Many in the industry will know it as ‘Hotelympia’, but this year the UK’s longest-running foodservice and hospitality exhibition will return under the moniker of ‘Hotel, Restaurant & Catering’ (HRC) when the doors to ExCeL London open on Tuesday 3 March.
Dedicated to showcasing innovation and creating profitability within the foodservice community, the three-day HRC show will welcome 600 global suppliers from all sectors of the supply chain alongside inspiring talks and a wealth of networking opportunities.
One event, four shows
HRC features a new format, comprising four shows under one event. This includes The Professional Kitchen Show, The Foodservice Show, Interiors and Tabletop Show and Hospitality Tech Show.
Across the three days of the event, 20,000 visitors from the hotel, restaurant and catering sectors will have the chance to meet suppliers and taste, test and demo products from big brands to innovative start-ups.
Tackling sustainability and waste management
To cater to the industry’s thirst for knowledge, HRC will draw on key topics to help businesses improve and advance their current offering through more than 100 talks, demonstrations and tastings across The Vision Stage, TECH X, The Staff Canteen Live, The Great British Drinks Movement, Salon Culinaire and the CESA (soon-to-be-renamed FEA) Trend Trails.
Organisers say that visitors will be able to learn how to make their businesses more sustainable and the way that it can drive success.
CESA, the association for catering equipment suppliers, has organised its own ‘trend trails’ that will lead visitors on a path around the event to meet the suppliers that are providing products that fulfill the industry’s sustainability needs. From waste management to energy efficiency, HRC promises to serve as a one-stop-shop to making a difference and improving business.
Introducing the Cedabond Village at HRC
To ensure HRC touches every aspect of the buying cycle, HRC has partnered with Cedabond to create the Cedabond Village. Whether a single-site business owner, or a manager responsible for multiple locations, the Cedabond Village is an opportunity to have a dream kitchen or catering service area specified and designed by some of the best design houses in the UK.
To find out what products are being showcased, who’s speaking and how to attend, visit: www.hrc.co.uk