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Arena ‘ Face2Face ’ Interview 2016 with Dennis Hogan , MD , Compass Group UK & Ireland

On Friday 30 September ITN ’ s Alastair Stewart ( right ) will return to conduct the acclaimed Arena ‘ Face2Face ’” interview . This year , Compass Group UK & Ireland ’ s managing director , Dennis Hogan ( inset ), will be in the hot seat , answering topical and probing questions in front of a live audience of foodservice and hospitality industry professionals .
Dennis Hogan is the managing director of the UK ’ s largest food services firm and one of the country ’ s biggest private sector employers . Compass Group UK & Ireland is part of Compass Group PLC which operates in around 50 countries , with annual revenues of £ 17.8 billion in the year to 30 September 2015 , and £ 2 billion of revenues in the UK & Ireland .
Employing approximately 60,000 people , Compass Group UK & Ireland ’ s operations span more than 15,000 sites and include workplaces , famous sports and leisure venues , schools , hospitals , oil rigs and remote locations with much more in between .
Hogan joined the UK & Ireland business in January 2014 from Compass Group North America , where he was CEO of Canteen Vending Services .
During his 17 years at Compass Group North America , Hogan held a range of operational and finance roles , including heading up the Mergers and Acquisitions team .
Prior to joining Compass Group , Hogan was the Chief Financial Officer for a retail start-up venture in Washington , DC .
He also worked on strategic planning and product management for American companies MCI Telecommunications and Digital Equipment Corporation .
Venue : The Landmark London Hotel , 222 Marylebone Road , London ,
 NW1 6JQ
For more information and to book , please go to : www . arena . org . uk / event / 2178