Two hospitality forums debut this month

06/03/2019 - 06:00
The Catering Equipment & Services Forum and the Hospitality Tech & Innovation Forum will both debut this month (March).

Running back-to-back on March 25 and 26 at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire, they are free for CEO’s, GM’s, FD’s and senior purchasers to attend.

The events tailored specifically for senior hospitality professionals and have been launched with the support of the Institute of Hospitality and HOSPA, and media partners, Cost Sector Catering, H&C News, Stockpot, The Overview and HQ magazines.

The Catering Equipment and Services Forum will have delegates from Agincare Group, The Belfry Hotel Resort & Golf Club, Marriott Hotels, Southampton Football Club, House of Lords, Kew Green Hotels, Searcys @ 30 Euston Square, T.G.I Friday’s, Doubletree Hilton, Cambridge University, Somerset Redstone Trust and many more.

Seminar sessions running as part of the Forum content include:

  • The UK Foodservice Market in 2030 – hosted by Simon Stenning, founder and Frances Bull, sales and marketing director at Studio Williams Welch
  • The Rise of the Machines – chaired by Andrew Seymour, editorial director, Foodservice Equipment Journal with Dean Hoddle, head chef, Silverstone and Gary Devereux, executive chef, House of Lords.
  • Foodie Future: How will we be eating in and out in the future? – introduced by Nigel Barden, BBC broadcaster who will be interviewing chefs Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala.

The Hospitality Teach & Innovation Forum will have tech buys from hotel, restaurant and pub operators, including Bill’s Restaurants, Casual Dining Group, Champneys, and The Savoy.

Seminar sessions include:

  • AI – what does it mean for the world of hospitality? How Will Technology Drive Hospitality Businesses Over The Next 3 to 5 Years? – chaired by Jane Pendlebury, CEO, HOSPA and including Steve Lowy, CEO, Anglo Educational Service and Frank Reeves, Co-Founder, Avvio
  • Privacy Pirates: How Can We Combat Them? – introduced by Jonathan Gray, Partner, BDB Pitmans
  • Hotel Market Report: Latest Trends Revealed – presented by Sarah Duignan, director of client Relationships, STR
  • A look into the Evolution of Wi-Fi In Hospitality - David Pryde, Head of IT, Strand Palace Hotel and HOSPA IT Lead

To find out more about attending both events, visit or contact Craig Ross on 01992 666726

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