IFEX 2016 gets Titanic venue

The IFEX trade show is held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast.

IFEX, the Northern Irish food, hospitality and retail event, has moved to a new home at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast.

The exhibition’s organiser, Fresh Montgomery, which is also the team behind the Hotelympia show in London, worked with Northern Ireland Event Organisers and Titanic Quarter Ltd to bring IFEX to the new 5,000m2 venue.

Next year’s show will take place from 8-10 March and has already received backing from companies such as Irish distributor, Masseys for Catering Equipment, and the First Choice Group.

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Toby Wand, MD of Fresh Montgomery, told FFT.ie: “IFEX is firmly-rooted in NI’s hospitality industry and it’s a fantastic event, however, having a venue that remained in the heart of Belfast was key to its future success due to the nature of our exhibitors and visitors.

“We joined forces with our fellow event organisers in the NIEO to help to establish the Titanic Exhibition Centre, and through our involvement, Fresh Montgomery has given a long-term commitment to ensuring IFEX remains the market-leading food, drink, retail and hospitality trade expo in Northern Ireland.”

IFEX attracts approximately 5,000 visitors from the food, retail and hospitality sectors over three days. Caroline McCusker, event manager of IFEX added: “Almost 80% of available floor space is now secured.”

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