Ireland’s Largest Foodservice and Hospitality Exhibition Celebrates 60 Years in Business

Tuesday, March 12, 2024. 4:50pm

Ireland’s Largest Foodservice and Hospitality Exhibition Celebrates 60 Years in Business

CATEX, Ireland’s largest foodservice and hospitality event celebrates 60 years since its establishment in what will be its biggest and best trade show to date. CATEX 2025, is proudly sponsored by Bunzl McLaughlin and Calor and will take place in the RDS Simmonscourt, February 18th – 20th 2025 and will showcase the finest catering hospitality professionals from across Ireland and further afield.

CATEX 2025 will celebrate the exhibition’s rich and vibrant history over the past six decades. The trade only attendees will get the chance to see, taste and test the latest culinary trends, innovations and delights.

Ireland’s Largest Foodservice and Hospitality Exhibition Celebrates 60 Years in Business

Pic shows ( l to r ) Oliver Kenny, Chief Commercial Officer, Calor, Conrad Greene, IFSA Chair, Lord Mayor Daithí de Róiste and Sean Martin, Sales Director, Bunzl McLaughlin.

Over the course of three days, attendees, suppliers, exhibitors and catering professionals will have the opportunity to network and indulge in gastronomic inspiration, watch the best of the best in mixology and culinary talent all while seeing the latest products and techniques in the industry. The centrepiece of the three day show will see hundreds of chefs and baristas compete on a national stage in a series of world class events. The event will see over 270 suppliers with over 12,000 visitors.

Speaking on the CATEX 2025 launch, Conrad Greene, Chair of the Irish Food Service Suppliers Alliance (IFSA) said that “For the last 60 years, CATEX has promoted different cultures, trends and innovations while showcasing opportunities for hospitality and tourism businesses to thrive. I look forward to celebrating another year of such a progressive event and what better way than to be back at the Mansion House with the Lord Mayor of Dublin, where CATEX began, 60 years ago”.

Daithí de Róiste, Lord Mayor of Dublin, said that “CATEX 2025 is a fantastic way for culinary professionals all over Ireland and abroad to connect and celebrate the exhibitions 60th anniversary.  I am thrilled to be a part of Ireland’s largest food service and hospitality exhibition and to mark this monumental occasion”.

He went onto say that “The Catex event will not only find the latest products and trends in the industry, but it also plays an immense role in shaping and inspiring the future of the industry for the next 60 years”.

Sean Martin, Sales Director of Bunzl McLaughlin said that “Over the past 60 years, CATEX has proudly united and strengthened the catering and hospitality sector in a rapidly developing industry.”

Co-sponsor of CATEX, Oliver Kenny, Chief Commercial Officer of Calor also commentated “Each year the CATEX event grows and exceeds expectations. We have sponsored CATEX for over 30 years now and we look forward to continuing to sponsor this prestigious event in the years ahead”. 

CATEX 2025 showcases and unveils various opportunities for visitors, buyers and decision-makers all across the country to network with industry stakeholders, source new energy saving and waste management technologies.

Sponsored by Bunzl McLaughlin and Calor, CATEX 2025 will be at the RDS Simmonscourt from 18th to 20th February 2025. CATEX 2025 is the destination to experience product and service innovations in the catering industry.


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