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TV chef Simon Rimmer looking forward to meeting CHS eventprofs

The Conference & Hospitality Show, which celebrates its 10th anniversary when it takes place at the first direct arena, Leeds on 30 April, recently announced popular television chef, Simon Rimmer, as its keynote speaker.

Rimmer will be ‘in conversation’ with Samme Allen, chair of the CHS Awards, who will lead a Q&A session taking questions from the floor, where delegates will get the chance to meet him and ask about his career as a talented chef and owner of fourteen restaurants in the Northwest and Dubai. 

Looking ahead to the Conference & Hospitality Show, Rimmer said: “I love being able to interact with a live audience and share stories and experience. I understand that this is a 10th anniversary show so I’m expecting a lively bunch of people. I’m particularly looking forward to being in a room of hospitality professionals and find out what’s new and innovative in the industry.”

While he is best known as the co-presenter of Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, the perfect post-hangover show featuring a mix of chat, current affairs, guests and food with Tim Lovejoy, he has a wealth of TV experience such as the Channel 4 documentary Tricks of the Restaurant Trade, Meals in Moments (BBC2), and of course, as a contestant in BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing 2017 series.  

Emma Cartmell, CEO of CHS Group, said: “We’re delighted that Simon will be our special guest at our tenth anniversary Conference & Hospitality Show.  Not only is he a consummate performer and well-known television chef and presenter, as the owner of fourteen restaurants, he has a vast amount of experience in the hospitality industry.  Our delegates will love to hear about his own experiences and understanding how he keeps up to date with emerging trends whilst juggling several busy roles.”

The 10th anniversary #CHS19 features several panel sessions throughout the day tailored towards event professionals, PAs and EAs. Founder of Practically Perfect PA, Nicky Christmas, will head-up panel discussion - how to create an amazing partnership with your boss.  Jonny Ross, of Fleek Marketing, Liz Taylor, founder and managing director of Taylor Lynn Corporate and Nick Tinker, regional business development manager of CrowdCompass by Cvent, will take delegates through the future of events. Gavin Ingham, TED talker, coach and motivational speaker, will deliver his I am 10 presentation, a strategy to help delegates, be more, do more and have more in business and in life.