BBC’s Simon Jack to chair this year’s CESA Conference

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Simon Jack will be leading proceedings at this year’s CESA Conference.

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 14-15 November 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 chaired and facilitated by BBC business editor Simon Jack.

Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA commented: “We’re delighted to have such a business authority as Simon Jack to run the Conference.

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“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.”

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 De Vere Cotswold Water Park hotel in South Cerney, Gloucestershire. 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 14 November, with the black tie gala awards dinner on Thursday.

A variety of booking options are available to delegates, from attendance at the conference itself to 2-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.

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