Sustainability, energy and waste management top the agenda for CATEX 2023
“The unwavering support for CATEX 2023 from all of those within food, drink, foodservice and hospitality was high on the agenda at the official launch of CATEX 2023,” comments Alan Cruite, IFSA Chair.
At the home of GAA, Croke Park, the official launch of CATEX 2023 was attended by key players in the industry with cross-industry support for Ireland’s largest foodservice and hospitality expo, which returns next February 21st – 23rd, at the RDS, Simmonscourt, Dublin.
Supported by Bunzl McLaughlin and Calor, CATEX is one of Ireland’s most established trade exhibitions and its success is thanks to the vast array of associations and exhibitors who support the event and have helped mould CATEX – an IFSA event – into what it is today. It’s THE trade expo for those within foodservice and hospitality, and is created by the industry, for the industry.
A melting pot for chefs, baristas, pizza makers, sustainability experts, restaurateurs, hoteliers and so many more, the three-day event is firmly focused on putting skills on centre stage and helping visitors from hospitality and foodservice to navigate the new world with solutions, trends, cost savings and new products and services.
Alan Cruite, IFSA Chair and General Manager of Trinity Purchasing Ireland adds: “For over 50 years CATEX has been the cornerstone expo for the foodservice, catering, and hospitality industries in Ireland. As an industry, we’ve never experienced such a turbulent time, but now it’s time to move forward with confidence.
“We’ve exciting plans for 2023 and are ensuring that every aspect of the event is relevant for the challenges and opportunities presenting themselves to the Foodservice and Hospitality sectors today.”
Home to the National Barista Championships, CATEX 2023 will also present the Chef Ireland Culinary Competitions from the Panel of Chefs, the National Pizza Championships and recognising and rewarding Irish Foodservice Innovation, the popular ‘IFSA’s’ will be back. Aramark is hosting a Producer Showcase and Chef Network will be representing thousands of professional and student chefs at the event.
The future of food, drink and hospitality, sustainability and predicting new industry trends, are the key themes throughout the event. It’s the essential platform for exhibitors to promote their products and services directly to industry buyers.
Many of the industry’s biggest names have already secured their space, and their on-going commitment to CATEX underpins the return that the expo delivers in terms of sales, lead generation and new contacts.
Supported by Bunzl McLaughlin and Calor, CATEX is already attracting a lot of interest, with confirmed exhibitors including Lynas Foodservice, Sysco, Caterex, JJ Darboven, Caterline, Curran Foods, Waterlogic Hydration Services, Granby Sausages, and Entegra amongst others.
Commenting on its support for CATEX, Sean Martin, Sales Director at Bunzl McLaughlin comments: “Bunzl McLaughlin is a recognised industry leader in the hospitality and catering sectors across Ireland.
“A key component of our success rests heavily on the loyal customer base we’ve assembled over multiple decades of trading. Building these customer relationships has been made possible by trade shows such as CATEX.
“We rely on CATEX to demonstrate our unique level of industry knowledge, and to showcase our level of dedication and product offering to potential, new and existing customers.
“CATEX provides an exceptional networking platform, where such exposure cannot be replicated. For that reason, we see our continued support of CATEX remaining an integral part of our business strategy, indefinitely.”
Larry Smith, Sales Manager at Calor adds: “Calor is proud to be part of the fantastic team that will bring CATEX 23 to the RDS in Dublin. CATEX is one of the flagship exhibitions for the catering and hospitality industry and a calendar must for all. The sponsorship is part of Calor’s long-standing relationship with the Foodservice and Hospitality Sector across the island of Ireland.
“As always, our energy advisors are delighted to attend the event and will be on hand at CATEX 23 to showcase lower-carbon energy options and renewable gas solutions available to businesses in the industry. We’ll be demonstrating our support with a range of offers available exclusively at the event”
Set to sell out soon, CATEX 2023 is Ireland’s definitive foodservice event, celebrating skills, service, excellence and innovation within foodservice and hospitality. To secure your space, please contact EventHaus on (00353) 1 846 0020 or see www.CATEXexhibition.com
CATEX – Ireland’s definitive foodservice event, 21st – 23rd February 2023 at the RDS, Simmonscourt.