Foodservice Equipment Reports

Hurry! Time Running Out To Register For FER Forecast Meeting

You only have this week to register for Foodservice Equipment Reports annual President’s Preview E&S Market Forecast meeting. The day-long event is set for Wednesday, Aug. 4 at the Hotel Orrington, in Evanston, Ill. The meeting offers senior manufacturing executives, dealers, multiunit operators and others interested in E&S trends an in-depth analysis and forecast of the market in 2011, in time for most companies’ planning and budgeting cycles.

FER Publisher Robin Ashton and John Muldowney, former principal at Clarity Marketing and now v.p.-marketing at Alto-Shaam, will analyze data and trends for the general economy and foodservice operators with an eye to their impacts on the E&S market.

Tom Stundza, former executive editor at Purchasing magazine and a leading authority on metals and materials pricing trends, will present exclusive forecasts through 2012 of materials and commodities widely used in foodservice equipment and supplies.

David Greene, president of European operations at AutoQuotes Inc. will offer in-depth historical data and trends on E&S pricing at the manufacturer level.

Ashton and Muldowney will once again present a ranking and analysis of the Top 100 equipment & supplies manufacturers. In addition to the analysis of manufacturer trends, Muldowney and Ashton will also provide analysis of E&S dealer trends.

The meeting will close with the magazine’s hard-number forecasts of the E&S market in 2011 and beyond. Attendees receive all presentations and data in both print and electronic formats.

The meeting is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., allowing many attendees to fly in and fly out on Aug. 4. Cost of the seminar is $945. For agenda, hotel and registration information, go to http://www.fermag.com/event-calendar/fer-events.html, or call Christine Palmer at 847/336-2049.

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