It has been announced that Alex Reilley, chairman of Loungers, will be appearing at an opening morning keynote interview at the Casual Dining Show on 27th February. He will be making a welcome return to the event, having previously hosted a keynote at its launch edition in 2014.
Since then he’s won numerous awards, including Champion of the Year at the first ever Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards in 2016, while the company he co-founded has gone from strength to strength. At the last count, the fast-growing restaurant and bar brand now operates 114 Lounges and 21 Cosy Clubs. By 2021, they aim to have 200 sites around the UK.
The free keynote line-up also includes CEOs and MDs from Casual Dining Group, Pizza Hut Restaurants UK, Dishoom, Carluccio’s, New World Trading Co, Hawksmoor, Mowgli Street Food, Pizza PilgrimsFlat Iron, UKHospitality and more.
Reilley said: “Casual Dining is the only show dedicated to our industry and I look forward to seeing everyone at ExCeL.”
The event will take place at the new venue of ExCeL London on 27th and 28th February.