LVA Pub Forum
Learn from top publicans how to Grow Your Business:
The LVA Pub Forum will include two sessions each day drawing on the experience of industry experts and successful publicans to show visiting publicans how they can increase customer numbers, turnover and margins.
Day One – Tuesday 6th Feb
Product Trend & Opportunities for Publicans
Guest Speakers – Sorcha Hamilton, Beerista Columnist, Irish Times &
Kevin O’Hara, Chairman, Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland
Consumer behaviour and consumption trends have never been more volatile. Craft beers, premium whisky, gin, cocktails, non-alcoholic and health drink can attract important high spenders and increase margins
Alan Campbell, The Bankers
Ronan Lynch, The Swan
Using Music & Events to Drive Business
Guest Speaker – Cathal Dolan, Managing Director, GizaGig &
Kevin McCarthy, Managing Director, AVL
How Entertainment, Events, Themed Nights and involvement with the local community can be used to drive business to local and city centre pubs.
Dave Morrissey, Lillie’s Bordello
Nathy Towey, Darkey Kellys
Wednesday 7th Feb:
Irish Pub Food – 2018 and Beyond
Guest Speaker – Martin Potts, Managing Director, Synergy ProChef
Expert advice and on the ground experience on how to make a food offering work for pubs – large or small.
John Gleeson, Gleesons of Booterstown
John Nealon, Blue Café Bar
Social Media & Online Marketing
Guest Speaker – Jeff Sheridan, Managing Director, Matrix Internet
From Trip Advisor to Facebook – proprietors cannot underestimate the power of online referrals and social media marketing, particularly in attracting tourist traffic and the under 35 market.
Deirdre Devitt, The Two Sisters
Noel Anderson, The Bridge 1859
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