UK’s largest event for the hospitality and foodservice industry in 2019


This month, the UK’s largest exhibition for foodservice and hospitality, the Great Hospitality Show, is set to welcome over 250 exhibitors from across the industry. When it opens its doors (23rd -25th , Birmingham NEC), the show will also be the very first place in 2017 that visitors will get to meet the innovators of tomorrow as part of dual showcases, the Fresh Tech Zone and Small Producer’s Village.

Both are specialist areas of the show where start-ups and fledgling companies will be exhibiting innovative products from the worlds of food & drink and technology.

The Small Producer’s Village boasts innovative food & drink suppliers including amongst others: Janes Beverages; Sparkling & Floral Mead; Printed Chocolates; Humble Sausage and Pie Co and Medea Vodka.

The Fresh Tech Zone will provide a showcase for the technology movers and shakers of tomorrow with exhibitors including: Voz; Syft; Jamm Products; Rota; Securicot; Bell Group; Devmac; Hantize and Peoplebank.

Both areas, says Toby Wand, Managing Director of Fresh Montgomery, organisers of the Great Hospitality Show, provide the perfect counterpoint to a show packed with some of the biggest innovators in the business, offering visitors a chance to experience new ideas from across the spectrum, regardless of reputation or company size.
“In setting up these specialist areas, we are recognising the proliferation in smaller players having an ever greater say in the hospitality marketplace – these innovative companies are proof that game changing innovation can come from anywhere. We’re proud to be showcasing them as part of the Great Hospitality family, giving visitors their very first experience of the names that will be setting the agenda for years to come.”

Exhibitors from the Fresh Tech Zone are also set to take part in a unique new feature – a visual technology showcase, or ‘PechaKucha’ hosted by HOSPA Chief Executive, Jane Pendlebury, which mixes live quick-fire pitches with expert feedback and audience participation. Taking place on the Business Briefing Stage, at 4pm on Tuesday 24th January, this fun showcase will offer visitors an enticing glimpse of each new exhibitor.

Visitors can register for the Great Hospitality Show 2017 now by following this link:

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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

La Parade des Chefs, the fine dining restaurant serving up a gourmet 3-course menu to show visitors, returns to the Great Hospitality Show this January and is now taking reservations.

Teams from City College Norwich, Westminster Kingsway College and University College Birmingham will each take to The Bonnet Kitchen supplied by Hobart and supported by Foster Refrigerator for one day of the exhibition, hoping to impress the judges with their exclusive menus.

This year, the prestigious competition focuses on promoting young talent with teams comprising six members, five of whom must be aged 23 or under, mentored by one senior chef. Tasked with creating a three-course lunch for 100 covers, the overall winners can expect to be crowned La Parade des Chefs champions at Salon Culinaire – the world’s greatest culinary competition.

Costing just £32 per head, and with menus set to include baked Skri cod with hazelnut crumb, seared black pepper venison loin and roast apple delice, lunch at La Parade des Chef is a rare opportunity for visitors to the Great Hospitality Show to experience food cooked by the culinary stars of the future. £1 from each menu will also be donated to both Hospitality Action and Just a Drop charities.

Reservations for this unique dining experience are expected to sell out quickly, so whether you’re hoping to impress new clients or catch-up with old contacts, click here to book your reservation for La Parade. Menus are also available online at

Visitors can register for the Great Hospitality Show 2017 now by following this link:

For further information please see and follow us on Twitter for everything Hospitality.

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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.

Click here to view the Show Preview

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Taking place alongside The Great Hospitality Show 2017

Come and join our eighth biennial Catering Equipment Networking Dinner with over 200 guests from CESA, CEDA, FCSI and the judges at Salon Culinaire for an amazing 4 course Burns night treat served up by Executive Chef at The Hilton Metropole, Paul Taylor. 

Guests will enjoy a champagne reception followed by a superb four course meal. It will also be a fantastic opportunity to network with fellow catering equipment distributors, suppliers, manufacturers and consultants. 

We will have a great evening of pipes, haggis, entertainment and whisky tasting...

Where: The Hilton Birmingham Metropole, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1PP.

When: 24th January 2017 at 19:30. 

Price: £85 per person or £800 per table

If you would like to book a ticket or a table, please click here to download the booking form and return to




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