inploi visits – Takeaway Innovation Expo and The Restaurant Show inploi Team | 04.10.2016
The team at inploi have been busy this month, getting back to grassroots and the heart of the industry in which we function - visiting Just Eat’s Takeaway Innovation Expo and The Restaurant Show, speaking to London’s hospitality leaders and industry innovators.
What’s the latest innovation in the industry? In simple terms, technology. Technology is revolutionising the way customers and consumers interact with restaurants and hospitality providers. From booking a table, through to ordering a takeaway, placing orders, tracking takeaway deliveries, paying bills, tipping, finding jobs, writing reviews, and so on. inploi is a cog in London’s great hospitality machine – connecting job seekers with employers throughout the city. London’s service and sharing economies are thriving, all thanks to mobile technology.
Listening to seminars headed up by Graham Corfield (MD, Just Eat), Mark Fabes (VP Tech, Starbucks), Nuno Mendes (Executive Chef, Chiltern Firehouse) and Adrian Valeriano (VP of Europe, OpenTable), speakers across the board iterated the importance of strong branding and innovation for keeping abreast of competitors. The hospitality sector may be crowded with competition, but the forerunners are those that have honed their USP and brand voice, and know their target audience.
The more we explore the sharing economy, the clearer it becomes that this new wave of connectivity and sharing is not driving a monosyllabic society, but one that is more heterogeneous and accessible to all – one where people can access services and opportunities for buying, selling, sharing and collaborating: any time, anywhere.
London may be known to many as a city of anonymity, but in a generation of seamless, immediate mobile interaction, the words community and trust are garnering significance. inploi is building a community of London’s top hospitality talent. If you would like to join, visit www.inploi.me and sign up today.
Read our latest Hospitality Events Digest here.
About the author: Victoria Bushnell is Head of Marketing/PR at inploi.