Returning to Citywest, Dublin, 6th – 7th February 2018, Food & Bev Live will welcome Ireland’s largest hospitality technology forum to the show, with the area being jointly driven by a new partnership between the Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance (IFSA) and the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI).
In a first for the sector, Food & Bev Live 2018 will host the largest Hospitality Technology Forum in Ireland, bringing the world’s latest hospitality and tourism technology start-ups to Ireland for the innovation forum. Following on from the huge success of CATEX – IFSA’s flagship event – Food & Bev Live will continue to build upon the momentum of the hospitality and foodservice industries, and the Forum will sit alongside show features including the National Barista Championships and Chef Ireland Culinary Competitions.
Food & Bev Live is now a joint venture, owned by IFSA and RAI and organised by EventHaus Ltd. Larry Smith, Chairman of IFSA comments: “We are constantly reviewing and improving the Food & Bev Live formula and I am delighted that we’re partnering with the Restaurant Association of Ireland for 2018. The RAI will join IFSA to host a new element to the event -the Hospitality Tech Forum – which will feature some of Europe’s leading providers of technology solutions to the Foodservice and Hospitality sectors …. For 2018, we anticipate another record turnout when hospitality operators gather to source the best products and celebrate the greatest talent in the industry.”
With technology advancements helping to streamline processes within the restaurant sector, the show’s organisers are excepting the new addition of the Technology Forum to be a major draw for restaurant owners and proprietors of hospitality businesses.
Adrian Cummins, CEO, Restaurants Association of Ireland adds: “Food & Bev Live is a unique trade event that caters to those owning, operating and working in hospitality and leisure establishments across Ireland and Europe. As THE Trade event for the sector in 2018, we are delighted to be involved in the show for the first time. Technology now plays a key role in hospitality – from online reservations and taking orders, to measuring and controlling food waste – and it has become a vital part of our members’ businesses therefore to be able to host the largest Hospitality Technology Forum in Ireland at Food & Bev Live is of great benefit to our members and other businesses operating in the sector.”
Food & Bev Live has a history of providing a vibrant platform to touch, taste and experience an exciting and eclectic mix of undiscovered brands and household names and next year’s event will be no exception. Across the two days, Food & Bev Live will guarantee a packed agenda of live cooking demonstrations, panel debates and keynote talks on all the latest industry topics.
Also returning to Food & Bev Live is the renowned Euro-Toques Ireland Live stage, Chef’s Choice village and Chef Network area. Supported by Bunzl McLaughlin, Food & Bev Live 2018 is already attracting a lot of interest. Taking place on the 6th and 7th February 2018 at the Citywest Events Centre, Dublin, Food & Bev Live is THE two-day expo to showcase your business, products and innovations.
To secure your space, please contact EventHaus on (00353) 1 846 0020 or visit www.foodandbev.ie.