Commercial Kitchen has revealed its biggest ever speaker list of 48 names, all set to share exclusive insights at the industry show, when it returns to the NEC Birmingham on 4-5 June.
Thanks to the addition of a second theatre, there’s more content for the trade show’s visitors to enjoy this year, with speakers from distributors and the rest of the catering equipment supply chain comprising a significant proportion of the panellists.
Together, over 2 days, they’ll discuss everything from the smallest to the biggest kitchens – including equipment innovations, technology, procurement, design, efficiency, sustainability, and best practices.
As in previous years, many of the show’s association partners and supporters will host dedicated keynote panel sessions, including CEDA (lead partner), Foodservice Consultants Society International (partner), UKHospitality, The Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association (PAPA), The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association/Café Life Association, National Association of Care Catering (NACC), Hospital Catering Association (HCA), and Soil Association Green Kitchen Standard.
Dealer and servicing company names involved include:
Ian Bidmead, MD of Space Group UK
Mark Drazen, MD of Caterware
Anna McNamara CFSP, MD of Catering Equipment Solutions (Peterborough)
Jack Sharkey, MD of Vision Commercial Kitchens
Kirstin Hatherley, director at Hatherley Commercial Services
Derek Maher, MD of Crystaltech Services UK
Peter Baulch, service director at C&C Catering Engineers
Once again, Catering Insight editor Clare Nicholls, and Andrew Seymour, editor of sister publication, Foodservice Equipment Journal, will be helming panel sessions during the event.
New operator equipment decision-maker names on the speaker roster include representatives from Greene King, Costa Coffee, TRG, BrewDog, EAT, Las Iguanas, Dishoom, Hilton Hotels, CH&Co, GAIL’s, and Jamie’s Italian.