Tuesday, September 17, 2013

LRA announces 2014 Louisiana Foodservice & Hospitality EXPO theme

If you’ve exhibited in, sponsored or attended the Louisiana Foodservice & Hospitality EXPO, you are aware of all the exciting opportunities that exist those three days on the show floor. The projected growth in Louisiana’s hospitality industry is attributed to the mix of the number of new restaurants opening, increased visitors to the state and emerging companies.

The 2014 EXPO theme, “Opportunities Abound” captures the momentum of the industry’s growth AND your potential as an exhibitor, sponsor or attendee. 

Exhibitors in the 2013 EXPO had a 100 percent satisfaction rating, according to the 2013  post-event survey and 76.5 percent of respondents indicated that they were planning to exhibit in 2014. The number one reason they exhibit in the EXPO is to attract new customers, followed by meeting with current customers, company exposure and to showcase a new product. 

“If you exhibit or attend, you know how helpful the EXPO is to your business,” said Stan Harris, President/CEO, Louisiana Restaurant Association. “As a former restaurateur for nearly 30 years, a time-saving event like this is invaluable and convenient to a company or an attendee.” 

Attendees shared their feedback in their own post-2013 EXPO survey and ranked the opportunity to meet with so many companies face-to-face and in one place as the number one benefit of the EXPO. Trying new food products, learning about new services and informative discussions about restaurant operations best practices were just a few comments given indicating that attending the EXPO was time well spent. 

The 61st Annual Louisiana Foodservice & Hospitality EXPO will be held August 2-4, 2014 in New Orleans. Visit the LRA EXPO website to find out what you need to know about exhibiting, sponsoring or attending.


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