The Caterer has launched the Foodservice Forum, its first conference dedicated to the contract catering industry.
This special event, supported by Cartwheel Recruitment and Green & Fortune, is dedicated to the first class movers and shakers of the UK foodservice industry.
It will offer inspiration and insight from thought leaders and trailblazers from the world of hospitality and beyond, when it takes place on 2 October at Kings Place, London.
RBS economist http://www.foodservice-forum.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Ross Walker](https://www.linkedin.com/pub/ross-walker/4a/2a4/a0b) will kick off proceedings with an overview of what we can expect from the economy in the coming year.
As consumer tastes continue to evolve at pace, leading food trend expert Charles Banks, from The Food People, will paint a picture of what will be hot in 2015 in foodservice, the cuisines that will have the biggest influence and the trend-setting ingredients.
Delegates will have the chance to hear how they can use cashless payments systems to boost the profitability, efficiency and sustainability of their business from [Nomura](http://www.nomura.com/) head of catering Paul Gardener.
Interior design specialist Afroditi Krassa will outline the importance of design in your hospitality operation and explain how challenging the status quo in your area of business gives you the chance to be remarkable.
[Richard Reed](http://www.innocentdrinks.co.uk/), co-founder of smoothie brand Innocent, will share his journey from start-up to stellar success.
As the business end of our forum draws to a close, attendees will be invited to loosen their collar and stay on for exclusive and informal networking in The Caterer Lounge.
Visit [Foodservice Forum for more details and book now to attend.