Wednesday 13th November 2019

15.00 - 17.00 - Annual General Meeting (CESA members only)

20.00 - Informal networking dinner

Thursday 14th November 2019

08.30 - Registration; coffee and exhibition viewing

09.00 - Conference opens - Simon Jack

09.05 - Welcome - John Whitehouse, CESA Chairman

09.15 - UK and Global Economic update - Simon Jack

Simon is the BBC’s business editor and has interviewed some of the biggest names in UK and international commerce, covered key events in business and the markets, and analysed the implications of policy and government giving him an insight into the UK and global economy few can rival.

09.45 - The future of the industry and connectivity interface

Mike Faers, Managing Director, Food Innovation Solutions and Piers Skinner, Managing Director, Telemetry Ltd

10.35 - HR Unpicked - Recruitment, retention and training

Kevin Green, HR Expert

11.15 - Coffee break and exhibition viewing

11.45 - Titans of industry session panel discussion

Hear from some of the most influential industry leaders in the catering equipment sector.  Following the discussion you will have your opportunity to pose your questions to the panel.

  • Kathleen Seelye from Ricca consultancy
  • Andy Earley, head of procurement, Hilton Hotels
  • Other speakers - tbc

13.00 - Lunch, coffee and exhibition viewing

14.00 - CFSP presentations followed by Order of Merit presentations

14.15 - Cyber Security

Paul Cowell, CyberGuard Security

14.30 - Future proofing in the catering industry, interactive session

Rohit Talwar

15.15 - Coffee break and exhibition viewing

15.45 - Rohit Talwar - follow up feedback session

16.00 - Keynote address - Mark Gallagher, Formula 1, ex Red-Bull and Cosworth

Having been involved in the world of Formula 1 for over three decades, a close confidante of drivers, and a former member of the senior management teams at Jordan, Red Bull, and Cosworth, he understands what it takes to succeed in high tech, high risk competition.

16.45 - Closing remarks

17.00 - Conference closes

19.00 - Gala Awards Dinner

NB: Timings and content subject to change