FOOD & BEV LIVE, taking place on the 6th and 7th February 2018 at the Citywest Events Centre, is shaping up to be an excellent two-day event, with the show being jointly
driven by a new partnership between the Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance (IFSA) and the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI).
Pictured are Adrian Cummins, CEO, Restaurants Association of Ireland with Niamh Kenny, Food & Bev Live, show manager
Attracting thousands of visitors from the food, hospitality and technology sectors, Food & Bev Live is building on the huge success of renowned IFSA-event, CATEX. Floorspace is already being secured by companies who have both exhibited at FOOD & BEV in 2016 and at CATEX 2017, and who recognise the benefits that these events bring to their business.
From meeting new suppliers to learning from best practice and availing of expert advice, there’s exciting developments in store for next year’s event, the team that delivered CATEX on behalf of IFSA.
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.
John Cunningham, Chairman of IFSA comments: “We’re delighted to be able to grow our show in partnership with the Restaurants Association of Ireland and attract market-leading food & hospitality exhibitors to the show. With a joint database of thousands of visitors from both CATEX and FOOD & BEV, we’ll be working hard to deliver a larger event, both in terms of floor space and visitor numbers, providing new ideas and networking opportunities for our members and visitors.
“With eight months to go, the show has attracted exciting new partners, whilst still being supported by our ongoing associations such as the Panel of Chefs and BAI. FOOD & BEV will be an event that’s relevant to everyone in the food, drink and hospitality sectors, and it’s the show where business will be done in 2018.”
In addition to exhibitors from 2016 who have pledged to return to next year’s event, new names will be showcasing their products and services alongside a host of CATEX exhibitors who have signed up for FOOD & BEV. Confirmed exhibitors include Calor Gas; Hugh Jordan, Mark Rafferty Solutions, Dairy Glen, Koppert Cress, and Bunzl McLaughlin, who are once again sponsoring FOOD & BEV.
“Following the success at CATEX, we decided almost immediately to exhibit at Food & Bev Live 2018. Dairyglen are thrilled to be a part of the show, as not only does it give us the opportunity to meet with our customers – both existing and new - it allows us to stay up to date with changes in the industry and to showcase our new products including our innovative ice cream machines,” comments Greg Maher, Marketing Executive at Dairyglen Products.
Food & Bev Live is taking place on the 6th & 7th February 2018 at the Citywest Events Centre. To keep updated on new features, exhibitors and partners, follow the show on twitter @FoodandBevLive or log onto www.foodandbev.ie