Hospitality innovators set to speak at Barcode Expo

Barcode Expo, a trade exhibition for the hospitality industry taking place in Liverpool on October 13 2015, has announced the first additions to its speakers programme.

Kieran Garvey, partnerships manager for crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, Phil Neale, managing director of technology pioneers the Robot Pub Group and Dennis Collett, CEO and Co-Founder of Orderella will all be delivering talks on how hospitality businesses can meet the demands of the 21st century market. Edward Riding of Unami will be giving a talk on branding and marketing, while Sharmila Shalvi, Director at iQi Charge, will be discussing the latest charging solutions that bars and restaurants can offer their customers.

The event, which takes place at Liverpool’s Camp and Furnace, will bring together decision-makers from the North West’s hospitality industry with leading brands such as Molson Coors, Fentimans, Cave Direct, Maxxium and Costco. The event will also include a seminar programme, tasting theatre, networking events, sampling opportunities, demonstration area, spirit zone, and a cocktail flaring bar.

Discussing the speakers programme, Denise Harris, director of Barcode Expo, said:

“These people really are at the cutting edge of the industry – pioneering the technology that’s likely to become a ‘must-have’ for hospitality businesses in the coming years.

“Our programme is designed to help bars, cafes, hotels and restaurants harness new ways of working in order to both improve the way their businesses operates, and the bottom line. It’s not often you get speakers like this all in the same room and we really hope the line-up we’ve selected gives businesses plenty to think about.”

More on the Speakers Programme

About Crowdcube: The world’s leading investment crowd-funding platform, Crowdcube enables anyone to invest alongside professional investors in start-up, early stage and growth businesses through equity, debt and investment fund options. It has more than 200,000 registered investors, and has already funded 292 businesses.

About Robot Pub Group: This business wants to ban queuing, with its range of technology that allows customers to pour their own pints, order their own food via iPad and see their bill updated in real time.

About Orderella: Orderella is an app which enables restaurant and bar-goers to order and pay direct from their phones -without evening leaving their table. The app can also tell users in advance how busy a particular venue is, and how long you might need to wait before being served.

About iQi Charge: iQi Charge are leaders in smartphone charging technology, offering solutions specifically tailored to the hospitality industry, empowering its restaurant and hotel partners to swiftly and professionally address customers’ smartphone charging needs.

About Unami: a focused strategic digital branding agency, which specialises in creating and growing brands for our clients across the hospitality industry. They will discuss how hospitality can manage their brand identity and positioning in order to retain and win customers.

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