Young entrepreneur Josh Valman to speak at CEDA Conference

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Entrepreneur Josh Valman is the first confirmed speaker at this year’s CEDA Conference.

The first keynote confirmed speaker for CEDA’s Conference, fits in with the event’s ‘The Next Generation’ theme.

Young entrepreneur Josh Valman, founder and MD of RPD International, embodies the vision that makes Britain great; the vision for making ideas work and helping others to get the most from their businesses.

At the tender age of 10 he’d designed his first robot, and by 13 had sent his £500 savings and robot design to China to manufacture the components.

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At 15, Valman was working after school as a freelance design and engineering consultant, taking calls from China and reputedly earning up to £10,000 per week.

He now heads RPD International employing over 60 people around the world to design, develop and manufacture products for any type of company that needs innovative ideas, cutting edge processes and access to international markets.

Adam Mason, CEDA director general, commented: “We are delighted to have secured Josh Valman as one of our keynote speakers for CEDA’s 2016 Conference.

“He will provide a really inspiring insight into the impact that manufacturing is having, and will have, on foodservice and foodservice equipment.”

The CEDA 2016 Conference on 14-15 April is being held at The Hilton, St George’s Park, Burton upon Trent.

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