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MARKET TALK: Hello trade shows my old friend, looking for land and new toys for chefs

In this week’s episode of Market Talk, Gary Nunn, managing director of Unox UK and Chris Brazier, group event director at Diversified Communications, join us for a chat about industry trends and developments.

With the Italian government decreeing Unox’s factory as ‘vital for national production’ from the very outset of the pandemic, the cogs of the company’s production line have not stopped turning this year. Mr Nunn reveals how the UK subsidiary has been benefitting from a string of innovations developed by its R&D teams and reveals some of the new technology operators can expect to see in 2021.

He also details plans that the company has for an expanded head office in the UK and explains why he’ll be welcoming a series of new starters to the business from the beginning of January.

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Chris Brazier oversees Diversified Communications’ portfolio of foodservice industry events, including popular events such as Commercial Kitchen, Casual Dining and Lunch! With all the turbulence that the hospitality has encountered this year, it can be easy to forget just how painful things have been for exhibition organisers that have simply been unable to do what they do best.

Mr Brazier describes the trials and tribulations that trade show organisers have faced during these last nine months and why he believes the pandemic has shown that nothing can replace the experience of getting buyers and suppliers physically together under one roof.

He reveals how the company is planning for the return of its shows in 2021 now that firm dates have been fixed in the calendar and outlines why behind-the-scenes test projects that have been carried out demonstrate that its capability to deliver large-scale events safely once the government gives the green light.

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