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From approx. 9.30am – Arrivals & registration

10.00am – Conference starts

Featuring the below speakers, with more to be confirmed shortly

Oakman Inns

Peter Borg-Neal, CEO, and Dermot King, COO, Oakman Inns

Peter and Dermot share perspectives. Peter is a lifelong pub man and founder of multi award-winning Oakman Inns. Dermot recently joined, having delivered significant growth and profitability as MD of that other Great British institution: Butlins.

JW Lees

William Lees-Jones, MD, JW Lees

William will discuss the dynamics and opportunity of being a family brewer and pub operator in 2019.

Arc Inspirations

Martin Wolstencroft, CEO, Arc Inspirations

Martin shares the strategy and the journey from operating in his Leeds heartland to building a national chain, through targeted hubs centred around three core brands.

Marston's Pubs and Bars

Andrew Carlill, Director of pub operations, Marston’s Pubs & Bars

Andrew will deliver insight into the work Marston’s has done around ‘community heroes’ and fusing the best of its Destination and Taverns businesses.


Around 4.15pm – Close & networking drinks

More speakers to be confirmed shortly.

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Pre-order your copy of the Pub Market Report 2019

The 2019 edition of the Pub Market Report from MCA will focus on the trends, challenges and opportunities shaping the UK pub market for 2019 and beyond. For pricing information or to pre-order a copy, please call 020 7611 0405 or email