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First Choice and Parts Town at the CESA Conference

14th November 2018

First Choice Group will join professionals from all corners of the catering equipment industry this week, as they come together for the annual CESA Conference.

Held between November 14th and 15th, the conference celebrates its 80th anniversary this year and will take place at the picturesque De Vere Cotswold Water Park, with delegates travelling from across the country to take part in the not to be missed event.

Providing the ideal opportunity to learn more about the current status of the industry, guests are able to meet and chat with over 200 industry members as well as attend talks from guest speakers who are profound experts within the industry.

The theme of this year’s conference will be ‘Evolving in a Disruptive Environment’ and will discuss the effects of issues such as Brexit on the industry.

Tying in with this year’s theme, there will be special session taking place, hosted by Klaus Goeldenbot, group CEO of Nisbets, Alberto Zanata, CEO of Electrolux Professional and Steve Snower, CEO of Parts Town, the parent company of First Choice Group.

Aptly named ‘Titans of the Industry, the session which takes place at 11.30am on the 15th, will discuss latest industry trends, developing equipment and services, and how they manage mergers and acquisitions across their growing portfolios in the ever-changing global markets.

At the end of the session, the three guest speakers will take part in a Q&A session hosted by Simon Jack, the CESA Conference Chair.

First Choice Group is very much looking forward to the event and catching up with industry partners and meeting new faces. Our team will be exhibiting at the conference and will be on-hand to discuss our spare parts and training solutions with guests.

Managing Director, John Whitehouse; Quality and HR Manager, Denise Whitehouse; Neil Vincent, National Sales Manager and Julian Fisher, Marketing and Development Manager, will all be down at the conference. 

All foodservice industry professionals are welcome to attend the two-day, which kicks off with a golf day and prize giving dinner.

To find out more about the conference or to book your place, visit and come and say hello to us!

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