2017’s “One Show” A Big Success
This past spring, the MRFA joined with the Manitoba Hotel Association (MHA) to announce a merger of our trade shows. We knew that with our two associations working together, we could offer a hospitality trade show that would be second to none.
The MHA & MRFA Show, which took place on Tuesday, October 24th at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Winnipeg, is now the largest hospitality tradeshow event in western Canada, both in the number of booths (186 this year), and in attendance.
The 2017 show saw heavy traffic – more than 750 owners and managers – from restaurants and hotels from all across Manitoba. Thanks to the support of the supplier community, the expanded show floor was sold out.
More than $10,000 in prizes was awarded by MHA, MRFA and the great suppliers around the tradeshow floor. Raina Carmichael, the Service Manager at MHA member hotel Tallboys – a grill, pub and motel in St. Claude, Manitoba – won the grand prize, taking home a $1,000 grand prize from the supplier of her choice.
Overall, this two-day event was a great success, with wonderful support from hoteliers, sponsors and suppliers.