The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) has announced the launch of a series of seminars designed to help catering equipment companies not only prepare for, but also to exploit current unprecedented challenges facing the foodservice market.
The Building Business seminars are aimed at CEOs, managing directors and business owners and are free to attend for CESA member companies.
The first seminar, ‘Strategies for an uncertain world,’ will take place on 25 October 2017 and will be led by Martyn Drake, one of the sector’s top consultants. In this first one he will cover areas such as major trends and changes the industry needs to plan for, and how to define a company’s future.
“At the end of the session, delegates should have a clear understanding of their greatest potential pitfalls and opportunities,” said Drake. “They will have a vision of what their organisation needs to become in order to thrive in the future, and a clear idea of where they need to invest time, money and resources to achieve success.”
CESA’s research has identified five major challenges for its members: digitisation; margin erosion; recruiting and retaining talent; the circular economy; and the potential impact of Brexit. “The full programme of seminars will cover all of these areas,” explained Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA. “We are in a period of unprecedented uncertainty and the seminars, which will be will be interactive and challenging, are designed for entrepreneurial, forward-thinking businesses.”
Full details are available on the CESA website with places limited to 25 people per seminar. The first event will take place at the CESA Offices, Albert Embankment, London from 10:30 to 14:00 on the 25 October.