Connectivity at Hotelympia

CESA’s Connectivity Trail helps visitors connect; plus new Energy-Saving Equipment Guide

At Hotelympia 2018 CESA has organised a Connectivity Trail, which will allow visitors to go straight to companies that offer ‘connected’ equipment, so they can find out more, direct from the experts. CESA will also be publishing a new Energy-Saving Equipment Guide, with a handy list of ‘green’ appliances that are on show at Hotelympia.

CESA has helped develop the new equipment area at Hotelympia, called The Professional Kitchen Show. The Trail and the Guide are part of the promotion of this latest show feature.

“Connectivity is going to have huge implications for anyone running a commercial kitchen,” says Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA. “We want to help visitors understand the potential of the technology. It’ll reduce costs. It will help make your business more efficient. It’ll reduce equipment downtime. It will maximise the lifetime of equipment.”

Connected equipment is linked to the internet and its operation can be monitored from anywhere, via a digital device such as a tablet. “Perhaps the biggest impact will be on equipment maintenance and service,” says Glenn. “For example, a connected appliance will warn anyone monitoring it if a component is failing, or if a consumable has run out, such as rinse aid in a warewasher.”

CESA’s Hotelympia Connectivity Trail will feature a variety of different manufacturers and appliances, highlighting those that are featured at the Show.

CESA’s guide to energy-saving equipment features all the latest ‘green’ technologies from CESA members, including those that are on display at Hotelympia 2018. Refrigeration, induction hobs, commercial microwave ovens… there are new developments in every area of catering equipment and the CESA Energy-Saving Equipment Guide will be a useful reference tool for anyone involved in equipment purchase.

Copies of both the Connectivity Trail and the Energy-Saving Equipment Guide will be available to download from Visitors to the Show can pick up copies from the CESA stand, 4270.

The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) is the authoritative voice of the catering equipment industry, representing over 190 companies who supply, service and maintain all types of commercial catering equipment - from utensils to full kitchen schemes. For more information on CESA visit

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