Questex’s Bar & Restaurant Expo High Attendance Shows

NEW YORK, April 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Bar & Restaurant Expo, the nation’s largest and most influential gathering of bar and restaurant owners and operators, returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 21-23 March, to bring more than 10,000 restaurant owners and operators together in person. Event attendance is up 19% from 2021 and restaurant attendance is up nearly 10% from 2021, a strong sign of the industry’s re-emerging strength after a two-year struggle.

The event, which is in its 36and year, included a transition to a new name, Bar & Restaurant Expo, as well as significant changes to the customer experience, including interactive kiosks, product experiences with real-time operator feedback, and an overall immersive environment. Brand evolution aligns with rapidly changing hospitality industry and expands breadth and depth of expo audience to include food shoppers, food and beverage executives , food distributors, chefs, and other key foodservice stakeholders. sector.

For the second consecutive year, Bar & Restaurant Expo was co-located with Questex’s World Tea Expo, which celebrated its 20and anniversary. World Tea Expo is strongly aligned with the fast-growing alcohol-free segment of the industry and will continue to be co-located with Bar & Restaurant Expo in 2023.

Tim McLucas, Group Vice President Bar & Restaurant, said: “We are delighted to have held a very successful event, and the first under our new name Bar & Restaurant Expo and back to a pre-pandemic format, which included our opening night launch party. Our expansion into the Restaurant category has already significantly increased the number of participating restaurants and enhanced the education program. It is clear from the rapid growth in our number of attendees since 2021 that the industry is now back in business and eager to take advantage of this new growth opportunity. »

The three-day expo featured 350 exhibitors and more than 80 conference sessions with industry professionals, as well as an interactive food zone, sports bar, bistro restaurant, food innovation center and drinks, a variety of educational workshops, boot camps, product launches and keynote presentations. .

Bar & Restaurant Expo presented a check for $5,000 to the Official Charity Partner of the Year, Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE), which is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing relief to those affected by disasters in the whole world. Bar & Restaurant Expo also generously donated a significant amount of food that was not used at this year’s expo to Nevada’s largest food bank, Three Square.

The 2022 Industry Excellence Awards Ceremony, presented by the expo sponsor on Sunday, was designed to recognize, celebrate and support the people who make the independent bar and restaurant industry great. A full list of 2022 Extraordinary Winners can be found here.

Bar & Restaurant Expo will return to Las Vegas March 27-29, 2023. For more information, click here.

About Bar & Restaurant Expo
Bar & Restaurant Expo, formerly known as Nightclub & Bar Show, has continued to evolve to reflect the fast-paced, forward-thinking nature of the hospitality industry. The event provided the specific tools bar and restaurant owners, operators and managers need to grow their business, compete and succeed in this hyper-competitive and dynamic industry. The Bar & Restaurant Group is a division of the Questex Hospitality Group which also produces Vibe Conference, World Tea Conference + Expo and daily content on barandrestaurant.com.

About Questex
Questex helps people live longer, better lives. Questex brings people together in markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and well-being; industries that help people to live longer: life sciences and health; and the technologies that enable and power these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We offer experience and concrete results. That happens here.

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