Food & Bev Live will play host to Ireland’s largest hospitality technology forum at Dublin's Citywest Hotel (pictured) between February 6 and 7, 2018, with the area being jointly driven by a new partnership between the Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance (IFSA) and the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI).
With technology advancements helping to streamline processes within the restaurant sector, the show’s organisers are excepting the addition of the technology forum to be a major draw for restaurant owners and proprietors of hospitality businesses.
IFSA Chairman, Larry Smith, asserted that the Alliance is “constantly reviewing and improving the Food & Bev Live formula" and that the hospitality technology forum "will feature some of Europe’s leading providers of technology solutions to the foodservice and Hospitality sectors."
Smith also added that “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.”
Restaurants Association of Ireland CEO Adrian Cummins commented that “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."
Following on from the huge success of IFSA's flagship event, CATEX, Food & Bev Live 2018 will feature cooking demonstrations, panel debates and keynote talks on all the latest industry topics as well as playing host to a range of National skills competitions including the National Barista Championships, the Irish Cocktail Championships and the Chef Ireland Culinary and Contract Caterers Competitions. Also returning to Food & Bev Live is the renowned Euro-Toques Ireland Live stage, Chef’s Choice village and Chef Network area.
Food & Bev Live 2018 will be supported by Bunzl McLaughlin. Those wishing to secure a space at the event should contact EventHaus on (00353) 1 846 0020 or visit www.foodandbev.ie.