Evisstar has acquired the Hotel & Catering Show (HCS) from Optimus Events in a deal brokered by Martin Wright of Media Mergers. HCS is the number one hospitality trade-only show in the South of England. Some 60% of the visitors come from within an hour’s travel of the venue. The show is 58 years old and has been latterly organised at Bournemouth International Centre each spring. It provides the one stop shop for all hospitality, tourism, leisure and catering buyers across the region. No details of the transaction have been released.