PUB19 – Raising the Bar!

PUB19, the UK’s only dedicated trade show for the pub industry, is returning to Olympia London this coming February

Now our fifth year, we can’t wait to welcome thousands of pub operators and owners through the doors 5-6 February 2019. The show offers an invaluable opportunity to meet with over 200 suppliers, learn about the latest trends from across the country’s dynamic pub sector and meet up with other publicans to share experiences. The 2019 edition will feature a line-up of over 50 expert industry speakers in a packed timetable intended to showcase a host of ideas and insight to help drive business forward in the coming year.

Together with show favourites and mainstays such as the PUB Theatre, the PUB Trends Bar, in partnership with Fever-Tree and The Taproom, there are a number of new features at this year’s show:

  • The PUB19 Games Room – the show’s central networking hub and the place to meet up, grab some lunch or simply sip a beer. Visitors can also take advantage of a variety of bar games such as pool, fruit machines and shuffleboard.
  • The PUB Trends Report – visitors will be able to grab a copy of an exclusive report providing the latest consumer insight for the UK pub industry. Six-pages of market data, commentary on emerging trends and an analysis of challenges and opportunities for food and drink retailers.
  • The 2019 PUBcasts – curated in partnership with award-winning beer writer and broadcaster, Emma Inch, this series of podcasts – or PUBcasts – are packed with insight to help operators wrap their heads around key industry topics.
  • Thirsty Business – a dedicated drinks area, Thirsty Business will play host to The Trends Bar, in partnership with Fever-Tree and The Taproom, as well as feature a wealth of drink-specific exhibitors including Halewood International, Drinks Cluster Wales and Hofmeister to name a few.

Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive of UKHospitality, said: “PUB19 is always the most vibrant trade show in the pub industry calendar and every year it gets bigger and better. As the leading trade association for pubs, we’re delighted to be involved with a show that looks to support and inspire operators of all sizes and look forward to being part of this exciting event once again.”

PUB19 Commercial Manager, Alex Booth, said: “Last year we welcomed a record number of visitors to the show and it has firmly become a key date in the UK pub industry calendar. With such a vibrant and exciting line-up of features, sessions, speakers and suppliers planned for 2019, this year’s event is set to be even bigger and better.

“Our aim as always is to demonstrate just what a fantastically diverse and dynamic environment the UK pub sector has become, and we’re sure that visitors will leave the show with a wealth of new information and insight to help them grow their businesses throughout 2019. We look forward to seeing you there!”

Our speakers this year will include David McDowall, CEO – Retail at BrewDog and Wetherspoon’s Chairman Tim Martin, keep your eyes on the site as the full line-up will be announced in the coming weeks!