Stellar Line Up Announced for Food & Bev Live 2018

THE line-up for the Global Hospitality Tech Summit which is running alongside next year’s Food & Bev Live has just been announced, and it’s a stellar line-up, that’s not to be missed!


With thousands of visitors expected from the food, hospitality and technology sectors, the Global Hospitality Tech Summit which places place during Food & Bev Live will be a hive of activity over the two days, catering for the vast array of visitors.


Food & Bev Live will run from the 6th – 7th February 2018 at the Citywest Events Centre, and event organisers, IFSA have teamed up with the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) to host the Global Hospitality Tech Summit –  set to be the world’s largest conference dedicated to examining recent trends in technology which are forming the future of the hospitality industry.


The two-day programme will feature an incredible line-up of top industry figures such as Amanda Roche Kelly from Just Eat, Ailish O’Brien from Google, who will be speaking on ‘Trends in Dining’ and Noelle Daly and Stephen Cluskey, from Mobility Mojo will be hosting a talk on ‘How Technology is Driving Accessible Tourism’


Other experts from the worlds of banking, economics, marketing, hospitality, tourism and global trend analysis include Ciaran Delaney from online meeting room booking marketplace, who will host a discussion on Disrupting the Global Meetings Market, along with Hjalti Baldursson from Bokun, who will lead a discussion on ‘How can hotels contribute to growth of a destination, and create a revenue stream at the same time?’


Award-winning chef and restaurant owner, Neil Bradley will be speaking on ‘Digitalising the Professional Kitchen’ and Edin Basic, founder of Firezza will be hosting a discussion on ‘The future of Takeaway Deliveries.’


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 introducing a new dimension to the show – the Global Hospitality Tech Summit –  which will give visitors yet another reason to attend Food & Bev Live.


“Technology 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 will be of great benefit to our members and other businesses operating in the sector.”


Through speakers, breakout sessions and panel discussions, the Global Hospitality Tech Summit aims to transform the way in which hospitality industry professionals attract customers, run their businesses and set themselves apart from the competition.


To see a full line-up of speakers, visit:


Food & Bev Live, will be taking place on the 6th and 7th February 2017 and at the Citywest Events Centre, Dublin.  Set to play host to world class competitions, including the National Barista Championships, Irish Cocktail Championships and the ‘hotly’ contended Chef Ireland Culinary Competitions, Food & Bev Live is the Hospitality event of 2018 not to be missed!


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