New features on the agenda at hospitality show

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Organisers of The Hotel & Catering Show have revealed that 2015’s exhibition will be bigger and better, with the arrival of new features and changes.

The biggest hospitality show dedicated to hoteliers and caterers in the South and South West returns to Bournemouth BIC in March next year and event organiser Evisstar is hoping to attract its highest visitor numbers yet with the new additions.

The ‘Grazin’ Kitchen’ has been introduced; an area dedicated to manufacturers and distributors of cooking equipment. The working kitchen will feature live demos and tastings, with suppliers and their development chefs creating a ‘grazing’ area for visitors.

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The seminar programme has also been re-shaped for 2015 and will hold shorter and sharper sessions than previous years, covering hot topics within the industry right now. Each talk will last for 15 minutes and will give visitors tips to help them develop their business, with a number of experts sharing their advice.

Show favourites such as the ‘liquid’ tasting zone will return, with producers and wholesalers showcasing everything from speciality teas, coffees and soft drinks right through to beers and spirits. Mixologists and bartenders from across the region will also be hosting live demonstrations and interactive workshops for visitors.

The ‘Artisan Producers Market’ is back by popular demand – this time with a larger area dedicated to highlighting the very best local and regional produce that the South and South West has to offer. The Live Cooking Stage once again promises demonstrations from a host of leading chefs, who will be on-hand to impart their knowledge, skills and experience.

Richard Joslin, managing director said: “We made some exciting changes when taking over the event two years ago, and were very pleased with the growth success of the 2013 and 2014 shows. Having received valuable feedback from exhibitors and visitors, we’ve now made further improvements to the show and introduced a number of exciting new features that will enhance the show experience for all.”

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