PUB17 attracts record-breaking number of visitors

25th January 2017

With less than two weeks to go until PUB17, a record-breaking number of publicans and operators have registered their place to attend. The only dedicated trade show for the UK pub industry, is returning to London’s Olympia on the 7 and 8 February, will see more than 5,000 visitors across the two days.

What’s more, PUB17 has seen an incredible increase in visitors reserving their place in advance for attendance at its free-to-attend talks and workshops. Visitors to this year’s show will have the opportunity to delve into a broad range of subjects, including:

  • How to build a team of top employees, what the new Apprenticeship Levy will do to change the current landscape and how can the trade better attract and retain employees in the ‘Building Power People’ talk.
  • Top tips on scaling up from a single site operation to become a multi-site king successfully, with panel members including Dan Shotton from Redcomb Pubs and Mark Robson from Red Mist Leisure.
  • The latest food trends and how this has affected the evolution of pub grub, and how to utilise these trends to for successful and profitable kitchen, with top pubs chefs such as Emily Watkins, Chef Proprietor at the Kingham Plough, and Paul Dickinson, Fuller’s Head of Food.

James Cuthbertson, Director of Dark Star Brewing Co Ltd, who will be on the ‘Multi-site Maestros’ panel, said: “PUB17 is a melting pot for good ideas and the opportunity to see what other operators are doing up and down the country. When it comes to running a great business, there is no text book that can provide you with all the answers but, I have found mixing with other business owners, sharing experiences and learning at shows such as PUB17 is, in my opinion, a great place to start.”

Speaking about the exciting news, Sam Chance, PUB17 Marketing Manager, comments: We are thrilled to be able to announce our record-breaking number of visitors. With such a broad range of brands making up the 200 innovative suppliers on board this year, and a spectacular line-up of speakers for our talks and workshops, we are certain this year’s show will be bigger and better than ever.”

PUB17 will see more than 200 innovative suppliers across the two-day show, as well as host 20 free-to-attend talks and workshops. A feast of ideas and insight for pub owners and operators will be on offer to help enhance their business and keep updated with industry trends. Alongside this will be a wealth of networking opportunities for visitors, where like-minded individuals can discuss and share thoughts and ideas.

PUB17 attendees will be able to view the full seminar programme line-up, and register for free by visiting

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