Restaurant Events, LLC Purchases Three Tradeshows from Clarion Events

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ROSEWELL, Ga. — Restaurant Events, LLC, a new trade show-management company formed by industry veterans Tim von Gal and Doug Miller, has re-purchased The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo from Clarion Events.

The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York is taking place March 3 to 5, 2024 at the Javitis Center in New York City and co-located with Coffee Fest New York. The show is produced in partnership with the New York State Restaurant Association.

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is taking place November 8 to 9, 2023 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The event is sponsored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and will be co-located with the Pizza Tomorrow Summit, owned by Grand Slam Events.

Lastly, the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo is taking place August 6 to 8, 2023 at the Anaheim Convention Center and co-located with Coffee Fest Anaheim. The trade show is sponsored by the California Restaurant Association.

The three trade shows offer access to the hottest menu trends, state-of-the-art design and decor, the best-in-business education and hundreds of leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the foodservice community. The vendors demonstrate and sample the newest food products, technology and equipment for the restaurant, speciality beverage and hospitality markets. Attendees also have access to a free education program offering how-to sessions, business solutions, conversations with subject-matter experts, culinary demonstrations and competitions on centre stage.

“We’re thrilled to be re-acquiring these events especially as the restaurant-and-hospitality industries are seeing exponential growth following the challenges during the pandemic,” says Tim von Gal, partner in Restaurant Events. “The recent International Restaurant & Foodservice Show, which was held in March, reported a 50-per-cent increase in attendance bringing the audience nearly back up to pre-pandemic levels. The aisles were packed with solutions providers and qualified buyers and there was an excitement for the industry to be back together. We look forward to building on this momentum for the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo in August and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show in November.”  

“The three restaurant and foodservice trade shows are among the most respected events in the industry, attracting thousands of attendees and exhibitors, and we’re confident that Tim, Doug and the team at Restaurant Events will provide an unparalleled opportunity for industry professionals to network, learn about new products and services, and stay up to date on the latest trends and developments,” says Greg Topalian, CEO, Clarion Events North America.

We have a great team in place to take these events to the next level and we’re truly excited to be working together again with our industry partners Melissa Fleischut, president and CEO of the New York State Restaurant Association; Jot Condie, president and CEO of the California Restaurant Association and Carol Dover, president and CEO of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association,” adds von Gal. “Partnering with these amazing associations, who have their finger on the pulse of their markets, will help us to create important gatherings for their members. Plans are already underway to enhance the attendee and exhibitor experience, with new features and activities planned for each event.”

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