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Oct 2013
Oct 2013


Vancouver Convention Centre West 1055 Canada Pl Vancouver , BC V6C 0C3
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CONNECT Show - Food Drink Lodging (formerly two shows: BC Foodservice Expo & THE BC Hospitality Expo)



The BC Foodservice Expo and THE BC Hospitality Expo have merged to form the Connect Show!

The Connect Show consists of two long standing and successful industry events; The BC Foodservice Expo and The BC Hospitality Expo.

This combined event will provide the best opportunity for industry suppliers to connect with all sectors of the British Columbia hospitality sector.

By joining thousands of food, drink, and lodging decision makers at British Columbia’s largest foodservice and hospitality industry event, your organization can be positioned as a leading supplier and supporter of this $14 billion industry that is also one of British Columbia’s largest employers with more than 200,000 direct jobs. The Connect Show inaugural event will be taking place October 27 – 28, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.


Why Exhibit?

The CONNECT Show is the place to exhibit your products and services in British Columbia. Thousands of buyers and decision-makers will attend this major industry event for new ideas, products and services that can help them grow their business.

As an exhibitor, you can build customer relationships with more than 8,000 buyers in the hospitality industry. Use your booth to sample new products, educate buyers and create the kind of face-to-face experience that results in leads and sales.

The Connect trade show floor presents a tremendous opportunity to promote your products and services to leading industry professionals and buyers;

  • Trade show booths provide the most cost effective way to promote and sell your offerings
  • Launch, introduce and demonstrate new products
  • Meet “Face to Face” with qualified buyers
  • Network with existing clients
  • Meet over 8,000 hospitality industry professionals representing over 14,000 separate businesses
  • Measure market awareness and survey attendees
  • Generate leads for immediate and future sales
  • Form new strategic business alliances and partnerships
  • And so much more!!

Connect Show is a partnership between the CRFA (Canadian Restaurant & Foodservices Association), ABLE (Alliance of Beverage Licensees) and BCHA (British Columbia Hotel Association).

About The CRFA:

Since its founding in 1944, the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association has grown to more than 30,000 members across the country.  Through advocacy, research, member savings and industry events, we help our members in every Canadian community grow and prosper.   CRFA members represent every sector of Canada’s vibrant and innovative foodservice industry, including restaurants, bars, cafeterias, coffee shops, and contract and social caterers.  We also welcome suppliers to our industry as associate members of CRFA.

About The BCHA:

Since 1917, the BCHA has been the advocate and spokesperson for the interests of the hotel industry throughout British Columbia. The BCHA has approximately 650 hotel members and nearly 200 associate members, representing an Industry with annual revenues eclipsing $3.2 billion dollars, 78,000 rooms and more than 58,000 employees.

About The ABLE:

Originally formed in 1975 as the Neighbourhood Pub Owners Association, ABLE is the voice for all liquor primary and licensee retail stores in British Columbia. ABLE is the industry advocate for issues affecting pubs, bars and liquor stores throughout the province. ABLE communicates and consults with government, monitors and reports on industry issues and trends, and provides resources to help members build and grow their businesses.




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