The Professional Kitchen Show and The Foodservice Show have both opened for registration.
The two shows are located at the NEC Birmingham on January 22-23, and both feature guest speakers and suppliers from around the country.
Talks will cover the most important topics in foodservice today, including staff retention, the impact of Brexit, the rise of street food, sustainability and zero waste, and a whole lot more.
Rakesh Nair, group development chef at The Cinnamon Collection, will feature in a talk about staff retention in the hospitality industry.
Mr Nair said: “I’m looking forward to joining the panel discussion on staff and training at The Foodservice Show. With factors such as Brexit and tighter immigration laws in India making it even harder to employ staff in hospitality, it’s vital that we have these conversations and look at new ways to solve the staffing shortage.”
Over 8,000 key senior buyers and 200 exhibitors will fill the NEC Birmingham over the two-day event.
Suppliers already confirmed across the two shows include Smeg, Meiko, Rational and Synergy Grill.
At the centre of The Professional Kitchen Show is the Kitchenology smart kitchen. Kitchenology will showcase its products and smart technology with a focus on business efficiencies and sustainability.
Meanwhile, at The Foodservice Show guest can visit The Covered Market to hear growers’ stories and taste ingredients. High-end chef competition programme Salon Culinaire will also be there.
Ruth Hansom, winner of TV’s Million Pound Menu and the first female winner of Young National Chef of the Year, and Leo Kattou, from Simpson’s Restaurant, BCF Chef of the Year finalist and of MasterChef fame, will be leading masterclasses.