Expowest Cornwall is the region’s foremost hospitality and catering trade show and it will be bringing you even more drinks producers in 2017! Taking place in Wadebridge from Tuesday 7th – Thursday 9th March, there will be a greater range of local, national and international drinks exhibitors at the show than ever before, covering hot, cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Alongside regular well-known exhibitors such as Burdett Wines, Voyager Coffee, Camel Valley Wine, Just Water, Keltek Brewery, Folkingtons and Skinners Brewing Company, you’ll meet many first timers like the Wooden Hand Brewery, Polar Krush & Pernod Ricard.
To create a real buzz at the show, there will also be a new drinks feature area, sponsored by LWC Drinks, Bar Equipment Direct, and Cornwall College Business. The drinks feature area will have a bar, supplied by Beaumont, where you can watch professionals’ cocktail competitions, learn how to make mocktails & cocktails and enjoy wine & champagne talks & tastings. You can also see which equipment & skills to use to enhance your drinks serving and maximise profitability with Flair masterclasses from the World Flair Association. There will also be two cocktail competitions at the show for professionals. On Tuesday 7th March they will be challenged to create a Signature Cocktail with set ingredients. On Wednesday 8th March they will face the Market Challenge, when their creations will feature Old J Rum and ingredients collected from exhibitors. LWC Drinks are providing prizes – a hamper of spirits & cases of beer on the first day, and an all expenses paid day trip, including a brewery visit, on the second, so competition should be fierce!
For over 30 years Expowest Cornwall has been an absolute must for those eager to see, touch and taste the latest products, to get a feel for the trends shaping the market, and to weigh up a range of competing offerings all under one roof. With around 150 exhibitors, you’ll see a huge range of different companies showcasing everything from foodservice to fresh produce, bakery to business services, drinks to catering equipment, and speciality foods to sundry supplies, plus much more besides. Familiar faces such as Barton Reed & Co, Hunts Foodservice, Prima Bakeries, Rodda’s, and Total Produce will be back, alongside first time exhibitors such as Blenders, Pat Gorman Pies, Sargies Cornish Kitchen, and Truly Treats.
If you’re looking for business advice and expertise, the Cornwall Business Forum will be holding a “Knowledge Hub”, staffed by their “Executive Members” who will be able to help you with their wide range of skills; from marketing, cyber security and website design to sales training and commercial photography. With such a broad and comprehensive range of exhibitors and features, the show attracts buyers from hotels, restaurants, pubs, cafes, supermarkets, grocers, delis, farm shops, independent stores, holiday parks & tourist attractions, schools, colleges, universities and hospitals, all keen to benefit from some exclusive offers at the show, in a friendly face-to-face atmosphere.
Expowest Cornwall is a cornerstone of the Cornish business calendar for all those involved in this vibrant but tight-knit market – the place where suppliers large and small showcase their latest products and services for Cornwall’s busy trade buyers. Although a trade show, Expowest Cornwall is also an eagerly anticipated social event where the whole Cornish business community gets together to enjoy the company of colleagues, suppliers and customers. There’s nowhere better for forging those all important business relationships that count for so much in this popular & thriving region. Hospitality and catering are the main drivers of the Cornish economy – and if you want to tap into the very heart of these industries, at the start of the summer season, this show is an absolute must.