Exposition Development Company, Inc. and Questex announced the launch and partnership 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 October 23-24, 2017 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.
The partnership and launch will incorporate Questex’s successful Nightclub & Bar brand by bringing the concept to the East Coast in a variety of tasting pavilions scattered throughout the show floor. “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,” says Questex President and CEO Kerry Gumas. “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. 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,” stated John Longstreet, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association.
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.