ROAD TO THE SHOW: HX—The Hotel Experience teams with NYC Hospitality Alliance for chef demos & more

NEW YORK—Slated for November 13-15 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, this year’s HX: The Hotel Experience, an annual trade show held here to connect thousands of hospitality decision-makers, will feature a newly formed partnership with the New York City Hospitality Alliance to showcase restaurant and foodservice content for those attending the event.

“We’re thrilled to partner with HX to discuss today’s hottest trends and topics in the hospitality industry,” said Andrew Rigie, executive director of NYC Hospitality Alliance. “We’ll bring together some of the most influential names in the industry to dish on topics ranging from tipping to mobile technology. If you’re in the hospitality industry, you will not want to miss this year’s show, I assure you.”

Representing the needs of more than 2,000 members culled from restaurant and nightlife establishments across all five boroughs of the city, the NYC Hospitality Alliance agreed to create and present sessions for both HX: Onstage-Restaurant, the show’s on-floor center for foodservice education, and chef demos at the new HX: Cooks, the show’s culinary theater.

Session highlights during HX: Cooks will include live demos on the show floor by chefs from all over the hospitality industry who will teach cooking techniques and show off their culinary skills. These presenters will come from a variety of venues, including Melba’s Restaurant, the Institute of Culinary Education, Cosme, all’onda, 67 Orange, Joe & Misses Doe, Indian Accent and Employees Only. The on-site cooking demos are a brand new addition to the annual trade event.

Session highlights at HX: Onstage-Restaurant include: From rooms to restaurants; F&B trends for 2017, PR & the digital age; Serving the environment: Sustainable restaurants; Restaurant, real estate & design; Tech in the fast casual boom; and Restaurant employment law updates.

“Whether it’s sessions for HX: Onstage-Restaurant or demonstrations at HX: Cooks, we know the creativity and talent of the alliance’s diverse membership will bring relevant, thought-provoking content to attendees,” said Phil Robinson, HX group show director.

There will be more than 455 exhibitors at the show this year and over 12,000 people from the hospitality industry are expected to be in attendance at the event.

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