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New Names Join Stellar Line-Up At Catex 2017

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New Names Join Stellar Line-Up At Catex 2017

A host of top businesses have joined the stellar line-up for Ireland's largest foodservice and hospitality event - Catex - which returns to the RDS in Dublin from the 21 to 23 February.

As the one-stop shop for hospitality in 2017,  the event promises to serve up solutions and innovative new business ideas, while combining quality produce with world-class features across the three days.

Setting the stage for what is to be the biggest and most exciting show to date, Catex 2017 is brimming full of fresh new exhibitors - a reflection of the growing foodservice market in Ireland which has seen an annual growth of five per cent over the past few years.

Accounting for over 20 per cent of the exhibitor list, new names include, Aluline Group, Ash and Ro, Caterline, Cordelia Foods, Elavon, Gecko Catering Equipment, JMC Packaging Ltd, Plassey Food and Sauceworks, to name but a few.

New and returning exhibitors, such a show stalwarts Bunzl, Bewleys Ltd, BD Foods, Calor, Henderson Foodservice Ltd, Hugh Jordan, Lynas and Stephen’s Catering Equipment, will be offering up solutions, showcasing their innovative products and highlighting the latest food trends to the expected Catex audience, which now accounts for over 10,000 industry professionals.


Leading online restaurant booking platform OpenTable will make its debut at Catex 2017. Speaking ahead of the event, Adrian Valeriano, VP, EMEA at OpenTable comments: "Catex is the leading Food and Beverage trade show in Ireland, and one which we’re excited to be involved with for the first time in 2017. It provides us with a fantastic platform to meet with our existing Irish restaurant partners and forge relationships with potential new customers specifically within certain sectors of the market, including cafes, restaurants and pubs, showcasing the services that OpenTable can provide to help restaurants throughout Ireland grow and thrive within the industry."

Another company who has joined the Catex exhibitor family is botanically brewed beverages brand, Fentimans. Events and marketing manager, Richard Cooper adds: "We are thrilled to be exhibiting at Catex next year, as it really is the one show that connects you to the decision makers in the foodservice and hospitality industries, and for us, it gives us the opportunity to showcase our products to the Irish market and pick up important new contacts.

"This will be the first time that Fentimans has attended a food and drink expo in Ireland and Catex was the obvious choice."

Created and owned by the IFSA (Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance) and sponsored by Bunzl and Calor, Catex, caters for all of those in the foodservice and hospitality sectors. It's set to be home to international competitions, culinary food demonstrations and industry expert speakers.

Added to this mix is a huge number of networking opportunities, a melting pot of new products and ideas, and the introduction of many solutions-based services and concepts – and you have three unmissable days at Catex 2017.


Registration is now open and you can register for FREE at To secure exhibitor space at the event, please call EventHaus on 01 846 0020 or see