Restaurant & Bar Tech Live 2018: Here's to 2018!
There was little doubt that this year’s Restaurant & Bar Tech Live was going to be incredible, but it’s safe say the show surpassed all expectations! We are absolutely delighted with what the 2018 edition has already done for the industry, and couldn’t be more proud of the exceptional number of speakers and visitors that we welcomed through the doors!
A total of 3,898 industry professionals working across the sector packed the exhibition hall, over an incredible two days designed to inspire and empower restaurant owners, bar owners and techpreneurs alike.
Visitors came face-to-face with over 300 of the most innovative and visionary suppliers, were immersed in industry knowledge from over 170 expert led seminars, and made lasting connections with hospitality figureheads.
What’s more, in a show first, Restaurant & Bar Tech Live ran alongside 6 other industry leading events, all coming together to form the colossal Hospitality Technology Innovation brand, which saw 17,685 ambitious industry professionals descend on the ExCeL, all hungry for growth and armed with ambition.
Once again, the show welcomed the industry’s most renowned brands, including Pizza Express, Prezzo, Nandos, KFC, Carluccio’s, Pieminister, Gaucho, and Franco Manca, providing visitors with an enormous opportunity to interact and connect with hospitality pioneers, all under one roof.
A testament to its mammoth success, the show has already had a powerful impact on its visitors, with an incredible 86% saying they will be returning in 2019, a staggering 74% have already or are in discussions to do business, and 82% of exhibitors have already booked for next year.
This year’s monumental event also saw the return of the Innovation Awards, designed to celebrate the technologies and developments making waves at the very forefront of the restaurant and bar sectors! With three awards up for grabs and incredible panels of the most esteemed judges on hand, the battles were as fierce as ever, but here's who came out on top for 2018:
Ecibel Ltd - Design of the Year Award
Orderly Inventory - Best Restaurant Management Tool
Ordamo - Digital Dining Award
All in all, our attendees were amazed at the features that the show brought to the table, having been bowled over by an illustrious lineup of live demos, panel debates, networking opportunities, show exclusives product launches and much more, a huge 86% of visitors are already eager for 2019’s edition, that will be hitting the ExCeL on the 26th & 27th November!
As you’d expect, our eyes, hearts and minds are already set excitedly on 2019, that’s why we’re jumping straight back into discovering the next generation of innovations, speakers and vital industry developments set to take over the industry in the coming 12 months.
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