Event organiser Fresh Montgomery has shaken up its portfolio by merging the Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) London show (formerly named Hotelympia) with the International Food & Drink Exhibition (IFE). Both events will unite on 22-24 March 2021 at London ExCeL to create what the organiser believes will be the UK’s largest food, drink, catering and hospitality celebration of the year. IFE also includes the Pro2Pac show, which demonstrates manufacturing innovation, packaging solutions and labelling products alongside a seminar programme to uncover the future of packaging. The combined event will take place annually, and therefore the Birmingham HRC show – featuring the Professional Kitchen Show – which alternated years with HRC London, will also be folded into this single event. Another aim of the new show is to deliver the sector an opportunity to meet the whole supply chain under one roof. The event is designed to provide industry professionals an opportunity to find the latest innovations, stay up to date with consumer trends and network with more than 45,000 retail, hospitality and foodservice professionals across 3 days. Portfolio director of food, drink and hospit...