Leaders in Horeca Summit is set to return to Prague on 28 – 29 November 2017
Leaders in Horeca Summit is set to return to Prague on 28 – 29 November 2017

According to Euromonitor International Czech Consumer foodservice experienced strong growth during 2016. One of the key reasons was strong economic growth. Growing GDP and lower unemployment increased consumer confidence and motivated them to spend more on leisure. The same can be said about Austria where improved consumer sentiment and a jump in disposable incomes led to notable growth in full-service restaurants. Hungary doesn’t fall far behind where full-service restaurants had another year of strong growth in 2016, with foodservice current value sales rising by 8%.  Euromonitor International also reports that improving purchasing power for consumers had a positive impact on full-service restaurants in Poland, including outlets in tourist destinations. Furthermore, full-service restaurants benefited from the ongoing favourable economic situation, conducive to the opening of new premises. New restaurant concepts emerged to cater for ongoing demand and offering gourmet food in fashionable interiors

With the industry on the rise, Leaders in Horeca CEE & CIS Summit will take place on the 29 – 29 November 2017 gathering top F&B executives, restaurant/café/bar owners, chefs, investors, regulators and media in order to explore further development of the sector, understand new market opportunities and concepts as well as tackle challenges that may be faced in the future.   Coming from across the central and eastern Europe as well Russia and CIS region, the attendees once again will not only have an opportunity to educate themselves on the most pressing industry issues but also explore innovative products and solutions presented by the sector solution providers that will be showcasing their portfolios through the event.

Amongst many topics discussed at during the summit are topics like how restaurants can personalize customer experience though mobile technology and the importance of data security as well data monetization. It will explore new innovative concepts in food service industry and highlight the food safety and waste management issues. It will discuss the war for talent and successful strategies of creating a winning team. It will tackle operation profitability and marketing efforts that business need to undertake to stay popular and financially viable.

Organized by International Business Council Group, Leaders in Horeca will once again gather the elite of regional horeca sector and unveil new business industry the industry has to offer. ‘We are excited to return to Prague and thrilled by the encouragement and support we receive from the industry and its key influencers. It is important for us to be at the forefront of the sector development and present the trends and strategies that will help tackling the challenges that the horeca community faces. The sector has so much potential for growth and so many opportunities and concepts that are yet to be explored in the region. We believe an event like ours can open many doors and through networking and knowledge exchange actively assist in the sector development and business growth’ says Elena Jassim, CEO, International Business Class Group.

The attendees of the event will be able to unwind during the Leaders in Hospitality Evening Function which will include exquisite cuisine, entertainment program and informal networking.

The registration to Leaders in Hospitality CEE & CIS Summit is now open, so whether you are F&B executive, hospitality professional,  owner looking network and explore new concepts or if you are a supplier looking to promote your solutions to the most selected and high profile audience, get in touch with the event’s team by emailing