Ella's Kitchen founder and Darjeeling Express owner join The Drum's Can-Do Festival line-up

Ella's Kitchen founder and Darjeeling Express owner join The Drum's Can-Do Festival line-up

Ella’s Kitchen founder Paul Lindley OBE and chef and owner of Darjeeling Express Asma Khan will feature as part of The Drum’s Can-Do Festival as the latest business leaders to share some of their insights and experiences in their careers.

Khan, the first British chef to feature on Netflix series Chef’s Table, will discuss how the restaurant experience is set to evolve as well as examining how social eating will focus on communities going forward. Meanwhile Lindley, who is also chair of the London Child Obesity Taskforce and of the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights UK organization, will talk to The Drum’s executive editor Stephen Lepitak about how Ella’s Kitchen became a major business success story and how he has expanded his own work to improve the lives of children around the world.

Sonoo Singh, consulting editor of The Drum, who will interview Khan, said: “Our latest speakers, Asma and Paul, showcase just how widely The Drum’s Can-Do Festival aims to explore the different issues taking place across business sectors and society. Both are highly successful entrepreneurs who will offer their unique insights on how they built their company’s brands successfully while giving back to society in the process. We’re pleased to be able to relay their experiences to The Drum’s readers.”

Another session set to take place will focus on the future role of news media brands and how they plan to drive revenue longer term, with Suzi Watford, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at The Wall Street Journal, Paul Hood, digital development director for The Sun, and David Buttle, chief marketing officer for the Financial Times, discussing how news brands will evolve.

Speakers already announced include, former chief executive of Apple and president of Pepsi, John Scully, The Marketing Academy’s chief executive Sherilyn Shackle, Burger King’s global chief marketing officer Fernando Machado, media legend Noel Edmonds and many more from the world of media and marketing.

Plenty more speakers will be announced over the coming days as more join the line-up of The Drum’s Can-Do Festival which will take place between 15-26 June on The Drum website. Register your interest in hearing more about the sessions on The Drum’s Can-Do Festival website.

Listen to Khan, featured on an episode of The Drum's She Says Podcast, discuss her own journey to become a successful chef and resteranteur.

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