Technology is influencing consumer behaviour at an unprecedented rate and restaurants need to be facilitating this demand.
(PRWEB UK) 14 November 2011
Colin Tenwick, CEO of Livebookings, the European leader in real-time reservations and online marketing services for restaurants, will be speaking on the latest trends in technology and innovation at the Peach Network 2020 Conference at The Mayfair Hotel, London on Thursday 17 November 2011.
Peach Network 2020 Conference is a unique gathering of the leading players from the UK’s eating and drinking out chains to share ideas, insights and inspirations for the coming year. The conference is followed by the Peach Factory Hero & Icon Awards ceremony where Livebookings is delighted to be presenting the Breakthrough Brand Award for 2011.
Speaking of the conference, Colin Tenwick, CEO of Livebookings comments; “I am delighted to be invited to speak at the Peach Network 2020 Conference on the importance that technology has to play in the future of the restaurant industry. Technology is influencing consumer behaviour at an unprecedented rate and restaurants need to be facilitating this demand. Mobile and cloud computing are the defining technologies of the next decade and Livebookings is positioned to support restaurants in this change.”
Peter Martin, Founder, Peach Network comments; “The Peach Network 2020 Conference and Awards is one of the biggest gatherings of senior executives in the industry calendar with 200 delegates representing over 80 of the UK’s leading restaurant pub and bar brands. Our remit is to bring fresh insight, ideas and inspiration to our market’s business leaders and to celebrate the companies and individuals who are driving growth in challenging times. The use of technology has proved a crucial tool for operators and Livebookings have been at the forefront of driving the online marketing revolution for the sector. Colin’s insight and contribution at the conference is keenly anticipated.“
Livebookings makes restaurants and diners click. We operate the world’s only global, web-based restaurant reservations and marketing service, delivering over one million diners every month to over 9,000 restaurants including Gordon Ramsay Holdings, Tantris, East, Grill and Aquavit. Our reservations tools enable restaurants to provide their diners with a free, easy-to-use online bookings service, to manage those reservations efficiently and to collect valuable customer data. Our marketing services ensure restaurants can run promotions and deals and execute online marketing campaigns to attract and retain their customers.
Our consumer restaurant reservations website, Bookatable.com, is Europe's fastest growing online restaurant booking website, operating in 9 different languages and across 19 countries. It supports our unparalleled network of 300 distribution partners, including lastminute.com, Salir.com, Ticketmaster and Eniro.se, to ensure we can spread news of deals far and wide and help our restaurant customers attract new business.
Headquartered in London, with offices across Europe and the USA and customers in 23 countries, Livebookings is the largest online reservations provider in Europe, focused on making restaurants more profitable and dining out more pleasurable.
About Peach Factory
Peach Factory is an innovative media, insight and networking business – providing unique analysis, intelligence and market access in the UK eating and drinking-out market.
Peach Report is a subscription-only business-focused website, magazine and e-zine package, loaded with the latest market insight, operational intelligence and valuable hard data for busy management teams.
Peach Factory also commissions regular market research. Our latest launch is Peach BrandTrack, which measures brand performance across the eating out market, by way of a twice yearly survey of over 5,000 consumers who eat-out. Fieldwork is carried out by Harris Interactive.
The extensive research covers brand awareness, usage, satisfaction across a range of attributes, intention to recommend and brand image. Subscribers receive in-depth analysis of over 50 individual branded chains, including their own and competitors’, to benchmark performance. Peach BrandTrack has been launched with the support and active involvement of 10 of the country’s leading operating companies. For more details, and to see how your brands rate, contact peter(at)peach-factory(dot)com
It runs the monthly Coffer Peach Business Tracker, in conjunction with KPMG, UBS and Coffer Group, which is firmly established as the key barometer of sales performance for the pub and restaurant chain market.
Meanwhile, Peach Network delivers a year-round programme of exclusive business seminars, conferences and awards programmes. It is recognised as the sector’s leading events organizer.
Peach Factory works in partnership with operators, suppliers and investors to explore market opportunities, through stimulating creativity and by establishing an intelligence-based culture. It has a proven track-record in breaking new ground and finding new audiences, as demonstrated by bringing US market “guru” Jim Sullivan over to the UK and establishing his annual UK Workshop firmly in the industry calendar.