Competitive Socialising: The Power of Play
& Competitive Socialising Awards 2024

Thursday 9th May 2024 | 10.30am - 11:30pm

Lighthouse Theatre, London, SE5 0AY

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Home Leisure Direct & Inntegra are back with a full speaker programme and the latest in competitive socialising games & experiences for 2024!

Whether you're looking to optimise your existing competitive socialising space or looking to expand into the exciting world of immersive leisure, this is the place to be.

Join us on Thursday 9th May for a day jam packed with talks, demos, epic products to play on, networking opportunities, live bands, DJ's, drag acts, interactive quizzes and so much more! Celebrating its 4th year, this flagship hospitality event has grown from 350 guests in 2019 to over 900 in 2023.

The event will take over the stunning art-deco Lighthouse Theatre in Camberwell, London once again - we're excited to announce we have enlisted a NEW, full audio-visual partner, our friends at SingPods to look after our speakers on stage and event as whole...

There will be drinks on tap from soft to water to cocktails wine, beer and all you can imagine, being showcased by our multiple event partners. Food  will be provided throughout the day from breakfast to snacks to lunch and everything in between from our event partners Brakes.

Agenda for the Day:                   

10.30 - 11.30 Arrival and registration:       

11.30 - 11.40 MC for the day: Graham Cook, MD All Star Lanes & Chair of Gamechangers      

11.40 - 11.50 Welcome from HLD and Inntegra:

11.50 - 12.00 Keynote Speaker: Steve Alton, CEO the BII:

12.00 - 12.15 Keynote Speaker: Ben Warren, MD, Roxy Leisure:

12.15 - 12.45 Panel Session: Host: Molly Davis, Head of Comms, the BII:

         Dawn Clarke, Head of Electronic Leisure, Mitchells and Butlers

         Tracy Bickerdike, Head of Licensee Training & Development Team, Heineken and Star Pubs and Bars

         Tracy Chau, Simmons Bars, Talent Partner

12.45 - 13.00 KAM Insights Research: Laurence Brown, Senior Insight Manager, KAM Insights:

13.00 - 13.15 Fireside chat with Juliette Keyte, Marketing Director, Red Engine with Cieran De Valmency, CTO of

13.15 - 13.30 HLD, Andy Beresford, MD HLD

13.30 - 14.30 LUNCH

14.30 - 15.00 Panel Session: Host: Zoë Knowles, CCO, Wireless Social:

          Laurence Stevenson, Director of Sales & Partnerships Toca Social

          Jordan Capps, Head of Sales, All Star Lanes

          James Palmer-Broome, Head of Sales, Puttshack

15.00 - 15.15 Keynote Speaker: Keynote Speaker: Charlie Elek, Managing Director, Lucky Voice:

15.15 - 15.45 Panel Discussion: Host: Luci Cunningham, Head of Sales, Airship and Toggle:

          Suzanna Baci, Sales Manager, NQ64

          Rosie Lewis-Marsh, Sales and Marketing Maven

          Filipe Borne, Head of Sales, Lucky Voice

15.45 - 16.00 Keynote Speaker: Gavin Hughes MD, Lane 7:

16.00 - 16.30 Break

16.30 - 16.45 Gavin George, CEO, Lain Pub co & Laine Brew Co.

16.45 - 16.55 Keynote Speakers: Matt Barnwell, Alex Lewis, Purists of Play:

16.55 - 17.25 Panel Discussion: Host: Josh Smith, Managing Director, me&u:

           Sharon Vickers, Operations Manager, Treetop Golf

           Jordan McDonald, Head of Operations, Big Fang Collective

        Jon Calabrese, Ops Director from Clays

17.25 - 17.35 Alisdair Collis, Director of Commercial Customers, TNT SPORT, How we can help you:

17.35 - 17.45 Jade Craig, MD Inntegra, CEO Gamechangers: Thank you

Agenda for the Evening:

Competitive Socialising Awards 2024!

Live DJ Leona Graham (Absolute Radio) and Compares Paris & Nicole Grande in partnership with GigRealm.

Entertainment provided throughout along with floor shows in partnership with Pearl Creative,

Live stage performance in partnership with Monster.... the list goes on....

Full night with food drinks and entertainment along with the Competitive Socialising Awards 2024!

(more info on finalists coming soon)

Product Walks and Talks throughout the evening

Kwizzbit Live quiz: 19.00 - 19.30

Darts competition: to win your height in Beer (From Butcombe Brewery) 19.30 - 20:00

Awards: 20.00 - 21.30

Live floor show: 22.30 not be missed! Are you afraid of the dark side?

Bars close 23.00

Event ends 23.30

(please note some of these timings and speakers may change)               

Competitive Socialising Awards

2024 is going to be bigger and better than ever before - with the inaugural Competitive Socialising Awards being announced live on stage in the evening portion of the event!

Judged by the advisory board of the Gamechangers Organisation, the Awards will recognise the successes of operators in the space - from independent venues to multi chain operators.

Hear from the Experts

Competitive Socialising 2024 will showcase an incredible line up of guest speakers from the world of competitive socialising and beyond.

The day will be filled with experts sharing best practices, giving advice on how to get into the competitive socialising space and how to optimise and activate every opportunity.

Experience the Latest Games

Discover the latest and greatest innovations in this experience-led sector and blow your competition out of the water.

As the UK's premier competitive socialising retailer, Home Leisure Direct are on hand to inspire a sense of awe and wonder with their best on show - all set to free-to-play!

Sample our Range of F&B and Services

Wifi? Covered!

Fun & games? In the house!

Mouth-watering food and drinks? On tap!

Alcohol? Sorted!

You'll be amazed at how easy it is to say in the venue from dusk to dawn and never be left wanting for more.

Network with the Best

Competitive Socialising: The Power of Play is attended by CEOs, Directors, MDs, Heads of Ops and anyone who's anyone within the hospitality industry.

With plenty of breaks and afternoon free-roaming, there's plenty of time and opportunity to make real connections and benefit from all the latest innovations and services on offer.

Ticket Information

Operator Tickets - from £9.99

Operator tickets are available to operators of pubs, bars, and hospitality venues. All operator ticket proceeds will go to the mental health charity Mind.

Supplier Tickets - from £249

Separate Supplier tickets are available for the 'full day' as well as 'evening only'.

Getting Here

Venue Address

The Lighthouse Theatre, 262-274 Camberwell Road,
London, SE5 0DP

By Underground or Overground

Kennington: 10 minutes walk
Oval: 10 minutes walk
Elephant & Castle: 15 minutes walk
Denmark Hill: 10 minutes walk

By Bus

Medlar Street (Stop D)
Buses: 148, 35, 36, 42, 45, 68

By Car

Car parking spaces are reserved for suppliers and services at the event. Due to limited space, there is no parking available for attendees.

Staying Over

Closest Hotels

The Bermondsey Square Hotel (1.2 miles)
The H10 London Waterloo (1.4 miles)
The Staybridge Suites Vauxhall (1.4 miles)
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge (1.8 miles)
Double Tree Hilton Victoria (2.6 miles)
Please note we do not offer hotel bookings as part of the event.

With thanks to our partners

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