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ScotHot event set for March 2015

Plans unveiled for event for Scotland???s food & drink, hospitality and tourism industry

Date : 29/12/2014

Plans have been unveiled for the ScotHot event for Scotland’s food, drink, hospitality and tourism industry which will be held at Glasgow’s SECC from 4 - 5 March 2015.

ScotHot will bring together suppliers of food and drink; catering equipment; décor and design; tableware and technology products with chefs and buyers from hotels, restaurants, bars, catering outlets and tourism destinations.  The show will also include the 30th Scottish Culinary Championships, which challenges chefs to create show-stopping food sculptures as well as being judged in a live cook-off on the main stage.  Visitors will also be treated to a line-up of experts giving business advice and workshops at The Spotlight Stage.  Cutting edge developments in catering equipment will be showcased in the CESA Innovation Zone, providing the largest collection of new catering products available anywhere on the market.

Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing said:
“2014 has been a hugely successful year for Scottish tourism, with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Ryder Cup and Scottish Homecoming all shining the global spotlight on our fantastic country and providing a massive boost to our tourism economy.

“Looking forward to 2015, the Year of Food & Drink is a chance to build on the success of this year and on the long term benefits these events bring, building a strong, high quality experience that visitors will remember that will keep them returning to Scotland for many years to come. We will celebrate Scotland’s natural larder and quality produce with Scots and visitors alike and ScotHot provides the perfect platform to do this.”

ScotHot’s Event Director, Soraya Gadelrab, said:
“ScotHot is the definitive event for those in the food, drink, hospitality and tourism industries.  We’re delighted that Mr Ewing is going to launch it as part of Scottish Tourism Week’s Signature Programme. This is recognition of the significance of the value of these industries to the Scottish economy and ScotHot’s part in working to raise levels of best practice.”

ScotHot is part of Scottish Tourism Week’s Signature Programme, which brings together other must-attend events for the hospitality industry including the Scottish Tourism Industry Conference; Scottish Tourism Week Dinner with a Difference and the ‘Oscars’ of the Scottish tourism industry, the Scottish Thistle Awards.

Train operator, ScotRail have agreed to extend a 20% discount on rail travel to all tourism and hospitality professionals travelling to attend the 2015 Scottish Tourism Week Signature Programme of events in Glasgow over the period 2nd-6th March 2015.

For the latest show news, exhibitor information and to register for the show visit the ScotHot website. 
For more information about Scottish Tourism Week, visit the Scottish Tourism Alliance website.

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