Preparing the hospitality industry for further growth

    Whether it’s establishing a new operation, considering an overdue re-design / fit out, exploring options for new bar & catering equipment, debating an expanded offering as a sports or music bar or implementing a new a food & beverage offering – now is the time to invest in your business.

    Customer demand is high and the number of successful hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and cafés operating across the country is increasing to create both new challenges and new opportunities.

    Hospitality Expo 2020 is your chance to better understand the changes necessary to ensure that your operation takes full advantage of developing industry trends and the increased demand.


    Smart Business

    Take one day this February to work on your business model, plan for future growth and deal with current issues and future opportunities – visit your industry’s business-oriented trade event – Hospitality Expo 2020 at the RDS Simmonscourt.


    Some of this year features:

    Collaboration is the Key to Success

    The Hospitality Expo 2020 is a must attend event where the best in class will come out in force to showcase their products and services, as well as offering tips and advice on how to bring your business to the forefront of the area. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Collaboration is the Key to Success’ and where better to see this in action than in our purpose-built showcase bar. For this very special one of a kind feature; Virgin Media, AVL and Pure Fit Out have combined to design and build an experience that will demonstrate how to maximise your venue with the latest design, display and content trends.

    With over 200 exhibitors and three seminar areas the Hospitality Expo 2020 promises to be the kick start event for anyone involved in the hospitality industry for 2020 and beyond.

    Growth Opportunities Continue for 2020

    The three seminar areas will ensure that all aspects of the hospitality sector are facilitated.

    On the main Hospitality Stage you will hear how to recruit and retain the best staff, secure finance to upgrade your venue, discussion on the latest food trends and how to maximise your revenue from your investment. Speakers include Adrienne Hanna from Right Revenue, Marc Thornton from DTA Marketing, Nicola Hawitt from Upsell Guru and Derek Butler from Grid Finance.

    The Tech Summit Stage will have experts advising on how to increase your social media presence and how the latest technology can aid your business.

    The Fit-Out Summit Stage will feature an exciting showcase and case study of the regeneration of Central Dublin’s One Dublin Plaza, including the new 500-seater restaurant, by Rebecca Gernon, Director of Serendipity and Ronan Holohan of Millimetre Design will explore the latest trends to hit the Dublin hotel and bar developments.

    250 Exhibitors in 2018

    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 visitors in 2018 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.


    Visitor Profile 2018

    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%

Partners 2020