Despite reports of declining sales of alcohol in public houses, the Tenanted Pub Summit 2009 has been announced as a sell out.
William Reed, organiser of the event on 10 June at the Cranfield Centre in Bedford, tells conference-news.co.uk that tickets went to established tenants and people eager to learn about the sector. Key speakers from across the pub industry will explore best practice and also consider how the model must evolve in these challenging times.
“It’s proved a popular venture and we were happy at the response we received,” says event producer Duncan MacAdams. “There was nothing like this in the sector, but the timing has been good. Some of the seminars will touch upon topics mentioned in the national media.”
Among reports of declining sales in public houses was Enterprise Inns, which has an estate of 7,616 leased and tenanted pubs. It has come under pressure from campaigners calling for a reform in the beer tie. This tie currently means licensees are obliged to buy products from only one pub company.
Managing editor of pub sector magazine Morning Advertiser, Paul Charity, added: “The issues causing concern for pub companies are in the national spotlight at the moment. This conference aims to explore the possible evolvements of both parties involved, share ideas and hopefully move the sector forward together.”