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Forum Events Ltd launches two new hospitality events

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The leading events company, Forum Events Ltd, has added Catering Equipment & Services and Hospitality Tech & Innovation to its rowing portfolio…

Following the growing demand in innovation around catering and technology in the international hospitality market, the parent company of Hotel Designs, Forum Events Ltd, has launched two new industry events to its annual calendar.

Catering Equipment & Services and Hospitality Tech & Innovation will take place on March 25 – 26, 2019 at Whittlebury Hall, Northampton, England, with the aim to bring together professionals and suppliers in both the catering and technology market.

98 per cent of those who have attended our events say that they are a better way to find new suppliers than a traditional trade show

Both events will comprise of separate one-to-one business meetings, interactive seminars and valuable networking opportunities. The dedicated team at Forum Events Ltd will organise personalised appointments for the professionals and suppliers attending. Each supplier will have a series of 25-minute pre-arranged meetings with key decision makers throughout the two days, over lunch and during our networking gala dinner on day one.

“98 per cent of those who have attended our events say that they are a better way to find new suppliers than a traditional trade show and we are very proud to be ahead of the curve in launching these two highly focused networking opportunities,” said Sarah Beall, Managing Director of Forum Events Ltd. “By launching Catering Equipment & Services and Hospitality Tech & Innovation, we will help to bridge the gap between delegates and suppliers, while encouraging quality business relationships to be formed.”

Forum Events Ltd, which has recently been recognised in the top 25 SME companies for cultural leadership, hosts 27 events in total throughout the year that span across a number of industries. To find out more information, please visit the events page of the Forum Events Ltd website.

How to secure your place

There are limited spaces available for these highly targeted events.

If you are a supplier to the hospitality tech industry and would like to attend Hospitality Tech & Innovation, click here. Alternatively, please contact Craig Ross at, or call 01992 376726

If you are a supplier to the catering and equipment industry would like to attend Catering Equipment & Services Forum, click here. Alternatively, please contact Craig Ross at, or call 01992 376726

To register your interest as a delegate for Hospitality Tech & Innovation, click here. Alternatively, please contact Liam Cloona at, or call 01992 374089

To register your interest as a delegate for Catering Equipment & Services Forum, click here. Alternatively, please contact Liam Cloona at, or call 01992 374089


bar at the entrance of Doc Cheng's restaurant, Raffles Hotel, Singapore

SPOTLIGHT ON: Bars, Restaurants & Catering

1024 686 Katy Phillips

Throughout May Hotel Designs will focus on two essential components to a hotel’s make up – bars & restaurants and catering equipment…

If you want to get your company and products in front of an audience of interior designers, procurement specialists and hoteliers for a month of specially focussed commentary, this is a fantastic opportunity.


With so many bars and restaurants in existence these days, how does a hotel bar or restaurant keep its guests from straying elsewhere as well as attracting non-residents through its doors? The answer is through its design and the atmosphere that design creates. Customers of all ages need to feel excited, stimulated and comfortable – getting the style of a hotel restaurant, bar or café right is vital, will it disrupt staff workflow? How do safety regulations come into the design process?

Ultimately a hotel bar or restaurant can be a key driver in enticing new customers, make a significant contribution to the hotels revenue and support overarching brand values. This month, we look at some of the best examples in the world right now.


Food matters – fact. By making your menus current, different and unique, you will entice your guests. Restaurant and bar aesthetics aside, you have to make an impression with what is on the plates you serve.

Current trends see locally sourced produce a key component whilst the look of the food it just as fundamental – sharing food pictures socially is huge and for an hotelier, an opportunity to maximise on free advertising. In order to get food to the table, hoteliers have to have the very best equipment and tools for their staff. We will be focussing on the behind-the-scenes of hospitality equipment – one of the biggest sectors in the industry – from the best equipment to regulations, and best practice.

There are plenty of ways you can get involved with these features, from supplying an opinion piece to working with us on a targeted mini-series.

If you wish to find out more, please contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098 or


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Product Spotlight: Harlequin adds two designs to bone china range

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In Spring 2016, Harlequin joined forces with fine china manufacturer Churchill China, applying its fabulous fabric and wallpaper prints onto a range of china tableware.

Following the success of the Amazilia collection, two more sumptuous and sophisticated motifs have been added to the range: Eglomisé, derived from the Leonida collection, evokes the spirit of faded grandeur and distressed opulence; the epitome of nostalgic elegance, but with a sleek, contemporary appeal.

Harlequin adds two new ranges to bone china collection

Perfect for entertaining in style, this elegant dinner service comes in an oyster colourway; it comprises plates and bowls in a variety of sizes, tea cups and saucers, a milk jug and a gift-boxed mug. There is also another gift-boxed mug in the popular Cranes in Flight motif, from the Palmetto collection. The mug is perfect for personal usage or as a very well-considered gift.

Translucent and durable, the fine bone china body is lightweight, pure white in colour. It is dishwasher and microwave safe and will be available from selected stockists from the beginning of September.
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