Hospitality Tabletop will inspire attendees with creative concepts and trend direction that elevates and differentiates the hospitality dining experience.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2013
The International Hotel/Motel +Restaurant Show (IHMRS) and TabletopJournal announced plans to launch a new exhibit section, "Hospitality Tabletop: Differentiating by Design" at the 98th IHMRS, November 10-12, 2013 at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The 12,000-square-foot-specialized space on the Level 3 exhibit floor will feature exhibits, an education center and specially designed networking space.
“Hospitality Tabletop will inspire attendees with creative concepts and trend direction that elevates and differentiates the hospitality dining experience and ultimately the profitability of their foodservice operation," said David Turner, Founder and Publisher of TabletopJournal. “By focusing on just tabletop, the category receives the focused marketing effort it deserves and makes IHMRS the industry event to see the newest and best in hospitality tabletop design.”
Hospitality Tabletop presents uniquely creative, design-driven tabletop product for hospitality including dinnerware—both permanent and disposable, glassware, flatware, serve and buffet ware, table linens, table lighting and table accessories for chefs, hotel food and beverage directors, restaurant and club managers, and dealers and distributors. Among the confirmed section participants to date are: Bugambilia, Corby Hall, Dahlgren Duck, Front of House, Hospitality Glass, Masa, Rosenthal-Sambonet, Service Ideas, Steelite and Vertex.
In addition to exhibit resources, Hospitality Tabletop will enrich the engagement of exhibitors and attendees with on floor features such as:
● The Tabletop Matter Awards presented to companies in recognition of outstanding new product
● Hospitality Tabletop Theater, on floor education, covering such timely topics as: the future of tabletop design, the beverage only experience, and the greening of tabletop
● Hospitality Tabletop Concept Lobby Bar, a specially designed “pop-up” space on the exhibit floor highlighting trend direction and facilitating exhibitor and attendee networking
“We are delighted to partner with Dave to develop Hospitality Tabletop and so appreciate his passion for and knowledge of the category,” said Phil Robinson, IHMRS Show Director.
The 98th annual International Hotel/Motel + Restaurant Show will run Saturday, November 9, through Tuesday, November 12 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The Hospitality Leadership Forum, a full-day of conference and networking activities, kicks off on Saturday, November 9. IHMRS then follows with three days of exhibits of new products and services for hotels and foodservice properties from Sunday, November 10, through Tuesday, November 12. IHMRS is co-located with 4th annual Boutique Design New York (BDNY), featuring suppliers of high-end, unique and innovative interior design products for hospitality. The combined market presents over 1,000 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts more than 22,000 trade visitors.
IHMRS is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. (HANYC), and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA), and is managed by Hospitality Media Group (HMG). Boutique Design New York is a joint venture of the three associations and HMG.
For additional information on IHMRS and BDNY, please contact Phil Robinson, Group Show Director, HMG at 212-754-7920 or phil.robinson[at]stmediagroup[dot]com or visit IHMRS.com and BDNY.com.