Registration for the only dedicated trade show in the UK for the pub and bar industry, Pub18, officially opens today. To register to attend the show for free, visitors are invited to sign up at www.thepubshow.co.uk/register.
On Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 February 2018, Pub18 at London’s Olympia will bring together over 200 exhibitors, a line-up of inspirational speakers and a host of ideas and insight for operators and owners of pubs and bars.
Alongside mainstays such as the Pub Theatre, Taste Table sponsored by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and the Beer Writers Bar, the 2018 show will also feature for the first time the New Brew Area, showcasing the latest brewers, fresh drinks and innovations. There will also be a new Wine and Spirit Lounge, presenting a selection of wine and spirits suppliers.
Pub18’s commercial manager Alex Booth said: “The pub industry is a vibrant and dynamic world to be in right now. The pub has been revolutionised with the rise of experience pubs, craft beer specialists, endless food trends and everything in between.
“Pub18 has such an exciting line up of features, sessions, speakers and suppliers this year and demonstrates how fantastically diverse and exciting today’s pub landscape truly is. Our aim is to ensure publicans leave our show with new connections, information and insight that will help them grow their business, and this year is set to be the most exciting yet.”
Kate Nicholls, chief executive at the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), said: “Pub18 is everything you need to know about the pub sector all rolled into one place: a fantastic centre of ideas and of entrepreneurs showcasing some of the most exciting and innovative concepts and products. It is a great opportunity to hear first-hand from industry leaders about the challenges and opportunities facing pubs today, and to delve headfirst into what the future holds for the pub world.”