Canada’s Largest Foodservice Trade Event Returns To The Live Stage

RC Show 2022 looks to bring the best of LIVE and ONLINE together to REVIVE the
hospitality industry post pandemic.

TORONTO — June 16, 2021 — After over a year of COVID-19 hardships placed on the foodservice
and hospitality sectors, the end is finally in sight. As the voice of the industry and host of
Canada’s largest foodservice and hospitality trade event, Restaurants Canada has officially
announced RC Show 2022 will return with a dynamic, in-person and virtual broadcast, three-day
event held at the Enercare Centre from February 27 – March 1.

Restaurants Canada is preparing for a full in-person comeback to reignite the industry by
combining an in-person trade show along with nationally broadcasted conference sessions that
attendees can attend virtually. This will be paired with an enhanced buyers program linking
buyers directly to the industry suppliers to conduct business even more efficiently.

Attendees can expect to find the industry’s top brands and suppliers at the live show as well as
programming from global thought leaders who will be assembled to discuss key industry issues
to support the relaunch of the industry.

“People are excited to get back to normal and attend in-person events. We firmly believe live
shows are key for the hospitality industry. However, lessons from our successful 2021 virtual
event will have us expanding our online content offering, allowing the industry to continue to
learn, connect and grow from anywhere in the world,” says Todd Barclay President & CEO,
Restaurants Canada.

There is no denying that the foodservice industry was one of the hardest hit during the COVID-
19 pandemic. Navigating through uncharted territory and consistently adjusting to stay
innovative through tight restrictions has placed anyone connected to the industry in some of
the most challenging circumstances of their careers. RC Show 2022 will look to unlock the door
to new opportunities and provide valuable tools to improve and strengthen business
operations, all in support of next year’s “REVIVE” theme.

“Industry interactions and invaluable content will now be available both during and after the RC
Show to ensure consistent support for foodservice professionals. “Our Buyers Program and
virtual conference platform proved to be extremely successful in 2021 and is now a must have
tool for the industry. While we plan for a highly anticipated live trade show with competitions
and events, we also want to ensure we can provide key content to help operators from coast to
coast, for those that may not be in a position to travel,” adds Barclay.

In addition to the ONLINE integrations mentioned above, here’s a taste of what else you can
expect at the LIVE RC Show 2022:

  • Category specific pavilions and curated feature areas displaying leading brands as well
    as top suppliers offering a variety of innovative products
  • Solution-based content in the form of informative sessions across multiple stages,
    practical workshops, enlightening panel discussions and fireside chats with global
    industry leaders who will be exploring all categories and topics that matter most to
    operators–including new profit avenues, foodservice and cannabis, restaurant
    profitability, mental health, diversity, sustainability and safety
  • Moderated and engaging round table discussions with agendas geared to achieving
    solutions on pressing topics within the industry
  • Professionally designed, fully functional pop-up restaurant that will activate brands and
    showcase the most innovative equipment and PPE technology
  • Comprehensive and expanded qualifying rounds for competitions that will also include
    virtual submissions allowing for greater national participation
  • Signature events including the industry’s largest networking event, RC Show’s Opening
    Night Reception and Breakfast With Champions
  • Expanded domestic and international Buyers Program providing the opportunity to
    source and build partnerships and long-term connections between buyers and sellers
    across the country and within all sectors of the hospitality industry
  • In conjunction with the continued use of a world-class broadcast technology platform,
    virtual guest speakers and content available on-demand for those who cannot attend in person

“RC Show is excited to bring the industry together. There is no better time to elevate and
promote the health and well-being of our sector as a whole; therefore, we officially invite chefs,
baristas, bartenders, sommeliers, foodservice operators, distributors, brokers, retailers and
buyers to save the date February 27 to March 1 to start a new chapter of growth for our
industry,” adds Barclay.

With both live and virtual conference elements, RC Show 2022 aims to reignite and revive the
Canadian foodservice and hospitality industry through its new and improved ONLINE content
strategy, buyers program and face-to-face business connection opportunities.

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About RC Show – since 1944

Canada’s leading foodservice and hospitality event showcasing cutting-edge products,
pioneering people and transformative ideas. Attendees can shop, taste, learn, connect and
grow their business with multiple days of business-building action, including featured areas,
competitions, workshops and RC Hospitality Week events tailored to educate, motivate and
lead the industry. RC Show includes the latest trends, a dynamic selection of innovative
products, and influential speakers assembled from around the globe, designed to help
operators grow their businesses. An annual event not to be missed. Learn more at

About Restaurants Canada

Restaurants Canada is a national, not-for-profit association advancing the potential of Canada’s
diverse and dynamic foodservice industry through member programs, research, advocacy,
resources and events. Before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s foodservice sector
was a $95 billion industry, directly employing 1.2 million people, providing Canada’s number
one source of first jobs and serving 22 million customers across the country every day. The
industry has since lost hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions in sales due to the impacts of