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Greggs’ CEO, Roger Whiteside, will headline the Arena Christmas Event 2017

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Roger Whiteside, the CEO of Greggs, will bring the 2017 calendar of Arena events to a grand finale as headline speaker at the Arena Christmas Event 2017 on Monday 4th December at The Landmark London.

Roger Whiteside Chief Executive Officer at GreggsWith more than 1,800 shops nationwide, serving millions of customers every week, Greggs has a stronghold on the UK’s high streets.  Over the past 75 years, it has been on a journey of transformation from a traditional bakery into a contemporary food-on-the-go retailer that offers great-tasting, freshly-prepared food at affordable prices.

In front of hospitality and foodservice colleagues, Roger will give an insight into the changes and challenges that have paved Greggs’ way; the strategy in place to grow the business to over 2,000 shops and become the customer’s favourite for food on the go; supply chain ownership; and how it stays ahead of the cross-sector competition. He will also share his opinion and experience on the hot industry topics of the day.

Peter Backman will also return to the popular event to give his seasonal insights in an exclusive industry briefing.

Lorraine Wood, Arena’s Director, said: “We’re thrilled that Roger Whiteside is speaking at the Arena Christmas Event.  We’ve all seen how Greggs’ presence on the high street has gone from strength to strength and his address is sure to be interesting and thought provoking.  He’s proving a very popular speaker and tickets are selling fast. It’s going to be a fantastic close to Arena’s 2017 run of events.”

Attendees will benefit from excellent opportunities to connect with professionals from across the foodservice and hospitality industry throughout the event. They will also enjoy a drinks reception, three-course lunch with wine, and the exceptional hospitality of The Landmark London.

Tickets cost £159+VAT for Arena members and £199+VAT for non-members.

Tables of ten cost £1431+VAT for Arena members and £1791+VAT for non-members.

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