Global Catering Technology Summit 2019.
November 13th -15th.

As providers of contracted foodservices we face unprecedented challenges as an industry as we head into 2020 with a continuing skills crisis in much of Europe and North America and continuing recruitment and retention difficulties in the developing markets. Added to these challenges is the need for us to step up and accelerate our sustainability agenda with clients who face ever growing scrutiny from employees, investors and consumers. The world is watching.

We can’t do this alone and so we would like to offer you a platform to exchange experiences and opinions about how we hasten our positive work as an industry. We’re bringing together like-minded partners such as Winnow & Halton to discuss with you how we deliver the strategy & actions to encourage acceleration of the strong progress we have made as an industry.


Philip Verey

Commercial Director, Winnow Solutions

Heinz Ritzer

Director, Halton Air Solutions

Oliver Feiler

Head of Market Intelligence, RATIONAL AG

Michael Gividen

MD, Torch B2B


Wednesday 13th November
Individual arrival in Landsberg am Lech.
Get together and pick for Introductions & Happy Cooking in our Training Centre in Landsberg.
At RATIONAL we believe strongly in the power of food to bring people together and stimulate the best discussions and ideas. Our Happy Cooking session will allow us to cook and then eat together. The best news is the SelfCookingCentre cleans itself!
Thursday 14th November
Pick up at hotel.
08:15 - 08:30
Coffee & Introduction Round.
Meet your fellow delegates and virtual delegates too.
08:30 - 09:30
RATIONAL World 2019.
The team from RATIONAL will give you a brief update on how our 2019 has been and our 2020 priorities. Most interestingly Stephan and Benni who are our specialists in QSR and Retail operations will show you examples of best practice from the year that you will find relevant for your business.

Introduction of the summit.
Introduction to RATIONAL and 2019 Highlights.
Best Practice examples from QSR & Retail.
09:30 - 10:30
The Storm Approaching – Market Intelligence.
Oliver Feiler, Head of Market Intelligence at RATIONAL will present an overview of the market challenges we face in 2020. The Storm Approaching will provide detailed insight into how power shifts in the global economy and changes in social attitudes to food are shaping the challenges for contract foodservice providers across the globe. A successful 2020 will depend on an ability to navigate these difficult and in some cases unchartered waters. Oliver’s unique perspective will provide essential guidance for future, brighter skies.
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break.
11:00 – 12:30
What just happened?
Technology and the workplace.

Michael Gividen from Torch B2B will deliver a powerful review of how technology and digitization is impacting your industry, the supply chain and your clients.
12:30 – 13:15
13:15 – 14:15
Philip Verey – Commercial Director Winnow Solutions.
Heinz Ritzer – Director – Halton Air Solutions.
Pietro Romanazzi– Irinox Chilling Solutions.

The team will provide you with insights into how technology is improving quality and consistency whilst delivering 15% savings on labor, 50% reduction in food waste and 30% reduction in energy costs.

Beyond that, the team will provide you with practical demonstrations and examples of how these strategic plays can become quick wins in 2020.
14:15 – 15:15
Change in a fast paced world.
Mark Bouch who has delivered change programs for global companies including Mercedes AMG F1 Racing Team will provide a keynote on how change needs to be managed in 2020 and beyond.
15:15 – 15:30
Coffee Break.
15:30 – 17:00
Michael Hoffmann, RATIONAL Head of Digital Solutions will present the latest updates to the ConnectedCookingPro App that is currently being rolled out in Europe. The team will then show how that applies in real life examples from key clients in Retail & Contracted Foodservices. Hold tight! It might just blow your mind.
End of Day 2.
Dinner @ Fischer am Ammersee.
Friday 15th November
08:00 - 10:00
Pick up at hotel reception.
Networking breakfast – meet the wider RATIONAL team.
“How can RATIONAL be a better partner?”

The leadership team from RATIONAL want to hear what we can do to become a better partner. What support do you need us to provide in 2020? We want to leave this session full from a traditional Bavarian breakfast and full of ideas of how we will partner with you to achieve your 2020 objectives .
10:00 – 12:15
Interactive Workshops – plan 2020.
Implementing Technology to improve menu efficiency.
The culinary team will work with you to make sure you can plan your menus using technology to drive efficiency, reduce food waste and improve consistency in 2020.

Producing an ROI proposal for your client.
How do you justify spending capital, or convincing your client to spend capital when the savings aren’t clear? Good news! Our latest innovation is an ROI tool that simply and clearly shows the ROI on deploying the technology you will see with case studies that show it meets or exceeds targets with simple implementation – a game changer for 2020.

Digital download - Connecting your kitchen.
Did the ConnectedCookingPro solution sound like the answer to some of your most critical problems? Yes, we thought so. This workshop will ensure that you go back to your business with a plan to deliver proof of concept by 2020 Q2.

Leading Change – How to deliver technology solutions in 2020.
All this change seems like it will be impossible to deliver in time to impact 2020. Your objectives will be half way through a year by the time it’s implemented and even then we know only 35% of strategic changes are implemented as planned. Right? Wrong! Change expert Mark Bouch will provide you with practical templates, tools and tips to make sure you land your man on the moon!
12:15 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00
Q&A and open Discussions, Feedback, Agree on Activities.
What’s next? Shall we do it all again next year?
14:00 – 15:00
Transfer to Airport.


Siegfried-Meister-Straße 1
86899 Landsberg am Lech


Further reading:

A quick guide to saving the world.
Seven to-do’s for your kitchen.

Image: Paul –

Keeping the plates spinning.
KTCHNrebel finds out why reducing waste, controlling costs and focusing on staff retention are key to success.


Staff canteens need to be the heart of the company.
Goodbye, drab mess halls; hello, unique havens of culinary delight.

Image: Google

Food Waste.
The business case for reducing food waste.

Stop working for the rubbish bin.



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