Major trade exhibition and conference for the hospitality sector announced

24 April, 2018 by Tam Allenby

A major trade exhibition and conference for the Australasian hospitality industry will take place in Sydney next year, aiming to meet the needs of unprecedented growth in the sector.

The Australasian Hospitality Industry Exhibition – or Hospex for short – will be held at Sydney Olympic Park in March 2019 and will showcase the latest innovations, products and services for every provider of hospitality services, including hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, bars, cafes, restaurants and more.

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The event is a response to growing demand from the hospitality industry to source a multitude of products and services from a variety of suppliers within the one location. There is no other trade event of this kind currently operating in Australia.

The trade exhibition will attract thousands of Australian visitors together with international hospitality providers seeking to source leading products and services from around the world, in a professional, one-stop environment.

A major conference and seminar series will be held in conjunction with the exhibition, addressing issues of development, design, fit-out and technology for new and existing properties – with industry experts presenting on every facet of hospitality operations, including front-of-house, back-of-house, technology, kitchens and guest amenities.

Hospex will be managed by the Australian Gift and Homewares Association (AGHA) – organisers of the Sydney and Melbourne Gift Fairs – in conjunction with other peak industry associations in the aim of providing business-to-business opportunities to the widest possible audience.

Food and Beverage Media (and its various titles including Hospitality Magazine, TheShout, Australian Hotelier and BARS&clubs) have also been announced as major media partners, ensuring that the exhibition is supported and promoted to key decision markers in the industry.

AGHA CEO, Wayne Castle, welcomed the relaunch of this important exhibition and conference, commenting: “In addition to several new projects that AGHA will be managing in 2019, the Australasian Hospitality Industry Exhibition is by far the most exciting new development that will benefit many industry sectors.

“With AGHA’s extensive experience in organising large-scale trade exhibitions, the fit with this exhibition is perfect. It is timely that industry bodies and associations work together to support Australian business. The Australasian Hospitality Industry Exhibition is a great solution.”

Exhibition, conference and sponsorship opportunities are now open with expressions of interest being sought from Australia and overseas to be part of this important industry led event.