Welcome to your show
Britain’s most comprehensive hospitality event, Hotelympia, returns to London in February 2016 (29th February – 3rd March, ExCeL) Here, Fresh Montgomery MD, Toby Wand, talks about his vision for the show – a celebration of an industry in the ascendancy, set in the heart of Europe.
It may seem a contradiction in terms to describe an event on the sheer scale of Hotelympia as having the feel of a bespoke, tailored show, but in 2016, that’s exactly the experience we will deliver. Whatever day you choose to spend with us, and whichever attraction, innovative new product, key exhibitor or insightful speaker is on your hit list, this experience will be individual to you, all about your needs, the requirements of your business and your customers. Your show.
How do we achieve this with so many ground-breaking exhibitors, from multiple sectors, all under one roof?
The answer lies in knowing the market, understanding the trends that keep this vibrant industry ticking, showcasing companies that share in this vision, true innovators, keeping things fresh and, most importantly, relevant to you. Where better than London – Europe’s culinary capital and the place where so many different trends and styles interweave – to host such a celebration.
So if it’s the very latest ground-breaking catering equipment you’re looking for, this is your show; but what about the world-class chefs – some of the UK’s very finest – that rely on these innovative machines daily? And the food and drink products – from leading suppliers such as British Premium Meats, craft innovators like Meantime and burgeoning producers like Purbeck Ice Cream – that go into making menus really stand out from the competition? Or the beautiful flat and glassware that is the customer’s first experience of an establishment, the key design and décor elements that help set the tone, the lighting; the technology that keeps service running smoothly? Hotelympia 2016 has these key elements and more in abundance.
A true British great. For almost 80 years this show has been the only show that the entire hospitality fraternity builds up to; the only show with the breadth of exhibitors and products needed to make business-changing decisions; the only show where you will leave with more than you arrived, buoyed by the weight of insight and innovation at every turn; the only show you need visit in 2016; the one and only Hotelympia.