Foodservice Equipment Reports


There’s still time to register for Foodservice Equipment Reports E&S Market Forecast President’s Preview meeting, scheduled Wednesday, July 27, at the Hotel Orrington in Evanston, Ill.

FER’s annual, one-day meeting offers dealers, manufacturers, operators and others in the industry an early look at the foodservice equipment and supplies industry next year and beyond, in time for planning and budgeting. It includes the industry’s only hard-number forecasts of the E&S market.

The seminar provides in-depth data and analysis of macro-economic, operator and materials-price trends as they impact the foodservice E&S market, as well as exclusive information on E&S manufacturer pricing trends from AutoQuotes Inc. FER’s annual rankings of the top U.S. E&S manufacturers will be updated and the program will provide additional data, buying group analysis and a full-ranking of dealers based on FER’s just-published Top Dealers Report. Merger and acquisition activity in both communities will also be reviewed.

As always, the meeting will close with our hard-number forecasts of the E&S market in 2012 and out through 2015.

The meeting hotel is a 40-minute drive or shuttle ride from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Registration and materials fee is $995. For those unable to attend, the forecast materials will be available for $1,295 after the meeting. Companies that have previously attended President’s Preview meetings are eligible for an additional discount.

With its 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. runtime, the meeting has been planned so many on the East Coast and Midwest can fly in and fly out on July 27. A limited number of rooms are available at the Hotel Orrington for those wishing to fly in July 26. We offer an informal golf outing beginning just after noon July 26 for anyone wishing to come in early and play. E-mail Robin Ashton at rashton(at) if you’d like to play golf.

For a complete agenda and registration and hotel forms, click here.

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