BBPA PintTech Conference

Wednesday 22 May 2024 | 9.30am - 8.00pm Cumberland Hotel, London, W1H 7DL

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The BBPA's PintTech Conference tickets are on sale to all UK Brewers & Pub Companies!

Taking place on the 22nd of May 2024 at the Cumberland Hotel in Marble Arch, London, the conference will give industry delegates the opportunity to hear the latest on the impact of technology and AI on the brewing and pub sector.

The day will be an exciting mix of presentations, speeches and panel sessions covering topics including:- - Tech Innovations in the Brewing and Pub Sector

- Tech Innovations on the road to Net Zero

- The future political and regulatory landscape for beer and pubs

- Future sectoral trends

- Pub going and beer in 2034

Then join us for the opportunity to sample some of the finest beer in Britain, and utilise this opportunity to network with exhibitors and fellow attendees. There will also be a SingPod where you can try out your singing skills!

Agenda for the day:

09.30 - 10.30      Arrival, registration and tea/coffee      

10.30 - 10.45      Chairman’s welcome: Greene King, CEO - Nick Mackenzie

10.30 - 10.45      The future political landscape for beer and pubs: Chi Onwurah MP –Shadow                                Minister for Science, Research and Innovation for Newcastle upon Tyne Central 10.45 - 11 05       AI and Tech impacts by 2035: Suraj Ramaprasad Partner EY-Parthenon UK

11.05 - 11.50       Future Proofing - Tech innovations in the brewing and pub sector:

                               Chair: Emma McClarkin, CEO, BBPA

                               Panel members: 

                              Richard Stephens, Head of Technical Services, Heineken,

                               AI in brewing – Laura McKay, Marketing and Comms Director, St Austell

                               Christian Barden, CEO, Konvoy

                                Rob Howes, SVP Technology, Dojo

11.50 - 12.10      Tea/Coffee & networking break             

12.25 - 13.15      Tech innovations on the road to Net Zero -

                               Chair: Andy Tighe - Director of Strategy, BBPA

                               Panel members: 

                               Mark Chapman – Zero Carbon Forum  

                               Electrification in pubs – Paul Garland, Property Services Director, Greene King

                               Rob Bray, Chief People and Sustainability Officer, Wildfarmed              

13.15 - 14.15       LUNCH             

14.15 - 14.35       Headline Speech: Glenn Tait, Product Director, Zonal

14.35 - 14.55       Future sectoral trends KAM Presentation:

                               Jo Lynch, Account Director, KAM Insights        

14.55 - 15.35       Pub going and beer in 2034 – how technology will impact the consumer exp.

                               Chair: Emma McClarkin, CEO, BBPA

                               Panel members: 
                               Competitive socialising in pubs:

                              Dig Age Verification – Tony Allen CEO of the ACC Scheme

                               Consumer Trends – Jo Lynch, Account Director, KAM Insights

                               No/Low innovations in brewing – Aaron Duffett, International Director, Lucky Saint

16.05 -16.20        Emma McClarkin, CEO, BBPA

16.20 onwards     Networking with complimentary drinks and nibbles and a collection of the finest                                 beer in Britain..     

*Please note that some of these timings and speakers may be subject to change.

Ticket Information

Tickets - £175

PLEASE NOTE: This event is to be attended by BBPA members, brewers and pub companies ONLY. Individual venue operators will not be able to attend the event at this time.
Thank you for your understanding.

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Getting Here

Venue Address

The Cumberland Hotel, Great Cumberland Pl, London W1H 7DL

By Underground or Overground

Marble Arch: 2 minutes walk
Bond Street: 10 minutes walk
Edgware Road: 15 minutes walk
Paddington: 20 minutes walk

By Bus

Marble Arch (Stop K)
Buses: 7, 98, 390, N7, N98, N137, N207

By Car

There is no public parking on site.
Q Park Marble Arch: 5 minutes walk 

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