Organisers and Partners
‘Bringing Buyers And Sellers Together’
Hospitality Expo is organised by SDL Exhibitions Ltd one of Ireland’s largest, longest established and most successful exhibition organizing companies and have been ‘Bringing Buyers And Sellers Together’ since 1976.
SDL are best known for some of their consumer events such as The Ideal Home Show, The Irish Motorbike and Scooter Show, The Classic Car Show, organised on behalf of the Royal Irish Automobile Club and recently Xposé Live in association with TV3.
Other events organised by SDL include: TasteFest Cork, The Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries Exhibition and The Irish Casino and Amusement Equipment Exhibition planned for autumn 2016.
Hospitality Expo was first held in Galway in 1977 as Vintra – The Licensed Trades Exhibition. The event was subsequently held in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, Leopardstown Racecourse, The Kings Hall Belfast and for many years in the RDS moving from one of the smaller halls to completely filling the RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion in 2008 with over 200 exhibitors and occupying over 3,800 sq. metres of net stand space.
The exhibition grew in size and turnover by over 50% when last held attracting over 3,000 high quality decision makers from the industry and resulting in 92% of exhibitors indicating that their participation was worthwhile or very worthwhile.
The exhibition has been supported by The Restaurant Association of Ireland for many years.