The Foodservice Forum 2018 – a one-day event dedicated to ‘Putting Produce First’ in the foodservice industry, takes place on June 6 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s iconic Park Lane.
A stellar line-up of high-profile foodservice, hospitality and catering industry experts are taking part as speakers and panelists.
The Foodservice Forum is the prelude event to The London Produce Show and Conference (LPS), and attracts major UK and international buyers, chefs, operators, suppliers and influencers from across the foodservice, catering, hospitality and fresh produce sectors.
‘Fresh Produce Boosts Profits’ is the central theme to this year’s programme, which will see industry heavy-hitters discuss how to effectively utilise fruits and vegetables to grow the foodservice business.
Topics to be explored include:
- how fresh produce can contribute to the bottom line;
- the role fresh produce has to play on menus with respect to health and wellbeing;
- the impact on kitchens of plant-based, vegan and vegetarian trends;
- how to grow your foodservice business;
- the changing face of procurement;
- the start-up newcomers to watch out for.
“This is a show that stands out from the rest of the pack by its vibrancy of relevant market information and fresh produce trend setting. It’s a must-see event that boasts a crystal ball to fresh produce innovation and market news in both retail and hospitality.”
Event host Jason Danciger, UK Managing Director of the Hana Group.
The Foodservice Forum blends a mix of engaging and interactive seminars, discussion panels, and ideation sessions. It addresses the very latest eating and drinking trends, and the plentiful opportunities presented by the world of fresh fruits and vegetables to contribute to the UK’s diverse and thriving foodservice industry.
Delegates are expected to attend the third annual edition of the event from across the UK and international foodservice supply chain, according to London-based foodservice consultant Jeni Edwards of IjEss Consulting, who is coordinating the programme.
Edwards comments: “Foodservice remains a diverse and thriving industry in the UK, with plentiful potential to make fresh produce more prominent on plates.
“We’re gathering everyone from fresh produce growers and wholesalers to hospitality and foodservice providers to discuss issues related to the current market, as well as to expand their network.
“Those attending the forum this year can expect to learn more about how fresh produce can contribute to the bottom line and the changing face of procurement as the demand for fresh fruit and veg continues to grow.”