Ralph Findlay, CEO of Marston’s and Kate Nicholls, CEO of UKHospitality, will feature as part of the speaker line-up at the first ceda digital event held next month.
The two industry stalwarts will also be joined by the likes of NHS Food Review Chair Philip Shelley, Mowgli’s CEO and founder Nisha Katona and Noel Mahony, chief executive at BaxterStorey on the bill for the event on Thursday March 4.
The full event programme will see key topics discussed such as food and drink trends that mirror the behavioural shift in consumers following the pandemic, challenges ahead for operators and suppliers in the sector and navigating the new market landscape.
Exhibitors such as Electrolux, First Choice, Hobart, Welbilt and Rational will also be at the event inviting visitors to virtually attend their booths.
ceda’s Director General, Adam Mason, is excited with the line-up and can’t wait to hear what each of the speakers has to say. He said, “This is arguably the best speaker, presenter and guest line-up we have had for any event, and I’m most grateful to everyone that has agreed to join us to share their thoughts, opinions, knowledge and expertise.”
Mason adds, “Due to the timing of the event, with the Budget the day before on Wednesday 3rd March, we hope to have some exclusive reactions and comments from our speakers on any announcements made by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.”
As part of the event, Chris Brazier who will host the ceda Grand Prix Awards 2020 ceremony, sponsored by Falcon Foodservice Equipment, announcing the winners of the various categories for projects completed in 2019, as well as the Rising Star Award.
The event is supported by Cedabond, AutoQuotes and Commercial Kitchen, takes place one week today.