Keith Mackintosh Appointed Key Buyer Account Manager For Urban Expositions’ Foodservice and Restaurant Shows

Urban Expositions

Urban Expositions, a division of Clarion Events, has announced the appointment of Keith Mackintosh as Key Buyer Account Manager for the company’s three restaurant and foodservice events.  Keith will be the point of contact for Key Buyers in the restaurant industry – including owners and chefs of independent restaurants, emerging and large chain operations, plus commercial and industrial foodservice operations. 

The three Urban Expositions events Keith will be responsible for are:

  • The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo taking place August 27-29, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Visit westernfoodexpo.com.
  • The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show taking place September 10-12, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.  Visit flrestaurantandlodgingshow.com.
  • The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York taking place March 4-6, 2018 at the Javits Center in New York City. Visit internationalrestaurantny.com.

“We are committed to providing our key owner/operators and foodservice professionals with white glove service and are confident in Keith’s abilities to deliver special treatment to these individuals who take time out of their busy schedules to attend our events,” said Mike Carlucci, senior vice president for Urban Expositions specialty events portfolio.  “The Key Buyer program will include pre-show and at-show amenities including networking opportunities with other event visitors and scheduled meetings with exhibitors.  Keith’s extensive background in both customer service and sales will allow him to not only ensure all buyers’ needs are met, but also brings the unique skill to be able to facilitate buyer/vendor relationships.” 

In addition, stated Carlucci, “The addition of Keith to the event team provides an example of our strategic priority to add value for our customers.  This program provides a platform to ensure the specific national and regional buyers – whether from independents, multi-units or foodservice – are actively participating in the Show.” 

The Key Buyer Program for the Restaurant and Foodservice events will include complimentary registration, a networking lounge, assistance in scheduling appointments with exhibitors, access to all networking events, and personal service at the events. 

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“I look forward to being the liaison with our VIP attendees and providing them personal customer service to enhance their experience at these leading restaurant and foodservice industry trade events.  I invite those exhibitors interested in nominating buyers in our programs to contact me for further conversations,” added Keith Mackintosh who can be reached at (203) 202-3825 or at kmackintosh@urban-expo.com.


Founded in 1995, Urban Expositions, now operating as Clarion UX and owned by Clarion Events, produces and manages a portfolio of 36 trade and consumer events, serving a range of industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Specialty Retail, Gaming, Automotive and Enthusiast Lifestyle, with offices in Kennesaw, GA, Chicago, IL, Shelton, CT, Portland, OR, and Boca Raton, FL. Learn more now at the Urban Expositions website.