Organiser SDL Exhibitions hopes to bring in the numbers and provide a platform for suppliers to meet and do business with over 3,000 proprietors and decision-makers from the hospitality sector.
Latest CSO figures show bar sales up 5.8% from this time last year and recent tourism surveys reveal that overseas Summer visitors increased by 13.5% with 54% of tourists all citing the pub as one the top reasons for their visit.
Alongside this has been the growth in related indigenous industries with almost 70 craft breweries and over 20 whiskey distillers up-and-running or getting off the ground; the investment and skills combined in these ventures shows a confidence not seen for some time, an impressive indicator of the significant development in this sector, states SDL.
To support this area of growth Brew Expo at Hospitality Expo 2016 will feature a range of craft breweries & distilleries with Carlow Brewing, Porterhouse, Eight Degrees, Dingle Brewing, Independence, St Patrick’s Distillery and Dingle Gin already signed-up.
Beer tastings & wine masterclasses are also planned offering visitors the opportunity to understand tastings and assessment as well as how best to food match.
Over these two days industry leaders will be provided with an essential update on where we stand now and what we need to do To Enhance Profitability in 2016 and Beyond.
Topics include Business Strategy, Design & Innovation, Tech Talks and HR Development – all essential components to developing your business plan for future growth.
For those wanting to explore the ever-growing world of outdoor catering & food trucks, a team of industry captains will give insights into what’s involved from costs to legalities and everything in-between.
Register for your free ticket at www.hospitality.ie