Spanish trade show signs agreement to promote hospitality industry

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Hostelco and Hostelería de España signed a hospitality sector promotion agreement.

Foodservice equipment trade show Hostelco has joined forces with the Spanish Catering Corporate Confederation (CEHE)/Hostelería de España, with the aim of promoting the hotel and catering industry, boosting commercial exchanges in the ‘Horeca’ channel and contributing to the promotion of professional training in the sector.

The agreement was signed by the general director of Fira de Barcelona (Hostelco’s host venue), Constantí Serrallonga, and the president of Hostelería de España, José Luis Yzuel. The aim is to contribute to the sector’s recovery and reactivation, collaborating actively in the development of initiatives focused on the promotion of the hotel and catering industry, especially during the event on 4-7 April next year, that will once again bring the industry together at the Gran Via exhibition centre.

Through this agreement, Hostelco will allow students of CEHE’s online training channel ‘Campus Hostelería’ access to its facilities. The programme specialises in preparing hospitality professionals, with the aim of increasing their learning and networking opportunities thanks to direct contact with leading companies in the ‘Horeca’ channel. At the same time, Hostelería de España will facilitate access to its Horeca Market e-commerce platform for exhibitors and visitors to Hostelco interested in this commercial exchange channel.

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CEHE president José Luis Yzuel stated: “We are confident that the sector may be starting on the road to recovery, of which the celebration of a new edition of Hostelco is a great marker. The reactivation of the hotel and catering industry must involve training and professionalisation, as well as digitalisation, both of which are elements of the agreement with the sector’s leading trade fair platform.”

Hostelco, organised by Fira de Barcelona and the Spanish Federation of Associations of Equipment Manufacturers for Hospitality, Collectives and Related Industries (FELAC), will be held on 4-7 April 2022 at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via venue alongside the Restaurama trade fair. The events will bring together more than 4,500 exhibiting companies occupying 100,000metre2 of net exhibition space. They are also preparing new content aimed at enhancing their corporate character and contributing to the reactivation of their respective sectors.

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Clare Nicholls

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