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Celebrity Keynote Speaker

Ben Fogle

Broadcaster, Ben Fogle is one of the best recognised adventure presenters, known for continually pushing the boundaries of televised activities through documented challenges. The conservation conscious presenter is also actively involved in a number of wildlife organisations, making him a confident authority on reducing impact on the planet, both individually and in a business environment. 


With over two decades working for the BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Sky, Discovery and National Geographic. Ben has hosted everything from New Lives in the Wild to Crufts to Countryfile. 


He competed in the Atlantic Rowing race with James Cracknell, the six-day Marathon des Sables for the World Wide Fund for Nature across the Sahara Desert and climbed Mount Everest to raise money for the Red Cross. 


He has also written ten books and writes a regular column for the Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph and is a travel writer for The Independent.

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Peter Hancock


Peter is a professional conference and awards host, after-dinner speaker, and toastmaster. He was Chief Executive of Pride of Britain Hotels from 2000 to 2021 and is an Honorary Master Innholder, a fellow of HOSPA and a fellow of the Institute of Hospitality as well as Winner of the "Outstanding Contribution" award presented at the Independent Hotel Show in 2021. Peter has hosted several Caterforce conferences in the past and we are delighted to have him back this year.

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Tom Fender

TWC - Customer Insights

Tom has provided research, insights, data and digital solutions to wholesalers, foodservice operators, retailers, and suppliers for over 20 years.  Previously the co-owner and Managing Partner of HIM Research and Consulting, now Lumina Intelligence. Tom joined Tanya Pepin and the TWC team in September 2019.  TWC is Caterforce’s trusted data partner and will be sharing unique customer research insights at the conference.

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Charles Banks

The Food People -
Future Food Trends

Charles is the co-founder of The Food People. An expert in food futures and a 'champion of change'. Charles has spent the past 25 years in the food industry working across all sectors including food service, fine dining, hotels, food brands and food retailing. The Food People, established for over 15 years, are a global trends business, specialising in future foresight.

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