This year’s CEDA Conference will welcome back Peter Martin who will be taking up the role of host for the Business Day, a position he has held in the past.
He is a well-known commentator on the eating and drinking out sector, with some 35 years’ experience as columnist, editor, media owner, market analyst and board consultant.
Martin will deliver his annual ‘State of the Industry’ presentation as part of the Business Day speaker programme.
While the dinner host for both Thursday night’s informal networking dinner and Friday night’s Gala & Awards Dinner is Chris Brazier, the experienced group event director for three industry trade shows: lunch!, Casual Dining and Commercial Kitchen.
CEDA director general Adam Mason said: “Working with Peter has been, and continues to be a joy. His knowledge and contacts book is high class and he really understands our event. We received many comments that last year was the best Business Day programme that we have put together – the challenge in 2019 is to raise the bar further.
“Chris knows the Industry inside out and is an effervescent and humorous character and so we are delighted that he will host our dinners at Conference for the very first time.”
The event attracts distributors, manufacturers and attendees from other associations representing major end user groups.
The annual 2-day conference this year takes place at Heythrop Park Oxfordshire on 4-5 April. The first day is for CEDA and Cedabond members only and includes both the CEDA and Cedabond AGM, as well as the CEDA Academy meeting and CEDA Platinum Partner presentations.
The second day is the Business Day and is open to anyone within the catering equipment industry. The Business Day speaker programme will be made up of leading and influential figures from a range of sectors, all with a connection back to professional catering industry. Last year’s speakers included Suzannah Nichol, CEO of Build UK, and Tim Martin, chairman of JD Weatherspoon.