This year’s CESA Light Equipment & Tableware Forum is set to be the biggest yet, as for the first time the event will last for two days.
To be held at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire, on 25 and 26 March, the forum will bring together chefs, buyers and distributors to discuss trends and forthcoming ‘big ideas’ in foodservice kitchens. The event is held in association with CEDA, Cedabond and ENSE.
T he extended timetable has been introduced to accommodate demand, with Stephen Goodliff, chair of CESA’s Light Equipment & Tableware Group commenting: “This year we are expecting more exhibitors than ever, and delegate bookings are very encouraging – we already had five distributor companies confirmed before we officially launched the event!”
Now that the event lasts two days, CESA has arranged for free overnight accommodation, dinner and lunches for delegates. The evening dinner is an awards event, where they will be able to network with fellow industry professionals. During the evening, winners of the Sales Professional of the Year, the Distributor Cup and the Donald Bird Award will be announced.
The format of the event allows delegates to get an understanding of new products and ideas. “There’s a lot to take in, but I love the 30 minute time slots we get with each exhibitor company– it’s enough to really get a handle on things,” said Stephanie Wright of Bunzl Lockhart.
Confirmed exhibitors include Catering Equipment Limited, Contacto, DRH, Elia, FEM, Gilberts, i Grunwerg; Haus, Metcalfe, Mitchell & Cooper, Nevilles, Row & Sons, Signature, T&G, and Testo.