Foodservice industry participants will get the chance to have a first hand-look at new products playing a role in the transformation of the market at the vNEXT virtual trade show taking place tomorrow.
vNext, which is organised by industry software firm Specifi, will feature immersive virtual exhibits with comprehensive product information, documentation and specs.
Visitors will be able to chat one-to-one with company representatives and schedule appointments for further discussion.
There will be special interactive exhibits for Rational and Meiko, in which a visitor can move through realistic-looking virtual stands or ‘pods’ and get a unique 3D experience in stunning detail while examining new equipment products.
Exhibitors are as follows:
Rational: The combi oven manufacturer will be showcasing its new ICombi Pro and iVario Pro systems, as well as providing details about its new ‘Cook Live’ events.
Meiko: The warewashing supplier will be showcasing its new Upster range of warewashing and also the Biomaster waste control unit
Marco Beverage Systems: The company will be showing visitors how to use and install its FRIIA systems. The FRIIA units are designed to provide hot, cold and sparkling water from one unit.
Quintex: The company will be featuring its Cheetah, Biofix and Ecofix units. It specialises in designing systems for extraction that are guaranteed to save operators money.
Victor Manufacturing: The company will be showcasing its Nexus Micro Market System, optimising speed and safety of service for operators
Williams Refrigeration: The refrigeration manufacturer will be focusing on its VWCD1 chef’s drawer, Maxi Prep stations and Meat Aging Coldrooms
FCSI: The society for foodservice design consultants will be showing off what their designers do best. All FCSI members attending the event will receive CEU points.
Rexmartins: The UK supplier will have its MobilChef range on display and also focus on its extensive range of induction technology.
EFCEM: The European trade association will be focusing on its network as one of the world’s largest organisations for catering equipment manufacturers.
Specifi: The company will be focusing on its global brand status offering Sp Share, SP Design, SP Quote and SP Studio advice. Its technology makes designing and quoting simpler, faster and more controllable.
Hospitality Action: Industry charity will be showcasing its “invisible chips” promotion with special appearances from Heston Blumenthal, Fred Siriex and Philip Howard.
FEJ & Catering Insight: We will also have our own pods at the event, providing information for attendees interesting in our print and digital platforms.
Nic Banner, vice-president of sales UK & Ireland at Specifi, said: “We all miss in-person trade shows. But our virtual experience goes a long way toward serving that function. Attendees will be able to chat real time with company representatives and make new connections. They will be able to get information instantly on-demand as they visit pods.
“We think this seamless experience will serve as a template for how business will be conducted in the coming years. We are proud to help everyone during this transitional time.”