Uniting Hospitality 

Connect with the drinks sector at Food, Drink & Hospitality Week 2024 – the go-to event for pub and bar operators. 

Food, Drink & Hospitality Week, the UK’s biggest celebration of industry innovation, is set to welcome the pub & bar sector to ExCeL London on 25-27 March for three busy days of networking, inspiration and streamlined product sourcing. 

A newly launched umbrella brand for 2024, Food, Drink & Hospitality Week encompasses IFE Manufacturing, IFE, The Pub Show, HRC and International Salon Culinaire and has countless opportunities for pub & bar operators to elevate their customer experience, grow their business and expand their product range. 

In Drinks @ HRC & IFE, visitors will have the opportunity to meet with a number of quality drinks suppliers including Bespoke Beverages, who will be showcasing a range of sophisticated Fitch & Leedes mixers with flavours such as passion fruit and lemonade, pink tonic and rock shandy, a new take on the timeless bittersweet mix of soda, lemonade and bitters. 

Plus, in HRC, visitors can meet with innovative hospitality tech providers, leading professional equipment suppliers, quality design & decor brands and a wide range of food & drink products for the hospitality and foodservice sector. 

This year will also see a significant expansion to The Pub Show, with an all-new programme of content created in partnership with the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII). 

BII CEO Steve Alton commenting: “For anyone in the industry, taking time out of your business to network, attend panel discussions and source new suppliers is a must, and The Pub Show will be a key date in the calendar for the extended BII team of colleagues, partners and ambassadors.”

Day one on The Pub Stage will kick off with a roundup of some of the major trends set to define the hospitality sector in 2024, hosted by KAM Managing Director Katy Moses, joined by panellists Karl Chessell, Director at CGA and Ollie Coulombeau, Manager at The Turk’s Head, Twickenham

Coulombeau comments: “After navigating the highs and lows of 2023. I’m thrilled to join the ‘Hospitality Trends: What to look for in 2024’ panel. I’m looking forward to cutting through the noise and hearing some authentic opinions on how to keep your competitive edge over the next year.”

This will be followed by a session on supporting the health & wellbeing of pub teams hosted by Molly Davis of the BII with panellists Paddy Howley of So Let’s Talk and Kayleigh Fox of the Licensed Trade Charity. 

The stage will also see discussions on the growth of low & no with KAM’s Blake Gladman and Laura Willoughby of Club Soda, a look at the changing face of the on-trade by Kantar’s Alex Brown, an examination of how the industry can put the spark back into pub careers with BII’s Steve Alton, Tyler Davidson-Joyner of The Skills Network and Dawn Lawrence of HospitalityJobsUK, and a presentation on quality assurance for pubs by Simon Numphud of AA Media.

In addition to a packed seminar programme, The Pub Stage will also be hosting fun filled bingo nights and pub quiz sessions run by Simon Wilson of Hashtag Hosts.

Find out more about everything happening at this year’s event, and register for your complimentary trade ticket, at fooddrinkandhospitalityweek.co.uk.

Previous The Return of Round Table Talks 
Next Tsingtao Signs New UK Distribution Deal