CESA announces conference speaker line-up

CESA has announced the speaker line-up for its annual conference in November.

This year’s agenda will see industry leaders, economists, a futurist and a hospitality service management specialist take to the stage while the keynote speech will be delivered by MP, broadcaster and writer Gyles Brandreth.

The conference facilitator is the BBC’s Steph McGovern, whose award-winning coverage of the credit crunch underlines her business acumen.

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Each year the conference looks at the key issues facing the catering industry. The 2014 theme, ‘The Future’s Bright’, focuses on the dynamic opportunities for growth that the economic recovery is bringing.

Speakers like David Smith, economics editor of The Sunday Times, and Mark Stevenson, author, futurist and founder of Flow Associates, will deliver an insight into how catering industry suppliers and operators can maximise their prospects.

There will also be reports and presentations on the latest developments of BIM and its impact not only on the catering equipment industry but also, looking at the broader picture, the construction and architectural arenas.

“Delegates will hear the latest thinking from speakers at the heart of the issues,” says Nick Oryino, chair of CESA. “However, the conference is not just about listening, it’s about joining the debate and getting your voice heard.”

CESA said it is expecting more than 200 delegates at this year’s event.

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