Trade show back and biggest yet

HOSPITALITY trade show ScotHot returns to the Glasgow SECC in March and this year’s event is expected to be bigger than ever before.

• Guests at ScotHot 2015 indulge in a Liquid Academy Live tasting event.

Operating under the Scottish Tourism Week (STW) umbrella, the exhibition will take place over March 15 and 16 and will feature a range of hospitality-focused events as well as hosting over 100 exhibitors, including food and drink brands, catering suppliers, EPOS manufacturers and training firms.
ScotHot 2017’s programme of events includes the Scottish Culinary Championships, back for its 32nd year, with accolades up for grabs including Scottish Chef of the Year and Scottish Junior Chef of the Year; Staff Canteen Live, an event showcasing the culinary skills of eight of the UK’s top chefs; and Liquid Academy Live, which will feature a number of speakers from Scotland’s drinks industry.
The Scottish Tourism Alliance will also set up shop on The Spotlight Stage, where guest speakers from hospitality and tourism businesses will share their experiences and insight.
Scott Gemmell, managing director of Liquid Academy, said there is “no other all encompassing drinks hospitality trade show in Scotland like ScotHot”.
“For so long, food and cookery have been at the forefront of this huge forum for the hospitality industry so it is great to see the licensed trade aligning here, at a show that celebrates the unity between food and drink which makes any great hospitality business what it is,” said Gemmell.
Marc Crothall, chief executive of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, said the organisation is “delighted” to again see ScotHot on the Scottish Tourism Week calendar.
“This important trade show, one of five STW signature events, is the perfect complement to our own National Tourism Conference,” said Crothall.