With a theme of ‘Evolving in a disruptive environment’, CESA’s 2018 Conference will pull no punches in reflecting troubled times – but it will also be looking at ways that the foodservice industry can survive and thrive. 

The Conference takes place on November 14 and 15 and is run in association with Cedabond, ENSE and the FCSI. CESA will soon release full details of the programme and speaker platform, which will be directed by Conference chair and facilitator Simon Jack.

“We’re delighted to have such a business authority as Simon Jack to run the Conference,” says Glenn Close, chair of CESA. “He’s a very well-known voice and face, of course, and his knowhow, expertise and ability to manage a live debate will be invaluable.” Jack is best known as a business presenter on BBC TV, radio and is now the corporation’s business editor.

Brexit will no doubt loom large over proceedings and amongst the key presentations will be economic updates and analysis of key industry trends.

In 2018 the venue moves to the luxurious and picturesque De Vere Cotswold Water Park. As usual, there will be plenty of networking opportunities, including the chance to play the historic course at Cirencester Golf Club. The informal dinner takes place on Wednesday 14th November, with the black tie gala awards dinner on Thursday.

A variety of booking options are available to delegates, from simple attendance at the Conference itself to two-day packages including both dinners and golf or another activity. The event is open to all foodservice industry professionals, including equipment manufacturers, suppliers and dealers, consultants and operators. CESA members receive a discount. To find out more and book tickets visit cesaconference.co.uk

The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) is the authoritative voice of the catering equipment industry, representing over 190 companies who supply, service and maintain all types of commercial catering equipment – from utensils to full kitchen schemes. For more information on CESA visit www.cesa.org.uk