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 a two-day innovation forum.
“There has been extensive growth in the foodservice industry since Food & Bev Live’s last event in 2016 and CATEX 2017 demonstrated the vibrancy in the sector with an increase of 10% in visitors. 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.
The show will demonstrate the huge breadth of ingenuity across the industry and will play host to a range of National skills competitions including:
- The National Barista Championships organised by the Irish Chapter of the Speciality Coffee Association of Ireland, SCAE Ireland
- The Irish Cocktail Championships organised by the Bartenders Association of Ireland
- The Chef Ireland Culinary Competitions, organised by the Panel of Chefs of Ireland
- The Contract Caterers Competition
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
Food & Bev Live Set to Serve Up a Tasty Show 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).
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 has 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 and Koppert Cress, with Bunzl McLaughlin again sponsoring this event.
“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
If you would like to be a part of Food and Bev Live, please contact Niamh Kenny at Niamh.Kenny@eventhaus.ie. Alternatively, please call 00353 (0)1 846 0020.