There is only one day left for you to experience Canada’s largest hospitality show. Since Sunday, the Direct Energy Centre has been hosting the CRFA Show which, according to www.crfa.ca, “brings together 12,000 industry professionals, 1,200 exhibitor booths, 12 top Canadian chefs, seven mixologists and much more under one roof.”
An amazing showcase of restaurants, food suppliers and other foodservice industry professionals, the CRFA Show is the perfect meeting place for entrepreneurs to socialize, network and of course, sample the endless supply of foodstuffs.
Synergy Merchant Services has enjoyed the past two days at booth #1009, speaking to business owners from all over Canada and the rest of the world. Introducing them to our innovative cash advance program has become an annual treat for us.
For some of these professionals, it is their first time hearing about the concept of merchant cash advance. And as we experience every year, so many of them are greatly interested in this alternative source of extra capital for their businesses.
As a result, we remain very happy and loyal members of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association. The opportunity provided to us by the CRFA Show continues to pay dividends as it always increases our customer base.
As CRFA president and CEO Garth Whyte explains: “The CRFA Show is largest gathering of foodservice professionals in Canada, and a unique opportunity to network, exchange ideas, shop for new products and services and celebrate this $60-billion industry. A show of this magnitude is especially important in the restaurant industry, where innovation is a hallmark.”
As if the networking opportunity wasn’t incentive enough, the CRFA Show always provides its visitors with tons to experience. This year, the show has a few new additions. The “Centre for Sustainability” joins the event as a brand new showcase of “a variety of innovative and sustainable products, ranging from energy-efficient fridges and non-toxic cleaners to low-flow fixtures and bamboo placemats.”
In addition, The Sysco Innovative Products Pavilion has been added to the event. This includes a display of “exciting new food and beverage products from some of Canada’s leading foodservice industry suppliers.”
As well, back by popular demand are the series of free workshops including an awesome wine and spirits tasting experience. Visitors also receive tips from the nation’s top chefs and mixologists by taking in cooking demos and competitions.
There’s only one day left to experience the 2010 CRFA Show. Bring your business cards and your appetite. We look forward to seeing you there.