Investment Returns to the Irish Hospitality Sector at Hospitality Expo RDS

Investment Returns to the Irish Hospitality Sector at Hospitality Expo RDS

When over 200 exhibitors commit to participation in a major national trade show at the RDS you know that the Hospitality Sector is in rude good health.

Hospitality Expo (formally Vintra) has been bringing the industry together every second year for over 30 years so that proprietors and managers from the largest multi-property chains to the smallest B & B or Fast Food operators, can find the ideas, products, technology and the business advice they need to grow their business in the year ahead.

Key Features Include:
• Hospitality Summit
• Honeymoon Concept Suite
• Brew Expo
• RAI Pro Chefs Live
• Tech Village
• Design & Fit Out
• DIT Business Advice Centre
• BAI Cocktail Competition
• Food & Wine Village
• Stonehouse Trade Show (3rd Feb Only)

Hospitality Summit
Speakers include Dermot Crowley of Dalata Hotel Group, Grant Thornton and Crowe Horwath on business growth, capital values and finance while Ciara Lyons from the World’s top review website TripAdvisor will join forces with Yelp on Online Marketing. Our own Pat O’Leary will advise on outdoor catering while Ciara Crossan of Wedding Dates will explain how to increase your share of the expanding Wedding Market.

There is an extensive Food & Wine Pavilion in RDS Hall 3 which will include a Pro Chefs Live Stage where leading members of the Restaurants Association of Ireland will demonstrate dishes that sell and produce margins.

A spectacular 600 Sq. Ft. Honeymoon Concept Suite (by Conbu Design) will provide hoteliers with the latest ideas and inspiration for upgrading any guest room but will be particularly useful for those seeking to capture a bigger share of the Wedding market given the increased volumes expected from overseas same sex weddings. Many exhibitors are also showing furniture, décor, lighting and complete fit out solutions.

The Business Advice Centre provided by DIT College of Catering offers one to one mentoring and business advice on a range of topics and includes a series of Free Admission Seminars on everything from Finance Tools to Kitchen Management and from preventing Fraud to Conflict Resolution.
The Tech Village will is designed to help hoteliers and caterers make the most of the many advances in technology which are now essential to catering to an increasingly ‘online’ consumer including In-Remote Ordering And Reservation System, Room Control Systems, Stock Control, Wi-Fi / Broadband, Communications, Entertainment and Security Systems. Don’t miss the Tech Theatre – details online.

Brew Expo will feature a selection of Irish Craft Brewers and Distillers and will include a series of Beer Master Classes from Dean Mc Guinness of Premier International covering topics such as ● Beer Styles ● Beers by County ● Beer & Foods ● Designing a Beer Menu ● Beer Cocktails ● Beers by County ● Running a Beer Event.

The BAI Cocktail Competition will take place on the opening day Wednesday 3rd February sponsored by Edward Dillon.

The Stonehouse Trade Show will take place in the RDS Hall 2 on Wednesday 3rd Feb with over 40 leading brands represented. Separate registration required via Stonehouse.

To register to attend Hospitality Expo simply go to the website
This is a Trade Only event.

The exhibition is open on:
Wednesday 3rd February 10.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday 4th February 10.00am – 5.00pm

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