Ceda unveils industry duo as hosts for 2019 edition of annual conference

The 2019 Ceda Conference is starting to take shape with the announcement that Peter Martin and Chris Brazier will share hosting duties for the two-day event.

Mr Martin, who is one of the most authoritative and influential commentators on the eating and drinking out sector, and will chair the Business Day.

He will also deliver his annual ‘State of the Industry’ presentation as part of the speaker programme.

The dinner host for both Thursday night’s informal networking dinner and Friday night’s Gala & Awards Dinner is Chris Brazier.

Mr Brazier is group event director for Lunch!, Casual Dining and Commercial Kitchen and boasts a wealth of inside industry knowledge.

Ceda director general, Adam Mason, said: “Working with Peter has been, and continues to be a joy. His knowledge and contacts book is high class and he really understands our event. We received many comments that last year was the best Business Day programme that we have put together – the challenge in 2019 is to raise the bar further. Chris knows the industry inside out and is an effervescent and humorous character and so we are delighted that he will host our dinners at conference for the very first time.”

This year’s Ceda Conference takes place at Heythrop Park Oxfordshire on 4-5 April.

The first day is for Ceda and Cedabond Members only and includes both the Ceda and Cedabond AGM, as well as the Ceda Academy Meeting and Ceda Platinum Partner Presentations.

The second day is the Business Day and is open to anyone within the catering equipment industry. The Business Day speaker programme will be made up of leading and influential figures from a wide range of sectors, all with a connection back to professional catering industry.

Last year’s speakers included Suzannah Nichol, CEO of Build UK, and Tim Martin, Chairman of JD Weatherspoon PLC.

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