ExpoDevCo, Questex Partner on Pennsylvania Foodservice Expo Launch
Exposition Development Company (ExpoDevCo) and Questex will partner on the launch of the Pennsylvania Foodservice Expo, an annual trade show serving the Restaurant, Foodservice, Nightlife and Hospitality industry in Pennsylvania.
The inaugural show will be held Oct. 23-24, 2017, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The partnership and launch will incorporate Questex’s Nightclub & Bar brand by bringing the concept to the East Coast in a variety of tasting pavilions scattered throughout the showfloor.
“These new partnerships are extremely exciting, as they will result in the top minds from the restaurant, foodservice, bar, and nightlife industries all coming together in one spot,” said Questex President and CEO Kerry Gumas.
He added, “By bringing together such complementary industries, the 2017 show and all those that follow will give attendees and exhibitors unlimited opportunity to take their business to the next level.”
The show will also be developed with the key support of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association (PRLA).
“We are very excited to bring back the foodservice and lodging tradeshow for the Pennsylvania hospitality industry,” said John Longstreet, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association.
He added, “By partnering with ExpoDevCo we can utilize their already existing foodservice show network and expand on that to bring our statewide industry together for an all-inclusive annual event.”
According to the National Restaurant Association, there are more than 25,434 eating and drinking establishments in Pennsylvania producing more than $21 billion in sales and half a million jobs.
“Pennsylvania is a major market for the foodservice and hospitality industry, and we are delighted to be launching and partnering on this event with Questex and the PRLA,” said ExpoDevCo’s COO and Partner, Stephanie Everett.
During the expo, a comprehensive educational program will be available to attendees as well as specialized training courses and certification classes. Live demonstrations from renowned Chefs and Restaurateurs will also add value each day of the two-day event.
ExpoDevCo also runs foodservice and restaurant shows in North Carolina, Virginia and Atlanta.