The HITS Expo is a vibrant two-day event that will take place from Wednesday 3rd – Thursday 4th May 2023 celebrating excellence within hospitality, innovation, tourism and supply from across the North of Tyne.
Bringing together the best practitioners in food, drink, hospitality and tourism under one roof at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Newcastle in order to connect, share and learn from each other, the HITS Expo will highlight the role these vital sectors play in forging our region’s identity and offer, and in encouraging community, collaboration and collective purpose throughout the industry and beyond.
Open to both the trade and wider public, the HITS Expo will offer an exciting mix of insight and inspiration delivered in an informal and entertaining way.
From live demonstrations, recruitment showcases, and B2B trade stands, to a producer market, street food supper and live entertainment, the event will give participants and visitors the chance to try new things, meet new people and learn more about what makes our region’s welcome so special.
The HITS Expo event will also host this year’s annual North East Culinary Trade Association (NECTA) Hospitality Salon, and North East Chef of The Year competition, as well as professional and educational showcases championing culinary and service excellence from across the North East.
The HITS Expo is free to attend, and a full schedule of events for the two days will be released soon. Book your FREE ticket to attend via Eventbrite.
Click here to download a flyer for the event.
HITS Expo is part of the Hospitality Innovation Tourism Supply (HITS) programme which provides targeted support, learning resources and grant funding to businesses in Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside to help make their ideas a reality. The programme is funded by North of Tyne Combined Authority and delivered by NewcastleGateshead Initiative, Food and Drink North East and NBSL.