In the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis, EH! is mobilising to help an entire profession reinvent itself.
"The crisis has been brutal. It will take time to recover. But the 2020 edition of EquipHotel is designed to help hotel and restaurant professionals get back on track. "Beatrice Gravier, Director of the Hospitality & Food Division of Reed Exhibitions France, is convinced: EH! 2020 will and must enable hotels and restaurants to successfully emerge from the post Covid-19 crisis.
Over a hundred conferences to explain, reassure and guide
Advice, exchanges, debates, networking: EH! will do its utmost to provide answers and concrete solutions to problems encountered in the field. A survey is also underway to find out what visitors expect from the show, in order to get as close as possible to their concerns.
Around a hundred conferences are already scheduled. Conferences in the form of conversations, to open up dialogue with hoteliers and restaurant owners. Facing them: professional organisations, politicians, economists, human resources specialists, psychologists, to analyse, understand and recreate a new dynamic. But also architects, interior designers, designers, specialists in new technologies, to build, rebuild, regain the desire to undertake, to dare, to innovate.
A few examples:
- On Sunday November 15th (from 12:30 pm to 3:15 pm), EH! will approach ways of getting out of the crisis, with Quentin Lefebvre, lecturer in management at the University of Paris 2 Assas and member of the expert committee of the Collège Culinaire de France (French Culinary College).
- On Monday November 16th (from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm), EH! will take the pulse of the hospitality sector, in the presence of Stéphane Botz, national director of hospitality experts at KPMG, Roland Héguy, president of UMIH (French Union of Professions and Industries in the Hotel Business), and Fabrice Collet, president of B&B Hotels.
- On Wednesday November 18th (from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm), Caroline Dumas, psychologist and former HR in the hotel and restaurant sector, will explain how to restore confidence among teams, clients, suppliers and partners in the "post-Covid-19" period.
In addition to this, there is a reflection on the evolution of experiential spaces in line with the health protocols that are essential for recovery, in particular the layout of the Resto des Chefs, with innovative solutions such as the use of protective acrylic sheets in Dacryl® surgical formulation to respond to social distancing.
The end of the year focused on recovery
"We must keep our spirits up. The end of the crisis is certain, but gradual," stresses Beatrice Gravier.
Hoteliers and restaurant owners are expected to make a success of it at the EH! trade show, from 15 to 19 November 2020, in Paris Porte de Versailles. It will be an opportunity for them to find out about developments in the sector, meet experts and discover the latest innovations, with a view to the end of the year marked by a recovery and tinged with optimism.
Important presence of Greek brands operating in the hospitality sector, at EquipHotel Paris 2020
Worth Note the fact that around 8 months before the show, the following Greek companies have already booked their participation!
EquipHotel is an event organised by Reed Expositions France, leader in the organisation of trade shows. EquipHotel Paris is the leading BtoB event in the hotel and foodservice sector every two years in Paris. The event brings together 1,600 exhibiting companies, 40% of which are foreign, across 5 major themes: foodservice, design, well-being, technology & services. This unique offer is the most complete international trade show for the hotel and foodservice industry. It presents French and international companies that are leaders in their sector as well as young innovative companies that imagine the hotel and restaurant experiences of tomorrow. The event attracts 113,000 decision-makers from the hospitality industry: chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers, architects, interior designers, investors, café owners, brewers, local authority managers, design offices and installers. For 5 days, these professionals have the opportunity to meet new suppliers and discover their new products. EquipHotel is also the hub of trends and innovations in the HRC. Ephemeral hotels and restaurants, showrooms, studios, conferences, master classes and renowned competitions... are staged by the best architects and experts.
EquipHotel from 15 to 19 November 2020
The main events organised by the Reed Expositions France in the Hotels and Restaurants sector are: EquipHotel Paris, Marocotel by EquipHotel, Parizza, Sandwich & Snack Show, Japan Food Show. They bring together more than 2,500 exhibitors and more than 200,000 visitors.
About Reed Expositions France
Present in 20 sectors of activity, with 50 leading trade shows including Batimat, EquipHotel, IFTM Top Resa, Expoprotection, Pollutec, SITL, Maison & Objet*, Fiac, Paris Photo... and 51 websites, Reed Expositions provides its clients with the contacts, content and networks to accelerate their development. More than 24,000 companies, 1.43 million French and foreign buyers are customers of its events. Reed Expositions is part of the Reed Exhibitions group, the leading organiser of trade shows and leader on the French market with more than 60 events and 2 subsidiaries, Reed Expositions France and Reed Midem.
* organised by SAFI, a subsidiary of Reed Expositions and Ateliers d’Art de France.
EquipHotel Paris 2020
When: 15th-19th of November 2020
Where: Paris Porte de Versailes
Date of Press Release edition: 20/05/2020
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