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ApEx kicks off on Sunday


April 1, 2011
By Canadian Pizza

April 1, 2011, Moncton – The Moncton Agrena Coliseum Complex is being
transformed into a feast of food, beverage, equipment and technology
products for Atlantic Canada’s restaurant and hospitality industry.

Close to 2,000 people are expected to gather at the complex on April 3
and 4 for ApEx, Atlantic Canada’s foodservice and hospitality event.

“ApEx is a chance for anyone who works in the hospitality industry –
from owners and managers to chefs and purchasing agents – to find out
what’s new, make some deals, get inspired and network with their
colleagues,” says Luc Erjavec, Atlantic Canada vice-president for the
Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA). “The
hospitality industry is a key part of the economy, and events like this
help these businesses to grow and prosper.”

In addition to exhibit booths showcasing hundreds of new products – from
flavoured iced teas and smoothies to waste disposal bins – ApEx will
include a panel discussion with local business owners revealing their
secrets to success, the latest trends and forecasts from CRFA and market
research company NPD Group, and demonstration by local chefs.

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Some of Atlantic Canada’s best chefs and restaurant owners will also be on hand to hold cooking demonstrations, including:

•    Chef Sylvie Parent-Pitre of the Atlantic Host Hotel in Bathurst, NB
•    Brenda O'Reilly of Yellowbelly Brewery in St. John's, NL
•    Chef Liam Dolan of the Claddagh Restaurant in Charlottetown, PEI
•    Chef Stefan Müller of the Delta Beausejour in Moncton, NB
•    Chef Chris MacAdam of MaisonTait House in Shediac, NB
•    Chef Pierre A. Richard of Little Louis' in Moncton, NB

In Atlantic Canada, the restaurant industry generates $3.8 billion in
annual sales and directly employs more than 73,000 people at 5,000
restaurants, bars and caterers.

For more information, visit www.apextradeshow.com.