The Conference is the premier event of the Catering Equipment Industry calendar, attracting design houses, project houses, distributors, service and installation companies, suppliers, manufacturers and representatives of other associations representing major end user groups.
This year’s event, held in association with Cedabond, will take place on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th November at The Majestic Hotel, in the heart of beautiful Harrogate. The ceda Conference 2021 is a Wednesday/Thursday affair, as opposed to the usual Thursday/Friday, however the format across the two days will be familiar.
The Conference will begin on Wednesday with a networking lunch, followed by a series of meetings in the afternoon – the ceda AGM, a ceda Academy meeting and ceda Technical meeting, and Cedabond will be hosting Members and Suppliers meetings.
This will be followed by the ceda Legacy Awards Dinner on Wednesday evening.
Thursday will be the return of the highly anticipated ceda Conference Business Day, which is open to all! A brilliant programme of expert industry speakers for us to listen to and learn from as the industry rises from the challenges of the last 18 months is currently being worked on. The roster of speakers will be revealed very soon! ceda Partners and Associates will also be exhibiting at the Business Day, highlighting their exceptional products and services.
Thursday night will be the Gala Dinner featuring the Grand Prix and Rising Star Awards.
The Awards and Gala Dinner host, across the two evenings, is Chris Brazier, the charismatic Event Director of Diversified Communications. The Business Day host is, once again, the affable Peter Martin of CM & Co.
ceda’s Adam Mason is looking forward to getting back to an in-person Conference. He said, “Our last physical Conference was back in April 2019. Whilst we have connected on webinars, Teams and Zoom, as well as our superb Digital Event & Awards in March of this year, there's nothing quite like a face-to-face industry event.
"The ceda Conference 2021 will be a return to the format we all know and love with live, in-person presentations from leading industry figures covering the most important issues facing our industry. And let's not forget the ceda Legacy Awards and Grand Prix and Rising Star Awards Gala Dinner!
“Despite the pandemic, the Awards have been very well supported by the membership and are currently going through the judging process.
“There will be extra networking time factored in across the two days as we appreciate that reconnecting will be so hugely important for everyone attending.
“We can’t wait to see you all, in-person, again in November and we are looking forward to welcoming you to the ceda Conference 2021!”
For more information about the ceda Conference 2021 and to Register for the event, please visit ceda.co.uk/conference2021/. More details and speakers are being added regularly, so please check back for updates.