Preparing The Hospitality Industry For The Next Generation Of Customer
4,872 Visitors – 67% Decision Makers – attended the combined Hospitality Expo and Fit Out Expo at the RDS during the first week of February 2018. These were the best results for Hospitality Expo in the 40 year history of the event building on the highly successful 2014 and 2016 events.
Over 250 exhibitors across three halls reported excellent visitor volumes, quality and business interest. All of the 6 Theatres were busy with the Hospitality Summit, the LVA Pub Forum, The Tech Theatre and the Synergy Prochef Forum being over subscribed for many of their sessions.
Growth Opportunities Continue for 2020
To accommodate exhibitor demand Hospitality Expo will be located in the larger RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion in 2020 where up to 120,000 sq. feet of events space is available.
Fit Out Expo will be co-located in hall 8B.
Up to 76% had purchasing authority while 56% identified new suppliers as a result of their visit. 35% said they had capital and renovations budgets of between €10,000 and €5,000,000.
Pubs 27% Caterers 12% Hotels 26% Restaurants 29% Sports / Night Clubs 4% Quick Service 2%
250 Exhibitors | 4,872 Visitors
Hospitality Expo 2016 and 2018 produced exceptional business results for up to 250 exhibitors. There can be no doubt that, with increased investment in the industry, the 2020 event will provide suppliers with an even greater potential to increase sales in this buoyant market driven by increases demand from both domestic and tourist markets.
This is a business focused event with a high proportion of proprietors, directors, buyers, chef and managers. 76% of the 4,900 visitors had purchasing power.
Suppliers of Design & Fit Out, Catering Equipment, Food & Beverage, Technology, Facilities Management, Furniture & Décor, Event Infrastructure, POS, and HR specialist will find this comprehensive, professionally organised trade event to be a highly effective means of generating business.
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