FEA LET Forum: tableware and light equipment trends for 2024

What’s the Next Big Thing in designer tableware and smart light equipment?
Find out at FEA’s LET Forum 2024

The Light Equipment & Tableware Forum, 14-15 May 2024, Whittlebury Hall, Towcester


Want to know which colour tableware is going to be catching the eye next year?  Or what kitchen gizmo is the next must-have for chefs?  Or the designer trends to watch out for?  FEA’s Light Equipment and Tableware (LET) Forum 2024 is the place to find out.  It’s the annual event where leading manufacturers and suppliers bring their latest concepts and launches to show to delegates including buyers, dealers and distributors.  They get hands-on experience of the products foodservice operators are going to be asking for, this year and next.  For experienced professionals, the Forum is a great refresher, too, and for new starters it’s an ideal training environment. 

FEA is now inviting delegates to apply for tickets for the 2024 Forum.  The event is at Whittlebury Hall, Towcester, on 14th and 15th May.  Delegate tickets are free and include a stimulating mix of experiences:

  • One and a half days LET Forum access, meeting supplier companies and seeing the latest in light equipment and tableware innovations
  • Refreshments and lunch on day one
  • Awards dinner (including drink tokens)
  • Evening entertainment
  • One night accommodation at Whittlebury Hall
  • Use of the hotel facilities, including the spa
  • Breakfast on day two

The Forum is also a great networking event, with plenty of opportunities to meet and greet colleagues and build new business relationships.  At the awards dinner the Sales Professional of the Year will be announced, as well as the company winning the 2024 Distributor Cup.  Plus, there’s the Donald Bird Award, given for an outstanding lifetime contribution to the light equipment and tableware sector. 

“The Forum gets more popular every year,” says Steve Goodliff, chair of FEA’s LET Product Group.  “The feedback from delegates and exhibitors is incredibly positive.  A big factor is what a great use of time it is: delegates would never ordinarily be able to access so much product knowledge and hands-on experience in just a day and a half – and they are getting the information straight from the horse’s mouth!” 

Speaking about last year’s Forum, delegate Andrea Shearn-Wood of Ascot Wholesale said, “I enjoyed it this year even more than in the past.  The event generates lots of potential business for us and for our suppliers.”   Exhibitor John Temple of Tablecraft agreed, adding, “To be fair, the Forum is always good.” 

Although delegate tickets are free, numbers are limited so FEA’s events manager Jocelyn Shawyer is encouraging any companies wanting to attend to book places as soon as possible.  Tickets are available from Eventbright (tinyurl.com/42ayk92e).  For more information email jocelyn.shawyer@fea.org.uk.  


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