Wednesday 20th November 2024

15.00 – 17.00  Annual General Meeting (FEA Members only)
20.00 Opening Dinner and Charitable Endeavour Awards

Thursday 21st November 2024

08.30 Registration; coffee and exhibition viewing            
09.30  Welcome, Emma Brookes, FEA Chair
09.35 Introduction to the day, Conference Facilitator – Simon Stenning 

Industry Update including economic overview - Simon Stenning
An expert led deep-dive into the current economic landscape and a forecast of what to expect.


An interview with Emma Brooks and John Cunningham – Radford Chancellor interviews for an episode of his Kitchen Curiosity podcast.

10.40 Sustainability what can we and should we be achieving – Pierre-Yves Paslier, Notpla.
11.15 Coffee & Exhibition

Sustainability – NHS progress towards Net Zero – speaker tbc

12.10 SustainabilityOliver Rosevear, Fullers, Sustainability Director
12.35 Sustainability panel chaired by Sam Mudie, University of Reading
13.15 Lunch & Exhibition

Foodservice Carbon Programme Update


AI in practice session 1 Peter Russell, Chief Technology Officer, Russell Partnership
Peter has been working globally with the Marriot group of hotels amongst other clients on the application and implementation of AI solutions.  He will share what they have done, what they have learnt and particularly what it means for a commercial kitchen of now and the future.

15.15 AI in practice session 2 – Tim Ryer, Greene King
15.45 Coffee Break

FEA and young people – Morris Fowler, Falcon and FEA Apprenticeship winner in 2023


Motivational session - Spencer Kelly - BBC Click


17.15 - 17.30 Closing remarks, Emma Brooks, FEA Chair
19.30 Drinks reception
20.00 Gala Dinner & Awards

NB: Timings and content subject to change