The Big Hospitality Expo, sponsored by Uber Eats, opens its doors for the first time this September (Olympia London, 26th – 28th), and is set to establish itself as a mecca for restaurateurs and chefs, casual dining operators as well as pub, bar and street food operators.

Inheriting a 30-year legacy from The Restaurant Show – which is set to remain a key sector of the revised event – the expo will champion the outstanding products, people, insight and innovation of the food and drink industry.

Those unsure as to why they should visit need look no further than testimonials from previous attendees and industry influencers:

“Coming to the event is a massive thing because it drives your business forward.” Ben Anderson, General Manager, The Moody Mare.

“You see the whole spectrum of people in the restaurant industry from small independents to big chains and everything in between.” Will Beckett, CEO & Co-founder, Hawksmoor.

“It’s really important for operators to take time out of their business to come to the show, you get to see all the new products and a lot of innovation going on.” Kate Nicholls, CEO, UK Hospitality.

“If you want to see what's new and interesting in the marketplace, it's very difficult to actually feel and touch and see things. So coming to the show, you get to see everything all at once, meet lots of people.” Emma Wood, Commercial Director, Food Information Services.

“It's a real opportunity to come and connect with other operators, to compare battle scars and to share ideas and creativity moving forward to help the industry recalibrate and bounce back.” Zuleika Fennell, Managing Director, Corbin & King.

“I think it's really important for people to come to the show and hear what other people's experiences are, because you've got so many different people in different walks of the industry and you spend so much time focused on your problems and how you deal with those issues.” Nicola Gartenberg, Executive Director, Adam Handling Ltd.

“I think everybody should attend. If you are interested in hospitality, you run a restaurant, you want to run a restaurant or you are just curious about this industry, there's an opportunity. There are lots of stalls to see and everybody is willing to speak to you. They are here because they want to communicate, so you get a chance to talk to a lot of interesting people.” Asma Khan, Chef & Owner, Darjeeling Express.

“The show is such a fantastic showcase for our industry, and people think of it as just restaurants, but actually it's so much broader than that. All the supplies are here. Hoteliers are here. The broader hospitality sector is here.  So, it's really important for me to be in the middle of that mix so that I can understand what it is that our clients need and what they can benefit from.” Jill Whittaker, Managing Director, HIT Training.

“Hugely important to come to The Restaurant Show and take time out of your business because we learn new ideas, see what other suppliers are offering to the market, we get to speak to other industry leaders and just all in all get the buzz back of the hospitality sector.” Tom Taylor, Managing Director, The Cherry Tree.

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The Big Hospitality Expo runs from 26th -28th September at Olympia London, alongside Low2NoBev and featuring Catering Equipment Expo.


*Lumina Intelligence UK Top of Mind Business Leaders Survey 2022

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