People talking


“It’s been another amazing day, the quality of visitor has been second to none.”

Mark Young, Jamix UK

“We felt as if we were in a real business atmosphere – we’ve had a fantastic show with lots of professional leads. Exhibiting at Hotelympia has given us a glimpse into the future of trade shows.”

Jonathan Warwick, Bridor UK

“It’s always a privilege to exhibit at Hotelympia and to have a stand overlooking Live Theatre where the culinary artistry on display by both young and established chefs is offered in abundance.”

Jon Harvey-Barnes, Essential Cuisine

“It is amazing to have won the innovation award for technology. We’ve had so much interest from big hotels and some promising sales leads over the week. We couldn’t have wished for a greater result.”

Bastiaan Arends, TenderOne Bar Services

“Despite the tube strike and fear of drop in visitor numbers, we’ve had a great deal of interest in our new innovations, namely our latest launch, the FTPi. Having all exhibitors in one extended hall has also increased visitor numbers to our stand as those who wouldn’t have typically crossed over the boulevard to visit Catering Equipment have done so and potential leads have even been generated.”

Tim Bender, Hobart Warewashing

“We’ve gone above and beyond our expectations here at Hotelympia, concluding a lot of business and generating a lot of sales leads. There’s been a definite increase in confidence in the market and throughout all four days, there’s been a real positive buzz from customers and suppliers.”

Scott Duncan, Carpigiani

“The way in which the show has been publicised has been great – it generated a lot of interest for us particularly amongst international visitors. I feel this show has put us on a European map.”

Darren, Grapes Design

“As this was our first show, and being a small new business we were apprehensive about the show. However initial thoughts are that this was the best show we have exhibited at yet. I believe the footfall was lower than previous years, but this did not reflect in the number of leads we took. “

Alex Shannon, Sous Vide Tools

“We’ve generated more sales leads than expected here whilst also using the experience to learn a few things – we’ve seen a lot of our competitors here and have been able to learn a lot from them and take away key findings that will improve our business.”

Aditya Singh, Green Organic Clothing

“Hotelympia has provided me with the most fabulous opportunity – to put my rug on the Stage during the presentation for Sir Terence Conran’s Lifetime Achievement Award – many influential designers saw my product and as a result lead to a lot of promising conversations with potential buyers.”

Marja Fiander, Marja Fiander AB

“The show has seen a great quality of attendees with a real focused interest – they know what they want and they’ve come here to get it.”

Shane Cuthert, Utopia Tableware Ltd

"We've had some real significant leads including some alternative companies too such as the Imperial War Museum. It's been a very successful show for us all round and in a great venue too."

Nathan Wride, Batemans

"Exhibitions are a great way to receive customer feedback - Hotelympia being a show where we've received a lot of it and positive too."

Francis McKenzie, Arran Brewery

"The show has been great for us. We've received really positive customer feedback with some promising sales leads too. I can't wait to see what happens next for us."

Shaun Voss, Harviestoun Brewery Limited

"The Craft Beer section here has a great layout to it encouraging visitors of a high calibre to our stand. It's provided us with a brilliant platform to get our brand out there and it has most definitely enhanced our business. Despite so much competition in Craft Beer, the show has given us confidence in our brand."

Stewart Rowley, McGargles

"COREcruitment had an amazing time exhibiting at Hotelympia 2014. As a recruitment agency, the show provided great footfall and the response for us from both candidates and clients was excellent. The organisers were fantastic to deal with and we were well looked after during the exhibition.  COREcruitment wouldn’t have any hesitation exhibiting at this show again. "

Sharlene Cross, COREcruitment