Food & Hotel Digital Week goes live

Informa Markets and Saladplate have joined forces to launch Food & Hotel Digital Week, a virtual gathering of global leaders and professionals from the food and hospitality sectors.

The first-of-its kind collaboration between Informa’s Hospitality, Food & Beverage portfolio in Asia and Saladplate, an online marketplace serving the industry, is designed to help businesses connect and fast-track recovery, transformation and growth after COVID-19.

Hosted on Saladplate, the first Food & Hotel Digital Week takes place from 25-29 May, with a platform for professionals to trade, exchange insights and deepen knowledge via real-time matchmaking, product galleries, live presentations and a library of resources.

The five-day agenda entails full-day webinars, country pavilion highlights as well as a spotlight on the top 100 food and drinks that will shake up the food and hospitality industries.

Themed ‘COVID-19 and the Future of Food’, the webinars on 28 May will feature a host of experts and exhibitors covering a range of themes from food security, F&B amid COVID-19 to hospitality management and foodservice.

Registration is free, and attendees can engage in live Q&A sessions, and download the latest white papers, reports and research from participating exhibitors, speakers and sponsors.

Ian Roberts, Managing Director of Hospitality, Food & Beverage at Informa Markets comments: “With the COVID-19 pandemic changing the way we communicate and how business is being conducted, the launch of Food & Hotel Digital Week is a signal of our commitment to drive value through digital initiatives for our customers and community in the industries we serve, and help them navigate these extraordinary times into a hopeful future.”

Dave Chan, Vice President of Digital Business & Advanced Analytics, Asia, at Informa Markets, adds: “Food & Hotel Digital Week is the perfect timing for the launch of, a 365-day online marketplace where our communities engage with one another, discover new products and make trade connections around the clock with best-in-class technologies. This event will bring together the best of online sourcing and the best of content suited to our professional community in a highly accessible format.”

Registration for Food & Hotel Digital Week’s full-day webinar is now open.