Event review: Abastur 2018

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The 32nd edition of Abastur, Mexico's largest foodservice and equipment show, saw three FCSI members take to the stage to present to 120 attendees of the Ho.Re.Ca. Congress, reports Javier Sorondo

FCSI The Americas last week participated at the 32nd annual Abastur, Mexico’s largest foodservice and equipment show. The four-day show, which welcomed 17,000 visitors, saw more than 400 exhibitors showcase the latest trends and innovations in the hospitality industry.

Distinguished guests

The FCSI booth at the show, which took place on 28-31 August at Citibanamex Center in Mexico City, was visited by local FCSI members as well as an array of distinguished guests, such as Jay Stieber, chairman of the National Restaurant Association of the US.

The booth was also visited by an array of high-level representatives of Mexico’s National Chamber of Restaurants and Prepared Foods Industries.

Engaging presentations

As in previous years, FCSI members where invited by the organizers of Abastur to speak and give presentations to more than 120 attendees of the Ho.Re.Ca. Congress that takes place within Abastur.

This year, as with previous editions of the show, FCSI The Americas Division had three consultant professional members participate at the Ho.Re.Ca. Congress and give presentations on a variety of topics pertinent to the foodservice and hospitality sector in Latin America and beyond.

Bill Main FCSI of Bill Main & Associates opened the Congress with his presentation addressing the ‘Anatomy of a turnaround’ while Laura Lentz FCSI of Culinary Advisors presented on the subject ‘How to cater to four different generations of customers at the same time’.

Finally, Chris Tripoli FCSI of A’la Carte Foodservice Consulting closed the event with his keynote presentation ‘Welcome to the eat-ertainment industry’.

Strong presence

All sessions were well-attended and engaging. FCSI The Americas was thrilled to be part of the show as we continue to strengthen our presence and the FCSI brand in Latin America.

Javier Sorondo, Latin America Relations, FCSI The Americas Division



Main picture: Laura Lentz on the stage at Abastur’s Ho.Re.Ca. Congress.

Inset: Javier Sorondo and Chris Tripoli at the FCSI booth