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London Produce Show 'maxes out' five-star venue

29 May 2014

The London Produce Show & Conference has “maxed out” the capacity at its five-star central London venue. The show is being presented by FPC and Produce Business magazine.

Jim Prevor, the Perishable Pundit and editor-in-chief of Produce Magazine said: “We now have maxed out the capacity of the five-star Grosvenor House with a trade show of 127 stands hosting over 150 companies and organisations plus an amazing assortment of workshops, seminars and chef demos. We have student programmes for culinary, business and horticultural students, media programmes and more to unveil at the Grosvenor House next week.

“One quite extraordinary thing is how the show has come to sit at the nexus of local support, intellectual leadership and global participation.

“Attendees will come to see this clearly on Thursday morning when we present the keynote breakfast, which highlights a selection of thought-leaders both from Great Britain and beyond.”

Jim Prevor himself will engage these thought leaders in a spirited discussion on the state of the industry, the opportunities that change is creating, and how the trade can work together to enhance mutual success, when he hosts the Breakfast Panel discussion on 5 June at 7.30am in the Ballroom at the Grosvenor House.

Bruce Peterson, former senior vice president of perishables at Wal-Mart Stores will lead discussion at the session. The breakfast panel will also include Gary Marshall, chairman of the Covent Garden Tenants’ Association, Doug Gilchrist, head of supply chain at catering business Gather & Gather, Tony Reynolds, managing director of foodservice provider Reynolds Catering, Christopher Mack, chairman of Fresca group, chef and author Valentine Warner, Andrea Felsted who is the senior retail correspondent for the Financial Times, James Anstead, a director within equity research at Barclays and retail specialist at the banking group, Adam Wakeley (pictured top) managing director of The Ethical Fruit Company, which is a finalist in the FPC Fresh Awards Morrisons CSR Excellence Award. Also on the panel are Jannie Holtzhausen, (pictured middle) who brings 40 years of retail expertise from South Africa and Dubai and Paul Kneeland (pictured bottom), vice-president of produce and floral at Kings Super Markets in the US with nearly 30 years retail experience.

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