CESA breaks conference into bitesize sessions

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CESA’s Keith Warren will deliver the bitesize Brexit session at the association’s 2018 conference.

For 2018 CESA has introduced a series of ‘bitesize’ sessions into its conference programme, taking place on 14-15 November at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park.

These sessions are designed to give delegates the latest information on key issues including Brexit, the role of EFCEM in helping UK foodservice equipment manufacturers in Europe, and the opportunities for CESA members at the 2019 Professional Kitchen Show.

Although each session will be short, sharp and targeted, there will be an opportunity to ask questions, with conference chair Simon Jack ensuring the focus is kept to the point.

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Phil Williams, CEO of Victor Manufacturing, will give the bitesize session on ‘The Increased Importance of EFCEM (the European Federation of Catering Equipment Manufacturers)’. As Brexit looms, how can UK and European manufacturers work together to mitigate the potential pitfalls?

The Brexit session will led by Keith Warren, director of CESA. He’ll give the latest insights, following meetings in Europe and the UK, discussing what plans legislators and businesses are considering and providing ‘what to do’ guidance for companies.

Ross Carter of Fresh Montgomery will reveal plans for the Professional Kitchen Show, which is a standalone event at the NEC Birmingham, 22-23 January 2019, and sister event of HRC – The Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Show (formerly Hotelympia) at London ExCeL, 3-5 March 2020. He’ll talk about innovations designed to help CESA members maximise their profile, including the Kitchenology feature, The Professional Kitchen Show Awards and developing engagement with end user groups, dealerships and kitchen designers.

A variety of booking options for the conference is available to delegates, from simple attendance to 2-day packages including both the informal dinner (14 November) and the gala dinner (15 November), as well as 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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