CEDA has confirmed that the forthcoming ‘Catering Equipment Industry Technical Conference’ is open to anybody from the industry — not just members of trade associations.
The one-day event, on October 8 at Staverton Park in Daventry, is run in partnership with CESA and provides valuable insight to technical and policy issues affecting the catering equipment market.
It is aimed squarely at both service and general management of distributors and manufacturers alike.
However, while most association events are only open to member companies, this one actively encourages participations from all businesses in the industry.
“The Catering Equipment Technical Conference is jointly organised by CEDA and CESA but is open to anyone from the industry whether members of the associations or not,” confirmed CEDA director Peter Kay.
He said places are still available and can be booked online by visiting the conference website.
This year’s event will see a number of experts take to the stage to discuss key industry issues.
Bryan Whitaker, the CESA technical consultant, will provide an update on impending regulation and legislation from both Brussels and the UK including the proposed kitchen ventilation standard.
John Young of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health will make a presentation called ‘Health and Safety — Help is at Hand’, while Nathan Baker of Energy and Utility Skills will present a session entitled ‘Understanding the Skills Environment — Enabling a workforce now and in the future’.
The business day will include roundtable discussions to identify key issues that delegates feel are affecting their businesses and three interactive workshops covering Gas Safe inspections, warewashing hygiene and energy standards, and F Gas regulations.