The inaugural exhibition of Restaurant Asia Singapore (RAS) 2019 will be at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore from 21 to 23 March 2019.

RAS will present a dedicated showcase of the latest in cutting-edge restaurant, kitchen and culinary equipment, as well as solutions and supplies that will address the needs of restaurant owners, from front of house reception to the back of house operations.

“We are confident that the show will grow to become the hub for its sourcing needs and for latest solutions,” says Vincent Tan, PBM, president of RAS, adding, “The show will present business development and networking opportunities among our members, industry leaders and government agencies. It is the first show of its kind and is spearheaded by industry leaders for the industry here in Singapore. We also hope that this exhibition will help elevate Singapore’s vibrant culinary scene and bring the industry to new epicurean heights on a regional and global scale.”

RAS is the largest F&B association in Singapore, with more than 400 members, representing close to 700 brands that operate over 3,600 outlets ranging from restaurants, caterers, fast foods and food courts across various cuisines. Since its inception in 1980, RAS has been the voice of the F&B industry, working towards developing closer relationships between businesses and government agencies. It has also worked tirelessly to give due recognition and award excellence to drive business success.

“This venture with RAS is timely and relevant. Like many industries, advancements in the restaurant world are contingent on the changes the rest of the world is experiencing,” says Edward Liu, PBM, group managing director of Conference & Exhibition Management Services, the co-organiser.

“We hope to bring technology and other solutions to the fore to address some of the key concerns of restaurateurs including engaging new customers, increasing spend and driving frequency of visits,” he added.

“The food and beverage industry in Singapore is worth close to $4 billion, making it a sizeable sector which contributes to the Singapore economy. We hope that the show will also be a launch pad for restaurants and related businesses to position themselves for growth here and abroad and possibly for franchise opportunities,” explains Liu.