Questex partners for first Las Vegas Food & Beverage Industry Week

Tradeshow organizers Emerald and Questex—the parent company of Hotel Management—are set to partner up for Las Vegas Food & Beverage Industry Week, an inaugural event featuring four premiere food shows under one roof at the Las Vegas Convention Center, running March 21–24.

SIAL America, Bar & Restaurant Expo (formerly known as Nightclub & Bar Show), Pizza Expo and World Tea Conference + Expo will occur concurrently, uniting decision-makers from all sectors of the $1.5 trillion food and beverage industry as it continues to recover.

“We are grateful for our partnership with Emerald and Questex and we are excited to welcome the first-ever Las Vegas Food and Beverage Week to the Las Vegas Convention Center,” said Brian Yost, COO for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which owns and operates the convention center. “Las Vegas brings key industries together, fostering in-person connections that move business forward. We look forward to providing the organizers, exhibitors and attendees of these shows with an Only Vegas experience.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Questex for the inaugural edition of Food & Beverage Industry Week. It will be an exciting and invaluable week for everyone in the food and beverage industry,” said Jessica Blue, EVP with Emerald.

A collaboration between international trade show organizers Emerald and Comexposium, SIAL America is a cross-category generalist food and beverage show supporting the food-and-beverage market. Importers, food service companies, distributors, retailers, wholesalers and restaurateurs will be attending. The United States Department of Agriculture endorsed the inaugural edition of SIAL America. 

Now in its 38th year, Emerald’s International Pizza Expo focuses on all elements of the pizza industry. The show will feature suppliers, educational sessions top by top industry professionals and national competitions.

“We’re less than six weeks away from the first Las Vegas Food & Beverage Industry Week, March 21-24, presenting Bar & Restaurant Expo, World Tea Conference + Expo, Pizza Expo and SIAL America,” said Tim McLucas, VP of Questex's Bar & Restaurant Group. “We're excited to collaborate with Emerald and the LVCVA to bring key food and beverage buyers together in one central location to deliver a new, high-value experience that combines key education, product activations and customer interaction.”

At Bar & Restaurant Expo, attendees will learn about the latest trends and troubleshoot challenges facing their businesses, incorporating single-unit to national chain operators and the industry’s largest hospitality groups.
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