This year's CESA conference saw over 200 delegates attend on Thursday 14th November with 15 sponsors taking part in the accompanying exhibition.
The speaker programme offered the chance to digest the latest industry thinking from speakers at the heart of the issues and influence the debate on how the industry moves forward as well as keeping up to date with the trends and issues impacting your sector.
Click here to see a review of this year's conference sessions.
The gala and awards dinner on Thursday evening was a chance to recognise both up and coming talent in our industry and celebrate with the winner of the CESA/The Caterer Outstanding Contribution Award. The full line up of winners were:
FCSI Sustainable Equipment Award
Joint winners - Hobart UK and Mechline Developments
Highly Commended - Fri-Jado BV
Highly Commended - European Watercare
CESA / John Gilbert Apprentice Award
Winner - Brooke Lawford, Victor Manufacturing
Highly Commended - Jordan Roberts, Trak Systems
CESA Training & Development Award
Winner - Marren Group
Highly Commended - Laurie-Anne Douglas, Falcon Foodservice Equipment
Past Delegate Testimonials - What did you like about the event?
"The relevance of the speakers - content and ability to network"
"Meeting up with industry colleagues"
"Opportunity to mix with peers and discuss topical issues"
"Well informed speakers"
"I liked the mix of speakers and Steph McGovern's facilitation and highly informative insight"
"Good content, ran to time, good networking"
"Being informed thought provoking subjects requiring lateral thought networking and meeting interesting people for the first time"