Over 80 distributor representatives amassed for focused round robin meetings with 19 light equipment and tableware suppliers.
Denby highlighted its new Studio Grey tableware range.
Sean Flint, Denby's master potter, was on hand showing the artisanal skills of the British tableware manufacturer.
Signature FSE showcased new products including Pinti Inox's Audrey and Sushi Pro cutlery ranges.
Chasseur cast iron pots, supplied from Signature FSE, can now feature a bespoke transfer on the side.
Row & Sons' Matt Dawes and Jamie Parker detailed how the boutique manufacturer can turn around bespoke product orders in 5-10 days with no minimum quantities.
Row & Sons' new Longhorn steak knives.
New to the Forum, TableCraft
TableCraft's new two-tiered frame riser is suited to the front of house hotel market.
Hendi's latest products included a dehydrator with updated stainless steel grading.
Mitchell & Cooper reported good sales figures for its Crustastun humane crustacean stunner.
Contacto's three tier stand is flying off the shelves thanks to the continuing popularity of afternoon tea.
Nevilles had many new buffet products to display, including drawer-look trays.
Nevilles showed Forum visitors the interactive walk-through of its new London showroom, available through its website.
Creative Retail Display emphasised the durability and cost benefits of its melamine tableware.
Creative Retail Display has added this Marrakesh melamine serving bowl to its collection.
Eddingtons had plenty of new products to show, including Pokito pop-up cups, while the firm has taken on three brands as a result of ICTC's recent closure: San Miguel glassware, CDN thermometers and Olivewood woodware.
Dometic's attendance represented a push into the foodservice market for its portable refrigerators.
The Dometic CFX coolbox can maintain temperatures down to -22°C running off a 12V socket or battery pack.
Dualit brought its prototype DCT2I conveyor toaster, which has an output of 560 rounds of toast per hour, to the forum.
Dualit's CafePro coffee capsule machine is now available for light commercial usage.
I Grunwerg's new products included Equilibrium knives and Cafe Ole stainless steel teapots.
I Grunwerg's new Infuser Jugs are proving popular, as they utilise BPA-free plastic.
Having just joined CESA, STV International was making delegates aware of its complete pest control solutions portfolio.
STV International's Ultimate Outdoor Fly Trap can catch up to 60,000 flies.
Sustainability is T&G Woodware's top focus, with 5% of sales from its fish-themed New Ocean range going to the Plastic Oceans campaign.
T&G Woodware introduced new salt and pepper mills including the Halo and Sphere ranges.
Metcalfe highlighted the ergonomically-designed Hallde range of food preparation equipment.
The Ceado B285 blender with Bluetooth control will soon available through Metcalfe.
PFR reported that Revol Porcelaine is the most popular brand it supplies.
PFR has now taken on US-based brand Front of the House, which produces items including Metroweave tablemats and coasters.
FEM highlighted its full range of allergen cookware and utensils, as well as Cambro's new Century Wood Grain-look polyester trays.
FEM brought Pujadas' new bamboo presentation ware to the Forum.
Elia's latest high end products included the 12-sided EPS cafetiere and the TRA range of infuser teapots.