The bar and pub industry has a brand new dedicated trade event, housing a wealth of new ideas, innovations and expertise all specially tailored to the sector. The first ever The Bar & Pub Show, in partnership with The Morning Advertiser, will run alongside The Restaurant Show 3 - 5 October 2016 at Olympia, London.

A lively line-up

Right now bars and pubs are evolving, diversifying and adapting to changing consumer behaviour, this unique event will offer the chance to learn from those who are at the forefront of innovation in the industry. The informative programme of live events at Bar & Pub Hub will cover a range of topics and features lively debates, interviews, demonstrations and talks. Subjects set to be discussed live on stage include a State of the Nation session exploring growth areas for pubs, as well as lessons on turning a country pub into a Michelin starred restaurant destination. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear the honest opinions, personal stories and insights from some of the industry’s most successful names including Josh and Holly Eggleton from The Pony & Trap, Andrew Pern of The Star Inn, and Dominic Chapman of The Beehive.

Learn from the best

There will be opportunities to learn from the experts when it comes to wine lists and craft beers, plus pairing these with food. Also not to be missed in the live line-up is the World Steak Challenge, where visitors will have the chance to sample the world’s best steak and hear how expert judges picked the winner. Alongside this there will be insights into the latest trends for driving sales of this pub staple dish.

The latest trends and product innovations

The Bar & Pub Show will bring together exhibitors from across the sector and showcase a range of products and services. There will be a wide variety of food and drink suppliers, as well as technology and equipment, entertainment, designers and so much more, all focused on the needs of bars and pubs. Notable exhibitors include The British Institute of Innkeeping, Pub Food Direct, The Prosecco Agency, Peppermill Antiques, The Proton Group, Sipsmith and Winefit Quality Wine Dispensers to name just a few.

What’s more, visiting The Bar & Pub Show gives you access to three other leading hospitality industry events; The Restaurant Show, Conscious Hospitality Show and the Catering Equipment Expo. These events offer an equally interesting line-up, with the chance to source and sample a wide range of new products as well as the opportunity to hear from top chefs such as Phil Vickery, Theo Randall and Nuno Mendes.

An inspiration packed occasion

Whether you’re looking for new ways to stand out from the competition, to attract new customers and boost sales or you simply want to learn how the latest trends could work for your establishment, The Bar & Pub Show is the place to be. There’s also plenty of opportunities to catch up with industry friends and colleagues. A visit to the inaugural event will leave you enthused about the future of the industry and full of ideas to try out. Cheers to that!