This year’s CEDA and CESA organised technical conference will see a range of expert speakers deliver updates and seminars on the latest industry specific topics. Taking place tomorrow at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel, the conference is for anyone involved in project sales and management, design and after sales service, including senior engineers.
This year’s conference includes two industry firsts – the first presentation on the updated DW172 ventilation regulations and the first introduction to the safe installation, operation and maintenance of solid fuel fired foodservice equipment in commercial premises.
For designers and project staff the business day will feature sessions on: the new DW172 ventilation specification and European ventilation standard to be launched by BESA in November 2017; new industry guidance on the safe installation, operation and maintenance of solid fuel fired equipment compiled by CEDA together with HETAS; a seminar on water problems and their treatment; and surgeries on refrigeration and warewashing problems.
For after sales service staff, the conference will feature discussions on: apprenticeships; engineer training initiatives; warranties; engineer recruitment and retention; gas regulations, refrigeration and warewashing problems; and an update on forthcoming regulations and legislation.
Refreshment breaks will give delegates a chance to network and visit the exhibition stands from Catering Spares Solutions, including new video technology for engineers; S&S Northern, featuring new ventilation controls; First Choice Group; Mechline Developments; Commercial Catering Spares; and Protean.
Previous visitors to the conference include ScoMac’s Steve Skivington, who commented: “Listening to the speakers, who are often the people setting our standards, I always leave the conference with far more knowledge regarding our industry than when I arrived.”
ABDA Design’s Gary Mackness added: “It’s an excellent opportunity to learn from industry specialists. Sitting in a room full of your peers and discovering common issues that are raised in Q&A sessions are really useful to take back and share with colleagues within your own business.”