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Best Ever Attendance at Hospitality Expo

Hospitality Expo RDS

A record 4,872 visitors attended Hospitality Expo 2018, the most successful expo in the event's 40 year history.

This year's Hospitality Expo took place on February 6th & 7th in the RDS in Dublin and was a success despite a conflicting event on the same, long established, dates in another venue.

The overwhelming response from the 200+ exhibitors was of strong business interest from a significant attendance of real decision makers from the industry – owners, proprietors, managers, directors, executives from owner managed and group/chain operations. 67% of attendees were decision makers in their respective businesses.

All of the six theatres were busy, with the Hospitality Summit, the LVA Pub Forum and the Synergy Prochef Forum over subscribed for many of their sessions.

Visitor Profile
Director/Proprietor 47.05%
Senior Manager 16.42%
Sales/Marketing Dept 8.31%
Other / Managers 5.69%
Purchasing Manager, Sales/Marketing Dept 5.55%
Chef 4.55%
Head Chef 3.64%
Bar Manager 3.16%
Education/Training 2.99%
Barman/Barmaid 1.91%
Finance Dept 0.71%

98% of visitors indicated that they were very satisfied with this trade event.

Details of the next Hospitality Expo and Fit Out events will also be announced shortly.

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