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Brewfest, from London-based craft brewer Meantime Brewing, is returning this August with their event celebrating modern craft beer and brewing.
Meantime’s BrewFest will take place over three days - from Saturday August 23rd to Monday August 25th - at The Old Brewery, in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.
The event will feature three main bars, representing craft beer from the UK, America and the rest of Europe. Over 150 different beers will be on offer, from rare speciality brews through to firm favourites. Londoners will be able to sample a wide variety of different craft beers and experts will be on hand to suggest beer and food pairing options.
The Meantime Beer Tank will be in presence throughout the weekend, whilst live music performances will create background ambience and tutored beer and cheese tastings will be on offer in the Old Brewery main room in the evenings.
Richard Myers, Marketing Director at Meantime says: “We started Brewfest as a celebration of the international craft beer scene – showcasing the quality beers and brewers that have helped turn around the fortunes of the beer category. The second annual event in May was such a success that we’ve decided to hold the event twice this year.”
“Our aim is to bring different styles and flavours from around the globe into one place for people to enjoy, in a relaxed environment. The beer scene in London has never been stronger and it’s modern craft that is driving this revival. BrewFest is our way of celebrating.
“Meantime’s BrewFest is designed as a coming together of people who have a thirst for a more a premium product and who already enjoy flavoursome beer. There has probably never been a time when a greater number of diverse beer styles have existed and our accredited sommeliers will be on hand to talk through the styles, tastes and flavour profiles of over 150 different beers.”
Speciality & Fine Food Fair will be putting food wastage to valuable use - feeding people in crisis. The Fair has teamed up with The Trussell Trust, who will be running a food collection service during the three days of the Fair, so that foodbanks close to Olympia Grand will benefit from any leftover goodies.
The Trussell Trust runs the UK’s largest network of foodbanks, providing nutritionally-balanced emergency food and support to people in need. The Trussell Trust foodbanks supported over 900,000 people with emergency food parcels in 2013/14, of which over 300,000 were children.
Helen Franks, Corporate Partnership Manager at The Trussell Trust, says, "We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with the SFFF and receive speciality food from this event. This food will be given to people in a crisis who will value the addition of high quality food in their emergency food parcel. It will provide a real boost when people feel low - so thank you."
Soraya Gadelrab, Event Director, says, "Food wastage is one of the most alarming issues that our country is faced with. Every year, millions of tons of food is chucked out with the rubbish. Farming and food production is a process of intense time, energy and passion and to see the end product wasted just makes no sense - particularly when there are so many people living below the poverty line in the UK. This simple act of recycling at the Fair will hopefully benefit the lives of hundreds of people - something that the speciality food sector should take great pride in."
The Speciality & Fine Food Fair takes place on 7th to 9th September at Olympia Grand, London and for more information, visit www.specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk.
Insight 2014, the fifth annual mobile enterprise conference and charity event organised by Peak-Ryzex will take place on 24th and 25th September in Chippenham.
To reflect how mobile technology is transforming the way organisations operate and do business, this year’s conference theme is “Enterprise Mobility: The Unstoppable Wave”. The event aims to help delegates keep up with technological developments and how they can be harnessed to gain a competitive edge.
The Insight events typically attract visitors from a range of industries including retail, manufacturing, transport and logistics, utilities and field services/engineering/maintenance. Delegates include IT directors, business analysts, project managers and consultants looking at learning how to address the growing challenge of managing a mixed mobile device estate, share experiences with peers and meet with mobile technology suppliers under one roof.
The exciting conference programme opens with a keynote presentation by Kim Gasson of BT Global Services who will discuss “The Internet of Everything” and how to prepare and optimise the new flood of data that these connected devices will generate. The programme includes a case study presentation from TNT Express about how the organisation manages more than 10,000 mobile devices and how they are used to drive customer service improvements.
Simon Stehle from Aebi Schmidt Holding AG will discuss how the company has mobilised its SAP plant maintenance and customer service system for its field based service technicians to create their own service orders. Vincent Rice from British American Tobacco will share how implementing a SAP Track and Trace solution with the assistance of Movilitas Consulting to mobilise SAP and integrate auto ID has enhanced the security of the company’s supply chain.
To round off the programme, Marilyn Prestney-Archer and Selen Djemal from EDF Energy will host a question and answer session on “Global Mobility Deployment”. Jon Bilbrough from the Environment Agency will then discuss “Fieldforce Work Scheduling and Mobile Working".
Delegates also have the opportunity to tour the Peak-Ryzex facility and learn how the company’s quality processes, technology and people make it the leading specialist in Managed Mobility Services in Europe. Peak-Ryzex’s partners including Honeywell, Motorola Solutions, Zebra Technologies, QCom, Toughshield, Datalogic, Motion Computing and Wavelink will form part of the exhibitor showcase.
Damian Penney, Managing Director, Peak-Ryzex, says, “Insight is a great opportunity for our customers to learn new ideas and tips from experts and build relationships in a relaxed environment. Year on year the event has developed and from feedback we know it provides a useful medium that helps our customers to keep abreast of the many technological advancements that can benefit their organisations." For further information, last year’s video and registration, visit www.insightconference2014.com.
Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of Leon and a founding director of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, Steve Flanagan, UK marketing and category director at Starbucks, and Sarah Doyle, brand director at EAT are just three of the big name Keynote speakers already confirmed to appear at this year’s lunch! show, which returns to the Business Design Centre in London on 23rd and 24th September.
Martin Hambleton, head of procurement & innovation at En Route International, will also be adding lunch! speaker duties to his impressive CV. He has held senior buying positions at Elior UK, EAT and DO&CO. As a buyer, Hambleton has been a keen supporter of lunch! for years, calling it “the best trade show a buyer can attend”. As a speaker, his ‘Buying Masterclass’ looks set to prove just as essential.
Running throughout the two day show, lunch!’s free business seminars are renowned for attracting a host of high-profile brands and industry leaders from across the food to go retailing and contract catering industry. Past speakers included representatives from Pret, YO! Sushi, Subway, M&S Foods, Caffè Nero, AMT Coffee and the Compass Group UK & Ireland.
The Working lunch! Theatre, sponsored by Magrini, will also include sessions by entrepreneur Tim Hall, creator of healthy fast-food brand Pod, and Richard Garcia, founder and owner of Cook & Garcia. Other new sessions include ‘Lunch as we knew it... A post-recession review of the lunch market,’ hosted by Emma Read, director of marketing and business development for foodservice analyst Horizons.
This essential market update will give an overview of established and upcoming trends in the vibrant food-to-go sector, and look ahead to what’s likely to happen to the market now that the UK is out of recession.
To register for a free trade pass, visit www.lunchshow.co.uk.
Luxury Packaging, the UK’s only event for luxury brands to source the latest in products, ideas and inspiration returns to the Business Design Centre, London, on 30th September and 1st October. The two day show, co-located with Packaging Innovations, is set to showcase the world’s most creative packaging solutions.
Major names from Italy, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Poland have flocked to sign up for 2014, including Eckart, Favini, Papeteries de Montsegur and Etiq'Etains. The show’s international reach extends far beyond Europe. For instance, Direct Source Packaging Company from the USA and Ascent Group from Hong Kong have both confirmed they will be showcasing their latest products and services.
Another leading international exhibitor confirmed is Dapy Paris, whose extensive packaging ranges have been used by many of the world’s most prestigious brands, such as Belvedere Vodka, Moet & Chandon, Johnnie Walker, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, GH Mumm and Verve Clicquot.
Marc Bruneau, Project Sales Manager at Dapy, says, “Luxury Packaging is the perfect show for us to expand our activity in the UK. There are lots of show features that make the event really valuable, including The Luxury Packaging Conference related to our target market, the Lion's Lair, and the networking we get to do with all the attendees. Luxury Packaging is not about today, it showcases what will happen tomorrow. We cannot wait to attend again this year.”
Show organisers easyFairs are thrilled to introduce its Luxury Packaging Conference, boasting senior representatives from Karl Lagerfeld, Diageo, Harrods, Procter & Gamble (Prestige Brands) and Hotel Chocolat. They will be exploring the vital role packaging has to play in positioning and promoting luxury and prestige brands.
Luxury Packaging and Packaging Innovations will also host an array of show features including inspirational learnShops seminars, Lions’ Lair, show favourite, The BIG Packaging Debate, where panellists debate a controversial hot topic and The Beauty Symposium. Stirling Murray, CEO and Founder of The Red Tree, says, “Last year’s Beauty Symposium at Packaging Innovations London was brilliant success and it was great to see how popular all the sessions were. We are delighted to be hosting another Beauty Symposium at the exhibition and very much looking forward to September.”
For further information visit www.easyFairs.com/PI-LONDON.