CATEX, Ireland’s largest foodservice and hospitality event, returns to the RDS, Simmonscourt from Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th February 2019, and with upwards of 12,00
0 visitors expected to attend, it’s one of the most eagerly anticipated industry events of the year. Registration for the three-day event is now live and free via www.catexexhibition.com
Pictured are Sean Martin, Sales Director with Bunzl; Margaret Andreucetti, Sales Manager CATEX; Mariana Landin, Waitress, The Gibson Hotel and Oliver Kenny, Sales Director with Calor Gas
For those looking to source the newest, most innovative food and drink products or simply keep their fingers on the pulse on the hottest trends, next year’s event promises to serve up solutions, innovative new business ideas and will combine quality produce with world-class features and masterclasses across the three days.
Supported by industry stalwarts, Bunzl and Calor Gas, CATEX 2019 is brimming full of fresh new exhibitors, a reflection of the growing foodservice market in Ireland that is set to grow by 6.1% to reach a value of €8.2 billion, according to a recent Bord Bia survey.
Commenting on the importance of show support, IFSA Chairman and General Manager with Total Produce Foodservice, John Cunningham said:
“As an industry we all want to see the thriving foodservice market continue to innovate, excite and grow. We’re investing more than ever to ensure we have the right features and exhibitors that guarantee visitors leave the show with the relationships, insight and products they need to drive their business forward. And, of course, we’re putting incredible ingredients at the heart of the show, because great food starts with great ingredients.”
New and returning exhibitors, such a show stalwarts Bunzl, Bewleys Ltd, BWG Foodservice, Calor Gas, Henderson Foodservice, Hugh Jordan, Lynas, Pallas Foods and Total Produce, will be offering up solutions, showcasing their innovative products and highlighting the latest food trends to the expected CATEX audience, which now accounts for over 11,500 industry professionals.
Commenting on its support for CATEX, Oliver Kenny, Sales Director with Calor Gas states:
“Following on from a successful CATEX 2017, we are really looking forward to the show returning early next year. It’s incredibly important for us to not only see all the sector’s latest trends and equipment under one roof, but it is a huge opportunity for Calor to meet and engage directly with our customers and also introduce new products to the market.
“Calor have had a long-standing partnership with the Irish foodservice and hospitality sector and are very proud that the majority of Ireland’s chefs choose to cook with Calor Gas. At the CATEX 2019 event, we hope to continue to educate customers on BioLPG – our new 100% renewable energy solution for businesses that are committed to reducing their carbon footprint.”
Sean Martin, Sales Director with Bunzl, adds:
“CATEX is a tremendous show, and one which we’ve been supporting as a business for many years. What makes CATEX so important for Bunzl is the opportunity to meet with show visitors and to foster the relationships we have with our customers. We look forward to welcoming them to our stand across the three days and showing them how our skills and expertise can help serve quality to their businesses.”
Created and owned by IFSA (Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance) CATEX is an opportunity to see first-hand the innovative and emerging trends that are set to shape the Irish food and drink industry over the coming years.
Returning to host a stand for the third year at CATEX is Redmond Fine Foods. Director, Rocky Redmond says:
“We are thrilled to be exhibiting at CATEX next year, as it really is the one show that connects us to the decision makers in the foodservice and hospitality industries, and it gives us the opportunity to showcase our range of products to the Irish market.
“This will be our third year exhibiting at CATEX and we return alongside many other exhibitors who clearly see the benefits of having a stand at the show. Across the three days our team can catch up and speak with our current customers and also meet so many new clients, all under one roof, which is fantastic. We want visitors to our stand to know the support they can expect when they work with Redmond Fine Foods. This offering is central to our business and CATEX is the perfect platform to showcase this.”
International competitions will be at the heart of the show, including the 2019 Irish Barista Championship, the 2019 Irish Cocktail Championship and Chef Ireland 2019 Culinary Competitions. Added to this mix is a huge number of networking opportunities, a melting pot of new products and ideas, and the introduction of many solutions-based services and concepts –three unmissable days at CATEX 2019.
If you are in the foodservice, catering or hospitality industry then CATEX is your most important date of the year! Make sure you’re a part of it. Registration is now open, and you can register for FREE at www.CATEXexhibition.com/registeration