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CEDA unveils first details of 2020 conference

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Peter Martin and Chris Brazier will host this year’s CEDA Conference.

CEDA has revealed that Peter Martin and Chris Brazier will be returning as the hosts of its 2020 Conference.

This year, the association is holding its annual gathering, in association with Cedabond and the Craft Guild of Chefs, at a new northern location, the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, on Thursday 23-Friday 24 April.

By moving the event to a new location further north than any previous conference, CEDA hopes to continue to broaden its audience and make the event more accessible to members who perhaps have not been able to attend before.

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Director general Adam Mason said: “Having based ourselves between Heythrop Park and St George’s for the last few years, it was felt that a move north was timely. It helps to demonstrate our national association reach and I’m delighted that we are at The Majestic Harrogate this year.”

The Business Day on Friday 24 will see Martin once again hosting as well as delivering his regular ‘State of the Industry’ presentation, which has become a staple of the day.

One of the most well-known commentators in the hospitality industry, Martin has more than 35 years’ experience in the industry, as a columnist, editor, media owner, board consultant and market analyst.

He will be joined by Brazier, who will again act as host for both Thursday’s informal networking dinner and Friday’s Gala and Awards Dinner, during which CEDA’s Grand Prix Awards will be presented.

A supporter and advocate of the hospitality, foodservice and retail sectors, Brazier is group event director at a number of industry shows: Commercial Kitchen, Lunch! and Casual Dining. He comes to conference with a wealth of insider industry knowledge.

Mason added: “I’m really pleased that Chris and Peter, who have such in-depth knowledge of our industry, have agreed to join us once again. As we strive to make Conference 2020 the biggest and best CEDA event to date, they were the obvious choices.”

The conference’s first day features the CEDA AGM and an informal networking dinner, while the Business Day, on the Friday, is open to everyone within the catering equipment industry.

CEDA partners and members will be exhibiting and a number well-known speakers have been invited to discuss both industry-specific topics and more general business issues. There will also be a series of interactive seminars.

Registration for the conference is now open. It attracts distributors, manufacturers and representatives of other associations representing major end user groups.

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