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Scottish Tourism Week


Consumers are increasingly interested in the origins of food.


Source Local


ScotHot aims to sustain your business HOW to run hospitality businesses


on a green and sustainable footing will be two of the key themes at ScotHot this year. The themes will run through a series of features at this year’s event, none more so than at the Sustainability and Scotland Food & Drink pavilions (see page 32), and will also be the subject of conferences and demonstrations. With research suggesting the green agenda is increasingly infl uencing the decisions of business travellers, Dominic McVey, general manager of Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza Hotel and ScotHot steering committee member, said it’s an issue operators can’t afford to ignore. “To meet the demand from consumers looking for more transparency with our green credentials, hoteliers need to become more accountable,” he said. “With policies such as those endorsed by the Green Business Tourism schemes, the industry is able to make positive moves in the right direction.”


Scottish Culinary Championships


ScotHot will feature a number of ‘green’ exhibitors keen to give operators advice on making their businesses more sustainable.


ScotHot, the trade show for the hospitality industry, returns this month, ready to champion fresh talent, local produce and the hottest new products on the market. With hundreds of exhibitors booked to appear, a packed programme of cook-offs, seminars and demos, as well as new pavilions dedicated to drinks and design, it’s shaping up to be the show you can’t afford to miss. “Shows like ScotHot are vital to the growth of Scottish hospitality,” said event director George Tsangari. “They offer an opportunity to


Bringing together the Scottish hospitality industry to source products, establish new relationships and gain valuable industry insights.


Don’t miss ScotHot 2011 –next opportunity will not be until 2013


learn from the best in the business, source the latest products and services and up to the minute trends, allowing Scotland to be world leaders of the industry. “ScotHot also provides a platform to showcase young, up and coming talent – the people who really are the future of Scottish hospitality.” The fi rm behind the event, SITE, said this year’s event, which takes place from Glasgow’s SECC from February 28 to March 2, will offer an unrivalled opportunity to network and seek inspiration amid what are still challenging times. Indeed, as economic conditions


On-Trade@ ScotHot


ScotHot will present an area dedicated to the on-trade for the fi rst time this year.


Sustainability Live


But new products are just part of the ScotHot story.


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remain fragile, they claim it’s never been so important to keep pace with the latest trends in product development and trends. Hundreds of exhibitors have booked to appear at the SECC, eager to pitch their products to an anticipated audience of 8000 visitors: Nestle, Premier Foods, JB Foods, Fife Creamery and Braehead Foods are just some of the names due to be represented.


In keeping with the show’s long- held aims to educate, entertain and inspire, ScotHot will offer a busy programme of tastings, demos and seminars, as well as competitions designed to promote the most exciting new talent emerging in the hospitality industry (see pages 30 & 31). Among the new additions to the show is the On-Trade Pavilion – the fi rst time ScotHot has included an area dedicated to Scotland’s world famous bar industry. Held in partnership with the Scottish Licensed Trade Association, it’s set to give operators, sommeliers, and purchasing managers access to representatives from a range of suppliers, from boutique brands to corporate players like Diageo. ScotHot will also be celebrating Scottish food and drink.


Variety is the Spice of Life . . .


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Stand 4219, or check out our website: http://business.forthvalley.ac.uk February 17, 2011 - SLTN - 25 At a time when consumers have


perhaps never been so interested in the origins of the food and drink they consume, ScotHot’s new Source Local Pavilion will give visitors the chance to talk to the people behind some of the country’s most innovative and celebrated local producers. Also making an appearance for the fi rst time is the BCFA Interiors and Design Pavilion, the New Product Zone and Sustainability Live, where operators will be shown how to put sustainability at the heart of their hospitality businesses while remaining profi table. We’ll be looking in more detail at the features, events and exhibitors ScotHot has in store over the next seven pages. With so much opportunity to network, get informed and be entertained, can you afford to miss it?


ScotHot returns with new features and hundreds of exhibitors I


T’S back – and it promises to be bigger than ever.


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