FEA Industry Conference 2024

The annual FEA Industry Conference brings together an insightful speaker programme with excellent social and networking opportunities.

We are pleased to announced that the next FEA Industry Conference will take place on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st November 2024 at Leonardo Hotel and Conference Venue Hinckley Island

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FEA Industry Conference 2024

The FEA Industry Conference is back bigger and bolder for 2024. Owing to the success of FEA Industry Conference 2023 and the demand for delegate places we have moved to a new, larger location.

Wednesday 20th November 2024

We look forward to welcoming FEA members for the FEA AGM on Wednesday afternoon.

Following the AGM, the conference festivities begin in the evening with the FEA Opening Dinner and the presentation of the FEA Charitable Endeavour Awards. This event is open to members and non-members alike. The evening also plays host to the Charity Raffle where we have some amazing prizes to be won, all donated by our generous conference attendees.

If you would like to donate a prize to this years' Charity Raffle please contact Jocelyn.Shawyer@FEA.org.uk

Thursday 21st November 2024

The FEA Industry Conference programme begins on Thursday morning. Yet again, we have a stellar line-up of speakers and content specially curated for foodservice sector. You’ll hear about the latest innovations in the sector; the future of foodservice; the shape of the economy; AI in practice; what can be achieved through sustainable market practices; how the industry is attracting new talent; all topped off with a keynote session from Spencer Kelly.



FEA Industry Conference 2024 speakers

Simon Stenning, Conference Facilitator and Foodservice Sector Economic Expert

With 30+ years’ experience of working in, developing, analysing, and commentating on the UK foodservice and hospitality industry, Simon is expertly placed to advise on what will happen in the future.

Acknowledged as the leading analyst of the market today and recognised as an expert in making sense out of all the data and insight available, Simon is now making sense of the future.

Kitchen Curiosity: Live, with Radford Chancellor

Kitchen Curiosity is a podcast for the foodservice market presented by Radford Chancellor of Macintosh Foodservice Consultants, a design consultancy for the hospitality sector. The podcast has heard from the some of the industry’s top chefs, consultancy leaders, trade association board members, equipment suppliers and manufacturers, and covers everything from menu planning to business planning, from equipment to cocktails.

Pierre-Yves Palier, co-founder of Notpla

Notpla are revolutionising the food packing market with their disappearing food packaging. Where conventional containers have petrol-based coatings that stick around forever, Notpla’s have a 100% natural seaweed coating. Once finished, the whole package can be composted and disappears without a trace—just like a fruit peel.

In 2022, the London-based start-up won the Earthshot Prize in the ‘Build a Waste-Free World’ category, with its plastic-free consumer packaging products made from seaweed and plants. The Earthshot Prize, founded by Prince William, searches the globe for game-changing innovations that will help us repair our planet, awarding the very best five solutions each year with £1 million to scale their work.
To date, Notpla has replaced almost 3 million units of single-use plastic from entering the environment.

Tim Radcliffe, NHS England

Tim will be speaking about the NHS’ journey towards Net Zero and the issues faced, how they have dealt with them, and how they intend to mitigate potential bumps in the road when implementing the Net Zero strategy.

Oliver Rosevear, Director of Sustainability, Fuller Smith and Turner

Ollie Rosevear joined Pub & Hotel group Fuller Smith and Turner as Director of Sustainability in 2021. He is responsible for leading their journey towards Net Zero by 2040 and developing a wider ESG strategy. The company has already reduced its carbon emissions by over 50% and reduced electricity and gas by 12% & 22% respectively in 2022. Fullers recycle over 59% of their operational waste. Fullers opened its first Fully Electric Pub the Admiratly in 2023 & the First Fully Electric Hotel The Head of the River in Oxford in 2024. 10% of all Fullers kitchens are now primarily powered by renewable energy. All Electricity across Fullers Manged estate are powered by 100% renewable electricity.

Dr Samantha Mudie, Director, Hospitality Energy Saving & Technology

Dr. Sam is quite unique in the hospitality industry having completed a doctorate in energy reduction in commercial kitchens. This groundbreaking research has showcased how energy efficient kitchens of the future may be specified, together with highlighting many current opportunities.
Sam also has extensive practical engineering and technical knowledge and is able to combine this with energy benchmarking, computational modelling and systems analysis to deliver impressive savings. She recently gained an "Energy Conscious Organisation (EnCO) Practitioner" qualification thanks to her experience in behaviour change programmes.

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.

Spencer Kelly, Keynote Speaker

Spencer has been hosting conferences, chairing panels, and presenting keynotes on tech around the world for almost 20 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business, including Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, director James Cameron, Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee, music legends Paul McCartney, Will.I.Am and Brian Eno, security threats Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, national treasures David Attenborough and Stephen Fry, and even talked tech with HM The Queen.


Keep an eye on our social channels for the latest speaker announcements


Save money on your booking by making the most of our Early Bird booking offer

We have a limited number of FEA Industry Conference Early Bird tickets available. To qualify for our Early Bird rate, you need to purchase your conference delegate package before 31st August or before they sell out, whichever comes first.

You can select your package on the bookings page.


Showcase your brand at the FEA Industry Conference

If you would like to showcase your brand and products at the FEA Industry Conference, one of the sector’s leading annual events, then please speak to Adam.Lawrence@fea.org.uk 

We have a number of exciting and engaging packages available. We are also happy to discuss new and innovative way that we can promote your brand to FEA members.

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Previous FEA Industry Conferences

FEA Industry Conference 2023

15th & 16th November, 2023, at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth.

FEA Industry Conference 2022
9th & 10th November, 2022, at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth.
FEA Foodservice Top 100 Social Media Influencers 2022 | Conference Day 2022 | Gala Dinner 2022

FEA Industry Conference 2021
15th & 16th September, 2021, at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth.
FEA Foodservice Top 100 Social Media Influencers 2021 | Conference Day 2021 | Gala Dinner 2021

FEA AGM 2020
12th November, 2020, hosted online

CESA Industry Conference 2019
13th & 14th November, 2019, at Renaissance Heathrow, Houslow
*AGM voted on and agreed to the rebranding of CESA to the FEA

CESA Industry Conference 2018
14th & 15th November, 2018, at Cotswolds DeVere Waterpark, Cirencester

CESA Industry Conference 2017
15th & 16th November, 2017, at Wokefield Estate, Berkshire

CESA Conference 2016
17th & 18th November, 2016, at Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, Birmingham

CESA Conference 2015
12th & 13th November, 2015, at Wembley Hilton, London

CESA Conference 2014
13th & 14th November, 2014, at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire

CESA Conference 2013
14th & 15th November, 2013, at Savill Court Hotel, Windsor

CESA Conference 2012
16th November, 2012, at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire


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