Questex’s Bar & Restaurant Expo’s Strong Attendance Shows Industry’s Strength, Brought Over 10,000 Restaurant Owners and Operators Together In-Person in Las Vegas

NEW YORK, April 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Bar & Restaurant Expo, the nation’s largest and most influential gathering of bar and restaurant owners and operators, returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 21 – 23, to bring more than 10,000 restaurant owners and operators together in-person. The event attendance is a 19% increase over 2021 attendance and restaurant attendance grew nearly 10% over 2021, a strong sign of the reemerging strength of the industry after two years of struggle.

The event, now in its 36th year, included a transition to a new name, Bar & Restaurant Expo, as well as significant changes to the guest experience, including interactive booths, product experiences with real-time operator feedback and an overall immersive environment. The evolution of the brand aligns with the fast-moving hospitality industry and broadens the breadth and depth of the audience of the expo to include food buyers, food & beverage directors, food distributors, chefs, as well as other key stakeholders within the food service sector.

For the second year in a row, Bar & Restaurant Expo was co-located with Questex’s World Tea Expo, which celebrated its 20th anniversary. World Tea Expo is strongly aligned with the fast-growing non-alcoholic segment of the industry and will continue to be co-located with Bar & Restaurant Expo in 2023.

Tim McLucas, Vice President of the Bar & Restaurant Group, stated, “We are thrilled to have hosted a very successful event, and the first under our new name Bar & Restaurant Expo and back to a pre-pandemic format, which included our opening night kick-off party. Our expansion into the Restaurant category has already significantly increased the number of restaurants participating, and enhanced the education program. It is clear from the rapid growth in our attendance numbers since 2021 that the industry is now back to business and eager to leverage this new growth opportunity.”

The three-day expo featured 350 exhibitors and over 80 conference sessions with industry professionals, as well as an interactive Restaurant Zone, Sports Bar, Bistro Restaurant, Food & Beverage Innovation Center, a variety of educational workshops, bootcamps, product launches and keynote presentations.

Bar & Restaurant Expo presented a $5,000 check to the official charity partner of the year, Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE), which is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing relief to those effected by disasters around the globe. Bar & Restaurant Expo also generously donated a sizable amount of food that went unused at this year’s expo to Nevada’s largest food bank, Three Square.

The 2022 Industry Excellence Awards ceremony, presented by expo sponsor sunday, were designed to recognize, celebrate, and support the people who make the independent bar and restaurant industry great. A full list of the extraordinary 2022 winners can be found here.

Bar & Restaurant Expo will return to Las Vegas March 27-29, 2023. For more information, click here.

About Bar & Restaurant Expo
Bar & Restaurant Expo, formerly known as Nightclub & Bar Show, has continued to evolve to mirror the fast-paced, trend-setting nature of the hospitality industry. The event has been providing the specific tools that bar and restaurant owners, operators, and managers need to grow their businesses, compete, and succeed in this hyper-competitive and dynamic industry. The Bar & Restaurant Group is a division of the Questex Hospitality Group which also produces Vibe Conference, World Tea Conference + Expo, and daily content on barandrestaurant.com.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Michelle Osborne
Questex
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617.219.8305

 

Questex’s International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) Chicago Returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, April 10-11

Provides Unparalleled Education and Networking for the Fast-Growing $119B Spa & Wellness Industry

NEW YORK, April 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s The International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) Chicago returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont April 10-11, 2022. The leading professionals-only spa and wellness show in the Midwest brings the industry together to source the latest products, learn about new technologies and develop relationships with companies that move the industry. Co-located with America’s Beauty Show, IECSC Chicago will benefit from the synergy of running alongside another leading beauty event.

IECSC Chicago 2022 features exhibitors such as Celluma, COSMEDIX, DNA Hair Tools, Eminence Organic Skin Care, FarmHouse Fresh, G.M. Collin Skincare, Grande Cosmetics, HydraFacial, ProCell Therapies, Repechage, Sorella Apothecary, and more. For the full list to date, click here.

Professionals will have the opportunity to explore, discover and buy products at professionals-only prices as they meet face-to-face with spa, wellness and salon suppliers, and find new solutions that can change the scope of their business and career.

The IECSC Chicago conference program offers 26 classes, workshops and seminars taught by acclaimed educators in the industry whose topics cover business management, client & retail growth, esthetics, health & wellness, makeup, medical spa, and social media & marketing. In addition, the Advanced Business Seminar, a day-long session, will focus on what it takes for a medical or day spa to make a profit. Plus, CIDESCO USA Workshops return to Chicago for the 2022 show. Finally, more than 35 Product Focused Classes will feature business-building content and the latest in spa treatments and techniques, and all are included with exhibit hall admission.

For the current schedule of all the offerings, click here.

2022 IECSC Chicago SHOW FACTS

WHEN:
Sunday, April 10: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Monday, April 11: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N River Rd., Rosemont, IL

TICKETS:
Spa & Wellness professionals can register to attend at iecscchicago.com

INFO:
For more information, visit us at iecscchicago.com, Instagram or Facebook #CHISpaShow

IECSC Chicago attendees will receive one-day admission into America’s Beauty Show, the co-located event, with their IECSC ticket.

Upcoming Events
Additional networking and educational opportunities for spa and wellness professionals will take place throughout 2022 and 2023:

Las Vegas, June 25-27, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Visit iecsclasvegas.com for more information

Florida, October 9-10, 2022 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in Palm Beach, Florida. Visit iecscflorida.com for more information

New York, March 5-7, 2023 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Visit iecscnewyork.com for more information

About IECSC
Produced by Questex, the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conferences (IECSC) are for professionals only and reach a wide cross‐section of participants from spa and wellness product manufacturers and distributors to spa owners, directors and managers, estheticians, massage therapists, cosmetologists, medical estheticians, and dermatologists. With dynamic trade show floors, in-depth conference programs, and presented by American Spa, the IECSC events provide the perfect meeting ground for the world’s most elite and qualified spa professionals looking to meet the top skin, cosmetic and wellness companies. For more information, visit iecsc.com.

About QUESTEX
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here. 

Media Contact
Amanda Butcher
Marketing Manager
IECSC
E: [email protected]

 

The Biggest Names in the Electronics Industry to Exhibit at Questex’s Sensors Converge 2022

Rohde & Schwarz, TE Connectivity, Avnet, PowerFilm, onsemi, Digi-Key, Microchip, Trusted Computing Group, Allegro Microsystems, Mouser Electronics and More to Showcase Technology on the Expo Floor

NEW YORK, April 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex and the Fierce Technology Group today announce the biggest names in the sensors and electronics industry will exhibit at Sensors Converge 2022, the only in-person event covering the biggest design engineering trends. The event takes place June 27-29 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Register here.

Charlene Soucy, Senior Director, Technology – Sensors & Electronics said, “Engineers have always been under pressure to deliver products and solutions in short timeframes, under budget that are smaller, faster and cheaper. With over 200 exhibitors already signed on, this show will help Engineers meet all the leading supplies in one place, find new products and discover new designs. We’re excited to see all of the innovative tech that they will be showcasing on the Expo Floor.”

The Sensors Converge Expo Floor will feature the latest sensing technologies and identify new ways to improve products and expand their capabilities using sensors. Cutting-edge technology areas will also be highlighted in Zones and Theaters on the Expo Floor with an exclusive focus on IoT & Wireless, 5G, Power, MEMS & Emerging Tech, Autonomous, MedTech and Startups. 

Sponsors will participate at the event through a range of hands-on workshops, show floor experiences and technology showcases. Top exhibiting sponsors include Rohde & Schwarz, TE Connectivity, Avnet, PowerFilm, On Semi, Digi-Key, Microchip, Trusted Computing Group, Allegro Microsystems and Mouser Electronics.

Sensors Converge has more than 200 exhibitors set to exhibit on the Expo Floor including Infineon Technologies, Analog Devices, Amphenol Sensor Technology Group, Bosch Sensortec, Murata Electronics, STMicroelectronics, InvenSense – a TDK Group Company, Sensirion and Melexis.

New to Sensors Converge this year, exhibitors will offer sponsored workshops. They include:

Two full days of workshops by Avnet, which provides attendees with a dev kit
Half-day workshop by Microchip
45-minute workshop by Trusted Computing Group
One-hour workshop by Finite State

The Embedded Technologies Conference & Expo, the largest embedded and IoT gathering in North America, will be co-located with Sensors Converge Expo Floor. Participating exhibitors include Renesas, Microchip, Molex, Flexlogic, Hologram, Finite State and more.

Here’s what exhibitors have to say about attending Sensors Converge 2022:

“We are excited to join the sensors community at Sensors Converge 2022. This is the place where we come to meet engineers looking to solve complex problems and also learn about new trends. We’re excited to be showcasing our latest technology in the area of latest test and measurement technology in the Exhibit Hall,” said Faride Akretch, Marketing Manager, Rohde & Schwarz.

“There’s no better event to experience the latest advancements in sensor technologies and applications than Sensors Converge,” said Jim Beneke, VP, Products and Emerging Technologies, Avnet. “We look forward to providing hands-on training for engineers that’s based on our latest development boards, showcasing our technology through interactive booth demos, and presenting Avnet’s overall capabilities that position us to confidently deliver what’s next–for our customer’s success.”

In addition to the Expo Hall, the Sensors Converge Conference Program provides top-notch education and training for professionals who design with and integrate sensors, sensor systems, and sensor applications and are shaping the future roadmap of the electronics industry. Sensors Converge will also offer Pre-Conference Symposia providing a deep dive into critical sensors topics and technologies.

Sensors Converge will be co-located with Embedded Technologies Conference & Expo, Autonomous Technologies Conference, and Metaverse Global Congress.

Sensors Converge offers several registration options, including the All-Access Pass, which provides access to the entire event, Conference passes to Sensors and co-located events, and the Expo Hall Pass, which offers access to the Expo Hall. Early bird rates end April 22. For more information, visit: https://www.sensorsexpo.com/register.

For exhibit or sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Stay connected with Sensors Converge on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Sensors Converge
Sensors Converge (www.sensorsconverge.com), formerly known as Sensors Expo & Conference, got its start 37 years ago bringing together the design engineering community to network, share ideas, and define the future roadmap for the sensors industry. Sensors Converge is part of the Fierce Technology Group, a division of Questex, which also produces the Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference, Autonomous Technologies Conference, Best of Sensors Awards, Fierce Electronics, Fierce Sensors, Fierce AutoTech, and Fierce EmbeddedTech, as well as daily content and newsletters on Fierce Electronics at www.fierceelectronics.com.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Sonal Patel
Sensors Converge
[email protected]

The Shore Club Turks and Caicos Named “The Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World” for 2022 by the Readers of Questex’s Luxury Travel Advisor

NEW YORK, April 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The readers of Questex’s Luxury Travel Advisor have voted The Shore Club Turks and Caicos as “The Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World” for 2022.

Luxury Travel Advisor each year hosts a bracket-style tournament in honor of “March Madness” in which 64 hotels from around the world are pitted against each other to take home the title of “The Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World.” Hotels were able to nominate themselves for participation; the editorial team at Luxury Travel Advisor then selected 64 hotels, broke them into regions and randomly paired them up to set up the bracket.

Voting was then opened to Luxury Travel Advisor’s readership and the hotel with the most votes after each round moved on to face its new competition. In total, there were six rounds of voting required to name the champion.

The Shore Club Turks and Caicos, located on Long Bay Beach, Providenciales, defeated Wildwaters Lodge, located on a private island in the middle of the Nile River in Uganda, in the final round by securing 51.42 percent of the vote. In all, over 145,000 people voted in the round (with the breakdown being 74,637 in favor of The Shore Club and 70,509 for Wildwaters Lodge). In winning this year’s competition (its fifth iteration), The Shore Club became the first repeat champion. Additional semifinal participants included Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and Hotel NH Collection New York Madison Avenue in New York City.

“The Luxury Travel Advisor readership has spoken. The Shore Club’s Colonnade Pool Swings are clearly the top pick among travelers when it comes to creating viral photography—and even more impressive is the feat of taking the crown in back-to-back years,” said Matt Turner, Editor, Luxury Travel Advisor. “We thank our community for their participation in this program and offer our congratulations to The Shore Club Turks and Caicos.”

About the Hotels

The Shore Club Resort infuses Caribbean charm all throughout the property and is just as well-suited for adventurous kiteboarders as it is relaxing sun-bathers. From large suites with ocean views, four pool areas and the Dune Spa, the resort has a private beach home feel. Dining venues include Peruvian-Japanese and Southern Comfort with a Caribbean twist, while the Rope Bar’s cocktails and mocktails set the stage for energized evenings under the stars.

Owned and operated by Lemala Authentic Camps and Lodges, Wildwaters Lodge was renovated in May 2021 with new accommodations, healthy dining options and guest experiences. The private island resort has 10 suites overlooking the Nile River and offers a range of activities from white water rafting to horseback riding. Wildwaters Lodge is a centerpiece for conservation aimed at protecting the riverine environment, in part by ensuring that the local communities benefit directly from the visitors to the lodge and the protection of the heavily forested islands on the Nile.

For more from Luxury Travel Advisor, visit www.luxurytraveladvisor.com.

About Questex

Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact

Matt Turner
Editor
Luxury Travel Advisor
[email protected]

Questex’s IECSC Florida 2022 Partners with Caribbean Wellness Education

NEW YORK, April 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) Florida, the most influential gathering of spa and wellness professionals in the Southeast, today announces it is partnering with Caribbean Wellness & Education (WE). WE will hold its fourth annual 2022 Wellness Mastermind meeting at the IECSC FL event. IECSC Florida will be held at the Palm Beach Convention Center, October 9-10, 2022.

WE has a history of commitment to the Caribbean wellness tourism community and delivers consulting services and business events, in addition to community outreach throughout the islands.

IECSC FL will host over 200 exhibitors of the top brands in the skincare and wellness industry, alongside an educational conference with leaders of the industry addressing the current needs and opportunities of the spa and wellness community.

“We are planning for a fantastic event and are so excited that WE will be joining us,” said Liz Hitchcock, event director for Questex Wellness. “This partnership will enable an enormous opportunity for both the IECSC exhibitors to expand their reach into the Caribbean wellness community, as well as for the WE members to meet exhibitors that represent the best of the best in skincare and wellness, and benefit from the education and live demonstrations they can bring back to their businesses in the Caribbean.”

“Caribbean Wellness Education (WE) continues to grow in membership throughout the Caribbean and Latin American, as stakeholders in the region put the advancement of wellness and sustainability at the forefront of their developing nations. Partnering with IECSC Florida will allow us to spread our wellness tourism message to a robust audience of international wellness, hospitality, and tourism professionals, while diversifying the educational offering for all attendees joining the event,” said WE founder Stephanie Rest.

IECSC Florida takes place October 9-10, 2022 at the Palm Beach Convention Center in Palm Beach, Florida. IECSC Florida is celebrating its 24th year in Florida. In addition to the Florida event, IECSC also takes place annually in New York, Chicago and Las Vegas.

Registration for IECSC Florida opens in the Summer of 2022. Sign up here for the IECSC Florida Guest or here for the WE all access pass list to be notified with early bird rates and registration details.

About WE
Caribbean Wellness & Education (WE) is a collaborative of spa & wellness professionals, improving standards in the Caribbean and Latin America through professional development, continuing education, and networking events. WE believe the Caribbean is the “World’s Spa” and work with 32 countries towards the continual advancement of delivering the highest quality wellness tourism product. WE are here to assist you and be the bridge for the region on industry-specific solutions that matter the most.

About IECSC
Produced by Questex, the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conferences (IECSC) are for professionals only and reach a wide cross‐section of participants from spa and wellness product manufacturers and distributors to spa owners, directors and managers, estheticians, massage therapists, cosmetologists, medical estheticians, and dermatologists. With dynamic trade show floors, in-depth conference programs, and presented by America Spa, IECSC events provide the perfect meeting ground for the world’s most elite and qualified spa professionals looking to meet the top skin, cosmetic and wellness companies.

About Questex 
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here. 

Media Contact
Amanda Butcher
Marketing Manager, Wellness
Questex
[email protected]