ScotHot, Scotland’s leading trade event for the food, drink, hospitality and tourism industries, is returning to Glasgow in collaboration with Scottish Tourism Week. Registrations for the event are now live.
Taking place on March 15th and 16th 2017, at Glasgow’s SECC, it promises to be the sector’s trade event of the year, with exhibitor numbers already up on previous years.
Toby Wand, Managing Director of Fresh Montgomery, said:
‘’The industry’s appetite for ScotHot just continues to grow year on year. As a place where businesses can trade and head hunt, and a platform for chefs to showcase their skills and experts to trade knowledge, it’s a beneficial experience for all. We are delighted that ScotHot will once again be the centrepiece of the opening of ‘Scottish Tourism Week’ and expect to welcome over 100 brand new exhibitors that haven’t been at the show before. We are looking forward to a packed two days of activity, bigger and better than ever before.”
New features for 2017 include Staff Canteen Live, which will showcase the culinary skills of some of the UK’s leading chefs, and Liquid Academy Live which will host a number of inspiring speakers demonstrating innovation in Scotland’s drinks industry.
The Scottish Culinary Championships, sponsored by Compass Group, is back for its 32nd year, highlighting the skills of Scotland’s next generation of top chefs. Scottish Chef of the Year and Scottish Junior Chef of the Year are just two of the accolades that will be awarded.
The Spotlight Stage, sponsored by Scottish Tourism Alliance, will feature expert speakers from hospitality and tourism businesses, who will share their experiences and insight on some of the hot topics of the moment.
Marc Crothall, Chief Executive of Scottish Tourism Alliance, said:
“We are delighted once again to be bringing ScotHot under the umbrella of the national Scottish Tourism Week (STW) programme, co-ordinated by the STA, placing the 2017 spotlight firmly on tourism, food, drink and great hospitality.
“This important trade show, one of five STW Signature events, is the perfect complement to our own National Tourism Conference. We look forward to building on the success of our 2015 partnership with ScotHot and in 2017 we are delighted to have been given the lead to develop a Spotlight Stage programme that will add to the show’s offering and form part of the our own Signature Conference agenda. This will be a great way to kick off the annual tourism week programme. The food and drink experience is such a fundamental part of our tourism offer and one which thousands of visitors travel to Scotland to enjoy every year.
“Our 2017 partnership with ScotHot will provide the anticipated 8,000 colleagues from industry with a ‘one stop shop’ conference and exhibition experience, offering further value for those travelling afar who have come to hear national and international guest speakers, giving them the opportunity to meet suppliers, network and of course take back knowledge and inspiration to their tourism businesses.”
ScotHot brings together suppliers of food and drink; catering equipment; décor and design; tableware and technology products with chefs and buyers from hotels, restaurants, bars, catering outlets and tourism destinations.
With a heritage dating back over 40 years, ScotHot runs every two years and now takes place as part of the Scottish Tourism Week’s ‘Signature Events’ programme. This includes the Scottish Tourism Industry Conference; Scottish Tourism Week Dinner with a Difference and the ‘Oscars’ of the Scottish tourism industry, the Scottish Thistle Awards.
For the latest show news, exhibitor information and to register for the show please visit: www.scothot.co.uk
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For more information about Scottish Tourism Week, visit www.scottishtourismalliance.co.uk