4 takeaways from the Hospitality Tech Expo October 2023

The hospitality industry is ever-evolving, driven by innovation and technology that continually enhance the guest experience. This year, the Hospitality Tech Expo held at the Excel London in October 2023 brought together industry leaders, tech enthusiasts, and hospitality professionals from around the world to showcase and discuss the latest trends and innovations shaping the future of hospitality.

The Mealish Exhibitiors from Left to Right: Rob Hutchinson, Tayo Ososanya, Moyo Odeniyi-Ososanya, Carla Stemate.
Co-Founder of Mealish, Tayo Ososanya speaking with the CEO of PostTag. Rob and Moyo strike a pose.

A Glimpse into the Expo

The Excel London, a bustling hub for conferences and events, was transformed into a playground for hospitality tech enthusiasts. As I stepped into the expo, I was greeted by a palpable sense of excitement in the air. The venue was abuzz with exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge solutions, each promising to revolutionise different aspects of the industry.

Tech Solutions Galore

One of the key takeaways from the expo was the sheer diversity of tech solutions on display. From AI-powered chatbots that enhance guest interactions, to smart POS systems, to AI generated weekly meal plans and dine-in recommendations, there was no shortage of innovative ideas.
Food is an integral part of the hospitality experience, and tech is transforming the culinary landscape. From AI-driven recipe recommendations to robotic chefs, the possibilities seem endless.

Networking and Insights

Beyond the impressive tech displays, the expo was an excellent platform for networking and gaining insights. For us at Mealish, it was exciting to see the buzz around our stand F20 with everyone wanting to know more and jump on the Mealish Train. What was particularly interesting was the fact that the exhibition attracted people from all around the world including people from the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Restaurant owners wanting to be at the forefront of their industry to game changing Robot waiters. Industry experts shared their knowledge through informative seminars and panel discussions, shedding light on emerging trends and best practices.

The Future of Hospitality

As I left the Hospitality Tech Expo, I couldn’t help but feel excited about the future of the industry. Technology is not just changing the way we eat or plan for our meals, it’s redefining the entire guest experience and their palettes. The expo served as a testament to the incredible innovations that are already here and those yet to come.

In Conclusion, the Hospitality Tech Expo at the Excel London was a glimpse into a future where hospitality is seamlessly blended with technology. It was a reminder that the industry is continually evolving, driven by passionate individuals and ground-breaking innovations. I left the expo with a sense of anticipation, eager to see how these innovations will shape the way we experience hospitality in the years to come.

Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, a hospitality professional, a restaurant owner or simply curious about the future of hospitality, the Hospitality Tech Expo is an event not to be missed. It’s a testament to the fact that the future of hospitality is already here, and it’s incredibly exciting.

If you weren’t there, you missed a lot, but that’s okay, you can watch a video below to catch a glimpse of the Hospitality Tech Expo 2023.


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