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Urban Expositions Buys US Coffee Fest Shows

wholesale merchandise coffee showsUrban Expositions scooped up the U.S. Coffee Fest event portfolio from Lifestyle Events,  which includes the 2017 Coffee Fest Chicago and Portland events, along with the 2018 Baltimore and Denver shows. 

Coffee Fest trade shows launched 25 years ago and focus on the coffee, tea and beverage industry.

“We are pursuing strategic opportunities to grow our business, and specifically our foodservice and hospitality sector.  These shows perfectly align with the profile and growth potential we were hoping to add to this portfolio,” said Craig Dooley, president and CEO, Urban Expositions. 

He added, “We are proud to welcome the Coffee Fest team to Urban, and are looking forward to working with them to build upon the successful track record that they have firmly established with these shows.  By working closely with these veteran team members, we will continue to strengthen and enhance the business and professional growth opportunities these events deliver to the marketplace.”

Representing the next step in Urban Expositions’ strategic expansion plans, according to the company, the Coffee Fest shows join the Kennesaw, Ga.-based show-management Company’s restaurant and foodservice events. 

The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, and Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show are the only comprehensive events dedicated exclusively to their respective region’s restaurant, hospitality and foodservice industries. 

Along with its airport concessions holding, Airport Revenue News (ARN), the group also services the restaurant/foodservice and retail components of the airport industry.