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BLOG: Registration for F&B@Sea 2024 is Now Open!

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The highly anticipated event for the cruise food and beverage community is back, this time bigger and bolder! F&B@Sea 2024 is set to take place on the 10- 11 April 2024, and will be held, in it’s new permanent home, the Mana Wynwood Convention Centre, offering a spacious 100,000 sq ft spaces. This shift signifies tremendous growth for F&B@Sea and promises to make the event even more experiential and immersive than before.

F&B@Sea is unlike any other event of its kind. Developed in collaboration with key stakeholders from the cruise and hospitality industries, this unique gathering brings to life the holistic cruise drinking and dining experience in an immersive and exciting setting. It's the perfect platform for industry leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts to connect and explore the future of F&B in the cruise industry.

F&B@Sea attracts cruise line brands from across the globe ready to meet with trusted F&B brands and innovative vendors who have been carefully vetted to meet the specific needs of the cruise F&B industry.

What to Expect at Next Year's Show:

1. The launch of F&B@Sea Awards

F&B@Sea 2024 will feature the introduction of the F&B@Sea Awards. These awards celebrate leadership and innovation within the global F&B cruise industry. What's even more exciting is that these awards are free to enter. Any individual, team, or organisation within the restaurant, hotel, and cruise industry with a product or initiative undertaken between March 1, 2023, and February 29, 2024, is eligible to participate and be recognised for their outstanding contributions.

2. The Marketplace

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a delightful array of market stalls, serving samples across every F&B category. From meat and seafood to produce, plant-based proteins, baked goods, dairy, snacks, ingredients, alcohol, beer, wine, and more, the Marketplace promises a culinary adventure like no other. With an exciting list of suppliers already signed up such as, Carlsberg, BeLeaf, Abbot’s Butcher, Ritual Zero Proof, XNotCo and much more, the Marketplace is not to be missed!

3. The Bistro

The Bistro at F&B@Sea goes beyond being a typical restaurant; it serves as a central hub where participants can convene for curated experiences, live demonstrations, and networking events. This exclusive area is open to cruise lines, vendors, and media, providing a unique space for collaboration and connection. The Bistro offers a daily curated menu, adding an extra layer of excitement to the event.

4. Product Pavilion

The Product Pavilion is a must-visit for anyone interested in culinary innovations. It showcases non-food and beverage products related to the culinary world, from cutting-edge technology to equipment and dining-ware. Don't miss the Wednesday happy hour, where you can discover the latest trends and technologies shaping the F&B industry.

5. The Sampler Village

The Sampler Village serves as a gathering spot for attendees to connect with the suppliers whose products are featured in the Bistro during all catered events. If a product catches your interest at the Bistro, you can explore it in greater detail at the Sampler Village. 

6. The Main Stage

From sourcing to service, at The Main Stage, brush up on the latest F&B trends at that are shaping the onboard guest experience, hearing from visionaries, chefs, and mixologists instrumental in the cruise F&B arena.

7. Matchmaking and Networking

From the Welcome Reception to catered experiences, happy hours, and the new F&B@Sea Awards, there's ample opportunity to meet new contacts and network with valued partners. Forge new connections and strengthen existing relationships within the industry.

F&B@Sea 2024 promises to be an unforgettable event for anyone involved or interested in the cruise food and beverage industry. Register today to reserve your spot at this exciting gathering and be a part of the future of cruise dining and drinking experiences. We look forward to welcoming you at the Mana Wynwood Convention Centre 10-11 April 2024!

For those looking to become a supplier at next year's show, F&B@Sea offers the opportunity to showcase your goods in your unique way. Take cruise line buyers on a sensory voyage to discover the products and services that will evolve passenger drinking and dining. Find out more about becoming a supplier here.