ScotHot, Scotland’s showcase for the hospitality and tourism sector, is set to return in 2023 with new organisers 365 Events at the helm after the West Sussex-based business acquired it from London-based Montgomery Group. ScotHot was scheduled to take place earlier this year at the SEC Glasgow but had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions.
Held every two years, ScotHot attracts industry professionals and exhibitors to a showcase of and developments in the hospitality and tourism industries. As well as providing a forum for suppliers, buyers and decision makers to network, it also includes a platform for future talent in the shape of the Scottish Culinary Championships including Scottish Chef of the Year.
As part of the deal, 365 Events Ltd also acquired Northern Ireland’s food and drink exhibition event IFEX which is set to return in Belfast next year.
Said Toby Wand (pictured), co-director of 365 Events with Billie Moore, ”As the world of hospitality recovers and realigns post-pandemic, vibrant business events like IFEX and ScotHot will provide vital meeting places for the industries to reconnect, uncover new learnings and discover relevant technologies to improve their businesses and customer focus.”
Lori Hoinkes, Managing Director of Montgomery Events said, “The last 14 months have been extremely difficult for us all, but especially our colleagues in hospitality and the wider events industry. I wish Toby and Billie well with their future events as we all look towards a brighter future.”
ScotHot is scheduled for March 2023 at SEC Glasgow.