 20/20 is a brilliant event, with an agenda that always hits the big topics with intelligence and insight - and with top class speakers. It always manages to attract the right blend of young entrepreneurs and seasoned industry elders. I’ll be there."
    Nisha Katona MBE,
    founder and CEO of Mowgli Street Food
  • “Peach 20/20 is a must-attend event in the hospitality calendar. Informative, thought-provoking and, most importantly, immense fun. It’s when hospitality colleagues and friends gather in one room and celebrate our wonderful sector, in style."
    Alex Reilley
    Co-founder and executive chair of Loungers
  • "It’s great being part of the Atlantic Club, meeting some great colleagues from across the U.K. and the U.S., seeing new concepts and sharing ideas. Thanks Peter Martin for keeping the momentum going 👏👏."
    Jon Knight
    MD Leisure & Concessions The Restaurant Group


NOW AVAILABLE... The Peach 20/20 Podcast

Have you listened to the BRAND NEW Peach 20/20 podcast series? Featuring industry icons such as Will Beckett, Marcel Khan, Mitch Tonks and John Barnes. 

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