Expect to meet:

  • General caterers
  • Hoteliers
  • Passenger catering
  • Pub / club / bar owners
  • Restaurant / bar staff
  • Restaurateurs
  • Sommeliers

  • Specialty stores
  • Off licenses
  • Online and mail order retail
  • General grocers and supermarkets
  • Wholesalers and cash & carry
  • Independent wine merchants
  • Multiple wine merchants
  • Producers

  • Educators
  • Logistics providers
  • Consultants / government
  • Press / PR / media
  • Design
  • Packaging specialists


Event program is designed to allow for an easy interaction with the audience.

You will be able to enjoy:

  • Panel discussions
  • Workshops
  • Moderated tastings
  • Exhibition of the latest technologies from all around the world

All the presentations on the main stage will be in Slovak language.

Main Stage Moderated Tastings

All you need to know about coffee and its preparation.

– Introduction of classic espresso machine and its cleaning
– The thickness of grinding of the coffee
– The taste of the perfect espresso
– Common mistakes
– Coffee and milk
– Different coffee beans – degustation – cupping
– Alternative ways of preparing coffee

Presented by:
Nikoleta Šalmíková,  coffee expert
Jozef Augustín, coffee expert & author
Samuel Chlpek – blogger
Adrianna Rakovská – manager of Cafe-Cafe (success story).

The big Players: Zweigelt & Blaufränkisch

Presented by
Christian Zechmeister, sommelier, Austria


The hotel breakfast your guest will remember.

Presentations and discussions:
– how to differentiate from your competition
– local farm products
– outstanding jams, dairy products, new varieties of muesli, fresh juices, special mineral water

Presented by:
Company representatitves together with chefs

Premium red wines of Szekszárd.

Moderated tasting.


So, we have Facebook and Instagram profile. What’s next…?

Marketing presentations.
– is there a better way to do it?
– 5 quick tips

Presented by:
Patrik Barták – Facebook expert, Pizza SEO
Samuel Chlpek – Instagram expert

Taste of Vizovice :
Moderated tasting of varietal and vintage plum distillates.
Prezented by:
Tomas Gyén

 Marketing in small and big enterprises.

Presentations and discussions
– 10 things how to stand out of the crowd
–  Different view on packaging
– how could the great photography boost your business

The secrets of Tokaj.

Introduction of new book by Mária Maciková.
Discussion and moderated tasting of vintage wines from TOKAJ MACIK WINERY.

14:00 The quality of hotel and restaurants services.

Presentations and discussion.
– how to invest into your employees?
– how to continually improve?
– is the a burn out syndrome among your employees
– workers from the third countries

Presented by:
Marián Polák – executive director, otel Jánošík, hotel Ring
Pavol Norulák – headhunter, expert on Ukraine

Slovenia – The Green diversity in the glass.

Presented by :


School students as the future chefs, cooks, waiters, someliiers,… The importance of the proffesion.

Presentations and discussion.
– positive approach in Czech republic
– the secondary schools point of view
– dual education

Presented by:
Aleš Svojanovský – president of the Czech bartender association
Tomáš Šajgal – somellier, restaurant FOU ZOO

Discover Tekov region.

Moderated tasting of vulcanic wines from wineries:
– Frtus Winery
– Víno Nichta
– Víno Muráni
– Uhnák víno
– Naj pivnica Pukanec


Live Cooking:
– cooperation with local farmers

Michal Škorec – restaurant Diva, restaurant Pri Synagóge, Trenčín

Chocolate & Wine pairing.

Presented by :
Tomáš Šajgal, somellier, Slovakia


Live Cooking:
– Modern Slovak cusine
– New technologies in the kitchen

„young guns“ in Slovak gastronomy
Peter Bracho –  Hotel Liptovský Dvor
Michal Thiry  – restaurant Baránok, Košice

Cuban Cigars tasting.

Presented by :
Tabak Invest Slovakia


Live cooking:
– new trends from abroad
– experiences of slovak chefs learnt abroad

nordic cousine


Grand Hotel Pressburg Bratislava ****
Antolská 2
Bratislava, Slovakia


Grand Hotel Pressburg offers special accommodation rate for the HORECA  PRO participants. If you wish to reserve a room for the event dates, please contact the organizers.
Alternatively, you can reserve your room using the following link. In order to receive a dicounted rate, please mention “HORECA PRO 2017”


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