Organisers of next month’s Restaurant Show have revealed more of the hot topics up for debate during the 3 day show at London’s Olympia.
From 2-4 October, visitors to the show will hear discussions on diners changing demands, attracting top talent, and creating a unique dining experience.
The main show will run alongside The Bar & Pub Show, Conscious Hospitality Show and Catering Equipment Expo.
As well as high profile speakers on The Stage, the show will host more than 450 exhibitors, including kitchen equipment suppliers, talking about their products and services and how these can help the industry overcome some of its biggest challenges.
Light equipment supplier Parsley in Time will be one exhibitor on hand with advice. Marketing manager Rob Blunderfield commented: “I love the hospitality industry because it’s so dynamic, it’s constantly evolving and changing to meet customer needs and demands. It’s a fast-paced industry that has really upped its game over the last few years.
“Customer service has improved, hotels are more welcoming and there are more restaurants that are child-/family-friendly. It’s fascinating to watch our industry respond to market forces. With the devaluation of the pound sterling, tourism has become even bigger business in the UK, which has meant hospitality businesses have had to really step up a gear to cater for the needs of tourists.”
The Restaurant Show will also be looking for this year’s Great New Idea. Exhibitors can enter their product in the competition by registering before Monday 11 September.
Overall winners are chosen by votes from show attendees and an expert panel, with the best concepts being announced on Tuesday 3 October.