AGENDA

10:00 BST | 11:00 EUR

Opening Remarks

The commercial foodservice industry is facing and adapting to challenges as never before. The industry leaders who have assembled with us for this event will be sharing their insights and you will have a chance to be part of the conversation. Specifi CEO Bob Wolters will give us an overview of the event.

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Speaker

Bob Wolters

CEO, Specifi

10:05 BST | 11:05 EUR

Using vNEXT - a Quick Tour

We are proud to welcome you to our brand new vNEXT virtual trade show and exhibition platform. We'd like to take a couple minutes to show you around so you are able to maximise your experience as you view presentations, interact with speakers, network with your peers, meet new people and view our immersive virtual exhibits.

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Speaker

Nic Banner

Vice President of Sales, UK & Ireland, Specifi

10:10 BST | 11:10 EUR

Introduction to Hospitality Action - "We've Got You"

Hospitality Action was established in 1837 and has since offered vital assistance to all who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK.

We’re here for the chefs, waiters, housekeepers and managers. We’re here for the concierges, receptionists and kitchen porters. And we’re here for every sommelier, bartender, catering assistant and cook across the UK.

Whatever you do in hospitality, we’ve got you.

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Elle Banner

Specifi Marketing & Events

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Keynote Speaker

Kate Nicholls

CEO, UK Hospitality

10:13 BST | 11:13 EUR

Special Presentation: "Triple Cooked Invisible Chips"

His legendary Triple-Cooked Chips have been adopted by restaurants up and down the land. Now, with the industry facing an uncertain future, Heston Blumenthal is ready to share his closely-guarded secret recipe for Triple-Cooked Invisible Chips as he calls upon you to include them on your menu

Blumenthal says: "I am a proud patron of this fantastic charity and the tireless work they do to support the industry. I’ll be adding Triple-Cooked Invisible Chips to the menu at the Hind’s Head and encourage others to do the same, they’re delicious!”

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Award-Winning Chef

Heston Blumenthal

On Behalf of Hospitality Action

10:15 BST | 11:15 EUR

Keynote Address: The Way Forward

Kate Nicholls will be discussing how Covid-19 has affected operators, how the foodservice equipment industry can help our customers, and how  UK Hospitality has taken the government to task to ensure that operators can keep trading and thrive after the pandemic.

Kate is a tireless advocate for the UK hospitality industry and has been awarded  the HRC Hospitality Lockdown Hero Award for her tireless service to the industry.

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Moderator

Nic Banner

Vice President of Sales, UK & Ireland, Specifi

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Keynote Speaker

Kate Nicholls

CEO, UK Hospitality

10:50 BST | 11:50 EUR

Introduction to Exhibits

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Master of Ceremonies

Elle Banner

Specifi Marketing & Events

10:51 BST | 11:51 EUR

Sponsor Video Presentations

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Meiko

10:57 BST | 11:57 EUR

Virtual Exhibits: View the Latest Products

Check out our online exhibits, located in "Pods" in the "Exhibits" area.

You will be able to view products, get in-depth information from spec sheets and videos and chat real-time with exhibitors.

You will also have the opportunity to make appointments for more detailed conversations at a future time.

We like to say, "Digital is the New Face to Face." We think this is how equipment will be bought and sold in the future.

11:15 BST | 12:15 EUR

Keynote Conversation: Kitchen Design in the Current Environment

The pandemic has had a profound impact on kitchen design as restaurants work to add social distancing and efficiency components. This has implications for equipment, workflow and staffing.

Ian Bryant joined Sprint Group from The Carford Group Ltd in 2017 and has enjoyed over 3 years as Sales Director. Ian has delivered many prestigious projects, including the latest Champney’s initiative, and specialises in dynamic kitchen design.

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Moderator

Clare Nicholls

Editor, Catering Insight

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Keynote Speaker

Ian Bryant

Sales Director, Sprint Group

11:50 BST | 12:50 EUR

Sponsor Video Presentations

Victor Manufacturing
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11:57 BST | 12:57 EUR

Virtual Exhibits: View the Latest Products

Check out our online exhibits, located in "Pods" in the "Exhibits" area.

You will be able to view products, get in-depth information from spec sheets and videos and chat real-time with exhibitors.

12:15 BST | 1:15 EUR

Keynote Address: Innovation in the Pandemic Age

In this special keynote session at Specifi VNext, FEJ editorial director Andrew Seymour meets Nathan Evans, Food Operations Manager at SA Brain & Co., which runs more than 200 pubs across Wales and the South West of England.

With Covid-19 putting more obstacles in the way of pub businesses than ever before, Nathan discusses how the company is evolving its menu offer to reflect the new conditions, the type of equipment that can add true value to pub kitchens in a post-Covid world and the sort of support it will require from suppliers to ensure it can continue to innovate.

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Moderator

Andrew Seymour

Editorial Director, Foodservice Equipment Journal

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Keynote Speaker

Nathan Evans

Food Operations Manager at SA Brain & Co.

12:50 BST | 1:50 EUR

Sponsor Video Presentations

12:55 BST | 1:55 EUR

Virtual Exhibits: View the Latest Products

Check out our online exhibits, located in "Pods" in the "Exhibits" area.

You will be able to view products, get in-depth information from spec sheets and videos and chat real-time with exhibitors.

1:15 BST | 2:15 EUR

Keynote Address: Kitchen Design in the Current Environment

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Speaker

Keith Warren

Industry Expert

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Speaker

Matthew Merritt-Harrison

Chairman, FCSI, UK & Ireland

1:50 BST | 2:50 EUR

Special Video Presentation

1:50 BST | 2:50 EUR

Concluding Remarks

Nic Banner

Speaker

Nic Banner

Vice President of Sales, UK & Ireland, Specifi