The Hospitality industry in general and the Food and Beverage industry more specifically is going through massive growth. This huge industry includes retail, technology, buffet furniture, kitchen equipment and so much more.

Below are 10 of the top conferences we feel you should attend to take you on a networking journey that’ll be educational, fulfilling and filling :) 

Get Ready for a Global Food Journey!


Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo
Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo | August 19-21, 2018 | Los Angeles, California


Join over 9,000 attendees from the foodservice, hospitality and hotel industries where you’ll be given access to the hottest trends in design and decor, along with 450 of the top vendors servicing the restaurant and food service communities. All in one spot!

You’ll feel more like a participant than a spectator, as chefs perform live culinary preparation and show off their cooking techniques. You’ll get an up front look at lots of the hottest products and an elaborate awards ceremony, featuring the best products from multiple categories.
You’ll get an insider’s view on how to build winning teams, successful Social Media and Marketing strategies, networking with some of the industry’s best and a lot more. Food and Beverage industry Pavilions and special events will be held throughout the conference. 

7th Annual Inspire Summit
7th Annual Inspire Summit | Dec. 13-14, 2018 | Las Vegas, Nevada


The International Luxury Hotel Association’s (ILHA) Inspire Summit is a premiere event for operators and owners in the quickly accelerating luxury hospitality market. Gain insights, ideas and a great deal of information and innovation over 2 full exciting days.

It’ll be great for you to network with peers from the food service, hotel and hospitality industry and see what’s new in furniture design, food and beverage service and everything else under the Las Vegas sun.

Food, Retail and hospitality trade shows
Food, Retail and Hospitality Expo | September 5th, 2018 | Dublin, Ireland


Come join 2,000 retailers, hospitality groups, food and beverage managers, hotel owners and operators along with many of your peers. See the latest suppliers of catering furniture, buffet tables and providers of service for your industry at this spectacular conference.

You’ll have the chance to choose from a list of over 200 speakers to hear tell their stories and inspire the masses. They’ll be from the leading foodservice, hospitality, and retail companies who are at the forefront in areas such as safety, quality, branding, productivity and customer service. There will also be experts speaking about procurement, supply chain issues as well as how you can improve F&B operations.

International Bar and Beverage Trade Show

International Bar and Beverage Trade Show | October 8-10, 2018 | Berlin, Germany


Be a part of one of the best conferences in all of Europe. 2017 was so successful that the conference added a day and space to accommodate the over 12,000 visitors expected. You can look forward to more tastings, talks and lots of networking with your Food and Beverage and Hospitality peers.

A key component of Bar Convent Berlin is the different stages. In 2017, much excitement centered on the conference’s 11 stages, hosting 1,000 visitors. There,  attendees were educated on topics related to the F&B industry. International experts, master classes, panel discussions and tastings were offered, while opinion and thought leadership provides attendees with much insight into the beverage industry and how it is taking shape.

In 2018, the conference expects a bigger audience with an even larger variety of speakers.

FHT - Food and Hotel Thailand 2018
FHT – Food and Hotel Thailand 2018 | September 5-8, 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand


Book your tickets to one of Asia’s premiere food and hospitality trade shows. 2018 plans to be a banner year for this all encompassing event. Hotel Executives, Food and Beverage Managers, Executive Chefs, General Managers, Caterers and more industry folks will all be there both in attendance and exhibiting their latest food, design and tech innovations.

With high demand for coffee and tea in the beverage industry, everyone from restaurants to hotels to cafe’s and everyone in between are seeking the latest and hottest products on the market as well as equipment and to be in the know on trends.

Visitors will have a chance to get a close up look on the latest happenings in Hospitality and Retail technology such as Reservation Systems, POS and in-room entertainment.

There will be a lot more in store this year, so it’ll be a great conference to attend.

Sleep + Eat 2018
Sleep + Eat 2018 | November 20-21, 2018 | London, United Kingdom


Sign up for this amazing show, focusing on hotel and hospitality design. You’ll meet plenty of Restaurant Owners, Hotel Owners and Operators, Executive Chefs and just about everyone from your industry. You’ll get the chance to hear thought leaders throughout the Food and Beverage and Hospitality industries.

Over the course of two days, you’ll mingle with many of your peers in the hospitality industry including some of Europe’s top designers, architects from every nook and cranny of the hotel, bar and restaurant industries. You’ll be able to see exhibitions that are meticulously curated and showcase the leading brands, concepts and products.

There will be plenty of chances to mingle and network with the best and brightest in the industry, while celebrating the hospitality industry’s creative spirit.

Food & Hospitality Queensland
Food & Hospitality Queensland | 5th – 6th August, 2018 | Brisbane, Australia


Come soak up the sun and the latest in food and beverage innovations for your business. Hoteliers, restaurant owners and caterers, clubs and resorts all will be gathering here come August for the latest trends and offerings in the hospitality industry.

Discover fresh ideas, new suppliers and exciting product while getting a taste of the latest trends in food, and the latest baking and catering equipment. You’ll get to see culinary exhibitions live from some of the top bakers and chefs. Network with many of your peers and exchange ideas. Improve your menu selection, boost your bottom line, and stay ahead of your competition.

NOVACANCY-  Accommodation Business Expo
NOVACANCY-  Accommodation Business Expo | 17-18 July, 2018 | Sydney, Australia


Wake up to the endless and exciting possibilities at one of the most comprehensive events in the hospitality industry. The industry is dynamic and moving at light speed. It’s time to rethink how you do business.

Today’s customer is changing and you’ll be sure to gain new insights on how to treat your guests with what they expect. Time to re energize and maximize your profits. You can do it all here with the over 2,000 attendees, 4 theatres, 45 sessions and more over a jam packed 2 days.

The focus at this amazing conference is the exhibition floor where you’ll gain an inside view to the latest in design, innovation and technology as well as the most sought after goods and services on the market today.

Deliver the service your guests expect. You’ll be given what you need to boost brand loyalty, maximize your bottom line and lots more..

FHIN - Food and Hotel India
FHIN – Food and Hotel India | September 5-7, 2018 | Mumbai, India


Come check out the very first food and hospitality show on the Indian Subcontinent. They are preparing to make sure the show hits all the stops for those in the Food and Beverage, Hotel and Hospitality world. Everyone from Hotel General Managers, Catering Managers, and Executive Chefs will be attendance to see what’s in store for the final quarter of 2018 and beyond.

With the tourism and hospitality industries at the top of the Indian economy and attracting the most Foreign Direct Investment, you can be sure you’ll gain a lot of insight into what is happening in the Indian hospitality industry and across the globe.

HX - The Hotel Experience

HX – The Hotel Experience | November 11-12, 2018 | New York, NY


Saving the best for last, HX is the must-attend event of the year for the entire Hospitality industry. Every trend and Hospitality innovation you can think of will be there on display for you to just soak in.

See old friends, make new ones and witness a 360 degree view of the guest experience. Hotel operators and owners, GMs, Executive Chefs, both branded and independent hotels, casinos, resorts, yacht clubs, country clubs, caterers and everyone else will be there in the city that never sleeps come November.

Buyers and sellers come together at this premiere industry event. You’ll get a birds-eye view of virtually every trend and hospitality that exists globally. There will be over 30 educational sessions in three tailor-designed theatres.

HX On Stage Hotel; HX On Stage F&B; and HX On Stage Tech.