News from Restaurant & Bar Design Show: Keynotes Announced

We are excited to announce the keynote speakers have been announced for Restaurant & Bar Design Show – and A1 Magazines is here to give you an inside scoop on who’s who and the big topics up for debate at the 2018 event!

The Restaurant & Bar Design Show

The Restaurant & Bar Design Show is the UK’s most comprehensive event dedicated to the very latest and most stylish designs for restaurants and bars. The event takes place on the 25th & 26th of September 2018 at ExCeL, London, so put the dates in your diary and order your free tickets now at

So here’s a taste of just some of the industry experts offering up their insights this September:

Jenny McPhee, Head of Branding at The Alchemist

As the Alchemist prepares to open their 15th site in November, Jenny McPhee discusses the evolution from cocktail bar to a premium all-day dining and drinking destination. The brand known for its molecular mixology, likes to do things differently, making incredible transformations through its delivery of unique experiences for guests.


Alexandre Santamaria, Brand Director at the Hakkasan Group

In the process of creating their successful brand, restaurant operators must increasingly interact with the creative industry. This cross over means far more than just learning new technical knowledge, it requires a change in the mindset…




Nathan Sanicharane, Marketing Manager for Armitage Shanks

Nathan will cover the most important standards within hotel bathrooms and washrooms, including accessibility, as well as explaining key factors that show how guest safety, water saving and day to day maintenance can be addressed by careful product selection.



James Hacon, Leading Brand Strategist at Think Hospitality

Amazing creative and design is well worth the investment to create inspirational spaces and stand-out brands. The best design starts from a place of understanding the consumer behaviour, occasions and motivations, not just your clients brief, it should enhance the customer journey and experience. James Hacon will share his insight on how to understand customers from his experience of working with more than 50 brands in 9 countries.


Pete Warden, Hospitality Director at LXA

More people than ever are embracing the ‘Well Lifestyle’ not just in terms of exercise and food but in how they look at their lives, their leisure time and their relationships. Veganism is one of the fastest growing sectors in food retail and increasing dramatically year on year in the F&B business. New designs, concepts and ideas almost all need to take this into account and we must all embrace it into our relevant areas of expertise to remain on trend.

If you want to see the full list of Keynote Speakers and register for your free tickets, head over to the Restaurant & Bar Design Show website now!

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