Great Hospitality E-Zine Now Available
In this preview, we'll be taking a closer look at the show-stopping attractions and the latest innovative products and features. An event like the Great Hospitality Show is all about its people, face to face interaction, networking, mentoring, learning from and being inspired by others.
Join us next week, where you can source new suppliers, meet over 100 new companies, understand, experience and engage with new products. Click here to view the E-Zine
Digital Show Preview Available
Available to view now, the Great Hospitality digital show guide is the easiest way to plan your visit before you arrive.
Featuring up-to-the-minute visitor information – including opening times, admission advice and travel options, a product locator list and an overview of what to expect at the show.
Get Inspired by a Business Mentor at the Great Hospitality Show 2017
Bookings are now open for the Great Hospitality Show’s highly successful business mentor programme which returns this month to help show visitors with a host of challenges.
With the UK in a period of economic uncertainty, there has never been a more vital time to seek independent advice and inspiration as 2017 begins. The show has hand-selected some of the most respected names in the industry – its largest and most varied pool of experts ever – to offer visitors completely FREE, bookable face-to-face business surgeries.
With a limited amount of spaces available, click here to book a 20-minute consultation. Sessions from 2.30pm onwards are only bookable on the day of the show.
Hot topics up for discussion include: design and branding, menu development, PR and marketing, staff motivation, revenue management, technology, kitchen management, legal, skills and development, art consultancy, menu compliance, photography, apprenticeship levy and training, web development and SEO, and chef recruitment and development. Each day will see a new set of faces on-hand to help.
Meet The Business Mentors:
Monday 23rd January
Menu Development/ Kitchen Management
Gareth Billington, Sodexo Executive Head Chef at Everton Football Club
A unique opportunity to learn about creating popular and delicious menus and controlling kitchen costs from the Shine Awards 2016 Mentor of the Year.
Krupesh Patel, Commercial Director of Michels & Taylor
Krupesh has helped some of the world's leading organisations with revenue management and business development. And he's here to help Great Hospitality Show visitors.
Design and Brand Development
Hilary Lancaster, Managing Director of Fusion Interiors Group
What's hot in design and which brands work best to achieve a stunning new look? Hilary is an award-winning expert on hand to help visitors through the basics and beyond.
Online Marketing and SEO
Yvonne Halling, Mentor at BedandBreakfastCoach.com
Visitors can learn how a well thought out website can be a potent sales tool.
Richard Southall, Architectural Photographer
Gain professional advice on photographic techniques, copyright issues and how to make a venue truly stand out.
Staff Development & Motivation
Kellie Rixon, MBE, Owner of Rixon Associates
Learn from one of the best in the business about how to motivate and turn staff into true business ambassadors.
Tuesday 24th January
Julian Lewis, Corporate Lawyer
Make the most of independent and free advice on business acquisition or sale, or any other financial or legal issues causing headaches.
PR and Marketing
Susan Bolam, Client Services Director, Jellybean Creative Solutions
Visitors can learn the secrets of cost-effective marketing, how to create perfect PR and apply both to their own business.
Kim Antoniou, Co-Founder of Menu Management System, Kafoodle
Menus need to fully comply and provide customers with precise details of allergens and nutritionals. Kim is on hand to help visitors ensure that their food operation is truly transparent.
Apprenticeship Levy and Training
Marianne Fletcher, Head of Sales, HIT Training
Visitors can get professional advice on how to grow their apprenticeship and training schemes in light of the soon-to-be-introduced apprenticeship levy.
Wednesday 25th January
Simona Pop, Head of Partnerships & Global Communication at InstaSupply
Simona is on hand to help show visitors with their buyer-supplier relationships helping them to improve this crucial area of business and become more cost-efficient.
Chef Recruitment and Development
Sarah King, MD, Orcinus Recruit Ltd
Visitors can learn how to recruit truly talented chefs and enhance their skills even further.
Wine Menus and Purchasing
Alistair Morrell, Wine Editor for www.hospitalityandcateringnews.com
Alistair can help demonstrate how visitors can spice up their wine menus to improve the bottom line.
Staff Skills and Development
Martin-Christian Kent, Executive Director, People 1st
Learn how to unlock employees' true talent and potential and then provide a solid career path to retain loyalty.
Spa Design and Refurbishment
Visitors can learn how to develop a striking, busy and profitable spa.
Website Development and SEO
Chris Donelly, Founder of Digital Creative Agency, Verb
Discover how to improve a website beyond recognition, create digital marketing strategies and mobile applications.
Toby Wand, Managing Director of Fresh Montgomery says: “The Great Hospitality Show is the only event to focus purely on the business of hospitality and our longstanding, highly successful mentor programme is the unique jewel in the crown. This time around we have assembled the largest ever field of experts to help answer and advise on some of the most relevant and immediate business challenges. I urge visitors to book ahead at http://www.hospitalityshow.co.uk/visiting/business-mentors to avoid disappointment. It may be the most productive 20 minutes of your business year!”
For further information please see www.hospitalityshow.co.uk and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/HospShow for everything Hospitality.
Shortlist for the Great Product Awards unveiled
The Great Hospitality Show has unveiled its shortlist for the Great Product Awards, whittling down scores of entries to just 12 – the most innovative new products in the industry today.
The top 12 were selected from the sectors of Food & Drink, Catering Equipment, Technology and Interiors & Tableware and will be on display in a dedicated area throughout the show (NEC Birmingham 23rd – 25th January) for visitors to experience for themselves.
A panel of industry experts will decide on an overall winner who will be announced on the Business Briefing Stage at 4pm on Monday 23rd January. Show Ambassador and Godfather of modern Midlands cooking, Andreas Antona, will be announcing the winner and handing out the spoils.
Meanwhile visitors to the show will also be able to have their say in a People’s Choice Award by tweeting their chosen product @HospShow using the hashtag #GreatProductFinalist.
Toby Wand, Managing Director of Fresh Montgomery says: “Thank you to every exhibitor who took the time to enter the Great Product Awards and many congratulations to all of our finalists. Our final shortlist represents the 12 hottest products in hospitality today, innovations set to transform the industry in 2017. We look forward to welcoming visitors to Birmingham in January where our finalists will be on show for all to see.”
The nominees are:
Electronic Temperature Instruments Limited – SuperFast Thermapen 4
ScanomatUK – TopBrewer Pro II
Adventys – Induc Stone
NAH Foods Ltd – Konjac Spaghetti
Krupps – iKloud and Uniko
Rieber – Thermoport Midi-K
Ice Cool Services Ltd – Triton Mk4 IW
Essential Cusine – Miso Broth Base
Contra Vision Ltd – TEAPY
Washroom Wizard Ltd – ECOBreeze
Ecobreeze air filtration and room fragrance system. At last a system that actually works. Forget about battery-operated aerosols that merely mask smells. They are ineffective in eliminating the source of the smells, are unhealthy and unpleasant to inhale, are environmentally unfriendly and are neither efficient or economical.
iQi Charge Ltd – GIZGO pod
Roband – ST500A Sycloid Toaster Generation 2
Visitors can pre-register for the Great Hospitality Show 2017 now by following the link: www.hospitalityshow.co.uk/register
Great Hospitality Show Well-Equipped to Showcase the Latest Innovations
With the New Year ushering in a key buying period, the Great Hospitality Show 2017 (NEC Birmingham, 23rd – 25th January) is set to tantalise visitors throughout its three days with hundreds of the very latest catering equipment innovations, under one roof.
In 2017, the show floor will be packed with more catering equipment suppliers than any other event. January will also mark the very first outing for many of the innovative new products, giving show visitors extra impetus to make the Great Hospitality Show their destination of choice for an enticing first-look.
Returning is the highly successful CESA Innovation Zone, the dedicated platform for the most unique innovative light and heavy equipment products and services from manufacturers. The zone represents the continuation of the longstanding partnership between the Great Hospitality Show and CESA (Catering Equipment Suppliers Association). Exhibitors confirmed so far include; Blue Seal, Adande, European Watercare, Catering Equipment Ltd, Metcalfe Catering Equipment, Commercial Catering Spares, Victor Manufacturing, BGL Reiber, Manitowoc and Signature FSE, with more innovators being added weekly.
The show is also set to welcome its first-ever catering equipment ambassador, Mike Caldicott, Managing Director of kitchen design pioneers, Tricon. With 30 years in the business and a host of high profile installs overseen in that time, Mike is set to host a panel discussion around smarter kitchen design on Tuesday 24th January at 1pm on The Business Briefing Stage.
Toby Wand, Managing Director, Great Hospitality Show, says: “Yet again, catering equipment is set to play a pivotal role in the show, as we shine a spotlight on some of the globe’s biggest names and partner with CESA to showcase ground-breaking innovations from smaller manufacturers. We’re proud to state that in 2017 no other show can boast such an array of suppliers and influencers under the same roof – I urge visitors looking to refresh or overhaul their kitchens to look no further, if it’s not on our show floor, it’s simply not worth having.”
With partnerships in mind, Cedabond, the UK’s leading purchasing consortium for commercial catering equipment, has announced that it will be hosting a VIP members’ lounge at the Great Hospitality Show.
The lounge, which will be accessible by invitation only, will offer a relaxed, private environment away from the main hustle and bustle of the show and be situated on stand 632 in the very centre of the exhibition, close to several Cedabond suppliers.
Cedabond Chairman and Executive Director, Phil Martin says: “We know that a lot of Cedabond members and suppliers visit the show not just to see the latest in equipment technology but also to network with customers, colleagues and business associates. The aim of the Cedabond members’ lounge is to give them the opportunity to do this in a relaxed setting.”
Toby adds: “Fresh Montgomery, the organiser of the Great Hospitality Show, prides itself on excellent relationships with the industry’s leading trade bodies and so we’re delighted that Cedabond is to become the latest association to partner with us. Offering this type of haven, for private meetings or networking, only makes the proposition sweeter for visitors.”
A traditional staple of the Great Hospitality Show, the Catering Equipment Networking Dinner, is set to yet again punctuate proceedings, giving visitors the opportunity to socialise away from the NEC. The event is situated on, and themed around, Burns Night (Tuesday 24th January) and will be staged at The Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Tickets are available here.
For further information please see www.hospitalityshow.co.uk and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/HospShow for show updates.