Chair welcome

It is a great honor for me to assume the Chair of IFSA as we launch CATEX 2025 and the 60th Anniversary celebrations.

IFSA is at the centre of a sector that values people above all else, and through CATEX we have the opportunity to offer support to our colleagues in the Specialty Coffee Association, Chef Ireland Panel of Chefs and Chef Network along with our exhibitors and stakeholders.

The event has long been recognized as the must-attend event for foodservice and hospitality, and we’re confident that with the support of our long-term sponsors, Bunzl and Calor, CATEX 2025 will deliver incredible value to both exhibitors and visitors.

We have exciting plans for 2025, as we mark the 60 th year of this cornerstone event for the industry and look ahead to highlight solutions and efficiencies relevant for the challenges and opportunities presenting themselves to the Foodservice and Hospitality sectors today.

Through the IFSA Awards, we will continue to spotlight the innovation and advancements in our sector as it progresses towards the provision of efficiencies and sustainable solutions that are required in these times.

Join us and be part of this milestone event which celebrates our industry and people who make it the vibrant the progressive sector that it is.

Conrad Greene
IFSA Chair