Events company Montgomery, the organisers of the Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) show and International Food & Drink Exhibition (IFE) has announced that from 2021 HRC and IFE will join forces to create one of the UK’s largest food, drink, catering and hospitality celebrations of the year.
HRC, IFE and Pro2Pac will take place annually from 2021 onwards, creating an opportunity for the sector to meet the whole supply chain under one roof. The event is being designed to provide industry professionals with access to more than 45,000 retail, hospitality and foodservice professionals across three days.
Portfolio director of food, drink and hospitality at Montgomery, Soraya Gadelrab, explained: “We are extremely excited about the opportunities we feel uniting the events will bring, and with more time pressure placed on everyone in the trade, we hope to provide an unmissable one-stop shop for industry professionals on a global platform.”
HRC’s next edition takes place from the 3-5 March 2020 at London ExceL and is expected to attract 650 suppliers showcasing catering equipment, food, drink, technology, interior design and tabletop solutions to an anticipated 20,000 visitors.
IFE regular attracts 1,250 global food and drink manufacturers with 25,000 visitors from retail, wholesale, hospitality and foodservice. Pro2Pac will complete the events’ 360 supply chain offering, showcasing manufacturing innovation, packaging solutions and labelling products alongside a seminar programme looking at the future of packaging.