New products and ideas on display for $9-billion restaurant industry that employs 130,000 Albertans
EDMONTON, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ -As Alberta's economy continues to boom, the province's restaurant and hospitality industry will be looking for new ways to stay on top at the annual Alberta Foodservice Expo, Sept. 9 - 10 at the Edmonton Expo Centre.
As Alberta's premier foodservice industry event, the Expo features all aspects of food, beverage, services and supply - through an enhanced show floor and myriad features such as chef demonstrations, seminars, and networking events. Industry professionals will have the opportunity to connect, learn and buy to stay in touch with the latest trends and grow their businesses.
For the full agenda, visit www.albertafoodserviceexpo.ca. The Alberta Foodservice Expo is open to trade only. The official Twitter hashtag of the Expo is #AlbertaFSE.
Alberta's restaurant industry in a nutshell
Direct jobs: 130,000
Share of provincial workforce: 6.2%
Total revenue in 2011: $9.0 billion
Share of provincial economy: 3.2%
Growth forecast for 2012: 7.5%
Total revenue forecast for 2012: $10 billion
The Alberta Foodservice Expo is owned and operated by MediaEDGE Communications, and the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association is the show's title sponsor.
NOTE: Media may register for accreditation by using the online visitor registration form at www.albertafoodserviceexpo.ca, or by calling 1-866-216-0860 ext. 280.
SOURCE: Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
For further information:
For the Alberta Foodservice Expo: Chuck Nervick, Senior Vice President, MediaEDGE Communications, 416-512-8186, ext. 227 or [email protected].
For the CRFA/restaurant industry: Mark von Schellwitz, CRFA VP Western Canada, 604-809-5719 or [email protected]; Prasanthi Vasanthakumar, CRFA Communications, 1-800-387-5649, ext. 4254 or [email protected].