Exhibition profile

Hospitality, experience and quality are at the heart of the hospitality exhibition Gastvrij Rotterdam. The gastronomic platform has proven itself during previous editions to be a high-quality event for ambitious hospitality professionals. It offers an overview of the latest trends and developments in the sector, as well as a complete range of food and non-food products and services. Exhibition visitors can enjoy 500 exhibitors, various workshops, demonstrations, master classes, competitions and tastings with celebrity chefs, master chefs, Masters of Wine and top gastronomes.

For whom?

Gastvrij Rotterdam is aimed at ambitious hospitality professionals from the middle and high segments and welcomes a wide range of professionals. Below are some of the specific positions the event attracts:

  • Bartenders and baristas: Whether you are an experienced mixologist or just starting out in the bar world, Gastvrij Rotterdam offers countless opportunities to discover new techniques and beverages and network with other industry professionals.
  • Owners, managers or maîtres d'hotel: As a hospitality manager, you want to stay up to date with the latest trends and developments in the industry. Gastvrij Rotterdam offers a wide range of opportunities to discover new products and services and to network with other managers in the hospitality industry. Managers of restaurants, brasseries, hotel-restaurants, lunchrooms and catering and delicatessen companies are welcome. But managers and buyers from the healthcare and recreation sector can also find inspiration at the hospitality exhibition.
  • Hospitality entrepreneurs: As an entrepreneur in the hospitality sector, it is essential to keep abreast of the latest developments and innovations. Gastvrij Rotterdam offers an extensive overview of food and non-food products and services, as well as numerous workshops and master classes to help you grow your business.
  • Chefs and sous-chefs: As a chef you want to constantly improve your skills and refine your dishes. Gastvrij Rotterdam offers the opportunity to learn from master chefs and top gastronomes, and to discover new ingredients and cooking techniques that will take your dishes to the next level.
  • Sommeliers: Sommeliers can enjoy a wide range of wines and beverages at Gastvrij Rotterdam, as well as tastings and master classes with Masters of Wine and other top professionals in the wine industry. The event also offers opportunities to network with other sommeliers and beverage experts.


Are you a passionate hospitality professional with a love of the trade and an eye for your guests? Then don't miss this progressive event! The 11th edition of Gastvrij Rotterdam will take place from 23 to 25 September 2024 in Rotterdam Ahoy. Register now and stay informed about the latest developments in the sector!

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