Fira de Barcelona appoints businessman Pere Taberner as the new President of Hostelco

Pere Taberner, Vice-President for Western Europe and Africa of the Welbilt group, world leader in the manufacture and sale of equipment for the foodservice sector, is the new president of Hostelco, the international trade fair organised by Fira de Barcelona that showcases equipment and services for restaurants, hotels and catering. The institution’s Board of Directors made the above appointment after thanking Rafael Olmos for his work at the helm of the trade fair’s Organising Committee over the last 5 years.

A law graduate, Taberner has also obtained different master’s degrees and specialisations in finance and business strategy awarded by the Harvard, IESE and ESADE business schools. Since 1997 he has held management positions within large companies, particularly in the industry engaged in food production and distribution, equipment and services for catering outside the home such as Welbilt Inc (Ali Group), Manitowoc Foodservice and EPIA.

Pere Taberner declared that he assumes the presidency of Hostelco “with enthusiasm and an undertaking to reinforce the trade show as a catalyst for the industry and a generator of business opportunities and to promote digitisation, creativity and quality as keys to the growth of the industry”.

Hostelco and Restaurama, benchmarks of the Horeca channel
Hostelco, a primary reference in Spain and Europe in equipment and machinery for restaurants, hotels and catering, is held every two years. The next event will be held between 12th and 15th March 2024 to ratify its leadership as a domestic and international business centre for products, knowledge and networking at the service of its industry.

Hostelco will once again be held alongside Alimentaria and next year it will promote specific synergies with Restaurama, the industry devoted to foodservice, in order to establish itself as the flagship trade fair platform for the Horeca channel.

Barcelona, February 2023 

Images of Pere Taberner here


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