If you are looking to improve your restaurant business in 2020 and beyond then consider adding attending industry events to your to-do list. Expos, conferences and trade shows are a gold mine of new ideas and resources. In addition, they provide networking opportunities that can help take your restaurant to the next level. According to industry magazine, RestoConnection, these are the 5 events that you should attend in the coming year:
The London Food Tech Week is a showcase of trends and technologies transforming the food industry. They insist that they are not a conference but a festival celebrating the key players in food technology. Their purpose is to also help businesses create partnerships and make an impact on food technology.
With the increase in online ordering and delivery, restaurants have had to rethink the way they operate and cater to customers’ needs. The Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo provides a networking platform for restaurateurs to meet service providers in the restaurant delivery chain. Boasting a line-up of industry thought leaders, the expo also seeks to spark conversation around issues such as sustainability and food waste.
Dedicated to showcasing branded restaurants and pubs, the Casual Dining Trade Show gives insight into innovative products and services for restaurateurs. The event provides collaboration opportunities and visitors can be inspired by industry leaders.
Catering to restaurant owners, pubs and hotels, The Restaurant Show is the ideal melting pot of service providers and suppliers in the catering industry. A largely interactive event, the show holds professional competitions as well as talks meant to inspire restaurateurs.
Another event not to miss is Street Food Live. Dedicated to street food and catering professionals. This is the go-to event for those looking for new ideas and products to boost their restaurant business. With over 15000 attendees, Street Food Live provides opportunities for networking and collaborating. Typical visitors include mobile caterers, head chefs, food directors as well as catering operations managers. As with the other events, thought leaders will be on hand to give inspiration and advice on all things business related.
As new restaurant trends continue to emerge, it is only fitting that as a restaurateur you schedule time to attend industry events as they will help you keep abreast of new developments. In addition, you may make strategic connections and find partners or suppliers that can make a world of difference to your business.
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