The 2019 CESA Conference will look at the industry in 2020 and beyond
The 2019 CESA Conference, which will take place on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 November at the Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel, Hounslow, is, says the organisers, already shaping up to be “a must attend” event.
The event, organised by Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) for its members in association with the FCSI, will boast “a fascinating programme looking into the future of the foodservice equipment industry”. The theme of ‘2020 Visions’ will see speakers including futurologist Rohit Talwar predicting industry developments from 2020 and beyond. In an interactive session, Talwar will discuss future proofing in the foodservice sector.
“The current market is incredibly unpredictable,” says John Whitehouse, chair of CESA. “The aim of the 2019 Conference is to get leading experts to give us their insight, to help create the context to build business.”
Following the success of the inaugural ‘Titans of Industry’ session last year, which reflects the ‘Titans’ concept originally launched in FCSI’s Foodservice Consultant magazine, the 2019 Conference sees another group of three big-hitting industry experts focusing on a key up-and-coming trend. This year, the ‘Titans’ will consider the potential and impact of connectivity.
The Conference will also tackle the thorny issue of the skill shortage, as HR expert Kevin Green (pictured) will look at staff recruitment, training and retention. The detailed programme will be unveiled in the coming months.
Meanwhile, in a change to the normal schedule, the CESA AGM, which previously followed the speaker programme, has been moved to the afternoon of the first day of the event. It will now take place at 3pm on Wednesday 13 November, after the golf and activity sessions, and before the informal dinner.
To book tickets and find out the latest news, visit cesaconference.co.uk.
The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) represents 200 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