Toby Wand, the managing director of global events firm, Fresh Montgomery, has said he is delighted to be working with Licensed & Catering News in order to ensure maximum coverage for IFEX, the huge food, hospitality and retail exhibition which will take place at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast from March 8 to 10 next year.
LCN is the media partner for the event next spring and will also be producing the official IFEX event programme.
As one of the province’s longest-running trade exhibitions, IFEX attracts around 5000 visitors from the food, retail and hospitality sectors here over the three days that it runs. Confirmed exhibitors at the March event include Stephen’s Catering, Henderson Foodservice, Masseys, Lynas Fooderervice, Matthew Agie and Nestle Ireland, as well as a host of new names that have also committed.
Speaking to LCN this week, Toby Wand said:
“IFEX is now Northern Ireland’s biggest trade show and is a ‘must attend’ for anyone serious about their hospitality or food business. We are tremendously excited about setting up our new home for IFEX in the new Titanic Exhibition Centre and have a packed programme for the 2016 event.”
Mr. Wand said that he was “thrilled” to be collaborating with a number of trade organisations, including the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association and the Federation of Small Businesses and happy to be working with LCN “to ensure that IFEX news reaches the hospitality, retail and leisure trades in Northern Ireland”.
IFEX also has a legacy as a training ground for talented young chefs and skills will be high on the agenda again in March when the Salon Culinaire, which raises the bar in terms of culinary skills, will feature again, including La Parade des Chefs, the ChefSkills Theatre and the novel cold display/edible art event.
IFEX 2016 is taking place on March 8, 9 and 10 at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, which is situated opposite Titanic Studios. For further information, see www.IFEXexhibition.co.uk or @IFEX_NI.
Our picture shows Fresh Montgomery MD, Toby Wand, with catering students from Belfast Metropolitan College at the recent launch of IFEX 2016.