CESA has confirmed that it will run its ‘Titans of Industry’ panel session at its forthcoming annual conference following the success of the format last year.
The session sees leaders in the field take to the stage to offer their vision of the future and answer questions from the floor.
Klaus Goeldenbot, CEO of Nisbets, Steve Snower, CEO of Parts Town and Alberto Zanata, CEO of Electrolux Professional were involved last year.
This time around, Andy Earley, head of procurement at Hilton Hotels, Najib Maalouf, group managing director at Middleby and Kathleen Seelye, founding executive principal at Ricca consultancy, have been lined up to take part.
The trio are expected to outline the key issues and drivers they see influencing the industry and how these might impact on national and international markets.
Each of them will also address the increasing use of connectivity and digitalisation across their businesses and outline how it affects their planning.
Additionally, they’ll share their views on what the future looks like for their suppliers, customers and associated supply networks.
Delegates at the conference, which takes place on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 November at the Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel, will have the chance to pose questions to the panel at the end of the presentations.
This year welcomes a new programme structure, with the association’s AGM taking place on the afternoon of the 13 November, the day before the conference.